Are comics sales slipping or stagnating as we enter 2017? Some signs point to yes, as you can see from the November sales figures released earlier today. While the sales decline earlier in the year has been reversed to a net positive thanks to the Rebirth surge, as retailers Joe Field of Flying Colors tweeted earlier this week, there is a sense of worry out there.
by Dave Carter Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at Image Comics’s sales figures. Please refer to July 2015’s column for a preamble and explanation as to why sales standards for Image books are likely to be different than those for DC or Marvel. Image shipped 52 comics in August, compared […]
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 […]
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 […]
Those who think comics need to ditch the direct market right this minute had better not read the latest news about Barnes and Noble. The last big box chain had a dismal quarter, fired its CEO, and is looking to shore things up. Concern about Barnes & Noble’s Nook business gave way to worries about […]