Every Wednesday, I talk about comics with Brandon Montclare, writer of the hit Image series Rocket Girl and co-writer of Marvel’s upcoming 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.
October 2015 will be remembered as a big month for comics. The ICv2 numbers for the month are out, and Marvel DOMINATED the top ten with its All-New, All-Different relaunch titles. Their #1s even dethroned the crown king of sales, Batman.
All is not well in fairyland, however. Marvel double-shipped several of their titles in October, and a number of them had surprisingly precipitous falls. DC’s sales continue to slip, and even new Image would-be-superstars like Paper Girls didn’t fare fantastically. Join Brandon and Alex as they take an in-depth look at the October sales and what it means for comics moving forward.
Intro/Outro music this week is Flesh Without Blood by Grimes, from her new album Art Angels.
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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.