For various boring financial-related reasons, it’s been a few months since the last What the Postman Bringeth! But fear not, for he’s been extra kind to me in the last few weeks. Let’s start by focusing on today’s delivery.
Firstly, there’s the Avengers: Endless Wartime original graphic novel. Quite why I’ve received it early is a bit of a mystery; last month Bleeding Cool revealed that the book had shipped early by mistake, but at the same time noted that Marvel had instructed retailers to hold onto their copies until the October 2 release date. But hey, I’m not complaining!
Arriving at the same time: a comic I backed through Kickstarter. Published on newsprint to evoke the funny pages, Ocular Anecdotes marries minimalist art and a skewed sense of humour, unfolding a handful of slice-of-life stories with a surrealist bent. Following the success of his crowdfunding campaign, creator Peter Cline launched Otto Press as a vehicle to publish Ocular Anecdotes and other titles; I’ll be keeping a close eye on the publisher over the coming months. In an industry dominated by a handful of large players, it’s always important to support small presses.