NYCC’16 LIVEBLOG: The Insider Scoop on ICv2’s Super Secret Industry White Paper!


Phew!  Busy Thursday afternoon.  We’re here live at the ICv2 White Cup bringing you the latest from the annual industry event that features in depth sales chat and more.  There are four speakers at this event and for the next two hours, I’ll be liveblogging all the news for your eager eyes. First up is […]

NYCC ’16: ICv2 announces Insider Talks and Happy Hour with Berger and more


Over the years, industry website ICv2 has produced various one day conferences covering the business of comics and pop culture. Last year, owner Milton Griepp delivered his traditional white paper which was paired with a reception.  This year, the reception and white paper return with the addition of three talks by pretty notable people. On Thursday, October […]

Marvel Month-Month Sales October 2015: The Emptiness of Relaunches


by Xavier Lancel Welcome to a new analysis of the Marvel sales. Reminder: I’m French, that’s why I’m talking funny. Please adress your complaints to my all-over-the-news country. Reminder: these sales numbers are estimates of sales to comics shops situated in North America. American comics do get sold somewhere else in their original floppy edition. […]

NYCC ’15: ICv2 to host White Paper Happy Hour industry event


In past years Milton Griepp’s ICv2 site hosted an industry event the day before NYCC. This year they’re scaling back a bit with an invite only happy hour event. PR: ICv2 has announced that it will be hosting an invitation-only event for business professionals, the ICv2 White Paper Happy Hour, on Thursday afternoon, October 8, […]

ICV2 2014 Conference: White Paper: The Comics Customer: Who Is Reading All Those Comics?


While most comics fans started New York Comic Con on Thursday, the die-hard industry insiders and watchers began their “con crush” on Wednesday. once again hosted their annual conference at the Javits Center, choosing the theme: The New Comics Customer. As is the tradition, each conference is inaugurated with an industry white paper. Milton […]

ICv2 Conference announces speakers for “The New Comics Customer”


Things are changing rapidly in comics retailing, and as we mentioned previously, this year’s ICv2 conference which will be held the day before New York Comic Con kicks off, will examine the “New Comics Customer”:on multiple fronts. (Disclaimer: The Beat is a co-sponser of the event.) The programming and and initial list of  speakers has been announced, […]

ICv2 announces The New Comics Customer conference at NYCC


ICv2 will once again hold a conference the day before New York Comic-Con officially kicks off, on Wednesday, October 8th. This year’s conference has a timely theme: “The New Comics Customer” — given all the quickly changing demographic info we’ve been seeing in the last 12 months, this should be a lively one. (Disclosure: The […]

Report: Hobby games industry hits $700 million


ICv2 has a new report on the size of a market, this time the hobby game market—games like Magic, Warhammer,various card capture games, D&D and so on which he estimates as being a $700 million industry — not far below the comics industry size of $870 million. : Here’s the pr: Pop culture experts ICv2 […]