Attention Readers: Noted retailer Jimmy Jay will begin a series of blogs from the retailer perspective in the very near future. Before that official intro, Jimmy had one thing to get off his chest . . .
My Chemical South Park
by Jimmy Jay
On November 26, DARK HORSE COMICS released UMBRELLA ACADEMY: Dallas #1. This book was one of the publisher’s big winter season launches- after all, it is written by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, with art by Gabriel Ba, and sported a variant chase cover by superstar Jim Lee. The last mini-series, UA: Apocalypse Suite, won the 2008 Eisner Award for the Best Limited series, and critics crowned Way as the “Next” Grant Morrison…
Do you think Eisner judges and the critics will think the same after looking at the new issue? Or, perhaps Gerard Way can be seen as the Trey Parker or Matt Stone of 2001 instead. Seems like the story was almost an exact retread on the SUPERFRIENDS parody from season 5, episode 5- Superbest Friends.
(Check out the 18:00 mark for the Abe Lincoln Memorial Vs the Giant John Wilkes Booth)
Or just read about it here: http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/152720
Even the Emo kids and the Comic Illiterati might have a hard time hiding behind Warren Ellis’ notion of “IDEA SPACE”.
Jay Company Comics is a family run and operated comic book retail organization that focuses on the hottest collectibles in the market. Jay Company was founded by brothers, Bill and Jimmy S. Jay, in the spring of 1996, as they established an extensive mail order company and quickly became the #1 largest convention dealership in the nation. You can visit our family at the Jay Company booths at the San Diego Comic Con International, all WizardWorld Conventions, and other shows throughout the country.