Anyway, when I was at Hole in the Wall Books a couple of weekends ago, I wanted to confirm the release date for the first issue of the new series. So the woman who runs the place handed over the Marvel Preview book (and OMG, I never realized they did that, but those things are awesome - you can see the preview art for everything!) and not only did it confirm that the first issue will be released Sept. 3 (for $3.99, gah!) but it also appeared (if I was reading it right) to say Issue #2 would also be out then (for $2.99). That's what it seemed to be saying, at least. I don't know why they'd release 2 issues in one month, so maybe I was mistaken, but...hm.
Anyway, it also had those three pages of art, which I showed to Dave, who said, "That looks a lot like the Phillie Phanatic. (Dave is a Phillies Phan.) Which it totally does, although the colors are wrong. I am loving the art. I just hope Way can live up to it.
OK. Now I feel like a good FANGIRL, for having posted that.
P.S. eeknight is joining me in the campaign to use the word FANGIRL a lot. Hee.
P.P.S. I think we need FANGIRL icons. Anyone know how to do that font that looks like a red rubber stamp with a square around it? I'd love to have a FANGIRL stamp over a bunch of images of fannish things I love.
P.P.P.S. While I was at Jay and Silent Bob's last weekend, I read through Cable #1 and #5, and I have to say, they were...enjoyable, but not fantastic. I really, really miss the interactions between Cable and Deadpool, because they made Cable so much more likeable. (Or maybe it was just Nicieza's writing, because he is awesome, but whatever.)
I think that article I linked last entry really hit the nail on the head when they referred to the pairing of "straight-laced" Cable with zany Deadpool. That's why the pairing works so well - without Deadpool, Cable is too straight-laced, which, translated, means serious and boring and by-the-book. But when he was with Deadpool, he was sometimes forced into situations that took him out of his comfort zone, and also allowed to exhibit a wry sense of humor (very different than Deadpool's but appealing) that made him more human. I think the only other time I've seen Cable exhibit that much of his sense of humor was in that X-Force & Cable (I think it was) annual where the green dude wanted Cable to take and train his slacker kids. THAT was a fun Cable issue, but they don't happen often. It pains me, because I love Cable due to the C&DP run, so I like reading the new series but just keep craving the hidden fun part of Cable that's in there somewhere. And I think he really needs Deadpool for that.
And look at me analyzing the dude like he's real. I'm such a FANGIRL.