A few months back I was asked to write a guest column for the 200th issue of Comics International. I use to bash out a regular column every issue for CI when I first went freelance but eventually jacked it in when I got too busy with other projects and felt my interest in comics was waning. Anyways, CI #200 finally appeared a week or two back and I read my column, having little memory of what I had produced.
Among my comments I made mention of not having a reason to go into a comic shop regularly any more because none of the current crop of titles excited me. I'm content to wait for the trades on The Walking Dead, while i get 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine on subscription. Now those talented bastards Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have come up with Criminal, a grippng new crime title published through Marvel's Icon imprint. Issue two came out this week and it's even better than issue one. Bastards. Now I've got a reason to go back into comic shops. Damn you, Brubaker and Phillips!