Well ghostlads and ghostladies, do you know what this coming week is? It’s the week you can start pre-ordering issue #1 of IDW’s monthly Ghostbusters! You can do it at your local comic shop or one of any number of online comic retailers, such as Graham Cracker Comics.
Why pre-order? Because while customer wisdom is that their purchase of an item dictates its popularity and success, this is not actually the case in comics. The comic shop owners buy the books before you do – the number of copies they buy dictate success or failure of a book. They can’t return them if they buy to many. And while some books can be re-ordered, those are rare. So, the success of Ghostbusters as a monthly comic depends on us pre-ordering the book. These pre-orders help the retailer make his orders. And those orders make or break the book.
So, if you want to give the monthly book a strong start, go pre-order it!
Now, to inspire you, IDW has sent us the two covers for issue #2! Dan Schoening and Luis Antonio Delgado’s cover is simple and clean and awesome. It’s also Winston heavy, so that’s a double win! Nick Runge’s second record cover homage mashes Abby Road with TriBeca and it is fantastic!