Nice Art: Justice League’s Jason Fabok Covers the WonderCon 2016 Program

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Here are the final colors by Brad Anderson and the digital inks by myself for @WonderCon! Check it out pic.twitter.com/mTq5fUCBAF — Jason Fabok (@JasonFabok) February 29, 2016 Artist Jason Fabok (Justice League) has been on the rise at DC Comics. The artists’ signature style filled with sleek line work and impressive, expressive characters has been […]

Retailers Reax to Rebirth: what’s behind that curtain?

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All we’ve seen of Rebirth is a big blue curtain, and there’s a lot of anxiety about what’s behind the curtain. You may recall the game show Let’s Make a Deal where contestants had to pick the prize behind one of three curtains. Will Rebirth be a new car or a box of macaroni and cheese?

The entire comics industry benefits from a strong DC Comics. A lack of customers who are eager to read the exploits of some of the medium’s best known characters is a concerning thing to retailers and even other publishers, who know that the Big Two are the core of the existing business. I’m told even some at Marvel are worried about the effects of Rebirth. DC execs faced many tough questions at the ComicsPRO meting where it was announced, and skepticism and hope were felt in equal measure, sometimes by the same person.

ComicsPRO: Gabriel and Gaines win Industry Appreciation Awards, DC’s four hour town hall

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The ComicsPRO meeting has wrapped up, but not without presenting its two Industry Appreciation awards. Marvel’s svp of sales and marketing David Gabriel won one and MAD/EC founder Bill Gaines won the second. Two awards are presented annually, one to a living and one posthumously. Gabriel released a statement as follows: I am honored to […]

“I love this world but there’s something missing” – DC gets back into its comfort zone with Rebirth

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In his video introducing DC’s Rebirth publishing plan, Geoff Johns calls it a “third rebirth” for DC. At first I thought this referred to the original DC, Silver age Flash and…something else? But he was actually referring to reimagining Green Lantern and the Flash characters with better, more motivated origins. Perhaps more accurately, from an external viewpoint, its the third rebirth of DC in the Diane Nelson era, following the New 52, DCYou and now a new line based on core characters. Or as he put it, in the video’s most quoted line, “It’s not just an event, it’s a mission for us.”

DC Unveils Jim Lee’s HARLEY QUINN AND THE SUICIDE SQUAD APRIL FOOL’S SPECIAL #1 cover

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Is April Fool’s Day to be renamed Harley Quinn Day? Maybe after the HARLEY QUINN AND THE SUICIDE SQUAD APRIL FOOL’S SPECIAL #1 comes out on April 6th, The cover by Jim Lee is being unveiled today at ComicsPRO. The interiors are by writer Rob Williams with art by Lee, Scott Williams and Sean “Cheeks” Galloway. […]

DC Comics Month-to Month Sales: January 2016 – The Adjustment Bureau

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Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at DC’s sales figures.

Things were bad for DC in January. How bad? With records going back to March 2003, DC had its second worst average sales on record of 21,845, just barely beating the March 2009 low point of 21,792. The Vertigo line had its lowest average sales on record by far: 6,832, beating the previous average low of 7,055 in March 2015. And the median sales for both lines was even lower: 24,624 & 5,802 respectively.

DC shipped twenty fewer comics in January as compared to December (74 versus 94). Two titles not shipping in January were two of DC’s top sellers, Dark Knight III and Justice League. They moved a total estimated 1,616,524 comic units in January, compared to 2,640,519 in December, a difference of over a million units!

Deadpool headed for a massive $100 million+ record settting opening

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Ryan Reynolds, Rob Liefeld and Fabian Niceiza are smiling right now. Deadpool, the R-rated superhero send-up is set to make more than $100 million this weekend after breaking the Thursday preview record for an R-rated film with $14 million. Projections call for a $102.5 million three day and $113.5 million four day take. This breaks […]