Indie Month-to-Month Sales June 2012

Walking Dead rules the top of the charts again, in preparation for next month’s centennial issue, while new entries for Mars Attacks and Harbinger sandwich the ever improving Saga. Elsewhere, Spawn celebrates its 20th anniversary by almost tripling its regular sales and Brian Wood’s The Massive launches encouragingly high, while a bunch of successful recent launches consolidate their figures. Lots of books dropping, further down the charts though.


135 indie books charted this month, up on last month’s 128. The bottom book sold 3,302, down on last month’s 4,477. They sold approximately 1,344,491, down on last month’s 1,392,594. Average sales are 9,959 per book, also down on last month’s 10,880. As usual, UK and European sales from Diamond UK are not reported in this chart.


Out of the 135 books, only 29 went up in sales, far less than last month, and 87 went down, with the rest made up of one-shots and debuts.


HYPE: ICv2 announces Conference on Comics and Digital II for NYCC

Pop culture business news site ICv2 has announced the ICv2 Conference on Comics and Digital II to be held in conjunction with this year’s New York Comic-Con. It will be held on WEDNESDAY, October 10th,1:00 to 5:00 p.m. — in previous years it was held on the Thursday prior to the Con but NYCC is essentially a 4 day show now.

As in previous years, The Beat is a sponsor of this event. Here’s the line-up of panels, with speakers to be announce. All of them sound extremely interesting.

2000 AD gets its own day and date app

Add the UK’s 2000 Ad — home of Judge Dredd — to the list of publishers going day and date. They’re even getting their own app, via the Apple Newsstand, which is offering a free introductory 69-page sampler with pages from Judge Dredd: Day of Chaos, Zombo, and Ichabod Azrael.

Subscribers get up to a 24% discount and a selection of free back issues. Single issues are $2.99/£1.99.

Tezuka-esque CIRCUIT BREAKER by McCarthy and Baker is coming from Image Comics

We’ve alluded to this a few times, but Kyle Baker has posted some art from a new Image book by himself and Kevin McCarthy called CIRCUIT BREAKER, which is:

When Kevin sent me his story about a little girl robot in futuristic Tokyo, I thought it would be funny to draw it in the style of my favorite Japanese cartoonist, Osamu Tezuka!

Wolverine II is filming, and Hugh Jackman is looking unkempt

Some set pics of Hugh Jackman from WOLVERINE II, currently known as THE WOLVERINE, which is set in Japan. From these photos, we can assume that in the story, Jackman’s Wolverine character will have a period of extreme self doubt, which evolves into self neglect, from which he will be rescued by a period of intense study of Zen Buddhist philosophy and Japanese fighting techniques.