NostoNews, June 1, 2012
by Tommy Jasmin

Summer Assemble

So here it is June already, and I have no idea what to talk about this month. I'm already in pricing data mode, since we will soon start crunching sales data for next month's pricing update. About the best thing I can say right now is just how impressed I was with The Avengers movie. That was one damn good movie. The first clue was local dead-tree paper The Onion, which gave it an A-. The Onion rarely steers me wrong, and rarely gives anything better than a B+. I was still skeptical - just seems too big a task to pull off properly, kinda how we all felt before Watchmen came out.

Even better was based on my assessment of content and reasons for the rating, I was able to bring my seven year old daughter, and she absolutely loved it. A little scary at times (for her, the worst was when Hulk was going after Black Widow). It really worked for everyone though - diehard fans to history-clueless movie goers to kids. Damn if I forgot to hang out after the end credits though - sounds like I missed some great teasers (they go for schwarma (sp?) and #2 set up with Thanos?!). Great stuff.

Marvel Delivers

With The Avengers kicking off the summer movie season in style (I hear it's now one of 5 films total to break the $500 million mark? But have to verify this), sounds like there are several more potential gems coming soon, including the new Spider-Man and Batman films. And meanwhile the pricing on key issues from these titles just keeps creeping up and up. At one time Avengers comics were considered 3rd tier stuff - even early issues could be found very cheap, excepting a few keys like #4.

Ok, I know I promised a great news story this month, but wow did summer sneak up on me. Think I'll take the rest of the day off. See y'all next month.

Thanks, we'll see you all next month.

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