Sherlock Holmes Meets Houdini in Dynamite Miniseries

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Sherlock Holmes Meets Houdini in Dynamite Miniserieshttp://ift.tt/1jR3ZfM Tweet Dynamite’s been doing Sherlock Holmes stories on a fairly regular basis for some time now.  And really, given the recent court decision on Holmes being firmly in the public domain, there’s every reason to.  The next entry in the Dynamite extension of the Holmes library will find […]

SDCC 2014 Shocker: Marvel Booth exclusives will include Rocket Raccoon

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SDCC 2014 Shocker: Marvel Booth exclusives will include Rocket Raccoonhttp://ift.tt/1wwoRZP Tweet I am really really really hoping there will be some kind of big Guardians of the Galaxy display at the Marvel booth this year, liek there was with Thor a few years ago. But if not, there still be plenty of Rocket, as this […]

2014 Harvey nominations announced, led by Valiant, Marvel and Image

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2014 Harvey nominations announced, led by Valiant, Marvel and Imagehttp://ift.tt/1jQNsIz Tweet Oh Harveys. Every year some voting block or other seems to make itself known and this time it’s Valiant with some 16 nominations including Best Humor and so on. Nothing really screechingly horrific here, but not really the same year in comics I saw, […]

The Retailer’s View // The Death of Archie and Selling Comics

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The Retailer’s View // The Death of Archie and Selling Comicshttp://ift.tt/1iqHyXm Tweet by Brandon Schatz On Monday, the pop culture bereft owned of my shop phoned and asked if I had ordered enough of the “death of Archie thing” that was happening. As with all comics, the news of this event had been announced well […]

The Retailer’s View // The Death of Archie and Selling Comics

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by Brandon Schatz On Monday, the pop culture bereft owner of my shop phoned had asked if I had ordered enough of the “death of Archie thing” that was happening. As with all comics, the news of this event had been announced well in advance. As always, calls came pouring in over the telephone lines. […]

Sherlock Holmes Meets Houdini in Dynamite Miniseries

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Dynamite’s been doing Sherlock Holmes stories on a fairly regular basis for some time now.  And really, given the recent court decision on Holmes being firmly in the public domain, there’s every reason to.  The next entry in the Dynamite extension of the Holmes library will find the master detective crossing paths with the magician […]

Indie Month-to-Month Sales May 2014: Image has top four new entries

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Indie Month-to-Month Sales May 2014: Image has top four new entrieshttp://ift.tt/1wvvrQ8 Tweet By Chris Rice Another decent month for Image, who have all of the top four new entries, including Warren Ellis’s return to creator-owned books. Elsewhere Valiant appear to be going through a radical shift in publishing model, and don’t look too healthy over-all. […]

SDCC 2014 Shocker: Marvel Booth exclusives will include Rocket Raccoon

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I am really really really hoping there will be some kind of big Guardians of the Galaxy display at the Marvel booth this year, liek there was with Thor a few years ago. But if not, there still be plenty of Rocket, as this first look at the Marvel Booth #2329 exclusives indicate. Here’s the […]

2014 Harvey nominations announced, led by Boom!, Valiant, Marvel and Image

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Oh Harveys. Every year some voting block or other seems to make itself known and this time it’s Valiant with some 16 nominations including Best Humor and so on. Boom lef the list with 24 though including many in the young readers categories. Nothing really screechingly horrific here, but not really the same year in […]

Marvel’s Joe Quesada will announce ‘a new era for a classic character’ on The Colbert Report tonight

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Marvel’s Joe Quesada will announce ‘a new era for a classic character’ on The Colbert Report tonighthttp://ift.tt/1p8GRGU Tweet The Colbert ReportGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Colbert Report on Facebook Oh yeah and speaking of the mainstream…when Marvel announced a new book via a very perplexed cast on The View, it was unstadnabale […]

The secret of comics history that people on the internet don’t want you to know!

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The secret of comics history that people on the internet don’t want you to know!http://ift.tt/1tRtxgQ Tweet I was asked not too long ago what was something I was proud of writing on The Beat, and it’s actually something I didn’t write. This post by political communications specialist Brett Schenker entitled Market Research Says 46.67% of […]

Indie Month-to-Month Sales May 2014: Image has top four new entries

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Another decent month for Image, who have all of the top four new entries, including Warren Ellis’s return to creator-owned books. Elsewhere Valiant appear to be going through a radical shift in publishing model, and don’t look too healthy over-all. Stick around after the top 300, as there’s a bit of an extra this month.

149 indie titles charted in the top 300, slightly down on last month’s 151. Overall sales were up at 1,632,573, compared to last month’s 1,688,787 and the average sales this month are 10,957, down on last month’s 11,184. 16 titles went up in sales and 116 went down, with the rest made up of new entries and specials.

Image are number one again with an 8.86% dollar share and an 9.96% market share, IDW go up to second place with a 6.38% dollar share and 4.18% market share. Dark Horse have a 5.96% dollar share and a 5.50% market share, Dynamite have a 2.30% dollar share and 2.29% market share and Boom! have a 1.97 % dollar share and 1.84% market share.

Marvel’s Joe Quesada will announce ‘a new era for a classic character’ on The Colbert Report tonight

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Oh yeah and speaking of the mainstream…when Marvel announced a new book via a very perplexed cast on The View, it was unstadnabale bcuase both are owned by Disney. However, The Colbert Report is owned by Viacom, so tonight’s Joe Quesada appearance and book announcement is a little more “authentic” if you will. Also, props to Marvel for a creative way around the San Diego Show biz news logjam.

The secret of comics history that people on the internet don’t want you to know!

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I was asked not too long ago what was something I was proud of writing on The Beat, and it’s actually something I didn’t write. This post by political communications specialist Brett Schenker entitled Market Research Says 46.67% of Comic Fans are Female from February, was pretty groundbreaking. Why am I mentioning a six month old post? Well, people continue to quote it when they look for demographic information on comics readership, and it represents a solid benchmark in an area where there is shockingly little research. Schenker’s research via Facebook, which he’s graciously presented here, has been quoted in numerous articles and yesterday it was referenced in this Time.Com piece on the new female Thor. I tweeted it again and it got a whole new set of reactions on twitter from people who hadn’t seen it the first time.

Thor Was Tired of Living A Lie… The View Wasn’t

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Thor Was Tired of Living A Lie… The View Wasn’thttp://ift.tt/1jwHkoy Tweet By David Nieves Equal to a freeway pile up closure in California where honking and flying obscenities are like pennies overflowing from the change jar on my desk; when the internet gets a hold of something that shakes our outlook everyone rages. Today, Marvel […]

Thor Was Tired of Living A Lie… The View Wasn’t

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By David Nieves Equal to a freeway pile up closure in California where honking and flying obscenities are like pennies overflowing from the change jar on my desk; when the internet gets a hold of something that shakes our outlook everyone rages. Today, Marvel let the ladies of The View announce a new female Thor in the […]