Diamond Tops for February

Diamond has released its preliminary charts for February, and incredibly, the Spidey-Obama issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN topped the charts for the second straight month. WATCHMEN, BATMAN RIP and SCOTT PILGRIM top the book list. TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS Publisher Unit Market Share Retail Dollar Market Share MARVEL COMICS 47.83% 44.70% DC COMICS 28.27% 26.83% DARK […]

Best Seller roundups: WATCHMEN!

The WATCHMEN rampage continues with a #2 appearance on USA Today’s overall list, behind only Steve Harvey. It remains #1 on Amazon, and has now topped both hardcover and paperback on the NY Times Graphic Books Best Seller lists: Now that the big-screen version of Watchmen has been realized, the most eagerly awaited adaptation of […]

Reminder: 2009 Eisner Award Submission deadline

Today is the deadline for publishers to submit books to be considered for nominations: Comic-Con International, the largest comic book and popular arts event in the United States, announced today that submissions are now being accepted for consideration by the judges for the 2009 Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards. Publishers wanting to submit entries should […]

SCOTT PILGRIM updates

If you go to director Edgar Wright’s Daily Photo blog you can see lots of photos of the SCOTT PILGRIM movie cast training: training for kung fu, training for being in a band, training for wearing moon boots. The above shows Wright himself developing vegan powers. In a way, it’s the anti-WATCHMEN; instead of a […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 3/13/09

§ Hero Complex takes a look at THE UNWRITTEN, the new series by Mike Carey and Peter Gross, with an engaging premise: One of the more intriguing comics on the horizon is “The Unwritten,” a fantasy series that starts off as a dark, smirking riff on the Harry Potter publishing phenomena, then blends in some […]