Tuesday, October 6, 2015
I'm So Excited, and I Just Can't Hide It
Doug: Question of the day -- what sort of purchase gets you genuinely excited these days? I'm talking the sort of excitement you had as a child, as when you unwrapped a new Mego on Christmas morning, or spied a Marvel Treasury Edition on a magazine rack at the dime store. Maybe it was the anticipation of what has become your favorite film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe about to start. Maybe it's a new comic series by your favorite creators that you just got your mitts on. How about the release of a new album, or maybe a collected edition of some long-loved comics?
Doug: I was thinking of this as I pre-ordered a copy of The Dark Knight Returns Gallery Edition (Graphitti Designs). It's certainly been well-discussed that I've really come to enjoy the IDW Artist Editions since I've been able to transfer cash value out of my comics collection and into these large tomes of original art reproductions. Back when "The Dark Knight Returns" was new, and I think I've said this before, I was able to buy the first issue from a college buddy who phoned back to his LCS in Little Rock to see if he could still get a copy. There are not very many comics in my reading history where I've hit the bottom of the last page and immediately started the book anew. This was one of them. Excitement? -- man, I was.
Doug: Karen and I discussed this Gallery Edition briefly last week. She remarked that she's just not all that crazy about Frank Miller's art. While I agree that it certainly morphed throughout the duration of the story and was not as palatable to me in the end as it was in the beginning, the significance of the book and that nostalgia for the feeling when it was first read has me... excited!
How about you?