It's new-comics Wednesday ... not so's I'd know, um, swear. But it does provide this opportunity to point out that Lone Star Comics
' general manager Chris Powell is among those cited at length in a new Publishers Weekly report
from the just-wrapped ComicsPRO
convention in Memphis, where comic-book retailers insisted their business has thus far proven recession-proof. Watchmen
reissues, Obama comics
and other high-profile events have helped in recent months, but, says Powell -- a board member of the comics retailer organization and one of the event's organizers -- Marvel and DC's move to $3.99 titles may not help."In my personal experience I have not seen a lot of price
resistance -- they grumble but they still buy them," he tells PW. "But
some stores report that they have people who have dropped titles." Not quoted in the story is Jeff Albertson, who runs The Android's Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop and says of $4 comics, "Worst. Idea. Ever."