Sale Analysis: October 2013 the biggest month in 16 years

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Sale Analysis: October 2013 the biggest month in 16 yearshttp://ift.tt/18dr0h9 Tweet by John Jackson Miller [Reprinted with permission from Comichron] The comics industry’s momentum showed few signs of dissipating in October, as Direct Market shops in North America ordered more than $50 million worth of comic books and graphic novels for the first time in […]

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come – Craig Yoe and Jeffrey Brown Interview Special

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The Beat Podcasts! More To Come – Craig Yoe and Jeffrey Brown Interview Specialhttp://ift.tt/Yg2pXO Tweet Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s interview special, Heidi interviews comics historian, author, editor, and publisher Craig Yoe, […]

Image announces another Image Expo for January 9

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Image announces another Image Expo for January 9http://ift.tt/1cfHZ54 Tweet Yikes, the 2014 comics calendar just got a new event to get it off to a bangin’ start: the third Image Expo, to be held January 9 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. From the looks of things it will be another big media […]

Peter Pan, a Prequel by Régis Loisel: Dark, Discomforting, and Delightful

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Peter Pan, a Prequel by Régis Loisel: Dark, Discomforting, and Delightfulhttp://ift.tt/17ZJwNy Tweet Earlier this year, Soaring Penguin Press published the first complete English translation of Régis Loisel’s classic French series of bande dessinée, Peter Pan, a dark prequel to the JM Barrie fairy tale that pushes the boundaries of Neverland’s sinister origins. Loisel’s magnum opus, […]

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come – Craig Yoe and Jeffrey Brown Interview Special

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Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s interview special, Heidi interviews comics historian, author, editor, and publisher Craig Yoe, author of the acclaimed Secret Identity and head of the Yoe! Books imprint as well […]

Sales Analysis: October 2013 the biggest month in 16 years

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by John Jackson Miller [Reprinted with permission from Comichron] The comics industry’s momentum showed few signs of dissipating in October, as Direct Market shops in North America ordered more than $50 million worth of comic books and graphic novels for the first time in the 16 years that Diamond Comic Distributors has been the exclusive sales agent […]

Thor: The Dark World’s colossal debut proves Marvel’s clout yet again

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Thor: The Dark World’s colossal debut proves Marvel’s clout yet againhttp://ift.tt/17qodGD Tweet Wow, THOR: THE DARK WORLD has a huge opening weekend, and every one who says “Those superhero movies are going to get old any second now” are standing around looking more stupid than usual. Variety gapes in wonder and awe at the Disney/Marvel […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 11/11/13 — wow a lot happened this weekend

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 11/11/13 — wow a lot happened this weekendhttp://ift.tt/17Zq97o Tweet Artist Phil Noto, keeping it real. § I hope to have more thoughts on the NC Comicon, DICE in Durham, reports from CAB and MORE in the next few days, but while I try to catch up on much needed sleep, here’s a […]

THE FUSE Teased by Antony Johnston and Justin Greenwood

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THE FUSE Teased by Antony Johnston and Justin Greenwoodhttp://ift.tt/18lFXO0 Tweet Announced through a new website this morning, it looks as though Image will soon be publishing a sci-fi miniseries from Antony Johnston and Justin Greenwood called THE FUSE. With the tagline “22,000 miles up, there is no back-up”, this marks Johnston’s second work with Image, […]

Image announces another Image Expo for January 9

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Yikes, the 2014 comics calendar just got a new event to get it off to a bangin’ start: the third Image Expo, to be held January 9 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. From the looks of things it will be another big media and fan event, as was the last one, held […]

Rob Williams and Simon Colby Launch The Royals: Masters of War

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Rob Williams and Simon Colby Launch The Royals: Masters of Warhttp://ift.tt/16Vpxig Tweet Joe Hughes at Comics Alliance has the launch details for a new 6-issue miniseries at Vertigo next year, The Royals: Masters of War. Written by Rob Williams and drawn by Simon Colby, two names familiar to anybody who’ve been following 2000AD over the […]

Oni Press Announce Bad Machinery Vol 2

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Oni Press Announce Bad Machinery Vol 2http://ift.tt/1gCPEjk Tweet Blummin’ great news out today, as Oni Press have announced a release date for Volume 2 of Bad Machinery, John Allison’s webcomic. This follows on from the success of volume one, which collected together his story The Case of the Team Spirit. Due in March next year, […]

Peter Pan, a Prequel by Régis Loisel: Dark, Discomforting, and Delightful

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Earlier this year, Soaring Penguin Press published the first complete English translation of Régis Loisel’s classic French series of bande dessinée, Peter Pan, a dark prequel to the JM Barrie fairy tale that pushes the boundaries of Neverland’s sinister origins.

Thor: The Dark World’s colossal debut proves Marvel’s clout yet again

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Wow, THOR: THE DARK WORLD has a huge opening weekend, and every one who says “Those superhero movies are going to get old any second now” are standing around looking more stupid than usual. Variety gapes in wonder and awe at the Disney/Marvel machine’s latest success story: The $86 million domestic opening — more than […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 11/11/13 — wow a lot happened this weekend

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§ I hope to have more thoughts on the NC Comicon, DICE in Durham, reports from CAB and MORE in the next few days, but while I try to catch up on much needed sleep, here’s a few notes: § If you had said ten years ago that the comics event season would still be […]

THE FUSE Teased by Antony Johnston and Justin Greenwood

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Announced through a new website this morning, it looks as though Image will soon be publishing a sci-fi miniseries from Antony Johnston and Justin Greenwood called THE FUSE.