I begin to understand what love is. It is a way of looking at things without parameters.
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Home Message Boards Bendis: August 21-25, 2004

Re: I miss you all (re: Chicago)!
Aug 21, 2004 3:20 am

We will always have the memories!

See you at the next one

Re: Greg Land
Aug 21, 2004 7:54 am

I've known him for over ten years and he has definitely continued to improve.

He did a really cool Kabuki (pencils, inks, and colors). It is the first page of the KABUKI GALLERY from 1995.

Aug 21, 2004 8:06 am

Hi Tess!
You were a delight!

For those that have read Kabuki, which volume...
Aug 23, 2004 1:43 pm

Do you like best?


I'm doing research

Kabuki Alchemy #2 at the printer and shipping in September..
Aug 24, 2004 3:36 am

As scheduled.

Just a reminder to keep an eye out for it and to remind your local comic shop that you are reading the series.

Alchemy #3 is in the current catologe that stores order from. Please remind your shop to order it ahead of time from the Marvel Previews catalogue!

If your store ran out of Kabuki #1 before you could get it, they can still reorder #1. For the first issue I printed a bit extra to accomodate all the reorders. If they order now they can still get it.

Thanks for reading!

Re: Younger Mack & Bendis
Aug 24, 2004 3:40 am

Lee's comics is a great store. Glad you contacted them. That is Lee on the end. We signed at his Palo Alto store and the one in San Mateo.
This was our west coast tour, probably 96. We did another in 97.

I signed at Lee's new store in Mountainview CA a couple years ago.
If you see him, tell him I say hello!

Re: Marvel's July sales chart-- Congrats to Bendis!!!
Aug 24, 2004 3:48 am

Hi Ron,
Thanks for mentioning the new Kabuki in that! Yay, I'm in the top 100!

Where did you get those #s? Is that an estimated #? Or maybe a premature # at a date cutoff before all the orders were in?

My sales date is a little different. I have the initial advance orders at 30,000 (but retailers were still allowed to continue ordering right up until print time).
And actually have a bunch more re-orders on top of that, so I actually printed quite a bit more to accomodate the re-orders that came in after the cut off date for the initial advance orders.

Re: Kabuki Alchemy #2 at the printer and shipping in Septemb
Aug 24, 2004 3:53 am
akaRyanHoffman wrote:
I was thinking about starting to pick up multiple copies of your book to give out to people.
That sounds brilliant! I completely encourage this idea

I'll post the date as soon as I get it from my Marvel contact

Re: Kabuki (when to read question)
Aug 24, 2004 4:09 am

Hey thanks for getting it!

You can read it on its own, but I highly recommend reading Metamorphosis and Circle of Blood, and/or Skin Deep. Especially Meta and Circle. After those the new story will have new layers for you.

Keep me updated!

Re: Marvel's July sales chart-- Congrats to Bendis!!!
Aug 24, 2004 4:15 am

My sales Data from Marvel and Diamond is different than this (and better!

But I'm happy to be in the top 100 in this list!

And thanks for mentioning me.

So you work at a shop now, Ron?

Re: For those that have read Kabuki, which volume...
Aug 24, 2004 4:21 am
Greg T wrote:
Metamorphosis...cuz that's the only one I've read so far. I'm getting the rest of them, so I'll be able to have a better opinion soon.

The thing I really enjoyed about the book was the fact that although there was plenty that came before it, I didn't feel lost. I was able to immerse myself in the world you've created, and although I knew I wasn't there for the beginning, I felt I knew each character well enough. Plus, it's just a great story. I love introspective pieces.

On another note, if you read this again David, did I give you copies of Hero Camp in Chicago? If not, and you would like to read it, please pm me with your address and I'll get some out to you.

And remember, you ARE a bodhisittva!

Hey Greg, I remember you at Chicago! I was just thinking about that earlier today. I'll have to check my Chicago pile of books to see if I have Hero Camp

Thanks for the kind words and the feedback.

I really appreciate everyone giving me their 2 cents about this.

Keep it coming!

Aug 24, 2004 10:52 am

Hey Cote!
That's great news.

And an update for you that the other day, I saw Anh boxing up the Kabuki hardcovers for you. So you should recieve those soon

Re: Marvel's July sales chart-- Congrats to Bendis!!!
Aug 24, 2004 1:25 pm

Congrats on working there!

I've been in contact with them in the past. The seem to have been a big supporter of Kabuki since the beginning.

I used to get a lot of letters from one of thier customers named Victoria Yuen. She said they always had a good supply of Kabuki.

Glad to hear that they still have a great Kabuki stock.

Please tell them all I say "Hi and Thank you!"

Re: For those that have read Kabuki, which volume...
Aug 24, 2004 1:29 pm
Ryan_Walsh wrote:
Metamorphosis I liked for the variety of art AND because you see Kabuki take control of her own life. If we're talking what works best as a collected volume, though, I gotta say Agents: Scarab. It works as a self-contained volume AND as a part of the Kabuki mythos, and I personally enjoyed the tighter focus.

THanks Ryan,
I'm really looking forward to doing a self-contained story for each of the Noh operatives (Like the one with Scarab) in the future.
I'm hoping to work with Alex Maleev on one of them as he mentioned at his Joe Q board.

Glad the Scarab story worked for you. It was a joy to work on it. And heck of a lot easier for me than the others
I had so much fun writing it. With Rick Mays having to do all the hard work of drawing it

Re: WOW! Almost all the books I got in Chicago are AWESOME!
Aug 25, 2004 12:15 pm

You've made all of us very happy with your kind reviews!

Please post an update feedback when you get a chance to finish the Kabuki book

Re: For those that have read Kabuki, which volume...
Aug 25, 2004 12:27 pm

I appreciate all the feedback so far

Out of curiousity, when you read the trades do you also read the introduction? How about the afterword?

Is the afterword and commentary on the story stuff helpful or intersting to you? Or do you not really bother with it?

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