DC and Marvel both drop prices

As reported by Laura Hudson, at today’s ICv2 conference, people were moaning about prices. :

The complaint of high prices was discussed as well, along with the statistics that the average cover price of a comic book in the second quarter of 2010 is now $3.53, up from $3.38 in 2009. “Overall, [fans] are paying more for the same type of content than they were two years ago,” said Griepp.

ICv2 conferees happily go digital

Moving forward with digital was the theme of today’s ICv2 Comics and Digital conference, which kicked off New York Comic Con with an afternoon of panels and idea sharing. And for those who are moving, they are doing so with zeal and purpose. As opposed to previous such industry gatherings, where digital was timidly referring to in veiled terms, left the Gods of Tradition strike the heretics dead, almost all of today’s speakers are living in a world where digital is already a part of their revenue stream. It made for a lively day of engaged attendees.

NYCC 10: The Beat

Where to find The Beat at New York Comic Con:

The Beat 1 Minute Guide to NYCC

Although it’s been a long, hard convention season, enthusiasm for the New York Comic-Con which kicks off tomorrow is running HIGH, especially among our European comics friends, who can’t afford San Diego prices any more, but find New York’s Fall Saver Fares just right. It’s hard to find a better time in New York than early October — crisp air, falling leaves, a certain “buzz” in the air….it’s a good time.

In case you are wondering what to do or where to go, we’ll direct you to the hard work that others have done.

NYCC 10: Who's where — UPDATED

Mostly via Twitter, here’s a roundup of who’s where and signing when . NOTE: We’ll be updating this for the next day or so. New entries are marked with a *.

Nice Art: Paolo Rivera's Batman

While looking up New York Comic Con schedules, we found the above Batman commission by Paolo Rivera, who has worked almost exclusively for Marvel. But in the comments he notes he would love to draw Batman “some day”…hint hint hint.

NYCC 10: Lerner Graphic Universe #2307

Lerner Graphic Universe line hasn’t got much industry attention but it’s putting out some fun books by talented creators for the younger set, Check out that they have to offer.

NYCC 10: Dark Horse #2023

Dark Horse has a battalion of signings and creators and two exclusives: a limited edition Hawaiian Print Domo and a limited printing Xerxes Lithograph! Get ’em while you can!

NYCC 10: Soulcraft Comics #457

Inaki Miranda’s amazing work on TRIBES has gotten a lot of attention, and he’ll be at the show. details below. The creators of the widescreen sci-fi epic TRIBES: The Dog Years, both writer Michael Geszel and all the way from Spain, artist Inaki Miranda, will be signing at the IDW Booth #2115 Saturday 10/9 from […]

NYCC 10: Top Shelf #

Top Shelf has the usual gang of outstanding creators plus Japanese illustrator/manga-ka Akino Kondoh!</strong>

NYCC 10: Abrams Comics Arts

Abrams ComicArts, an imprint of ABRAMS, returns to New York Comic Con to showcase the 2010 line up of high-quality comics related titles.

NYCC 10: Indie Spinner Rack #425

Podcast favorite Indie Spinner Rack (Booth #425) will have the Awesome Anthologies and more but also  a wide array of indie talent whom will  be signing, selling their books and sketches as well. PLUS the big Rock Comic-Con party on Saturday night.

NYCC 10: Ben 10 on 10-10-10

We haven’t been covering a lot of the media stuff at New York Comic Con but we’ll make an exception for Ben 10 because a) it was created by the underrated gang at Man of Action and b) it is doing a cool 10-10-10 promotion, and what better way to celebrate this special day?