[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5966:]]I did - laugh out loud - when I read this one.
Seems Marvel Comics is taking some heat for not having many of their trades readily available, and their trades and hardcover reprints have been getting hammered in the market place by the likes of The Walking Dead and a three year old movie, Kick-Ass, which Bleeding Cool notes Marvel really doesn't get a penny from.
It's noted that when The Avengers movie came out, the Infinity Gauntlet trade was no where to be found, and it's also noted with the new Brian Michael Bendis Guardians of the Galaxy book as well as the new movie, that DnA's trades are - big surprise - no where to be found as well.
Of course, while it's a surprise to some (via Comics Beat), it's not to us.
We already knew from a couple years ago that Marvel chose to go with Jeph Loeb over DnA. Of course now we know exactly what that entails, and that's a less cosmic more earth-bound "Spider-Man" version.
Thankfully, Marvel Studios is not going in that direction with the movie.
And regarding the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, director James Gunn let it be known that it takes place in another galaxy, and Kevin Feige says 95% in space. Sure sounds more like the DnA stuff, and the famed cosmic duo did meet with Gunn on set.
So how come they aren't writing the new books?
And now people are surprised they can't find the trades?