Marvel’s David Gabriel: we haven’t sold comics in bookstores for months and no one noticed

Marvel’s David Gabriel: we haven’t sold comics in bookstores for months and no one noticedhttp://ift.tt/eA8V8J

Remember what I was just saying about how if Marvel made any money selling periodicals in bookstores, they would never have stopped the program? David Gabriel, sr vp of sales at Marvel spoke to Calvin Reid at PW, and gives the entire overview:

Gabriel confirmed that Marvel’s single-issue comics program to bookstores has been ended. He said that Marvel ended newsstand sales of print comics “about two years ago,” and the single-issue program at BAM and B&N “ended almost three months ago to no fanfare or notice from the comics industry.” Gabriel said “the business in the direct market [the comics shop market] is a much stronger model and try as we might, we have not been able to make the comics newsstand model work for years, I don’t think anyone has.”

I had no idea Marvel had ceased newsstand sales TWO YEARS AGO. But the fact that it took MONTHS for anyone to notice there were no more Marvel comics in B&Ns should tell you how many of these copies were cold.

So yeah, there you go: comics on newsstands RIP. Luckily we have the book channel and the digital channel to make up for it. All good. Moving on.

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A page of Declan Shalvey’s art from the new Warren Ellis Moon Knight book

A page of Declan Shalvey’s art from the new Warren Ellis Moon Knight bookhttp://ift.tt/19Aw6ot

Speaking of Marvel periodicals:

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Axel Alonso just tweeted another preview page from the upcoming MOON KNIGHT book by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey. Looking forward to seeing this colored AND reading it.

Moon Knight comes out in March.

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Nice Art: Mister X poster gallery by Jaime Hernandez and Paul Rivoche

Nice Art: Mister X poster gallery by Jaime Hernandez and Paul Rivochehttp://ift.tt/1bxA3tV

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There was never ever nor will there ever be a better promotional campaign than this one for Voxtex Comics Mister X series, which was mostly written by Gilbert Hernandez with Jaime and Mario, and drawn by Jaime Hernandez and designed by Dean Motter and Paul Rivoche. Alas it turned out that Voxtex was another small time comics company that didn’t pay on time, (Rivoche, who designed some of these amazing posters, quite before the project came out) and the experience pretty much soured the Hernandez on mainstream comics for ever. Actually, that’s no an alas, that’s a HOORAY! After Los Bros drew four issues, a guy named Seth took over.

Dark Horse put out a collection a few years ago which is apparently pretty hard to find.

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I had these posters but they were destroyed in a fire. =(

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Marvel no longer selling single issues in chain bookstores

Marvel no longer selling single issues in chain bookstoreshttp://ift.tt/19Ci74V

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Marvel is no longer selling periodical comics to Barnes and Noble and Books-a-Million, the two largest chain book stores. Good-Ereader confirmed this with employes at both stores.

Barnes and Noble has a flagship store in Union Square, in New York City. This is the location where they tend to have unveiling events for the Nook product line. Two sources at this store have confirmed that they will no longer sell single issue Marvel Comics.  An official Barnes and Noble spokesman has also confirmed that they will continue to sell graphic novels and trade paperback editions of Marvel properties, because they are sourced through Hachette.  Customers will still be able to purchase single issues produced by DC and Dark Horse.

Books-A-Million has also confirmed that they are no longer carrying Marvel titles at the head office. Contacts within the receiving and ordering departments have said that Marvel titles are simply not available on their lists anymore. They are basically unable to order single issues comics at all.



It’s been confirmed that this was Marvel’s decision, and Marvel hasn’t returned any answers to press inquires as to why they made the move.

While Michael Koslowski at Good-ereader speculates that this may be somehow tied in to Marvel’s evolving secretive plans to develop their own digital all-in-one app, to say there must be a reason for all this that isn’t readily apparent is an understatement. (Some had speculated this might be retaliation for Marvel’s comics not being available on Nooks—as with now B&N removed DC graphic novels after they went exclusive digitally on Amazon—but that is not the case.)

It’s also surprising given that Marvel has definitely been increasing its bookstore presence slowly but clearly, with an original graphic novel line that seems to be doing well— and other done-in-one initiatives.

Stepping clearly into the realm of speculation, I can tell you one thing: if this program had been a big money maker, I can’t imagine that Marvel would have stopped it in a million years. Or a Books-a-million years, if you prefer.

And finally, for those who hold onto the touching 80s notion that “if only we could get comics on newsstands we could save comics!”, I got news for you. Demolition. Setting aside the fact that comics have probably been saved, “newsstands” can’t save Newsweek magazine anymore, let alone Scarlet Spider.

*****

Above photo of a rack of bagged, alarming comics taken at liquidation center Remy’s Underground in Damariscotta, Maine, December 2012.

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Let’s Talk Comic Book Podcasts with Jim Viscardi [Interview]

Let’s Talk Comic Book Podcasts with Jim Viscardi [Interview]http://ift.tt/1dkIQE5

Podcasts continue to rise as a form of entertainment, and comics – being one of those mediums most in-touch with the internet – have risen up and provided a wealth of quality comic book podcasts. Let’s Talk Comics, hosted by Jim Viscardi, is one of the more recent additions to this fast-growing world of comic podcasts.

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Having worked at Marvel for five years, Viscardi moved on earlier this year, but has kept that address book to hand for Let’s Talk Comics. So far the show has already featured one-on-one conversations with people like Rick Remender, Skottie Young, Ryan Stegman and Brian Michael Bendis, and many other creators will be featured on the show in 2014. You can find out more about the podcast by following through to the website – or by sticking around here, because Jim very kindly agreed to chat with me about the show!

Steve: In case there are any people who aren’t aware of Mighty James Viscardi, can you give a quick rundown of your history in comics thus far?

Jim: HA! Anyone who tells you that flattery won’t get you anywhere is a complete liar. I was part of the Marketing/PR/Sales brain-trust at Marvel from 2008 to September of this year. During my time there, I worked on promoting everything from Secret Invasion all the way to Infinity (and beyond).

Steve: What prompted you to start up a podcast?

Jim: I won’t lie – starting this podcast was purely of selfish intent. I love podcasts, and there are a bunch of quality comic ones out there, most of them hosted by good friends of mine. But when I went searching for a podcast that was less “project of the week” and more about process and the road to becoming a published, successful creator – I came up empty. So I figured if I want one to listen to – I might as well make one for myself! In my time working at Marvel, I loved hearing stories about the process from creators, and how their careers grew.

The goal for Let’s Talk Comics is to shed some light on creator “Origin Stories” and talk about what life is like in the industry, how it’s changed and what they did to get to where they are today. Because if we’re being honest, making comics is not an easy process and these are the hard-working heroes behind the heroes. I think their stories should be told.

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Steve: Have you been surprised by anything you’ve heard from creators on the podcast? Are there any common themes you didn’t expect to crop up in the interviews?

Jim: Hearing what folks have done before they were able to make a living off comics has been a lot of fun. It’s been all over the map and I don’t think I can ever guess what someone might tell me. The common theme here though is – everyone had another job while trying to make comics. It’s something you hear all the time and it rings true with each and every interview.

The show focuses on making superhero stories, and the behind the scenes of all that.

Steve: Are you looking to interview writers, artists, letterers, colourers, editors, all kinds of different creators?

Jim: All of the above. It takes a small army to make a comic and each and every part is important.

Steve: Podcasts have become this great new form of journalism, or criticism, or however you want to describe it. What do you think has been the appeal of comics podcasts, especially over the last few years or so?

Jim: Personally, I think listening to podcasts is very much an intimate experience. It’s like you’ve snuck into a conversation with someone and they’re letting you stay to listen. You also get more of a sense of the person being interviewed – their personality shows much more than, say, in a text interview. I mean, take the iFanboy guys for instance; when you listen to that show – you feel like you’re among friends. Their respect for creators and their comfort level with each other and with what they cover is what makes it such an enjoyable experience.

Steve: How do you feel about the surge in interest regarding the behind-the-scenes of comics making? Do you think it’s good to have this openness and eagerness to talk and inspire new aspiring creators, or is it sad to have lost a little of the mystery?

Jim: I only buy DVD’s/Blu-Rays for the bonus content these days. I think there is something fascinating about how much work and love goes into the final product. Especially for those seeking out inspiration for their own journey. I just did an episode with Brian Michael Bendis and in it, he mentioned that when he was coming up in the industry, nobody was talking about how comics got made. Coming into the industry new, the whole process was total guesswork. Today (and thanks to the Internet) finding out how to make comics couldn’t be easier.

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The fundamental need for hard work is still there at the root of it all, but the technical understanding of the process is easier to wrap your head around. And I’ve found that sometimes, listening or reading about someone who experienced the same hardships aspiring creators might be facing now can be the motivation that person needs to keep going.

Steve: Who’re coming up next on the podcast? What can we expect over the next few weeks?

Jim: I’ve got some great chats coming up with some great folks. And while I don’t want to let too many cats out of the bag, I can say my next two shows feature Nathan Edmondson and Kelly Sue DeConnick. They were both a lot of fun to talk to and I think listeners will really enjoy getting to know them both better. I know I certainly did.

Many thanks to Jim for his time! You can find him online on Twitter, and find Let’s Talk Comics right here!

You can find me – I’m Steve Morris! – on twitter here, and writing at various places.

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Cover for Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH graphic novel revealed

Cover for Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH graphic novel revealedhttp://ift.tt/JFfLrH

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Director Darren Aronofsky is a big comics nerd, and although he’s never gone all the way with several attempted comics-based films (including Watchmen and Wolverine), he’s done the reverse commute with a graphic novel based on his weird movie The Fountain (adapted by Kent Williams) and soon, NOAH, an adaptation of his screenplay by co-writer Ari Handel and artist Niko Henrichon. The cover for the book, to be released by Image, has just been revealed.

The film comes out on March 28th and stars Russell Crowe as Noah, with Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins, etc etc. It’s about a flood. Here is the poster:

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Gal Wonder: Gadot talks Wonder Woman, breasts and shekels

Gal Wonder: Gadot talks Wonder Woman, breasts and shekelshttp://ift.tt/JFfN2S

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Poor Gal Gadot, One minute she was just a talented, beautiful young actress minding her own business. Now she carries the hopes and dreams of an entire nation after having been cast as Wonder Woman in Superman Vs Batman. And as is the way with the internet, she was also minutely examined for her fitness for the role. She she’s given her first interview on the hubbub. Since Gadot is Israeli, it was in Hebrew, but a fan has translated it, and to be fair, it’s pretty awesome.

When asked about those who claim that she’s too skinny for the role, Gadot had this to say: “Hmm. I represent the Wonder Woman of the new world. Breasts… anyone can buy for 9,000 shekels and everything is fine. By the way, Wonder Woman is amazonian, and historically accurate amazonian women actually had only one breast. So, if I’d really go ‘by the book’…it’d be problematic.” She also spoke about the physical grind of preparing for the role. “It’s the physical preparations that I’m starting now,” said Gadot. “A very serious training regimen – Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, jujutsu, Brazilian…1,000 and 1 things…I’ll gain body mass.”



You hear that people? Body Mass. WE hear milkshakes are good for that kind of thing.

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Marvel’s David Gabriel: we haven’t sold comics in bookstores for months and no one noticed

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Remember what I was just saying about how if Marvel made any money selling periodicals in bookstores, they would never have stopped the program? David Gabriel, sr vp of sales at Marvel spoke to Calvin Reid at PW, and gives the entire overview:

Gabriel confirmed that Marvel’s single-issue comics program to bookstores has been ended. He said that Marvel ended newsstand sales of print comics “about two years ago,” and the single-issue program at BAM and B&N “ended almost three months ago to no fanfare or notice from the comics industry.” Gabriel said “the business in the direct market [the comics shop market] is a much stronger model and try as we might, we have not been able to make the comics newsstand model work for years, I don’t think anyone has.”

I had no idea Marvel had ceased newsstand sales TWO YEARS AGO. But the fact that it took MONTHS for anyone to notice there were no more Marvel comics in B&Ns should tell you how many of these copies were cold.

You may also recall a few months ago Marvel publisher Dan Buckley throwing cold water on the romantic notion of kids walking into a 7-11 to buy a Coke Zero whilst SnapChatting on their iPhone and seeing a spinner rack and falling in love again. Not gonna happen,” said Buckley:

The question was raised if these comics will “be in 7-11s”—a reference to a commonly expressed desire among those who wish to see comics returned to an easily accessible newsstand environment. Buckley pointed out that “we think about 7-11s because a lot of us started at 7-11s or a facsimile of 7-11s.” But, he noted, “It’s not about being in 7-11s per se, it’s about being where kids are now. The new five-and-dime shop is a kid grabbing your smart phone or tablet and finding the stuff that they like or you feel comfortable them looking at.”

So yeah, there you go: comics on newsstands RIP. Luckily we have the book channel and the digital channel to make up for it. All good. Moving on.

Nice Art: Mister X poster gallery by Jaime Hernandez and Paul Rivoche

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There was never ever nor will there ever be a better promotional campaign than this one for Voxtex Comics Mister X series, which was mostly written by Gilbert Hernandez with Jaime and Mario, and drawn by Jaime Hernandez and designed by Dean Motter and Paul Rivoche. Alas it turned out that Voxtex was another small time comics company that didn’t pay on time, (Rivoche, who designed some of these amazing posters, quite before the project came out) and the experience pretty much soured the Hernandez on mainstream comics for ever. Actually, that’s no an alas, that’s a HOORAY! After Los Bros drew four issues, a guy named Seth took over.

Dark Horse put out a collection a few years ago which is apparently pretty hard to find.

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I had these posters but they were destroyed in a fire. =(

Please keep Stan Sakai and his family in your thoughts

Please keep Stan Sakai and his family in your thoughtshttp://ift.tt/1dOR85p

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Usagi Yojimbo creator and legendary nice guy Stan Sakai has had a difficult year as his wife Sharon has been undergoing many medical troubles. However, another tragedy struck the Sakai family, as Stan’s 20 month old grandson Leo has passed away after being found unconscious and not breathing. This is an unimaginable tragedy for anyone, and for people who have been so kind and giving and good as Stan and Sharon to undergo it is a harsh reminder of the random cruelty of life.

There was already a benefit underway to help with Sharon’s medical bills; while nothing can make things better, during times of stress, some extra cash to help with the unexpected can be of use. More details on various ways to help are here.

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ZEN PENCILS collection coming from Andrews McMeel in 2014

ZEN PENCILS collection coming from Andrews McMeel in 2014http://ift.tt/1fVtDZS

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Over the objections of Abhay Khosla, ZEN PENCILS, the webcomic that turns famous essays and quotes into comics, is being turned into a book, artist Gavin Aung Than has announced:

Many of you have wanted this and I can now finally reveal that I’VE SIGNED A BOOK DEAL!!! Yes, I’m very excited to say there will be a Zen Pencils book collection out in 2014. It’s being published by Andrews McMeel, who specialise in comic collections, publishing iconic strips such as Calvin and Hobbes, Zits, Get Fuzzy and also other webcomics like The Oatmeal. It’s planned for release in the second half of 2014. The book will collect 40-50 of my best strips and will also include an exclusive fold-out poster. Pretty cool, right? It’s a dream come true for me and I still can’t quite believe it’s happening. We’re still in the early stages of putting it together, but expect many more updates in the new year.



While Zen Pencils’ semi-cutesy cartoon style is not for everyone, i can see this being a good self-help book once it’s all put together, and I’m guessing it will find an audience.

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/30/13: At first you thought these were just links. But a closer look left you speechless.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/30/13: At first you thought these were just links. But a closer look left you speechless.http://ift.tt/1fVtDJp

§ Matt Fraction talks about being in recovery and offers some words of advice for those seeking help with an addiction:

And I heard something so true that once again a meeting made me cry and I stood up and said my name and took my first chip and began the process of adding real and actual sobriety to my life. Before that I was clean and I was on fire. I was clean and I was killing myself. I was clean and I was going to kill myself. I was clean and waiting to kill myself. Now I finally found myself out of moves, out places to run, out of excuses, out of energy.

If I was going to save my own life, it was time.

And I did. AA did. NA did.

§ In case you missed any of the Comics Reporter Holiday Interview series, here’s the list thus far:
Colleen Doran
Jeff Lemire
Sam Alden
Gary Tyrell
Dean Mullaney

Kate Deneveu And David Murray

Dave Kellett

Brian Cremins

Genevieve Castrée

Joe McCulloch And Sean T. Collins

Paul Pope

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§ It was an exciting year in Canadian graphic novels, such as Diana Tamblyn’s new one, above.

§ Here’s a report on the support industry springing up around crowdfunding and how it differs from publishers, even though it offers many of the same services:

Every crowdfunding campaign is essentially an act of marketing, with all the connotations of media blitz, customer acquisition and market validation that implies. And that’s why marketing makes up much of the Kickstarter industry’s infrastructure. There are at least three marketing and PR firms — CommandPartners, Agency 2.0 and Shmedia — that focus on crowdfunding, and countless filmmakers who make the famous Kickstarter videos at the top of every project page. The Steven Spielberg of startup filmmaking, Adam Lisagor, did the Coin crowdfunding video that hit no. 1 on YouTube. One reason Kickstarter companies require a new industry of service providers is because crowdfunding has turned e-commerce on its head. Everything that Amazon figured out in the late 1990s assumed you were starting with a product and searching for customers to close a sale. With crowdfunding, you start with hundreds of sales and go in search of a product. It’s a sophisticated form of market testing.

BEST OFS:

§ Vice’s Nick Gazin picks 10

§ Timothy Callahan has a bunch

§ Abhay Khosla picks many bests and worsts in many categories and lays a smackdown on Zen Pencils, the website that illustrates famous sayings about self-confidnce. Yesyes we all linked to the Bill Watterson one, but it seems to have gotten a bit Love Is…BUT — SEE NEXT POST.

§ Salon picks The 10 best superhero comics of 2013

§And finally, Lauren David has The Best New Webcomics of 2013 and I urge you to check out a few of these, as the ones I know are excellent, so I’m guessing the ones I don’t may be as well.

§ Two by Jim Zub, one the much quoted Jealousy Is Creative Poison which is good common sense for everyone everywhere. Seriously, make this one of your new year’s resolutions. And this one, about the roller coasted year he had, which started with him being removed from a new 52 writing gig before it even began.

I haven’t spoken publicly about it before but, honestly, the whole thing shook my self confidence to the core. January and February were a slog of frustration and nervousness. I dreaded convention season and people asking questions about it or wondering if I’d screwed the whole thing up. I didn’t want to dwell on it, but I couldn’t stop thinking – What if I’d somehow missed my shot and that was it? I wanted to burrow and hide. I felt like the year was going to waste as I watched friends and colleagues kick ass and take names on new projects. I’ve had setbacks before, but this one pushed a bunch of unexpected emotional buttons and brought me low in a way I haven’t felt in a long time. A lot of those feelings of frustration informed the post I wrote last month about jealousy. Stacy was my rock through all of this. She listened, she advised, she kept me going. She knew other opportunities would present themselves and helped me look towards those instead of beating myself up over things I had no control over.



Zub’s takeaway? Don’t give up. Make that a news year’s resolution, too.

§ On the other hand, a lot of people thought this guy SHOULD give up. On tumblr, someone asked Brian Michael Bendis how to getover writer’s block which lasted 6 or 7 years. Bendis gently suggested maybe he wasn’t a writer.

this will sound harsh but you’re probably not a writer.

writer’s writer every day. it’s ok, not everyone is.

but if you consider yourself one, get off your ass and get back to work!! write about why you haven’t been writing . anything. just write.



…and apparently people on Tumblr who are too busy to be able to write were not too busy to write on tumblr, and the term “ableist” was thrown around and so on. I stopped reading when I got to the guy who has stories “written in his head.”

Admittedly, I’m the wrong person to ask about writer’s block. I don’t always write the thing I’m supposed to write right at the moment I’m supposed to, but when I sit at the computer, I start typing. Sometimes I start at 2 in the morning after I’ve already taken a nap, but I get up and start typing. Force of habit. Sometimes I hear people talking about “writers block” and I think, “What the hell is that?”

Of course it is hard to face the “first blank sheet of paper ” or the first flashing cursor. It takes discipline to be successful at anything, including writing. But if you really want to do it, you have to start pushing the keys, or moving the pen or doing something. And then you are writing and you are a writer. Brigid Alverson has some more practical advice on all this, better phrased and more sympathetic than anything I could offer.

§ While I was away, Image publisher Eric Stephenson had a good rabble rousing interview, which he does quite well.

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Let’s Talk Comic Book Podcasts with Jim Viscardi [Interview]

Podcasts continue to rise as a form of entertainment, and comics – being one of those mediums most in-touch with the internet – have risen up and provided a wealth of quality comic book podcasts. Let’s Talk Comics, hosted by Jim Viscardi, is one of the more recent additions to this fast-growing world of comic podcasts.

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Having worked at Marvel for five years, Viscardi moved on earlier this year, but has kept that address book to hand for Let’s Talk Comics. So far the show has already featured one-on-one conversations with people like Rick Remender, Skottie Young, Ryan Stegman and Brian Michael Bendis, and many other creators will be featured on the show in 2014. You can find out more about the podcast by following through to the website – or by sticking around here, because Jim very kindly agreed to chat with me about the show!

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Marvel no longer selling single issues in chain bookstores

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Marvel is no longer selling periodical comics to Barnes and Noble and Books-a-Million, the two largest chain book stores. Good-Ereader confirmed this with employes at both stores.

Barnes and Noble has a flagship store in Union Square, in New York City. This is the location where they tend to have unveiling events for the Nook product line. Two sources at this store have confirmed that they will no longer sell single issue Marvel Comics.  An official Barnes and Noble spokesman has also confirmed that they will continue to sell graphic novels and trade paperback editions of Marvel properties, because they are sourced through Hachette.  Customers will still be able to purchase single issues produced by DC and Dark Horse.

Books-A-Million has also confirmed that they are no longer carrying Marvel titles at the head office. Contacts within the receiving and ordering departments have said that Marvel titles are simply not available on their lists anymore. They are basically unable to order single issues comics at all.


It’s been confirmed that this was Marvel’s decision, and Marvel hasn’t returned any answers to press inquires as to why they made the move.

While Michael Koslowski at Good-ereader speculates that this may be somehow tied in to Marvel’s evolving secretive plans to develop their own digital all-in-one app, to say there must be a reason for all this that isn’t readily apparent is an understatement. (Some had speculated this might be retaliation for Marvel’s comics not being available on Nooks—as with now B&N removed DC graphic novels after they went exclusive digitally on Amazon—but that is not the case.)

It’s also surprising given that Marvel has definitely been increasing its bookstore presence slowly but clearly, with an original graphic novel line that seems to be doing well— and other done-in-one initiatives.

Stepping clearly into the realm of speculation, I can tell you one thing: if this program had been a big money maker, I can’t imagine that Marvel would have stopped it in a million years. Or a Books-a-million years, if you prefer.

And finally, for those who hold onto the touching 80s notion that “if only we could get comics on newsstands we could save comics!”, I got news for you. Demolition. Setting aside the fact that comics have probably been saved, “newsstands” can’t save Newsweek magazine anymore, let alone Scarlet Spider.

*****

Above photo of a rack of bagged, alarming comics taken at liquidation center Remy’s Underground in Damariscotta, Maine, December 2012.

A page of Declan Shalvey’s art from the new Warren Ellis Moon Knight book

Speaking of Marvel periodicals:

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Axel Alonso just tweeted another preview page from the upcoming MOON KNIGHT book by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey. Looking forward to seeing this colored AND reading it.

Moon Knight comes out in March.

Cover for Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH graphic novel revealed

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Director Darren Aronofsky is a big comics nerd, and although he’s never gone all the way with several attempted comics-based films (including Watchmen and Wolverine), he’s done the reverse commute with a graphic novel based on his weird movie The Fountain (adapted by Kent Williams) and soon, NOAH, an adaptation of his screenplay by co-writer Ari Handel and artist Niko Henrichon. The cover for the book, to be released by Image, has just been revealed.

The film comes out on March 28th and stars Russell Crowe as Noah, with Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins, etc etc. It’s about a flood. Here is the poster:

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