Marvel: 40% of our readers are female and our sales are just fine, thanks

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Marvel’s David Gabriel, their svp – print, sales & marketing, doesn’t do too many interviews, but a three parter at ICv2 is a news packed doozy from Marvel’s testing a $35 Deadpool book in a mass market retailer to their growing participation in Scholastic Book Fairs. Here’s Part Two and Part Three, and you’ll want […]

Report: March trilogy has sold so many copies the printer ran out of paper

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Since its debut last week, March Book Three, the final volume in the trio of graphic novels telling the story of Rep. John Lewis and the fight for civil rights, has not only bested everything on Amazon but Harry Potter, according to artist Nate Powell,they’ve had to print so many copies the printer ran out […]

SDCC ’16: DC now sells more graphic novels than periodicals

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A lot has been reported from DC’s press breakfasts but I don’t think anyone directly called out this headline…and what a headline it is. More of DC’s revenue comes from graphic novels and the backlist than periodicals. I’m told this has been true for several years. Of course the powerhouse performance of all-time sellers like Watchmen, […]

Statistics: eBay reveals hot pop culture franchises – Star Wars and Mr. Robot

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Using data of sales and sales velocity on their auction platform ver the last ten years, eBay has taken crack at picking the most popular pop culture franchises. And to little surprise, the #1 franchise is Star Wars, with nearly $600 million in merchandise sold, followed by Batman with $216 million. Interestingly Marvel’s highest ranking […]