May Sales now online: Amazing Spidey #1 up to 545k


  [Editor’s note: I’ve posted today’s complete charts and numbers for May 2014 along with commentary from John jackson Miller from Comichron. My own comments are in itals thus.] by John Jackson Miller Marvel’s Original Sin #1 led the market in a month that included a Spider-Man movie release and what Diamond Comic Distributors reported […]

Denver Comic Con grows, as do table fees, vexing retailers


This weekend’s Denver Comic Con experienced the kind of exponential growth that one expects these days: up to a reported 84,000 people from 63,000 last year. However with growth comes expenses, and some dealers were not thrilled about the rise in table costs. According to one who wrote to The Beat: I’m a dealer at […]

New York’s big calm convention weekend


It was a busy weekend for comics in and around New York City, with EternalCon, New York Comic Fest and Special Edition: New York all taking place, as well as a few satellite events. All three cons were a success, judging by comments from participants, and online reports. I think it’s fair to say that […]

Special Edition NYC 2014: My Opinion

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Yesterday, I was up in Westchester.  Today, I was at the Javits Convention Center, attending ReedPOP’s Special Edition NYC.  The show was a condensed, comics-only version of the much larger New York Comic Con, The North Hall, which usually houses Artist Alley, hosted a diverse selection of retailers, creators, and related exhibitors. My goal?  Spectate, […]