-How are you feeling Dr. Stephen Strange?
-Just fine thank you.
Placing a pre-order with amazon is so sweet. They don't charge until the books are printed and shipped. So I get to hit the "buy" button a few times and get it out of my system for free...of course there will be a time when I will have to pay for the books, but I'll stress about that later.
So in the last 6 months I have placed 4 books on my pre-order list:
Winterworld by Dixon and Zaffino.
The original 3 issue series "Winter World" knocked me out. Here was the guy whose art was pure energy and anger. It was not as "messy" as Salmons or Sienkiewicz, but it sure was not pretty. I loved it and when I heard that he and Dixon completed a sequel called "Sea Wolrd" I started waiting for it....15 years later (!!) IDW is reprinting "Winter World" together with never released "Sea World" in black and white. The shame of it is that Jorge Zaffino has passed away and even though his art will be "discovered" by a whole new generation of art fans, he won't know it.
Rocketeer by Dave Stevens.
A whole new collection by IDW collecting all Rocketeer stories re-colored by Laura Martin (the colorist who started Adam Hughes on his road of digital color). I have some of the original material, but not all of it and after reading last year's Dave Stevens book I can't wait to sit down and read this collection.
Rip Kirby by Alex Raymond.
I have no idea what this will look like, but I have seen some panels from "Rip Kirby" and I thought they were amazing. The only "Rip Kirby" reprints I could find on-line were Italian collections and they cost an arm and a leg to get shipped over here, so I passed and I hope this will be as good as what I have seen on the web.
And last (but not least) I placed an order for Robotika: For A Few Rubles More collection that is now listed on Amazon. Mostly I did this because "if you wish it, it will come true". Maybe if I place an order they will actually print the book (and also because it was in the 4,000,000th place...it is now somewhere in the 200,000th)