By Rob Staeger Last month Drawn & Quarterly published the second installment in Mimi Pond’s fictionalized memoir, The Customer Is Always Wrong. A sequel to 2014’s Over Easy, The Customer is Always Wrong follows aspiring cartoonist Madge (based on the author) during her years waitressing at the Imperial Café, an Oakland eatery populated with a […]
I know things look kind of bad, especially the one year comparisons to August 2016. But recall that that month had DC’s best first-month sales of the modern Diamond era (the data I have goes back to March 2003). August 2017 was really just back to typical overall sales figures for DC.
Taimur Dar, AJ Frost, and Alex Lu take a look at the character development of our favorite misanthropic anthropomorphic animals in season four of BOJACK HORSEMAN.
by Xavier Lancel Welcome to a new analysis of the Marvel sales. Reminder: I’m French, that’s why I’m talking funny. Please address your complaints to my “come on, that Valerian movie wasn’t that bad” country. For any information about the French magazine on US comics I’m editing, please send me a message using my e-mail […]
In June 2016, DC Comics began its Rebirth initiative. After a wave of criticism surrounding the way they have treated their characters’ rich histories since 2011’s New 52 relaunch, DC has decided to rebrand. They hope that by restoring their characters’ pasts, they will restore readers’ faith in them as well. Do they succeed? That’s […]
Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at DC’s sales figures. Many have noticed that DC have yet, a year in, to cancel any of their Rebirth series. Contrast this to the New 52, where several series didn’t make it past their eighth issues. This despite the fact that there […]
By Brian Hibbs As I write this, it’s the deadline to order the October “Legacy” re-positioning from Marvel, with the lenticular covers. Marvel has been explicit that if we don’t order the lenticulars by the initial order deadline of 8/24, then we should expect to get allocated on any orders we might place. One of […]
By Mark Peters Jack Kirby—who would have turned 100 this month, if he and we were luckier—is best known for his corporate creations, which are omnipresent in pop culture. As co-creator of the Marvel Universe, Kirby launched the heroes and villains currently taking over the world via the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Captain America, the Avengers, […]
The long-awaited debut of King and Gerads’ take on Kirby’s Fourth World is here!
May was a five-Wednesday month, wherein publishers typically shop more titles than they do in a normal month, and Image was no exception: they shipped 60 comics in May, compared to 52 comics in April, 59 in March (also a five-Weds month), 49 in February, 45 in January, 47 in December, 48 in November, 55 in October and 52 in September. They shipped only 41 comics in May 2016.