Marvel Month-to-Month Sales: March 2014 — the two types of All-New Marvel Now #1s

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Marvel Month-to-Month Sales: March 2014 — the two types of All-New Marvel Now #1shttp://ift.tt/1j8ZEi6 Tweet By Jason Enright Another month of All-New Marvel Now releases is upon us. Some books end, some books relaunch, some new heroes arrive on the scene. Let’s see what the numbers are telling us. First up a bit of a […]

DC Confirms Earth 2 Weekly comic to launch in October

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DC Confirms Earth 2 Weekly comic to launch in Octoberhttp://ift.tt/1mhuibX Tweet At the ComicsPRO meeting DC announced they would be launching three weekly comics this year. Batman Eternal just debuted last week, and The New 52 Future’s End is coming on Free Comic Book Day. And now Nerdist has revealed that as expected, the third […]

Review: Some Picks from the Spring Oily Bundle

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Review: Some Picks from the Spring Oily Bundlehttp://ift.tt/1gM0C5I Tweet Print by Antoine Cosse It’s hard to convince me to not contribute to the growing number of small press comic subscriptions–every season there seems to be even more great material I want to get my hands onto, and it’s a rather addicting cycle of excitement whenever […]

Marvel Month-to-Month Sales: March 2014 — the two types of All-New Marvel Now #1s

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Now before we get deep into the numbers, I want to point out a trend that I’ve been noticing, and would love to hear your thoughts on in the comments below.

So there are two types of All-New Marvel Now #1s. The first is something like Black Widow or She-Hulk, where the new #1 is a new series featuring a new or returning character and a new creative team, so basically a new book. The other is what I call the soft relaunch. They take an ongoing series with falling sales and they give it a new #1, but not much else changes, same creative team or if maybe the artists changes, the writer stays, and maybe a slight tweak on the storyline or premise. Examples of this are Secret Avengers or X-Factor.


Eventbite uses social media to examine PAXEast

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Eventbite uses social media to examine PAXEasthttp://ift.tt/1r2ru2P Tweet PAX East, the hugely successful Boston version of the gaming show created by Penny Arcade, wrapped up last weekend. PAX Prime is held in Seattle, and they just announced PAX South, to be held Jan. 23-25 in San Antonio, Texas. There’s also a PAX Australia—all the shows […]

Webcomic alert: Boulet goes shopping

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Webcomic alert: Boulet goes shoppinghttp://ift.tt/1l7CRJb Tweet A new comic by French cartoonist Boulet is always worth noting, and this one about the horror of buying new clothes is no exception, from the dread of buying underwear from snotty sales girls to the doomed perfection of new shows. #call_to_action h4{padding:0px 5px;}

The Asbury Park Comicon was a hit

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The Asbury Park Comicon was a hithttp://ift.tt/1gLnPF4 Tweet Whew so many events going on it is hard to keep track. Last weekend’s Asbury Park Comicon seems to have been a cracking good time, based on all the blog and FB posts we’ve seen about it. We’ve been hoping to go to the show every year, […]

Warren Ellis to revamp Dynamite’s Superpowers Universe

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Warren Ellis to revamp Dynamite’s Superpowers Universehttp://ift.tt/1eDbLXz Tweet Well well, Dynamite is putting together quite a collection of creators, aren’t they? Here’s a big one: Warren Ellis will take over the Project Superpowers universe later this year. Just what that means isn’t entirely clear, but according to senior editor Joe Rybandt, Ellis will be given […]

Salt Lake CIty Con expects 100,000 this weekend

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Salt Lake CIty Con expects 100,000 this weekendhttp://ift.tt/1l7cfrL Tweet Last fall’s very first Salt Lake City Con drew what is claimed to be 80,000 people, although when I first reported on it it was 50,000 tickets sold,—and the fire marshals came outin force. With that kind of smash, they are holding another one already, nicknamed […]

DC Confirms Earth 2 Weekly comic to launch in October

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At the ComicsPRO meeting DC announced they would be launching three weekly comics this year. Batman Eternal just debuted last week, and The New 52 Future’s End is coming on Free Comic Book Day. And now Nerdist has revealed that as expected, the third weekly will be set on Earth 2. Creators include writers Daniel H. Wilson, Tom Taylor, Paul Levitz, Marguerite Bennet, and Mike Johnson; among the artists: Eddy Barrows, Jorge Jimenez, Stephen Segovia, Paulo Siqeira, and Tyler Kirkham. DC released a promo (above) by Ben Oliver which indicated this will be another feel good, upbeat story.

Review: Some Picks from the Spring Oily Bundle

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It’s hard to convince me to not contribute to the growing number of small press comic subscriptions–every season there seems to be even more great material I want to get my hands onto, and it’s a rather addicting cycle of excitement whenever there’s a new package at my door. Oily has proven to be an exceptionally […]

Eventbrite uses social media to examine PAXEast

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PAX East, the hugely successful Boston version of the gaming show created by Penny Arcade, wrapped up last weekend. PAX Prime is held in Seattle, and they just announced PAX South, to be held Jan. 23-25 in San Antonio, Texas. There’s also a PAX Australia—all the shows are run by ReedPOP, which also throws a […]

Webcomic alert: Boulet goes shopping

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A new comic by French cartoonist Boulet is always worth noting, and this one about the horror of buying new clothes is no exception, from the dread of buying underwear from snotty sales girls to the doomed perfection of new shows.

The Asbury Park Comicon was a hit

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Whew so many events going on it is hard to keep track. Last weekend’s Asbury Park Comicon seems to have been a cracking good time, based on all the blog and FB posts we’ve seen about it. We’ve been hoping to go to the show every year, but this time two cons in a row […]

Warren Ellis to revamp Dynamite’s Superpowers Universe

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Well well, Dynamite is putting together quite a collection of creators, aren’t they? Here’s a big one: Warren Ellis will take over the Project Superpowers universe later this year. Just what that means isn’t entirely clear, but according to senior editor Joe Rybandt, Ellis will be given “carte blanche to reimagine these characters and this […]

Salt Lake CIty Con expects 100,000 this weekend

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Last fall’s very first Salt Lake City Con drew what is claimed to be 80,000 people, although when I first reported on it it was 50,000 tickets sold,—and the fire marshals came outin force. With that kind of smash, they are holding another one already, nicknamed FanX. And this time they are expecting an even huger crowd. :