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Monday, January 09, 2006

Comic Book Galaxy Asks
"What Will 2006 Bring?"

Comic Book Galaxy one of the web's best, longest-running, and (at times) most controversial collection of industry commentators and evangelists sat down at the dawn of the new year with a few friends and even one Isotope proprietor to talk about the year ahead. Read what Chris Hunter, Rob Vollmar, Chris Allen, Joe Rice, Christopher Butcher, Alex Ness, JC Glindmyer, and Isotope Proprietor James Sime have to say about the next 12 months. Including:

Comic Book Galaxy: What dream project would you like to see released in the coming year? Not an already-scheduled title, but some pie-in-the-sky combination of creator(s) and project/title that you think would set the industry/audience on fire.

James Sime: Well, it's easy to say something like, oh I don't know... Brian "Y THE LAST MAN" Vaughan and Jim "STREET ANGEL" Rugg doing AMAZING SPIDER-MAN or Grant "SEVEN SOLDIERS" Morrison and Charles "BLACK HOLE" Burns doing PHANTOM STRANGER because... (laugh)! Man, would those be some great comics!

But me personally, I'm a guy who always loves checking out new things from new folks. And any brief tour of the vast array of comic-related blogs, message boards and news sites will show that there are literally thousands of intelligent, funny, passionate and creative comic readers out there, some of whom I think could bring amazing things to the comic industry as publishers, retailers, and creators. That's what I'd like to see as a dream project that would set the industry on fire, thousands of potential comic creators bringing the passion, charm and wit that makes them such entertaining writers, pontificators, and industry personalities to the published comic book page. Wouldn't it be cool to go to the comic shop and be able to pick up monthly books from people like Ian Brill, Chris Butcher, Graeme McMillan, Heidi MacDonald, Sean Maher, John Jakala, Joanna Draper Carlson, Augie de Blieck, and Neilalien? Me, I'd love it.

And let's be honest here... what Comic Book Galaxy reader wouldn't want to get their hands on Mister Alan David Doane's ARCTIC SHITKNIFE?

Check out the full 2006 roundtable here:

... and as far as Comic Book Galaxy's own Mister Doane's recent comments about comic retail... we here at the Isotope agree wholeheartedly.