Posted by: Brian Hibbs on January 14, 2010
I, as I think you’ve noticed, am a fairly frequent and vocal critic of Marvel Comics (though I sort of find it interesting that the tenor on the HaloScan threads here seems to be leaning with me being more “against” DC. C’est la guerre!), largely because I think that a company that is that big and powerful has certain responsabilities that go with those powers.
This, of course, is something Marvel itself taught me!
So since I’m always ragging on them I should, I think, also take the time and space to thank them when they do something nice.
As you saw from my last post, my “Marvel” section got wiped out. (This is not, in fact, EVERY Marvel comic in the store. I keep, for example, the X-books racked separately from the rest of the Marvel U, as well as the licensed titles or adaptations or kids comics or the Soliel books, and so on)
David Gabriel, VP of Sales at Marvel contacted me and asked me for a list of what I lost.
I gave them a list of stuff that I thought I should actually replace, in “appropriate” quantities (ie, I didn’t mention completed mini-series that I still had on the rack, I didn’t list anything b-list or under, and I only specified what I thought I might sell in the next 6 or so weeks, rather than what I actually lost — which was a truly larger number of books), and I’ve been told that I’ll have my whole list sent to me, for free, with free and expedited shipping so I’ll have it by Friday.
Marvel did not have to do that, they were under no obligation, and, frankly, since we joust so much I am not entirely sure that I’d've done the same thing in their position. But they did, and that’s awesome, and they deserve some public props for that, so here they are!
Thank you Marvel comics!
Tomorrow, however, I go back to writing mean things about you! (insert: smiley emoticon)