Diamond releases the top 500 graphic novels of 2012

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Here’s the top 500 selling graphic novels of 20912 courtesy of Diamond. We’ll have more analysis later but Marvel’s top GN was THANOS QUEST #1 coming in at #31, which is petty mind boggling. The Saga trade was #12, Watchmen #14. Otherwise it was all Walking Dead and New 52. Dark Horse’s best seller was AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 01 PROMISE PART 1 at #34, another sign that kids comics are on the ascendant.

Diamond releases the top 500 comics of 2012

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Here’s the list finally, and aside from The Walking Dead at the top, it’s all Marvel and DC until #90 which is My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. Never though I would write that. Dynamite’s MASKS #1 comes in at 196, and Saga #1 at 251. Otherwise, it’s mostly all Marvel and DC.

New creator-owned comics line launches in July: Titan Comics

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With everything going so great sales wise for comics, the only thing that was missing was a new creator-owned imprint, and Titan has stepped in to remedy that with the announcement of a July launch for a new Titan Comics line. It launches with two creator-owned miniseries and four new collections, and a new title […]

Guillermo del Toro working on a “Dark Universe” movie for DC characters

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Something from the WB/DC movie corral that sounds very intriguing: Guillermo del Toro is heading up a “Dark Universe” film which would unite characters like Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna and so on. Del Toro say he’s found the perfect writer to develop the script, he says in an interview during the Mama junket. Among the […]

90s Nostalgia comics-style: Jon Lewis and Tom Hart

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A couple of recent interviews looks back on the 90s Seattle comics scene—a key movement which spawned much of the whole indie comics world of today—with two creators who are still very much in the mix, Jon Lewis and Tom Hart.

Eleanor Davis wins Gold Medal from Society of Illustrators

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The Society of Illustrators has announced medalists in their Sequential/Series, Institutional, Uncommissioned, and Moving Image categories. SoI doesn’t really give awards in comics, but the Sequential/Series category covers work that requires more than one image, so it’s mostly comics.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 1/8/13: They hate us! No, they like us!

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We’re a whole week into the new year and stuff is coming at you like a burbling popcorn machine: § What was that you guys were saying about webcomics being out of the mainstream and all? Webcomics merch and distribution company TopatoCo just bought a building to house their operations. So there.