So, just for a moment I'm going to soapbox about the fact that it bothers me when Overstreet doesn't price some books. I get it, if you look in their mission statement and information about their publication history Mr. Overstreet himself says he won't price the 'naughty' books. That being said, I hate to break it to him - but all those Phantom Lady books back in their day were scandal if there was a thing. There are all sorts of examples to pull from which throw any reason for this being the norm into doubt. Look, I get it that the Tarot Witch of the Black Rose books have a lot of nudity - however my wife reads them and if there was a gal whom would be quick to point out pornography for its own sake I'm certain she would. Not to mention, I dunno how many readers there are out there - but if you can find a more feminine supportive book which teaches values like it does I challenge you to do so.
But the real rub is with the Grimm line. All of them. Check an Overstreet and you'll find nary a book being mentioned in its hallowed pages. I've even written them and inquired as to the reason. My response was stony silence. Guess there are still some folks around, even within such a barrier breaking industry like comics whom are still a little uncomfortable about their views on sexuality and sensuality. Having a price for the books doesn't endorse any lifestyle choice nor does it incriminate the publisher for having affiliations with those respective creative companies. Both Zenescope and Broadsword are companies run by respectable and people driven organizations whom have stood the test of time in the comics industry. And in case anyone is wondering - ask Simm how easy that was. It's a dis-service to those companies and to the fans whom have created a wonderful collecting community (just sent off the 4th Grimm book to be slabbed for the wife) that is of the most discerning readers out there. If you have any feelings on this, I encourage you to respond to this or to contact me personally if you feel that strongly but don't wish to have it be so publicized. Thanks !