Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hope you remember that I have done a posting about Secret Agent Corrigan's forthcoming book some time back.

It was originally scheduled to be released in August 2010. And as soon as the book status was changed to available in Amazon, I have placed my order there. But to my disappointment, I have later found that the release date is postponed to 21 Sep 2010. In fact, I have placed the order for this book along with many other books I wanted to buy for the past many months together. But the centrepiece was this Secret Agent issue. So when I have realised that this will come out only on 21 Sep 2010, I have cancelled the entire order. This has happened in Aug 2010.

Fast forward to today. I have visited a local book shop to pick up some books for a friend of mine. As I was moving to the section from where I need to pick up the book, I have noticed a trolley on the way with a broken wheel. On top of the stack was this Corrigan book. I couldn't believe my eyes. As far as I know, my place is not such an important place to release the book ahead of US(Amazon). So as soon as I saw the book I just grabbed it as if someone will snatch it from there before I do. I got some strange stares for the way I was holding that book, close to my heart(literally), till I have finished my entire shopping and paid for it.

For the time being I 'll place just two photos of this book, front cover and back cover.

I'll post more about this book after going through it. It sure looks very, very good, with many pages dedicated for the background information about this character, author and artist. The pictures look great, I guess the size of the strip is same as the original strips published in newspapers.

Book details:

X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan Volume 1
By: Archie Goodwin Al Williamson
ISBN: 1600106978    ISBN-13: 9781600106972
Publisher: IDW Publishing - 2010-09-21
Format: Hardcover
List price: USD 49.99

I still couldn't believe that I have this book with me now. I'm pretty excited, to say the least.

I'm still wondering whether I'm the first one to get this book before anyone else on this planet. :-)

Happy Reading!!!


King Viswa said...

மீ த ஃபர்ஸ்ட்டு!

சூப்பர் மேட்டர்.

King Viswa said...

உலகிலேயே முதன் முதலில் இந்த புத்தகத்தை கையகப்படுத்தி, உலக அளவில் பதிப்பாளர்களிடம் உங்களுக்கு உள் குத்து உண்டு என்பதை நிரூபித்துள்ளீர்கள். (நாங்க எல்லாம் லோக்கலில் குண்டு சட்டியில் குதிரை ஓட்டுறோம்)

Anonymous said...

Me the second. will come back after reading the post

ஒலக காமிக்ஸ் ரசிகன் said...

Excellent news to me.

am not that lucky to get the book so soon. probably, need to wait for one more month to get the book in India.

Question: Are you, by the way, giving any tip to me to look after trolleys with one wheel broken to get books like this?

BN USA said...

It's been postponed only in the US, while the UK Amazon site has it for sale. You could have ordered there and had free shipping and a discount also.

Pls let us know the stories included and how many stories etc.

BN USA said...

US market is not probably not the best place for this book to sell. People buy only the superman/dc/manga kind of garbage here (you know that already anyway :)

சிபி said...

தலைவரே த்ரில்லர் படம் மாதிரி இருந்துச்சு நீங்க அந்த புத்தகத்த வாங்கினது பத்தி சொன்னது

ஹ்ம்ம் எங்களுக்கெல்லாம் எப்பத்தான் அந்த காலம் வருமோன்னு தெரியல

அட்லீஸ்ட் அந்த புத்தகத்துல இருக்குற கதைய பத்தி சீக்கிரமா ஒரு பதிவ போட்டு தாக்குங்க
small request
(தமிழ்ல )

சிபி said...

சொல்ல மறந்துட்டேன் me the 5th

அப்பாடா பயங்கரவாதி டாக்டர் செவனுக்கு முன்னாடி பின்னூட்டம் போட்டாச்சு


Jolly Jumper ஜாலி ஜம்ப்பர் said...

இதோ நானும் வந்துட்டேன். (அதாவது பயங்கரவாதிக்கு முன்பே வந்து கமெண்ட்டு போடுவதில்)

Jolly Jumper ஜாலி ஜம்ப்பர் said...

இந்த புத்தகத்தில் என்னென்ன கதைகள் வந்துள்ளன என்று தெரிந்து கொள்வதில் ஆர்வமாக உள்ளேன். விரைவில் முழு நீள பதிவை வெளியிடவும்.

Jolly Jumper ஜாலி ஜம்ப்பர் said...

வில்லியம்சனின் வரைகலை ரசிக்கத்தக்க ஒன்றாகும். இவரது திறமை தமிழில் வேறேதாவது காமிக்ஸ் கதைகளில் வந்துள்ளனவா? தெரியப்படுதுங்களேன்.

Jolly Jumper ஜாலி ஜம்ப்பர் said...

இரண்டரை வருடங்கள் என்றால் குறைந்தது நான்கு கதைகளாவது இருக்கும் என்றே நம்புகிறேன். இரண்டரை ஆண்டுகளும் இரண்டாயிரத்து ஐநூறு ரூபாயும் சரியாகத்தான் போகும்.

Suresh said...

Yes every Post Muthu makes it interesting.

Hope to see soon the review and stories in the book.

Vedha said...

Hi Muthu Fan,

welcome back. this post was much unexpected. am also waiting for the book from amazon.

i also booked the same one.

the entire value in dollars is worth for the cover image itself, if i may exaggerate a little bit. What do you say?

Vedha said...

by the way, what is your opinion about the rip kirby books, i've bought them as well. they are good. still i feel there is something that is missing from those books.

Vedha said...

If possible, kindly do a posting on the corrigan book with some inner pages and details about the stories published.

it may be 2 or more months for us to get the book over here.

Vedha said...

//Question: Are you, by the way, giving any tip to me to look after trolleys with one wheel broken to get books like this?//

Mr ulaga kamiks rasigar, nice question. why is that there is no post from your end for more than 2 months?