Comcis periodical sales are either stagnant or stable depending on how you like your glass.
“Five years ago, Marvel was in charge, and they ruled everything I did as a retailer. It was ‘Marvel first.’ Now, they are the bastard children of the industry. I’ve lost probably 25% of my comic readership because 25% of my Marvel fans got tired of my higher cover prices, the non-sequitur storylines, the almost incomprehensible X-Men this and that… Marvel has done nothing to drive the industry towards us.”
The exhibit features over 300 pieces on display, including original comic book art and movie props and costumes.
When asked how his art has changed and evolved over the last 30 years, Jurgens said, “The changes to my art are influenced by what I write. The best way to tell a story also changes over time.”
“Here’s an imprint for you, and you, and you!”
As one of Marvel’s longest creator runs comes to an end, Dan Slott is taking time to stop and smell the roses with Amazing Spider-Man Annual #42. Will the quiet story centered the classic Spidey supporting cast members be the start of Slott’s big Spidey send-off? Also, the mystery of Kamala Khan’s disappearance in Ms. Marvel #27 […]
In what may or may not become a long-standing tradition, Alan Moore has answered questions at Christmas set by the members of a Facebook group called The Really Very Serious Alan Moore Scholars’ Group, who are, as the name might suggest, a bunch of people who are interested in his work. This set of Qs […]
Despite the showbiz hoopla, there is usually a lot of comics news that sneaks through at Comic-Con, and with everything we’ve been talking about of late – a changing market, and the Big Two’s attempts to change with it – one would expect that to be of some interest at Comic-Con. So here’s a little […]
There is change in the air in comicbookland. It may be more than in the air…it may be in the streams, lakes and landfills, too. Maybe it’s here already and we just don’t know it – or don’t want to admit it. Certainly, this week’s BookScan report was a different look…and, I think, a significant […]
It’s that time of the month where comics sales pundits analyze monthly sales. ICv2 has it’s industry standard sales estimates, and praise for how DC turned the ship around with Rebirth. Comic sales in September demonstrate just how dramatic the “Rebirth” impact on DC Comics sales has been. A year ago, in September 2015, there […]