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.
X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan Volume 1
By: Archie Goodwin Al Williamson
ISBN: 1600106978 ISBN-13: 9781600106972
Publisher: IDW Publishing - 2010-09-21
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. :-)