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 […]
What is Paperfilms? It’s not really a studio, but not just a loose confederation either. It consists of Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Justin Gray, Paul Mounts, Frank Tieri, Joanne Starer, Dave Johnson, Craig Weeden and Patrick Wedge. You probably got it after the first two names, but they function as a studio as well and you can hire […]
What is an indie comics publisher? NO one seems to have the definitive answer!
In addition to all the other Black Friday/Cyber Monday salesBlack Friday/Cyber Monday sales they announced, Comixology has a 99¢ sale of Marvel first issues today. Jump on board for dozens of titles. AfterShock is having a half off sale of single issues and trades at ComiXology. Image’s sale continues, with all digital editions of Saga […]
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 […]
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.
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: […]