be honest I haven’t bought a lot of comics in the past year. I buy Flash more out of habit than anything
at this point and the other few titles I’ve bought haven’t been from the big
two. I do like to keep up on what is
going on in books though. It’s because
of this I was quick to read an announcement that Beta Ray Bill was going to be
making an appearance in the new Nova comic.
I’m a huge Beta Ray Bill fan so I was excited to see what was going
on. The cover for the book he’ll be
showing up in is posted below.
first thing you notice is that Beta Ray Bill is a bad ass. This is normal and it’s how he should be
portrayed. The second thing you probably
notice is the giant number one in the right hand corner. The funny thing about the number one is that this
is issue number 13. You can actually see
the 013. printed much smaller down on the bottom right hand corner. Now it is entirely possible that this is only
a promotional image and the real comic will not have a giant number one on the
cover. But if the comic does ship that
way it is pretty interesting.
will always be debate in comics if restarting numbering is more important than
having huge issue numbers. New number
ones seem like a fresh start, but you can’t have a 100th issue if
you renumber every year. Is Marvel going
to start numbering their story arcs?
Would you jump into a comic you’ve never read before if they were on the
third story in an arc of a book that’s on issue 20? Again I’m speculating a lot over an image
that might not even hit the comic stands that way. It was something I noticed yesterday and
haven’t been able to stop thinking about.
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