Demo-Graphics: Perespolis, Fun Home and Blankets Popular With Women

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How does gender break down for some of the more popular “indie” graphic novels versus mainstream graphic novels vs the average? And it’s clear, there’s a difference. Taking 17 various graphic novels (and if folks add suggestions in comments, I’ll be happy to add upon this) I looked at men and women who were fans in the United States. I tried to stick to actual graphic novels, or books that have been long out of print and thus a complete graphic novel is how it’s now consumed.

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: December 2013 — The Caped Crusader towers at the top


The month of December was dripping with excitement at DC Comics, as the publisher’s comic-book line shivered on the brink of a new year of bold opportunities and potential tours de force. DC’s œuvre held strong and even grew slightly in total unit sales versus November, as the publisher thrust into an already booming direct market with stiff opposition its new DC Universe title JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000.

The Vertigo imprint, alas, which added DEAD BOY DETECTIVES to its arousing line-up in December, continued its refractory period in-between new issues of THE SANDMAN, the second and next of which shall find release no sooner than February.

Top Shelf’s Chris Ross on DRM-Free Graphic Novels and Print-Digital Bundles [Interview]

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By Bruce Lidl Indie comics publisher Top Shelf announced yesterday that they will be selling a selection of their digital titles, without any DRM copy protection technology. Joining Image in the trend away from DRM on comics, Top Shelf will now offer eleven graphic novels from their own website in a variety of open formats, […]

First look at Marvel’s new street racing inspired All-New Ghost Rider #1


Marvel continues its sneaky move towards more interesting, quirky takes on its heroes with ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER #1 by Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore, with a new Latino hero—Robbie Reyes—and a story about street racing in East LA clearly based on the video game/Hong Kong street racing vibe of Grand Theft Auto, Initial D and […]

INTERVIEW: Brandon Seifert Seeks the “Weird”


By Matt O’Keefe In coordination with its parent company, Marvel is bringing a piece of Disney history to comics. Seekers of the Weird is a five-issue miniseries inspired by art created by Imagineer Rolly Crump for a Disneyland attraction that never came to fruition. I talked to the writer of Seekers, Brandon Seifert, about exploring […]

Evan Dorkin reveals cover to Eltingville Club #2


Here. It’s hard to say what I love the most about this image. The Eltingville Club #1, first of two issues wrapping up heir saga, ships in April. #2 is the FINAL Eltingville story, wrapping up a saga of nerds who really ARE outcasts, and not cute cuddly catch phrases. I’ll be there.

More Comic-Con Guests announced: Steranko, O’Malley, Vaughan, Wilson etc.


Another 20 guests have been announced for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and they are:

Ike Perlmutter, Philanthropist


Ike Perlmutter, billionaire, CEO of Marvel and one of Disney’s largest stockholders, is probably the most feared man in comics. A mysterious and powerful figure who would probably be a great antagonist in a Marvel comic, he’s the guy who helped make Marvel the behemoth it is today, but he’s also a legendary skinflint and […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 2/20/12: What These Inspiring Comics Fans Did Is Genius


§ I’m not going to go too far into the Whole Denver Comic Con-troversy, as its definitely heating up, and things have been ugly for a while. The two sides can’t even agree on basic facts, like who founded the show. Charlie La Greca, or Charlito as he’s sometimes known, says he founded it with […]

Cast of Fantastic Four movie reboot revealed


The Great Sundering, aka Fox’s Marvel movie line, has announced the cast for their Fantastic Four reboot, to be directed by Josh Trank and scheduled for June 2015. And they are….. Miles Teller (Whiplash) as Reed Richards! Kate Mara (House of Cards) as Sue Storm! Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) as Johnny Storm! And Jamie […]

So ReedPOP Is Starting A New Show in NYC: What Could It Mean For Comics?


Heidi has the reporting on ReedPOP’s new “Special Edition: New York City” show next June, where a small comics show will be held in the North Hall of the Javits convention center. But then a Facebook friend, who is also a comics professional, posted about the show, and it got me thinking about what might […]