This week on Podcorn Podcast, Brandon Montclare and Alex Lu sit down to talk about our favorite pastime– comic book sales analysis. For years, sites like The Beat, ICV2, and Comichron have analyzed unofficial sales figures to try and figure out which direct market books were on the chopping block and which were here to stay. However, in an era where the direct market is just one piece of a pie that includes digital sales, libraries, and bookstore markets, do the numbers mean as much anymore? That’s what we’re here to find out.
Every Wednesday, I talk about comics with Brandon Montclare, writer of the hit Image series Rocket Girl and co-writer of Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur series.
We gab about what we’re reading now, what books we consider classics (Brandon loves Dark Knight Strikes Again…), and the hottest gossip of the industry. Occasionally, the inimitable artist Amy Reeder (Rocket Girl, Batwoman) stops by. Check out our full show archive at podcornpodcast.com.
Intro/Outro music this week is American Money by BØRNS, off his album Dopamine.
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Alex is the Managing Editor of the Comics Beat. He is also a freelance comics editor with previous credits at Papercutz. He is your go-to fella for creator interviews, conversations about comic book structure, and general DC Comics nerding. Currently geeking out over movies, too.