The bigger picture on Marvel's new digital initiative

While Marvel’s corporate policies don’t allow for too much investment in their print business, they have been really ramping up the digital side of things. Why? Rob Salkowitz looks at the meta side of the new online comics line and AR experiments in terms of how it positions the company:

The Mayans Drive Dynamite To "The Prophecy" Cross-Over Event

By Todd Allen Marvel has AVX. DC has “Night of the Owls.”  IDW has Infestation 2. Image has Image United (hey, it could come out this year).  You’re wondering where Dynamite’s big cross-over event is.  Well, wonder no more. Dynamite’s taken all those Mayan 2012 apocalyptic stories you’ve been reading about on the Internet and become […]

Indies show strength in official February 2012 Diamond Sales Estimates

Over the weekend, I did a rough estimate of Diamond Top 100 sales chart. Good ‘ole Walking Dead turns out to have sold 32,361 in the “official” estimates vs. the 31,596 from January I used for the estimate. That +2.4%, which is just barely outside standard deviation, so it looks like the initial estimates were close again.

Things to do: Comic New York: A Symposium

If you were around comics in New York in 2008, you know that that was the Year of the Symposium, with Post Bang, SPLAT, and probably something else that wasn’t named after a sound effect. Since that epic year, when comics were discussed and analyzed by panels of every type, there have been a few scattered symposia, but nothing that big. Until the announcement of Comic New York: A Symposium, to be held Saturday and Sunday March 24-25 at Columbia University.