DC Month-to-Month Sales January 2008

DC COMICS MONTH-TO-MONTH SALES: JANUARY 2008 by Marc-Oliver Frisch With Justice League of America, DC Comics only had one book selling above 70,000 units in January. As a consequence, the publisher’s average periodical sales saw a steep drop, falling to around 27,000, their lowest level since January 2005. Similarly, average sales of the company’s DC […]

More on Dave Stevens

The comics industry and blogosphere has been overflowing with tributes to the late Dave Stevens, who died Monday. His work influenced many people — more than you might think given the relative scarcity of his output. A couple of news notes: — Stevens’ mother has requested that in lieu of flowers, people make donations to […]

James Jean 2 Prada

Turns out Paul Pope isn’t the only cartoonist with a designer collectin coming out. Chris Butcher links to many photos of the Spring prada line which contains numerous designs by none other than James Jean. Much more in link. Now, if only the models didn’t look like the Olsen twins channeling the Stepford Wives.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits from ALL OVER

• REMINDER: The deadline for submitting material to the Eisner Awards judges is this Friday, March 14. Submission information can be found here. § SAME HAT! SAME HAT! unearths a few pieces of D&Q news: Seiichi Hayashi’s Red Colored Elegy and Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s Goodbye will be out in July instead of April. And Adrian Tomine’s […]

Interview round-up

§ ICv2 has a two-par interview with First Second’s Mark Siegel: What were your big hits for the second half of 2007 through the holiday season? Laika and Robot Dreams have had all sorts of interesting things happen for them (Laika is Nick Abadzis and Robot Dreams is Sara Varon). It’s a delightful thing to […]

Morning Briefing 2: Singer/Superman, TenNapel, etc

§ Yes there WILL be a Superman Returns sequel, director Bryan Singer tells Empire and he WILL be directing it: “That movie made $400 million!” Singer says incredulously. “I don’t know what constitutes under-performing these days…Look, I can understand, I suppose, what some people mean. Perhaps some people went in with the expectation of it […]

You spoke, we ate a gyro!

Thanks to every who voted in our little poll yesterday. The results were pretty much what we expected, although everyone who wants gossip, please be prepared to buy us lunch because if we did that, we’d never ever get invited anywhere cool ever again. Very few of you wanted guests or columnists, which is interesting. […]