DC Month-to-Month Sales: November 2007

by Marc-Oliver Frisch Many of DC Comics’ ongoing problems throughout 2007 persisted in November. With Justice League of America, Justice Society of America and Green Lantern, the publisher’s three best-selling titles on the October chart all failed to come out. The year-long, weekly Countdown to Final Crisis, dragging along a deluge of spin-off titles and […]

One Less Wife update

The final issue of the Spider-man Story “One More Day” came out last week, and events long wished for by Marvel editorial unfolded. We’ll put this rough spoiler in white type and behind the jump, but let’s just say it’s like the last 20 years never happened.

Benazir Bhutto bought comics

We refrain from too much current events here, but the continuing story of the death of Benazir Bhutto has a tiny little comic book connection that adds to the poignancy of it all. If you saw the news this weekend, you’ll recall that Bhutto’s 19-year-old son Bilalwal Zardari has been named the symbolic head of […]

Torchbearers launches

Indefatigable Cheryl Lynn has launchedTorchbearers, am LJ blog given over to…well, we’ll take the liberty of quoting Cheryl’s introductory post in its entirety: Welcome to Torchbearers! This community is in some ways an extension of the Ormes Society. Posts will generally be divided into three sections. Torchbearers: This section will serve to spotlight black female […]

News and notes

With Tom and Dirk both out of commission we’re feeling the pressure to link blog! Luckily not much is going on, because everyone is as focused on the holidays as we are! However, here are things from the past two weeks or so that we had bookmarked: § John Ostrander’s obit for Paul “Zeus” Grant […]


We had a lot of thoughts about this year that just was, but it has all been wiped away by a massive clean up effort at Stately Beat Manor that has dragged us through the 80s and 90s via the wonders of closet cleaning. A few strong impressions of only the past 12 months remain, […]

Persepolis is popular

As the year winds up, the animated PERSEPOLIS and creator Marjane Satrapi are getting vast amount of exposure, keeping graphic novels at the forefront of media news yet again. The film itself has a 98% rating at Rotten Tomatoes and has been winning many awards and plaudits in the season of honoraria including a Golden […]

Hulk photos

Very little visual aid has been released on the upcoming HULK movie, starring Edward Norton. In the film, the Hulk gains the powers to make everyone forget that Ang Lee ever made a Hulk movie. However, MTV has a few — two to be exact — stills. A piece of art — below — has […]

POS thoughts

Over at Newsarama, Vaneta Rogers talks to retailers about POS systems: “Making the transition from cigar box to cash register was not only expensive, but actually took longer to ring up customers. Yet, it was essential,” said John Robinson, co-owner of Graham Crackers Comics Ltd. in Naperville, Ill. “It’s ridiculous and laughable when you come […]