INTERVIEW: Colorist Brian Reber on his Exclusive Valiant Contract


Valiant Comics have been building up an exclusive roster of creators over the last few months. From writer Joshua Drysart to artists Doug Braithwaite and Trevor Hairsine, the company have a number of creatives on exclusive contract. But unlike any other company I can think of, they didn’t stop with announcing writers and artists – […]

Marvel adds perks for Comics Unlimited Plus plan at $99 a year


Marvel’s been offering all-you-can-eat access to its digital comics for $69 a year, but they’ve just announced Marvel Unlimited Plus, which adds a new level of perks like special Marvel events at cons and exclusive toys. All for $99 a year. Which is pretty cheap, all things considered. ·         Instant Access To Over 13,000 Digital […]

13 years later, Ed Kramer is finally going to trial this December


After delays, house arrest and an endless sucession of lawsuits, former Dragon Con co-founder Ed Kramer is finally going to trial After a hearing, discussing Kramer’s health issues, Judge Karen Beyers announced Kramer’s trial for child molestation for Dec. 2 and 9. Following accusations by two teenaged boys that he had acted improperly towards them, […]

Marvel Month-to-Month Sales July 2013: What did Spider-Man Month reveal?


by Paul O’Brien

July is Spider-Man month, with the launch of SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN and the relaunch of AVENGING SPIDER-MAN as SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP. We’ve also got the launch of AVENGERS A.I. and the miniseries HUNGER, both spinning out of AGE OF ULTRON.

For once, DC had the largest dollar share of the North American direct market, leading Marvel by 32.5% to 32.3%. In units, Marvel edge it by 36% to 34%. Either way, a much closer month than usual, with DC placing some high-selling books at the very top of the chart.