Thursday, February 22, 2007

Sex Sells (Especially Comic Books)

Yesterday, I had my usual Wednesday evening walk over to Graham Cracker Comics on Madison to grab the latest issue of DC's 52...

...this week was a good one in "52- Land," thanks to a plot twist that I didn't see coming... then again, I was born blond, so don't judge...

...and the 7th and final issue of Marvel's CIVIL WAR...

...which, in my humble opinion, ended with all the pomp and circumstance of a barely audible fart...

...and as I scanned the titles to see what else I might want to purchase and "try out" for one or two issues, I came across this cover.

"Hello"

It's the 3rd printing cover of ANITA BLAKE: VAMPIRE HUNTER.

Now, this issue number one has been out for awhile, I'm sure...

...and I probably glanced over the 1st and 2nd printing covers and didn't even pick them up...

...but this boy definitely... ummmm... grabbed my attention.

I haven't even read the damn book yet, but with images like the cover above and this...

...you can be damn sure I will be scouring the city to find issues 2 and 3 of ANITA BLAKE: VAMPIRE HUNTER asap!

Note: It's too soon to tell, but "Mr. Blond Leather Boy in the Harness "might, just might, become My New Imaginary Boyfriend...

...as soon as I learn his name.

9 comments:

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

I think it might be Reinaldo. He looks like a Reinaldo.

Stephen Rader said...

E - Of course, this is the first blog entry of mine you read and OF COURSE, you know the name of the character!

I am one lost schmuck of a homo, aren't I? Some things never change. :)

Jeanne said...

I haven't seen any of the comic books, but I have read the entire Anita Blake book series. I'm guessing that is either Jean Claude or Nathaniel. I may have to go searching for the comic books. There hasn't been a new Anita Blake book since October and I'm going through withdrawls.

Master Aaron said...

He needs a name? Now leather boys have to be named? One must address them/claim-them-as-imaginary-whatevers by their name? Ah crap, the Republicans are killing My erection once again...

Stephen Rader said...

Jeanne - I am so out of the loop. I don't know Anita Blake from Anita Bryant. Well, one hunts blood suckers and the other hates cock suckers, but still...

Aaron - The root of the word "Republican" actually means "Erectile Dysfunction."

Give me Obama and a woody over Dubya and over- cooked spaghetti anyday!!!

Alex said...

With all the great comic book stuff you're writing, Chrisanne is now officially hooked on your blog.

That's genius.

Stephen Rader said...

Alex - Chrisanne is hooked on my blog?!?!? Damn it! Now, I have to try and be smart!

If she keeps reading my blog, she'll find out I'm just like that Hannibal Lecter description of Clarice...

"One step above poor white trash."

Ok, "one step above" is pushing it, but a boy can dream, right?

Mike said...

You say poor white trash like it's a bad thing.

The only bad thing about that is the poverty, and you've obviously got that part beat by being on-line in a way that doesn't involve drying your clothes outside. Embrace your roots -- or at least those you have left.

Meanwhile, I've come back to your page 100 times today just to look at those pictures. Mmmmmm

Stephen Rader said...

Mike - I know - - those pictures... ummm... do do something to me.

Maybe being undead wouldn't be so bad after all. I mean, eternity with those two... a little BELA LUGOSI'S DEAD playing on my iPod 24/7... watching a dvd of THE LOST BOYS every now and then... What's not to love?