Thursday, June 24, 2004

PW's convention peek: The June 21 issue of Publishers Weekly arrived today, complete with a preview of Comic-Con International. Most of the content also appears on the PW website, but it's interesting to see what publishers bought ads in this issue: Tokyopop takes out a full page for Courtney Love's Princess Ai, while Viz devotes the same amount of space to Shonen Jump (highlighting Yu-Gi-Oh!, Rurouni Kenshin, Mega Man and InuYasha).

Other publishers bought smaller ads, with ibooks promoting its 2004 Harvey and Eisner nominees, Last Gasp pushing Tintin adventures in English, DC Comics hyping Elfquest: The Searcher and the Sword, NBM publicizing The Jungle and The Silk Tapestry, and Diamond Book Distributors devoting space to books from six publishers, including Image's The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye.

PW's coverage also includes an overview (subscription required) of Marvel's "big movie year," Fantagraphics' collection of Jaime Hernandez's Locas, a look at McSweeney's Quarterly Concern #13, and a summary of comics reprints, including DC's archive editions and The Complete Peanuts.