Wednesday, November 08, 2006

extra, extra!

WARNING!!! shameless self (or rather, extension of self) promotion follows in this post. those with heart conditions or who MAY be pregnant, you can read it anyway, but don't say i didn't warn you.

today is a big day at our house, as the first issue of the long-awaited comic book that t has been working on diligently for months has FINALLY hit the stands! the book is marvel comics' "BULLET POINTS" #1 written by j. michel straczynski (the creator of babylon 5 for you sci-fi geeks out there) and illustrated by none other than tommy lee edwards-- a man close to my heart, and at this moment even closer to my neck. anyhow, we're excited, and will probably have to go to the comic shop and geek out a bit today. it's the first issue in a 5 issue limited series. right now, at home, we're working on #4.

if by any chance you'd like to do the same, i'll prepare you for the experience NOW. first... DON'T SHOWER! this is VERY important for smelling as if you belong in your local comic shop. next, dig out the clothes from the VERY BOTTOM of your hamper and put them on. bottom of the hamper is important as well. next, watch an episode of "the simpsons" with the unnamed comic shop owner. this will help you to understand the person behind the counter when you purchase the comic. if you want to be ULTRA prepared, go on starwars.com and have a bit of lucas trivia to drop on the unsuspecting clerk to throw them off balance. when they effusively respond to your comment for a half an hour, just nod and smile.

if you are in the us or canada and need help even FINDING a comic shop (yes, they are out there, just sometimes stuffed in stinky back alleys or up 2 flights of rickety stairs) click here. if you don't trust my recommendation, you can find actual reviews of it here, here, here and here.

thanks for listening to my rant. now for the big shocker: britney filed for divorce from kevin! and i never even saw it coming.

7 comments:

J said...

YAY! Very exciting. I'm not a comic person, but I'm kinda tempted even...

beenzzz said...

My hubby used to be a comic book person. We have stacks of them in storage! Who would have thought that Britney and K-Fed would end their marriage. That was doomed from the beginning! :)

booklogged said...

This is a very BIG thing! Congratulations to t! I entered my zip code at the comic book site. It said it wasn't a valid zip. How dare they?! It is a valid zip and I live in it. That's what I get for living in 'the sticks' I guess. I'll check next time I'm in the big city.

Anonymous said...

Wooo hoooo, Melissa, this is very,very exciting, I'm thrilled for you guys!!! I've seen lots of comic shops in Ontario,infact,there's one in our neighbourhood. Ofcourse, I've never been inside one so your tips on how to dress and how to engage the comic shop owner in conversation will be invaluable! ;)

Must get my hands on this particular comic,will T. autograph it for us? :)

Beth said...

I'm humbled to know such famous superstars, both you & t! And you guys actually have talent, unlike the newly to be divorced couple. :)

Susan in Italy said...

Congratulations! Hope you have a blast celebrating this one. (with 4 more to come) They won't be all sold out by December, will they? I head to the States for the holidays then. (Assuming they're not for sale in Italy yet.)

Anonymous said...

Cool, cool, cool! Congrats.