Diamond: Comics sales up 40% from a year ago and DC sells nearly half of them

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Great scott! Diamond has been leaking word that sales in August were okay, and now we see why: Not only are they proudly announcing 10.26 million UNITS shipped  – the highest number since 1996 – but in year to year comparisons, August 2016 was up more than 40% from August 2015!  Now granted that’s five weeks […]

Frank Cho and Jenny Frison get new variant cover assignments on Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman

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A month or so ago, Frank Cho announced he was leaving Wonder Woman as variant cover artist due to editorial disagreements with writer Greg Rucka. I’m told Cho was hired to do the variants when Marguerite Bennett was supposed to be writing the book. But when Rucka came back to DC for the project, he […]

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 Announces Additional Harley Quinn Mini: HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS

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What’s that? It’s the sound of DC getting ready to publish another comic book featuring Harley Quinn. This new comic is a mini-series with writing duties from Frank Tieri (Catwoman) and Jimmy Palmiotti (mastermind of the main Harley Quinn comic book.) The interior art is drawn by Mauricet (a Belgian artist known for The Crossovers) […]

Podcorn Podcast V4.15 — The Hidden Meanings Behind DC’s New Double Shipping Initiative

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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 […]