Over on the Vertigo blog, we find an announcement that Vertigo’s titles are starting to be released simultaneously in both print and digital (“day and date” is an insipid phrase; let’s all stop using it).
TweetIn the late ’90s, Alan Moore had a bit of a lull in his career. It was after his exit from DC and before he started up LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN and AMERICA’S BEST COMICS with WildStorm (almost exactly when DC bought WildStorm). The person who gave Alan Moore a job was Rob Liefeld, over [...]
TweetBy Paul Mellerick The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles book supplants Walking Dead this month, while Kirkman also takes number three spot with his & Rob Liefeld’s Infinite. Further down the charts Kevin Smith’s Bionic Man gets off to a decent start and Terry Moore’s new series, Rachel Rising kicks off, while amongst the usual [...]
TweetYen Press has announced two manga style adaptations of bestselling YA novels: Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Chronicles of Nick and Cassandra Clare’s The Infernal Devices trilogy. HyeKyung Baek is attached to The Infernal Devices as artist. Both series will initially be serialized online at Yen Plus before graduating to a print edition. Does “online serial followed by print edition” sound [...]
TweetThis is a little premature, but we might be looking at Sesame Street comics in the not-too-distant future. APE Entertainment, which does have some history with younger reader titles like Strawberry Shortcake has announced they’re in negotiations with the Sesame Workshop. Least you think this is a strange notion, comics fans of *ahem* a certain [...]
TweetThis is interesting. Viz is migrating Shonen Jump to a digital edition that’s only 2 weeks removed from the Japanese original. (And you can probably chalk that up to translation time.) They’re on the library model for this. Full access annual subscription or $0.99 4-week rental. The annual access subscription comes out to roughly $0.54/issue. [...]
TweetDC announced yesterday that Ann Nocenti will be taking over the writing chores on Green Arrow, as of issue #7. JT Krul was previously (currently, if you’re at the shop) writing Green Arrow. Nocenti, while having done a small amount of work for DC (a Kid Eternity series for Vertigo and a handful of Batman-related [...]
DC sold a lot of comics — so many that they actually sent out a press release about it; even Diane Nelson, previously silent on the relaunch, now thinks it was a great idea. Selling five million comics in 6 weeks is indeed a sizable number; however what augurs the best for the comics industry is that sales across the board were up. Marvel had its best September in a while, as did Image. We’re not talking a return to 1993 — as some retailers thinks — but more like a return to 2003. Which is still great.
It’s fairly obvious that customers were waiting for something exciting to happen in order to go back into stores; these disenchanted readers — Dan DiDio’s much loved “lapsed readers” — have now discovered that comics are still fun. But will they stay that way?
It’s official: Three- and four-day passes for New York Comic Con are sold out. And fans are being urged NOT to line up to get in today due to having to line- up outside in a rain-slicked city: