DC month-to-month sales: July 2008

by Marc-Oliver Frisch For the DC Comics’ mainstream line of periodicals, July was the most eventful month in ages. Although the company’s big blockbuster Final Crisis missed its July shipping date, the series saw its first couple of spin-off books with Final Crisis: Requiem and Final Crisis: Rogue’s Revenge. The popular “Batman RIP” storyline returned […]

Archie unveils new logos

Archie Comics continues their modernization efforts with new logos which look…well, different. Via PR: Archie Comics, the world’s largest English-language publisher of all ages comics, is pleased to unveil a new Archie Comics logo that will appear on all of its comic books, digest/double digests and graphic novels. The new Archie Comics’ logo will make […]

To Do: Kim Deitch retrospective at MoCCA

MoCCA has launched a retrospective of one of comicdom’s most underrated storytellers, Kim Deitch. The show was curated by Bill K., and the opening reception is tomorrow, Friday. Bonus: There’s an amazing interview with Deitch in the current Comics Journal. Catch one or both. Major Retrospective of Work by Legendary Underground Cartoonist Kim Deitch Opens […]

“Potty Mouth Batman” variant has lively aftermarket

If you were wondering whether some retailers might just not destroy their copies of ALL-STAR BATMAN #10, but rather dip a toe into the eBay waters, well, you may look no further. There are, as of this writing, some 179 results for the book on eBay, with bidding over $100 on a few of them. […]

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§ USA Today interviews Alicia Torres, whose AMERICAN WIDOW, with artist Sungyoon Choi, has just come out. The book recounts her struggles after the death of her husband in the 9/11 attacks: Over lunch in midtown Manhattan, Torres, 43, remains composed, saying it’s “weird. The book is all about my personal heartbreak,” but “I think […]