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Wednesday, June 21, 2006 |
( 6/21/2006 08:31:00 PM ) Bill S.
"ARE YOU CRAZY?" "I SURE HOPE SO!" – So I'm reading the first Boom! issue of DeMatteis & Ploog's The Stardust Kid, the continuation of the duo's all ages fantasy series, Abadazad, and I realize, two pages in, that somehow in the midst of previous publisher CrossGen's death throes, I missed the third issue of this continuing storyline. The Boom! Studio debut, which is marked as issue #4 even though the book's title has changed, isn't that difficult to catch up on (and Ploog's art is, as always, a delight), but my suspicion is where this title will really find its audience (and deservedly so) is in its trade pb incarnation. In the meantime, I see that the team has also cobbled together two hybrid text & comics hardbacks together from the material that's already been published. Hope this doesn't mean a pure comics collection of this story won't be collected once the story is concluded. Meanwhile, I'm off lookin' for a copy of that third CrossGen floppy . . .