Dynamite’s dynamic duo: Grumpy Cat and James Bond

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Okay not quite, but they just made some pre-con announcements regarding these two cultural icons: ¶ The second Grumpy Cat collection is coming out, with the series alreayd having sold some 500,000 copies. THAT IS A LOT OF GRUMPINESS. The first collection sold 100,000 units, and the second will have a 140,000 print run! I believe […]

Sales Charts: June was one of the biggest sales months in 20 years

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      by John Jackson Miller (Reprinted with permission from Comichron.) Eleven comic books sold more than a hundred thousand copies to comics retailers in North America and two topped a quarter million, according to Comichron’s analysis of data released by Diamond Comic Distributors. Those two copies — Marvel’s Civil War II #1and DC’s […]

Raina Telgemeier’s ‘Ghosts’ has a 500,000 copy first printing

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According to publisher promotional materials, Ghosts, the new graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier will have a 500,000 copy first printing. I believe this is the biggest first printing ever for a pure graphic novel. (not counting Wimpy Kid this time.) In other words, Raina rules! We finally have a legit home grown best selling cartoonist […]

Marvel Comics Month-to Month Sales March 2016: SPIDERS DON’T LIVE IN A CESSPOOL, BUT IN DEAD POOLS!

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by Xavier Lancel Welcome to a new analysis of the Marvel sales. Reminder: I’m French, that’s why I’m talking funny. Please address your complaints to my you-can-fire-and-insult-your-employee-for-being-gay-because-eh-he’s-a-hairdresser country. If this memorable French court decision hasn’t reached your side of the ocean, I’d be delighted to share it with you in the comment section. As expected, […]