§ ICV2 reports that, bowing to retailer pressure, DC will publish a SPIRIT movie tie-in, of sorts:
DC Comics is rush soliciting The Spirit Special #1, a 32-page, full color collection of four classic Will Eisner stories intended to introduce modern readers to Eisner’s timeless creation, which is the subject of the Frank Miller movie debuting on Christmas Day. The Spirit Special #1 (cover price $2.99) ships to retail on November 19th and has a final order cutoff date of October 30th.
DC’s Vice President of Sales Bob Wayne noted that DC was “pleased to offer this Special based on suggestions made at the Diamond Retailer Summit in Las Vegas. This issue will be a great way to introduce curious customers to The Spirit as the movie gets closer.”
§ This week’s DC mailer also include the following “You don’t say” news release:
Please note that THE GUARDIANS OF METROPOLIS SPECIAL #1 (SEP080140) and THE GUARDIANS OF METROPOLIS SPECIAL #1 Variant Edition (SEP080141) will arrive in stores with the new title ADVENTURE COMICS SPECIAL FEATURING THE GUARDIAN #1. This is “New Krypton” part 3 of 9, written by James Robinson, with art by Pere Perez, a cover by Aaron Lopresti and a variant cover by Victor Ibánez.
At least there is no colon in the title.