On the back of what I recently posted about, there’s a new comic book title from the newly formed Joe’s Comic that I suggest you read and read and read.
Ten Grand (by J.Michael Straczynski and Ben Templesmith) is now only my fourth current comic book subscription following Revival, Saga and Constantine. I’m always on the look-out for that new title that has the hook and power of great inks and story. The first issue of Ten Grand shows both those qualities. Looking away from the comic singular for a moment, I was truly impressed by the ‘mission statement’ of Joe’s Comics at the back of the book;
Starting with the issue you hold in your hands, we will begin rolling out new monthly titles at regular intervals. Most will go for 12 issues at a stretch. While others will go for 6 or 8 issues, depending on the needs of the story. Each arc will go the length it requires, no more, no less. After each arc we’ll let the title rest for two or there’s months while we recalibrate and decide if there’s another story to be told…
J.Michael Straczynski. Joe’s Counter, Ten Grand issue 1 May 2013.
The downside to this kind of statement means that sales may go either way on a title if readers don’t know the longevity of the title they plan on buying from Joe’s Comics. I do hope the books sell and if you like your comics with a little urban fantasy, a little John Constantine and a little 100 Bullets you should let Ten Grand into your reading pile.
- Comichood (returnofsweetflag.wordpress.com)
- C2E2: Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski (comicbookresources.com)
- Joe’s Comics Flagship “Ten Grand” #1 Gets 2nd Printing (comicbookresources.com)