Reprints House of M 1, naturally
I reviewed the issue here :
I mostly wanted to discuss the True Believers program. I like the idea of reprinting the first issues of remembered series that are going to be revisited during Secret Wars 2015. Speaking of which, main event artist, Esad Ribic did the cover above.
These were only a dollar, so I ordered most of them that Kitty had some role to play. She only had an actual role to play in this issue. Age of Apocalypse Shadowcat is mentioned in X-Men Alpha, that was reprinted as True Believers : Age of Apocalypse, but they only reprinted the first half of that issue. Which makes sense, as Marvel wouldn’t reprint a twenty year old comic, fully, that was originally printed as a 48 page comic. Having half the story should make people at least seek out that one issue.
Unfortunately, that meant I wasn’t keeping two of these issues. Over at Lonestar Comics, you can sell back these for twenty cents (cash) or forty cents (store credit) so I’ve already added them to my Sell List.
Kelly’s Komix, in Great Falls, was selling X-Men Alpha for ten dollars, which isn’t too bad but I was trying to get the most I could under twenty so I went five four dollar comics instead of three comics for eighteen. One day, I will own X-Men Alpha, then my collection of AoA Shadowcat appearances will be complete.
I also thought, besides reprinting the first issues, that there would be bonus features, like interviews from creators or possibly, preview pages of the upcoming Secret Wars 2015 revisits to these timelines, but there is none of that. Which I think is a real missed opportunity.
But, again, for only a dollar, it isn’t to bad. They all end with “buy the trade, that is now available” so that’s pretty nice that some of these are being placed back into circulation.