Marvel Month-to-Month Sales – February 2008

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By Paul O’Brien After the chaos of the January chart, we’re back to normal in February. And it’s a pretty quiet month. For Marvel, this is a lull between crossovers. We’ve had the Spider-Man relaunch, we’ve had “Messiah Complex”, WORLD WAR HULK is way in the past, and SECRET INVASION isn’t here yet. However, we […]

Levitz vs Jakala

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Hey it’s Paul Fridays! as DC head honcho Paul Levitz begins blogging at Blogorama. Another interesting phenomenon is the difference in concentration between three types of graphic novels; manga, the strongest category in bookstores, seems increasingly dominated by a handful of properties; literary graphic novels (about 5% of bookstore sales and less in comic shops), […]

Superman decision fall out

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Okay a few links to tide you over. Jeff Trexler continue his coverage of the case with a FAQ and an explanation of why DC isn’t “doomed.” Comics Should Be Good! has an FAQ written in non legalese, and and interview with copyright attorney Brendan McFeely: Despite the Court’s explicit ruling, several factors remain in […]

Frustrating

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Sadly, we’re under the weather and can’t summon the energy to cover the huge Superman/Siegel estate copyright decision. It’s very frustrating because we have a lot to say,but need the energy and clarity to say it. So, apologies.