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America's Greatest Otaku

Tokyopop have revealed the teaser trailer for their new show debuting on Hulu in December. You can watch the trailer here on YouTube. The...

Comics on a Hot Tintin Roof

With images from the upcoming Tintin movies being released I thought it would be a good time to post some photos from my visit...

MCM Thieves

It wasn't all fun and games at MCM last weekend. The folks at DDR:UK had some supposed journalists steal from their booth Sunday morning....

To Do this weekend: New England Webcomics Weekend

This weekend, the second New England Webcomics Weekend is happening in Easthampton, MA. Guests are a veritable who's who of the webcomics world, including...

To Do this weekend: Comica London International Comics Festival

This weekend marks the start of the Comica London International Comics Festival. Over the next month there will be many events including talks by...

Con Report: London MCM Expo, Fall 2010

The combination of Halloween and the MCM Expo in London this past weekend has left me incredibly drained. About 46,500 people attended the three...

This weekend: The London MCM Expo

By Matthew Murray This weekend the ExCel Centre in London will be taken over by the London MCM (Movies Comics Media) Expo. For three days the convention centre is playing host to probably the biggest comic related event in the UK, and there will be plenty of fans and guests on hand. Comic book guests include Sean Phillips (Criminal, Incognito), Chris Claremont (Uncanny X-Men, X-Men Forever), Jamie McKelvie (Phonogram, Suburban Glamour), Antony Johnston (Wasteland, Daredevil), Paul Cornell (Captain Britain and the MI: 13, Action Comics), Jock (The Losers, Detective Comics), Kieron Gillen (Phonogram, Uncanny X-Men), Andy Diggle (The Losers, Daredevil), and a gaggle of other artists and writers less well known outside of the UK. They'll be there selling their wares and participating in panels, or maybe just sitting in the pub. MCM is also the new home of the Eagle Awards, and those will be presented over the weekend.

Indie Month-to-Month Sales August 2010

Buffy regains the top spot this month, though with the lowest numbers for the series since Season eight began. Meanwhile the top launches this...

Indie Month-to-Month Sales: July 2010

Vampires beat zombies this month, as the first issue of IDW’s new series based on the True Blood TV show is the top selling...

Indie Month-to-Month Sales: June 2010

Buffy may be on a break, but that doesn’t mean that a Joss Whedon book isn’t the top selling “indie” comic this month as Serenity takes the top spot. Further down the list we have lots of Red Sonja comics, a Goon spin-off by Eric Powell, and yet more adaptations of movies and TV shows. Dark Horse had a 3.53% unit share and a 5.30% dollar share, Image had a 3.38% unit share and a 3.88% dollar share, and IDW had a 3.07% unit share and a 3.67% dollar share. I’ve listed every “indie” title in the top 200, every title from Image, Darkhorse, and IDW (ie. “the front of Previews”), and a selection of others. Thanks to icv2.com and Milton Griepp for permission to use these numbers, which are estimates, and can be found here.

Indie Month-to-Month Sales: May 2010

By Matthew Murray Buffy returned to its usual position of top selling "indie" book this month, but its the last issue before it goes on...

Indie Month-to-Month Sales: April 2010

The top “indie” book on the charts this month is a $1 issue of The Walking Dead #1. However, none of the other Image $1 books have charted either this month or last, so I’m not sure how accurate this numbers is. Invincible Returns was the best selling non-reprint #1 of the month, and led to a substantial increase for the regular issue of Invincible as well. While Turf #1, also from Image, was the highest launch of the month. Image had a 4.26% unit share, and a 3.96% dollar share, Dark Horse had a 3.82% unit share and a 4.88% dollar share, IDW had a 3.41% unit share and a 3.92% dollar share. Dynamite fell to a 2.38% unit share and a 2.33% dollar share.