Big Dynamite sale on ComiXology ends tomorrow


Looking for some summer reading? Dynamite has a big sale on ComiXology, with ALL Dynamite single issues for just 99 cents — ending tomorrow so get on over there. Dynamite Entertainment offers fan favorites and iconic characters including Vampirella and Red Sonja, John Carter, Dejah Thoris, The Spirit, Preacher creator Garth Ennis’ A Train Called Love, multimedia […]

Surprise! Raina Telgemeier tops indie bookstore graphic novels sales


While researching the previous item, I cam across this every other month chart of graphic novel bestsellers in indie bookstores, via the ABA. It’s about what you’d expect, with Raina Telegemeier and Allie Brosh, Noelle Stevenson, Kate Beaton and Saga reigning supreme. In other words, the unstoppable forces of mainstream comics acceptance. A little surprised that no Walking Dead on there, but the new season hadn’t debuted when this chart was made.

Survey of Italian comics retailers reveals a similar Indie/Big Two split


Federico Salvan of the Italian comics news site Manga Forever dropped me a line to alert me to a retailer survey on the state of Italian comics . It’s in Italian, of course, but they surveyed 31 local comics shops out of about 380 180 in Italy, so it’s a somewhat statistically significant survey. UPDATE: […]

Image Comics Month-to Month Sales November 2015: The Saga Continues


by David Carter Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at Image Comics’s sales figures. Just a reminder that I’m not doing this as a permanent gig; just filling in until Heidi finds someone to take on the indy month-to-month chart. Please refer to July’s column for a preamble and explanation as […]

Podcorn Podcast V4.15 — The Hidden Meanings Behind DC’s New Double Shipping Initiative


Every Wednesday, I talk about comics with Brandon Montclare, writer of the hit Image series Rocket Girl and co-writer of Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur series. We gab about what we’re reading now, what books we consider classics (Brandon loves Dark Knight Strikes Again…), and the hottest gossip of the industry.  Occasionally, the inimitable artist Amy Reeder (Rocket Girl, Batwoman) stops by.  Check out our full […]

31 Days of Halloween: EC Comics on sale at Comixology


You can’t spell “horror comics” without EC—these finely drawn masterpieces of the macabre set a standard for illustrated chills that were so unsettling, they nearly got the whole comics industry shut down. Fantagraphics has been reprinting the EC comics in handsome books devoted to various artists, including the late great Al Feldstein, Jack Davis, Wally Wood, Graham Ingels […]