Indie Month-to-Month Sales November 2013 — The Usual Suspects

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After an unusual couple of months things are pretty much back to normal this month, with the usual suspects of Walking Dead, Saga, Star Wars and My Little Pony joined by a few new Image titles and Valiant’s best-seller yet. At the bottom end of the charts we finally see a few titles returning, although possibly quite briefly in some cases.

150 indie titles charted in the top 300, up on last month’s 135. The indie chart sold approximately 1,820,321 comics, a bit down on last month’s 2,031,509. That’s all due to the increased numbers that Walking Dead added last month. It also means that the average sales this month are 12,153, down on last month’s 15,048. Out of the 150 books, only 20 went up in sales and 112 went down, with the rest made up of one-shots and debuts.

Farel Dalrymple’s The Wrenchies is coming this fall

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Tweet The beautiful, complex art of Farel Dalrymple has been missing from the shelves in a major way for a while. His Popgun War was exquisite, and his adaptation of Omega the Unknown with Jonathan Lethem would be a comics classic if it were kept in print. Luckily, the Dalrymple Drought is about to end […]

Steve Orlando Dives Headfirst Into the Undertow [Interview]

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TweetNext month sees Steve Orlando launching a new #1 title at Image – a new take on the Atlantis myth called Undertow, with artist and colourist Artyom Trakhanov. This is a different take on underwater life than anything you might have been expecting, however – the creative team have revamped Atlantis as a centre for […]

Godzilla is back in a graphic novel from Legendary

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Tweet This summer’s reboot of Godzilla has been getting high marks for the marketing and the trailer, and now the lizard king is coming back to the pages of the comics, where he’s had a pretty thriving career over the years. Godzilla: Awakening will be published by Legendary Comics and its co-written by Max Borenstein […]

Help Wanted, Sales Chart Wrangler — UPDATE

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UPDATE: Folks I have a bunch of fantastic candidates for this position, so no more resumes please.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/23/14: What this comics shop owner found in the basement was amazing; what he did next was astounding

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Tweet§ An appeals court has ruled against the estate of Joe Shuster in yet another of the endless legal battles over Superman and yet attorney Mark Toberoff vows it isn’t over. Maybe not, but the fat lady is warming up in the stands. § The NY Times chats with Indian cartoonist Vishwajyoti Ghosh about “This […]