Plugs, self-serving and otherwise
Seems there's a retailer, Brave New World Comics by name, offering to sell folks AIT/PlanetLar books with free shipping should they be unable to find said books in their local store. Nice way to get the word out, and who doesn't like free shipping? Check the Delphi thread linked above, call 661-259-4745 or send an email to email@example.com. I like Jim Krueger's Foot Soldiers a lot, and Matt Fraction & Kieron Dwyer's Last of the Independents ain't half bad. Sky Ape is just stupid, but you can read it just fine.
Now, personally, I don't have this problem. I do mail order with the fine Galaxy Comics, run by one Steven Huber and recently relocated to Virginia. Steven's good about getting me what I want, pretty much whenever I want it, so long as it's in stock somewhere on the planet. Isn't that what selling comics is all about? "I'm your pusherman," and all that.
This means, though, that I don't frequent my local shop as often as I should. Kind of rotten, I know, and the owners are great, don't get me wrong. I'm just not too hip to the Magic/Pokemon/random card game crowd. They have gotten a sizeable TPB/graphic novel selection as of late, and that's always good.
And now for the self-serving part: I'm selling crap on eBay again, pretty good crap this time. It's a sizeable chunk of Mark Waid's run on The Flash, issues 93-152, minus the stuff by Morrison and Millar. Sorry, it's just not in me to part with Grant Morrison stuff. But if you want the Waid stuff, with art by Mike Wieringo, Salvador Larroca, Pauls Ryan and Pelletier, and a few other guys, visit my beautiful eBay auctions page and love me with money.