Wednesday, July 26, 2006


The last I saw, they hadn't posted the final attendance totals, but the speculation was running toward 120,000 for Comic-Con. That, my friends, is what even Ed Sullivan would have called a really big show.

Anyhow, it was an interesting time.

The first copy of the EC Picto-Fiction set, the final installment of The Complete EC Library format, was incredbily well received, as was the announcement of the new EC Archives line.

For some odd reason, people seemed to notice that the cover for Shock SuspenStories - Volume 1 read "Foreword by Steven Spielberg," and they likewise noticed that Weird Science - Volume 1 read "Foreword by George Lucas." It's as if someone has heard of these guys!

Seriously, it was a great reaction. Couldn't have asked for much more. Had a nice interview with a Los Angeles NPR affiliate, and did several podcasts, too. Also talked to a couple of industry websites and tried to set up some more coverage for the books.

There were also many questions about Don Rosa's incredible Life & Times Companion, the follow-on trade paperback to Life & Tims of Scrooge McDuck, easily the most asked about trade paperback in our Disney line to date.

Duck Tales - Volume 1 sold briskly, and the few samples of Duck Tales - Volume 2 that the printer shipped us disappeared very quickly, too.

The reaction to the pencils for Mark Sparacio's upcoming cover for The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #37 were as good as I expected them to be.

It was also clear from talking with people that stopped by that Scoop is a huge success, which we sort of already knew. It's alwasy nice to hear it, though.

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