Look At Wolverine: Netsuke
a busy week in Bill Rosemann's office, and it's only Tuesday.
Marvel announced their domination of the sales charts for
September. According to figures released this week by Diamond
Comics Distributors, direct market orders have placed Marvel
with 50 of the top 100 books for next month. A few robots
in disguise keep them from being the complete top ten, and
DC has managed to wedge JLA and Green Arrow in some high rankings,
too. Nonetheless, it's an impressive achievement, and thankfully,
Marvel has been matching their popularity with quality.
in point: among those Marvels in the top 50 is this mini-series
starring everyone's favorite Canadian mutant (with apologies
to Shaman fans everywhere). It looks to be a beauty, as is
usual with work by the sublime George Pratt. The book will
be released next Wednesday, September 4. (Due to Labor Day,
Americans probably won't get this one until Thursday, September
the desk of Bill Rosemann:
a horrific concept. But artists throughout the centuries have
also -- through sheer talent -- captured beauty amidst terror.
Such is the case with WOLVERINE: NETSUKE, the all-new, four-part,
fully-painted mini-series written and illustrated by George
Pratt. The first issue - which returns Logan to samurai surroundings
-- goes on sale September 4th... but you can feast your eyes
on the cover and three interior pages right now!
Your Man @ Marvel,
Marketing Communications Manager
And by the way, Marvel also announced that in the U-Decide
competition, pre-orders indicate Bill Jemas' Marville is the
winner so far. Of course, it also has three covers to Captain
Marvel's two, with Ultimate Adventures trailing behind. Still,
the proof will be in the pudding, or at least in Jemas' take
on the DC Universe.