Books-a-Million joins DC book removal over Kindle deal

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PW reports that Books-a-Million, the OTHER book chain remaining, has also ordered DC’s top 100 GNs removed from their shelves in retaliation for DC’s signing a digital four-month exclusive with Amazon.

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: August 2011

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As you may have heard, DC had this relaunch thing going on in September, ending several months of deck-clearing and water-treading in the company’s superhero line. The kick-off came in the last week of August, with the release of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s Justice League #1, which — to nobody’s surprise — leads the August charts by quite a margin. To gauge what this means in the broader context of the comic-book direct market, though, we’ll have to go back a few years.

First Look at NYCC: Photos from the set-up

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Special Ops Beat Correspondent Torsten has already been on the floor for NYCC set-up and filed the following report:

Tokyopop back….sorta, teamed with GeekChicDaily

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GeekChicDaily, the daily nerd news email, is launching an edition for New York, and also teaming with the Tokyopop brand for a special edition spotlighting Japanese culture trends and news.

The New York edition will cover the Big Apple’s lively offerings in geek culture, following localized versions for LA and a national edition. GeekChicDaily also added Microsoft’s Mich Mathews to its board of directors.

IDW to publish Otto Soglow collection

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Another cartoon luminary of the past has joined IDW’s Library of American Comics with the announcement of Cartoon Monarch: Otto Soglow and The Little King, a survey of Otto Soglow, the New Yorker minimalist who created The Little King, a much-admired character that influenced such design-heavy cartoonists as Ivan Brunetti and Chris Ware.

Dark Horse to publish complete Terminal City (nice art)

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It’s all design all the time in this miniseries by Dean Motter, Michael Lark and Mark Chiarello, who team for an extended homage to art deco architecture. Originally published by Vertigo, it’s one of several distinctive limited series from that era getting new editions.

Sparkplug Books will continue

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The comics industry lost an amazing man with the death of Dylan Williams, but it isn’t losing Sparkplug Books. Williams’s widow, Emily Nilsson, has announced that she, Virginia Paine, and Tom Neely will be keeping the publisher going for as long as they can:

Jury finds Michael George guilty once more

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The 20-year legal saga of Michael George reached another conclusion when he was
found guilty again in the murder of his wife.

Nice Art: John Buscema

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A whole bunch of new art from the loincloth king from a HEAVY METAL magazine profile has been posted at this blog. Gorgeous in its simplicity.