David Carter looks at another month of DC Comics sales in the wake of their Rebirth!
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 […]
Diving into the sales of Civil War II!
David Carter dives into the Image Comics Sales Charts of July 2016!
David Carter analyzes DC Comics’ July sales!
I’ll have more commentary on this later but it seems Rebirth is an even bigger and more sustained hit than New 52. I think New 52 had a bigger gap to overcome so it seems like a bigger hit at this point, but the numbers are there. With nearly 12 million comic books shipped this […]
§ The aptly named Jude Terror of The Outhouse stunned the comics world yesterday with a piece called Die, Industry, Die! (Or Why Letting Comics Fail is the “Real” Only Way to Save the Industry) which took off from the suggestions that the well-regarded comic Nighthawk could have been saved from cancellation if more people […]
In an era where the direct market is just one piece of a pie that includes digital sales, libraries, and bookstore markets, do sales numbers mean as much anymore?
Marvel’s David Gabriel, their svp – print, sales & marketing, doesn’t do too many interviews, but a three parter at ICv2 is a news packed doozy from Marvel’s testing a $35 Deadpool book in a mass market retailer to their growing participation in Scholastic Book Fairs. Here’s Part Two and Part Three, and you’ll want […]