DC Month to Month Sales September 2008

by Marc-Oliver Frisch So, did the financial meltdown have an effect on the periodical comics market in September? Probably not. DC Comics’ periodical business did take a massive hit, mind you, but that had more to do with Final Crisis than with the financial crisis. DC’s big blockbuster event failed to come out in September, […]

To Do Nov 8: SANDMAN live, hosted by Neil Gaiman!

A few tickets are still available for this Sandman reading/CBLDF benefit: Veteran voice actor Tom Wayland and others, will read from some of the most politically charged excerpts of THE SANDMAN written by New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman, in honor of the 20th Anniversary of THE SANDMAN. Presented by the CBLDF and Vertigo, […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits

§ Lea Hernandez is taking commissions. Above is one. § Brigid AlversonJohanna Draper Carlson is giving away copies of BLACK JACK, Vols. 1-3. Hurry, hurry! § Macmillan is running a contest to give away 10 exclusive posters of Neil Gaiman signed by Dave McKean to celebrate the release of Prince of Stories, a literary history […]

DC news and notes: Cancellations, Jones

§ It’s made official at Newsarama. The three long-running titles were part of the “Batman Family” but that family looks to be very dysfunctional after Grant Morrison’s “Batman RIP” storyline wraps up: While fans are still up in the air about whether or not Batman will actually die at the end of Grant Morrison’s “Batman: […]

SKIN HORSE goes to GoComics

Another sign of the times, as GoComics, the comics portal for the digital distribution service uclick and comic strip book behemoth Andrews McMeel, picks up SKIN HORSE by Shaenon K. Garrity and writer Jeffrey C. Wells. Garrity is the creator of numerous webcomics, including the critically acclaimed online comic strip Narbonic. Skin Horse, cowritten by […]

HEREVILLE goes to Abrams

HEREVILLE, the webcomic by Russ Manning Award nominee Barry Deutsch, has been picked up by Abrams for the book treatment. It’s interesting to note that while the rush to sign cartoonists to book deals for original graphic novels has definitely subsided a bit, the publishing world is increasingly looking to webcomics. Trend alert. Amulet Books […]

Funny old world

Not too much posting today because, frankly, I’m emotionally drained after the last few days. Happy, but drained. In addition, I’m giving out an award to Luke Goss from HELLBOY II at the Motion Picture Club luncheon today. How on earth did THAT happen? See, miracles are already happening.