Sunday, 30 December 2007

Lack of Christmas Spirit

According to the “DC Nation” page in The Brave and the Bold issue 9, this is one of the titles out this week that we should all be rushing to buy.

Except, of course, that it doesn’t exist. I don’t think that it was ever even solicited. The listing for The Spirit issue 13 in the October issue of Previews has a blown-up panel of the Spirit kissing Silk Satin where the cover should be, and the blurb describes a set of short stories about the series’s femmes fatales. Far from issue 13 being out this week (or last week, as I think that The Brave and the Bold may itself have been delayed), even issue 12 won’t be out until mid-January.

Still, let’s hope that the material intended for this issue doesn’t just disappear, but that it’s published next year. If nothing else, I’d like to see something better than a tiny, fuzzy reproduction of that Darwyn Cooke cover.

Update, 3 February Much to my surprise, issue 13 was published, with that Christmas cover, at the end of January 2008. The lead story was about Hallowe'en. No, I don't get it, either.

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