I'm not familiar with Fiona Staples, but I've enjoyed Mark Waid's work. This could be kinda cool. I really like that Archie makes every effort to be contemporary and relatable! I'm cautiously optimistic about this news.
Here's my problem. $4.99. Single issue comics should not be $4.99. $4.99 for 22 pages? The first Marvel Star Wars was a quarter. It didn't have thirteen variant covers. As much as I'd like to pick this book up, I just can't bring myself to pay $4.99 for 22 pages. This is insane.
(O_O) It's a shame that the best that can be said is that this series starts in the middle of a story from another book that I'd have to read to understand what's going on; and the star of the series isn't even a major character in her own book. Not even waiting for the trade paperback is going to fix that kind of a gaffe...that really messes with my completest OCD...
I really liked the red suits and not in a The Incredibles way. I'm a fan of James Robinson's writing. I read a couple issues back in the '70's - when they tried to recruit Luke Cage to replace Ben, but the Puppet Master interfered. I jumped on for Heroes Reborn; and then for Waid and 'Ringo's run. I'd never heard of She-Thing before... I'm really enjoying this run. I'm sorry that it has to come to an end.
It's been a few years since I went to a Comic Con - any comic con. I'm one of those people that scrape together admission, then get maybe one or two pencil sketches for $20 or $40. $250 for a single sketch is unthinkable. While I drool over black and white comic art, I can't afford the $80 to maybe over $100 for a single comic page. Original art for $5K? If you're trying to sell that at a comic book convention, I think you're in the wrong place to begin with. Secondly, I wonder if you understand your audience. My pull list shrank considerably when the price climbed to $2.99, then $3.99. I would think that eBay or online sales for original $5K art would be a better place than a comic convention. The point of a comic con, as I understand it, is a meet 'n' greet. I'll bring something for an autograph, along with a camera for a picture, and maybe enough to get a pencil sketch. I don't go to a comic book convention to spend a lot of money. I go to meet the artists and writers I enjoy reading. That's what going to a comic con is for me. If that's not your idea of a comic book convention. Maybe I'm the only one living payday to payday, I'm sure the Dormans are, too; but their payday is a whole lot different than mine is.