Interview: Andy Diggle on the pragmatic world of James Bond

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Andy Diggle is no stranger to wrting some action packed comics, whether its The Losers, his run on Hellblazer, or his recent creator owned series for Dynamite, Uncanny and Control. Now’s he taking on James Bond himself with James Bond: Hammerhead, a six issues mini series  to be drawn by Luca Casalanguida. The series picks up […]

It’s Time To Rethink How Graphic Novels Are Read

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The audience migration from monthly comics to graphic novels (tpbs, if you prefer) has always been a fairly contentious thing. There’s not a lot of point in denying that the book format is continuing to make gains and a lot of new readers prefer it. When Paul Levitz writes about graphic novels being “a clear majority of sales,” it’s probably time for a wider range of people give up the ghost and talk about that format as an end game.

Athlitacomics Runs an End-Around On Diamond

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The professional sports has always been a little more comics friendly than you might initially suspect and the Chicago Bears have been in as deep as any team in the sports world.  You may recall Bears linebacker Lance Briggs writing an issue of Pilot Season a few years back.  Not one to be outdone, recently […]

Is Marvel’s Relaunch Stumbling Out of the Gate?

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The November sales estimate headlines are all about how the market is up, owing to Dark Knight 3, Vader Down and a metric ton of Marvel’s relaunched #1’s. You expect a certain amount of that. Stunts sell, as long as the publishers don’t over-extend the market for variant covers (and they sure seem aggressive in emphasizing those instead of the content in between the covers). What you’d miss out on if you only read the headlines is that Marvel’s #2 and #3 issues aren’t getting a ton of traction relative to those gaudy #1 sales totals.

When DC and Marvel cost less than indie comics

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There’s been quite a bit of comment on the price of new comics and it seems to me that newer readers may not quite understand why readers over the age of, say, 35 are quite so flummoxed at the price of a comics.  Let me provide a little context for how DC and Marvel were […]