Marvel Month-to-Month Sales July 2013: What did Spider-Man Month reveal?

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by Paul O’Brien

July is Spider-Man month, with the launch of SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN and the relaunch of AVENGING SPIDER-MAN as SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP. We’ve also got the launch of AVENGERS A.I. and the miniseries HUNGER, both spinning out of AGE OF ULTRON.

For once, DC had the largest dollar share of the North American direct market, leading Marvel by 32.5% to 32.3%. In units, Marvel edge it by 36% to 34%. Either way, a much closer month than usual, with DC placing some high-selling books at the very top of the chart.

2013 Joe Shuster Awards winner announced

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Tweet The winners of the 2013 Joe Shuster Awards, honoring the best in Canadian comics making past and present, were announced at his weekend’s Toronto Fan Expo. And they are: Artist Isabelle Arsenault: Jane, le renard & moi (La Pastèque)/Jane, The Fox and Me (Groundwood Books) (Above) Cartoonist Jeff Lemire: Sweet Tooth #29-40 (DC Comics), The Underwater Welder (Top […]

Are you worthy of being Sean Murphy’s apprentice?

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TweetOne of Vertigo’s biggest names  is opening a small window of opportunity for all you amature comic artist looking for that big break and helping hand. Five lucky applicants will go through a two week apprenticeship with Sean Gordon Murphy in Portland, ME. Klaus Janson — comic book legend and educator — is one of the listed […]