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May 11 2006

Spike: Lost & Found and Angel Spotlight: Illyria comics released today. Illyria is written by Peter David so it should be good and Spike has the same artist from the other Spike one-shots.

Go buy! Or not.

Someone I know at another board has seen the Spike comic and says it's great.
Looks to be very interesting.
Man, that art is beautiful!
Didn't even know these were out today, but when I stopped at the comics shop to pick up my bag (I just call 'em when they open and they pull my titles for me, woo!), I noticed that Spike: Lost & Found was completely sold out. Interesting.
Not surprising.
I called the comic book store where I've been getting the series of Spike comics recently out. I wanted to order this new one. The man said he had already put one aside for me in my "folder"! Guess I'm getting a reputation. :D
I can't wait to get my hands on this!
"I called the comic book store where I've been getting the series of Spike comics recently out. I wanted to order this new one. The man said he had already put one aside for me in my "folder"! Guess I'm getting a reputation. :D"

Mwahaha! You are a folder-customer--now there is no escaping the comic book addiction!

Picking up Spike when it gets to Europe later today, waiting for the Spotlight TP for the Illeria story.
The artwork for the Spike comic looks really great.
I got both comics today and thoroughly enjoyed them both. Spike; Lost and Found, had some classic banter between Spike and Angel, which was very amusing, and some flashbacks to some favourite BTVS and ATS episodes of mine. I thought the Illyria comic was poignant and paid a nice tribute to Fred.

Wonderful work from Scott Tipton and Peter David.
I'll be picking mine up later today.
I just picked them up.My comic shop sold out completely of the Illyria comic which surprised me.I didn't think that would have as big a demand as it did.

[ edited by Buffyfantic on 2006-05-12 01:13 ]
Much as I'd like to believe it's really selling that well, but it makes me wonder--did your shop even order it, then, and how many copies?
I asked and they told me they ordered their usual amount for regular IDW comics.I know they order less amount for the bigger seven dollar one-shots.The Angel script-books they order only a few copies.But the standered comics like Angel:The Curse,Angel:Old Friends and Spike Vs.Dracula,plus these they order the standered amount.I don't know the exact amount of copies but it fills the cubical in the new release section.

My shop tends to be packed on new comic Wed.so if a comic is going to sell out,it usually does so there in one day.The Angel minis series were sell-outs there as were the issues so far of Spike vs.Dracula.

They hold my copies so I never worry.

They do order a lot more copies of the more mainstream DC and Marvel books though.For example,they had multiple cubicals for the first issue of 52.
Spike comic good. Highly recommended. Peter David's take on Illyria was very poignant. Well worth getting.
I picked up both today but haven't gotten around to reading them yet. The artwork does look nice in both though.
Buffyfantic, in that case, shiny! It did indeed sell well there.

(Now let's hope that 'standard amount' is slowly going up as the retailer discovers there's clearly a market for this stuff.) :-)

"Peter David's take on Illyria was very poignant. Well worth getting."

On days like these, I mourn PAD's recent Marvel exclusive copntract. He's perfect for the Buffyverse.
Berry, that's funny. Everytime I walk in my comic book store, they don't even ask for my name anymore. Last time I was like, that's so cool, you know me! He says that apparently no girls ever pre-order. Huh.
Harmalicious, I think that's some secret requirement for working in a comic shop or something. At my shop, they've recognized my *mother* when she cam in for birthday or Christmas shopping.

(Sure, they recognize me, too, but I come in every Thursday like clockwork, so I'm not surprised at that anymore.)
Glad to hear people seemed to enjoy LOST & FOUND. I'll confess to being very happy with how it turned out. I thought Goni did an outstanding job of the art this time around.

Just received my advanced copy of ANGEL SPOTLIGHT: WESLEY, by the way. Mike Norton's pencilling is very different than Goni's style, but equally great. I think you'll dig it.

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