The Direct Market system has been unchanged for more than 40 years. but it may be ending, for real this time.
The BoJack Horseman producer sits down to discuss her latest surreal and hilarious comic, Coyote Doggirl
The Direct Market is sickly, but there are a few things to be thankful for.
A periodical-based comics shop in SF is in jeopardy of closing.
Brian Hibbs goes to New Orleans for ALA and muses about DC’s march on Wal-Mart
THIS IS THE BIG ONE! Retailer Brian Hibbs analyses 2017’s bookstore sales with actual numbers, and this time with the complete cooperation and help of NPD Bookscan.
By Brian Hibbs There’s a particular Myth of the market that says that the “Wednesday Warriors” – the hardcore, most committed fan, who comes in every week without fail, usually on a Wednesday – are the core of the business that we should be catering to. This is a narrative that is regularly advanced by […]
By Brian Hibbs Dear C.B., I want to congratulate you on your new position as Editor-in-Chief at Marvel comics; from what I know about you I think you’ll probably fit the job pretty well. There’s been a lot of chatter about Marvel’s content, and I’d like to talk a bit more about it from […]
By Brian Hibbs So, this is kind of hard column to write, because it means being vulnerable and honest about issues that are genuinely hard to discuss, especially in the exact political climate we live in today. These are also things that are hard for me personally to discuss because I’m a fifty year old […]
By Brian Hibbs I’m a little bored with continually talking about Marvel comics and “Legacy” – there’s not a lot more to say about them now until we get into the sell-through phase in about two months. So, what else is in the comics news? One publisher that caught my eye was IDW, with two […]