Government Shutdown Hits Comics


    By Bruce Lidl While wandering the aisles at the 2013 Alternative Press Expo in San Francicso this past weekend, overwhelmed by comics, comix, and knitted hats, the problems dominating Washington DC seemed very far away indeed. Yet, even here among the alternative nerds, we felt the effects of the government shutdown, depriving us […]

How many comics shops are there? Diamond had 2,638 accounts in September 2013


How many comic shops are there in the US? In the late ’80s/early ’90s, numbers like 8,000 were thrown around, but the great Distribution Wars of the ’90s took that down to what many reported to be south of 2000. Since then, the numbers have slowly built up, and on Thurdasy morning, Diamond announced that […]

Miracleman is back in January and here are the variant covers


Marvel just sent out some artwork to go along with the blockbusting news that FINALLY Miracleman/Marvelman is coming back, with Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham finishing their run on the book that was abandoned more than 20 years ago. If nothing else NYCC ’13 was the event that answered two of the biggest questions in […]

NYCC ’13: The wrap-up begins


by Jeffrey O. Gustafson First, I’d like to thank Heidi MacDonald for giving me the opportunity to report from the convention this year. I’d also like to praise the security and staff at the Jacob K. Javit’s center for accomplishing the very difficult task of corralling the tens of thousands of people who crowded into […]