Marvel Month-to-Month Sales – February 2008

By Paul O’Brien After the chaos of the January chart, we’re back to normal in February. And it’s a pretty quiet month. For Marvel, this is a lull between crossovers. We’ve had the Spider-Man relaunch, we’ve had “Messiah Complex”, WORLD WAR HULK is way in the past, and SECRET INVASION isn’t here yet. However, we […]

Levitz vs Jakala

Hey it’s Paul Fridays! as DC head honcho Paul Levitz begins blogging at Blogorama. Another interesting phenomenon is the difference in concentration between three types of graphic novels; manga, the strongest category in bookstores, seems increasingly dominated by a handful of properties; literary graphic novels (about 5% of bookstore sales and less in comic shops), […]

Superman decision fall out

Okay a few links to tide you over. Jeff Trexler continue his coverage of the case with a FAQ and an explanation of why DC isn’t “doomed.” Comics Should Be Good! has an FAQ written in non legalese, and and interview with copyright attorney Brendan McFeely: Despite the Court’s explicit ruling, several factors remain in […]


Sadly, we’re under the weather and can’t summon the energy to cover the huge Superman/Siegel estate copyright decision. It’s very frustrating because we have a lot to say,but need the energy and clarity to say it. So, apologies.