Analysis: New York Times Bestsellers: Graphic Books: Manga 2012

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TweetWhen the New York Times first started their “graphic books” bestseller lists, they included one for manga.  Why manga?  Why not one for superheroes, or comic strips, or any other segment of graphic novels?

And the Award for Longest Period of Foreshadowing Goes To..

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TweetDAN SLOTT! Way back in 1993, circa January, Dan Slott was a journeyman comics writer, toiling away writing stories about Marlin T. Höek and Stimpson J. Cat.  While the meddlesome meddling of the corporate overlords of Nickelodeon eventually convinced Mr. Slott to explore creative opportunities elsewhere (writing a character with long green hair, for example), he […]

Writer Peter David Suffers Stroke

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TweetRealworld superhero Peter David has published a blog entry on his website today, explaining that whilst on holiday with his family in Florida, he suffered a stroke. We were on vacation in Florida when I lost control of the right side of my body. I cannot see properly and I cannot move my right arm […]

RIP: Rick Olney

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Tweet Con promoter/publisher Rick Olney has passed away at age 58. A controversial figure for many, Olney attempted many things in his life, including starting a readers advocacy organization called ORCA, and throwing many shows which he would abruptly cancel. As a publisher, his major achievement was being accused of owing many artists money. My […]

Analysis: New York Times Bestsellers: Graphic Books: Hardcovers 2012

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TweetSo as the new year approaches, I continue my look back at the graphic novels which made the New York Times bestseller lists in 2012.