RIP: Jean "Moebius" Giraud

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The comics world lost one of its greatest visionaries with the passing this morning of the French artist Jean “Moebius” Giraud. One of the most influential artists of the last 40 years, Moebius died at his Paris home after a long illness at age 73.

DC Drastically Cuts Number of Subscriptions Offered Online

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Earlier this week I had a look at DC’s more prominently linked subscription list. Either I struck a nerve or that list was scheduled to be updated. It would appear that someone at DC thought they were offering too many subscriptions.

Initial Sales Estimates For February 2012 – Graphic Novels

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By Todd Allen Here’s the drill: Diamond has released the top 100 titles and relative rankings for graphic novels for February 2012.  Since Walking Dead is usually a fairly consistently selling title, I’m going to plug last month’s Walking Dead numbers (both Comichron and ICV2 had January’s Walking Dead estimated at 31,596) into Diamond’s rankings.  That should get us relatively […]

Initial Sales Estimates for February 2012 – Monthly Comics

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Here’s the drill: Diamond has released the top 100 titles and relative rankings for the monthly comics for February 2012. Since Walking Dead is usually a fairly consistently selling title, I’m going to plug last month’s Walking Dead numbers (both Comichron and ICV2 had January’s Walking Dead estimated at 31,596) into Diamond’s rankings. That should get us relatively close to the formal estimates that should be out soon. If Walking Dead had a good month, the numbers should be higher. If Walking Dead had a bad month, the numbers will be lower. History suggests this will be within +/- 5%, if not +/- 1%, praise to Great Kirkman.