Sean Maher's Quality Control

Friday, July 14, 2006


Joe Keatinge is taking over writing an ongoing Image book. What book is it? We're waiting on the press release. But drop him an e-mail and he just might tell you.

I'm psyched as shit. GO JOE!


Jason Rodrigues tells the story of how he managed to get one of his dream writers on Postcards.

Harvey Pekar sounds like a cool guy.


Happy belated birthday wishes to Jared, the Isotope's gentle-giant Enforcer.

I felt the tremors, but most of the city still seems to be standing. He has spared us again, in his mercy.


Wanna tell Marvel what to do? Well, the trade department is asking what stories we'd all like to see in the "Premiere Hardcover" format. As a general rule, I think that format is bullshit, but they're talking about classic stuff, like the upcoming re-collection of Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt, all chock-full of extras and stuff, which is a whole 'nother story.

First on the chopping block, judging by its inclusion in nearly everyone's list so far, should be the Miller/Mzzuchelli classic, Daredevil: Born Again. It'd make a nice companion book to the Batman: Year One hardcover, don't you think?


  • At 6:44 PM, Blogger James W. Powell said…

    Why is the format bullshit? I agree, honestly, but I'm curious why you think so.

  • At 3:01 AM, Blogger Sean Maher said…

    Added price point for no real added value.

    Marvel's oversized hardcovers are awesome because, though they cost about ten to fifteen dollars more on the average ($30 or $35 for the oversized ones, $20 for the Premiere), they contain about twice as much "regular" material (usually 12 issues minimum, versus six or seven issues maximum in the Premiere line) and on the average have a whole lot more "bonus" material (interviews, concept artwork, etc.).

    Far as I can tell, the Premiere line basically just sticks a hard cover on a plain trade paperback and ramps up the price five or ten bucks for the priveledge.

  • At 10:09 AM, Blogger James W. Powell said…

    Yeah, that blows. I love the oversized books. The entire story plus extras and oversize art. These premiere books are a waste. I'm crossing my fingers some of my new favorites like Daredevil and Captain America end up in the oversize format.

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  • At 11:26 AM, Blogger Sean Maher said…

    Yeah, I'd love to see Daredevil in that format, but I think Brube's run on Cap could especialy benefit from a nice big, fat chunk of story like that.

    My hope is that they're not discontinuing/downplaying the oversized editions, but just spacing them out more to bilk the most possible profits out of their department.

  • At 5:06 PM, Blogger murm said…


    are you coming to san diego, or do i send the new jobnik to your house?

  • At 1:04 PM, Blogger Sean Maher said…

    Nope, I'll be missing San Diego this year. Is it all ready and printed? Got any preview art I can link to?

  • At 1:11 AM, Blogger murm said…

    it should be winging its way to you now, if not with you already, & i've just put the five-page preview up:

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