DC Trademarks: Nothing Unusual

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So, what can we discover when searching DC Comics’ trademark filings? Not much…

A Political Thriller With Gorillas and Chimps: Reviewing BOOM!'s Planet of the Apes Revival

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A month or so ago, I’d pulled Dracula: A Company of Monsters out of the library and found myself pleasantly surprised by it. Somebody in the comment section mentioned Daryl Gregory, co-writer on the Dracula book, was doing Planet of the Apes and it was worth checking out. Sure enough, the library had that, too. Daryl Gregory may be one to watch, because his Planet of the Apes is better than his Dracula, and he’s two-for-two.

Marvel Trademarks: Tea Leaves Suggesting New Movies?

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What might be coming soon to a theater near you? Or a toy store? A quick search at the United States Patent and Trademark Office finds some interesting trademark registrations for Marvel Comics!

Tony Daniel Exiting Detective Comics

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In a surprise move, Tony Daniel announced his exit from Detective Comics over on his Facebook account. Why is this so surprising? If you look at the May sales estimates, Detective Comics #9 is sitting at 96K copies. Easily over 100K if you factor in UK sales. If you ignore the Batman Annual, it’s DC’s #4 title. Batman, Incorporated looks to have outsold it by 470 copies in the US, so there’s a decent chance it will be DC’s #3 title when the July numbers come out. OK, so you do have some “Night of the Owls” boost going on right now. It’s been the #5 book for DC most of the time. That’s a big change on a pretty successful title.

Tony Daniel Exiting Detective Comics

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In a surprise move, Tony Daniel announced his exit from Detective Comics over on his Facebook account. Why is this so surprising? If you look at the May sales estimates, Detective Comics #9 is sitting at 96K copies. Easily over 100K if you factor in UK sales. If you ignore the Batman Annual, it’s DC’s #4 title. Batman, Incorporated looks to have outsold it by 470 copies in the US, so there’s a decent chance it will be DC’s #3 title when the July numbers come out. OK, so you do have some “Night of the Owls” boost going on right now. It’s been the #5 book for DC most of the time. That’s a big change on a pretty successful title.