Amazon says those comics are on sale, but are they really?
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Boys and the Bojefferies Saga, among other things
Though the announcement to test-sell comics may come as a surprise to many, in some ways it does make sense as the company has had some past-experience when it comes to printed media. Up until 2004, bookseller Barnes & Noble had control of Gamestop, after which the latter became its own company.
“Five years ago, Marvel was in charge, and they ruled everything I did as a retailer. It was ‘Marvel first.’ Now, they are the bastard children of the industry. I’ve lost probably 25% of my comic readership because 25% of my Marvel fans got tired of my higher cover prices, the non-sequitur storylines, the almost incomprehensible X-Men this and that… Marvel has done nothing to drive the industry towards us.”
The second week of the sale and the numbers on new release TPBs jumped. Some titles may have sold 8 times as many downloads as there were print copies ordered into the Direct Market.
Get comfortable for a few different threads to come together. The fireworks are starting early this year. You know how it’s become a custom in recent years for retailers to link to their best sellers of the previous? It’s January and it’s started. The first one I’ve seen is from Challengers Comics + Conversation in […]
I’ve recently had a few conversations about what kind of comics sell at Image and more specifically WHO sells at Image. I think we’ve all heard the narrative of Image -> Marvel -> Image and then you start really making some money at Image after doing some work at Marvel. So I took the Comichron […]
By Brian Hibbs The solicits for August 2017 Marvel comics have finally been released – the start of “Marvel Legacy” – and I think it is now fair to ask if Marvel actually hears or heard any of the criticism of their line over the last few months. People have complained about (among other things) […]
As you may have heard, for reasons unknown, Marvel’s comics for Kindle underwent a massive and still ongoing sale over the weekend. Polygon has some picks and details. Basically you can get some of the best Marvel graphic novels of all times for under $5, including Old Man Logan for $2, Ms Marvel Vol. 1 for […]
Summer is here, so they tell us, and soon you’ll be hitting the beach with a cute tankini, some suntan lotion and maybe a big graphic novel to dive into. Well Drawn & Quarterly just made that a lot easier with a 40% off online sale that runs until MOnday, May 29. (If you’re lucky […]