David Carter dives in DC’s December 2016 sales!
By Victor Van Scoit Last year SyFy gave us Lev Grossman’s The Magicians brought to life from page to screen by co-creators John McNamara and Sera Gamble. Grossman’s novels were tailor made for those who experienced the wonder of reading Harry Potter and The Narnia Chronicles, yet wondered where the real angst, insecurity, and issues of […]
by Bryon@miniworld (Here’s an op-ed written by a veteran vendor who attends many comics events a year. We’ve been hearing a lot of viewpoints on the comic-con explosion from creators and publishers but here’s the view of someone in the trenches behind a booth. It has been edited slightly for flow.) WHATEVER HAPPENED TO COMIC-CON? […]
by Duke Harrington [originally posted at Shangalla.com] Continuing our look at November 2016 sales (to retailers) from the smaller publishers in the North American comic book market, it’s time to turn our attention to Los Angeles-based BOOM Studios. The company released 23 regular comics book issues last month, but the majority — 14, or 60.9 […]
by Duke Harrington [originally posted at Shangalla.com] According to data from Diamond Distributers, and the monthly sales charts compiled ICv2.com and Comichron.com, Dark Horse Comics is America’s fifth largest comic book company, both in terms of dollar sales and units sold. In November 2016, the company solicited 28 regular comic books for sale to specialty […]
by Duke Harrington [originally posted at Shangalla.com] I’m a big fan of the monthly sales chart found over on The Beat. But while I seem to remember them covering smaller companies at one time, for a long time now they’ve only tracked to top three American comic book companies: Marvel, DC, and Image. Those three […]
Image shipped 48 comics in November (a low number for them, even with it being a five-Wednesday month), compared to 55 in October and 52 in September. They shipped 62 in November 2015.
Kyle Pinion and Alex Lu review this week’s DC Comics releases!
Luke Healy tells Alex Dueben about the inspiration for his new graphic novel How to Survive in the North, and why most Artic expeditions end in disaster
Featuring Beat staff members and special contributions from some of the best cartoonists of the year. It was a wild year but there were some good comics to keep us entertained and thinking.