Daily Archives: April 20, 2011

Double Downer

In brightest day, in blackest night, why, in the same week, are double Green Lantern comics within my sight?

As I perused this week’s list of new releases to comic shops, I was struck by certain items set for release from publishers DC and Marvel Comics. Today marks the release of both Green Lantern #65 and Green Lantern Corps #59 from DC, while among Marvel’s new comics are Invincible Iron Man #503 and Iron Man 2.0 #4. While there are other titles related to those characters offered by both publishers (GL: Emerald Warriors is the third and final member of the Green Lantern family, and there are other Iron Man books available from Marvel as well). Still, it’s safe to say that for those two brands, this week’s releases are their more prominent titles. Furthermore, this isn’t the first time GL and GL Corps hit the stands on the same day or the first time for Iron Man and Iron Man 2.0 as well. Dynamite Entertainment even got in on the act this week with the release of two Green Hornet comics.

It begs the question: why are these publishers making these scheduling decisions in the first place?

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