Just the Facts, Ma’am: Which Graphic Novel Categories are the Biggest?

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Ever wonder what categories are the most popular in graphic novels? Think it’s all manga and superheroes? Well, as you can see on the chart to the left, it’s fairly diverse. How did I come up with these percentages? Simple… First, there’s this group called BISG.  They make sure all the standards that booksellers and… […]

iVerse to relaunch ComicsPLUS in November with uView, import and more

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We all know that Amazon’s acquisition of Comixology changed the digital comics landscape. While the benefits that Amazon can bring for Comixology are evident, and still developing, it wasn’t without some steps backwards. When Comixology stopped making in-app purchases due to Amazon/Apple tensions, many publishers saw a drop in digital comics sales. As we’ve noted… […]

ICV2 2014 Conference: White Paper: The Comics Customer: Who Is Reading All Those Comics?

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While most comics fans started New York Comic Con on Thursday, the die-hard industry insiders and watchers began their “con crush” on Wednesday. ICV2.com once again hosted their annual conference at the Javits Center, choosing the theme: The New Comics Customer. As is the tradition, each conference is inaugurated with an industry white paper. Milton… […]

Drifter #1 [Advanced Review]: The Sky is Full of Stars and Mystery

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Drifter #1 [Advanced Review]: The Sky is Full of Stars and Mysteryhttp://ift.tt/1DdMxYb by Zachary Clemente Written by Ivan Brandon,Art & Colors by Nic Klein, Letters by Clem Robins, Design by Tom Muller, Edited by Sebastian Griner, Published by Image Comics. Mankind’s colonization of the galaxy has left countless planets mined bare and lifeless. A space transport crashes onto a backwater world […]

Star Wars Comics Bundle debuts from Dark Horse

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Star Wars Comics Bundle debuts from Dark Horsehttp://ift.tt/1u5TJ1D Look at the size of this thing! There are so many puns to be made and this Humble Bundle pr makes the most of them. And while Marvel may be publishing Star Wars now, Dark Horse has a mighty backlist of Star Wars classics. Sp get in […]

Another day another Marvel Mega event teaser — “Years of Future Past”

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Another day another Marvel Mega event teaser — “Years of Future Past”http://ift.tt/1u5Myqd Via Comic Book Resources, Marvel has added to it’s mystery Summer event event, with a teaser by Art Adams reminiscent of the classic “Days of Future Past” storyline in the X-men. And everyone is in their classic 80s mufti too. I don’t know […]

Sales Charts: In the backlist, DC is king

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Sales Charts: In the backlist, DC is kinghttp://ift.tt/1sJpZLs It’s been a while (5 years)  since we looked at Diamond’s monthly backlist chart, and now, as then, it reveals a VERY DIFFERENT ranking for publishers. In the backlist, DC is king by a wide margin, with about 30% of the market. Marvel is only a tich above […]

BREAKING: Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad and more DC movies confirmed

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BREAKING: Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad and more DC movies confirmedhttp://comicsbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Justice-League-of-America-by-David-Finch.jpg Warner Bros is having a big investor confab today and all kinds of news is being dropped, intended to shore things up after  Rupert Murdoch’s attempted takeover., This morning we heard that HBO will offer its own streaming service, effectively ,leaving cable behind, and we’ve been […]

NYCC ’14: Paul Pope Talks Aurora West & Collaboration In His World

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NYCC ’14: Paul Pope Talks Aurora West & Collaboration In His Worldhttp://ift.tt/11nz4PH by Zachary Clemente As the first day of New York Comic-Con came to close and exhibitors began shutting down their booths, I conducted my third interview with acclaimed cartoonist Paul Pope. This time we discussed his new entry in his Battling Boy series with […]

NYCC ’14: All The Beat’s coverage

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NYCC ’14: All The Beat’s coveragehttp://ift.tt/1z7SNlo As you may have noticed, there were a lot of stories coming out of NYCC.  Here’s a convenient list of what we covered, separated by publisher. Archie Archie Vs… Predator?  Archie’s Dark Circle Line Gives Out A Little More Info Dark Horse NYCC’14: CCP Games Enlist Dark Horse Comics […]

Noelle Stevenson, Mark Millar and others comment on the Civil War movie

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Noelle Stevenson, Mark Millar and others comment on the Civil War moviehttp://ift.tt/1xRwT1v With this week’s epochal news that the Marvel Cinematic UNiverse will be adapting the Civil War event storyline, many are wondering…why? Few of the superheroes introduced in the MCU even have secret identities—which were the crux of the kerfuffle between Iron Man and […]

NYCC ’14: Marvel fans loved their sneak peak at tonight’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and forthcoming series Agent Carter

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NYCC ’14: Marvel fans loved their sneak peak at tonight’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and forthcoming series Agent Carterhttp://ift.tt/1DaqLEE The cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Photo Credit: ABC.Marvel Studios By Edie Nugent If the response from the fans at NYCC is anything to go by, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. should delight viewers with “Face […]

Marvel teases “Event event” in summer with Age of Ultron vs Marvel Zombies

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Marvel teases “Event event” in summer with Age of Ultron vs Marvel Zombieshttp://ift.tt/1v9E45N Okay, Now Marvel is just F*ckin’ with us. This teaser suggest that Summer 2015 will see some kind of “Battle of the Bands” with Marvel Events. Age of Ultron was, of course a classic event from the Shooter era, and the one […]

Kathryn Immonen and Rich Ellis take on Peggy Carter in OPERATION S.I.N.

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Kathryn Immonen and Rich Ellis take on Peggy Carter in OPERATION S.I.N.http://ift.tt/1u0YNUY The Month of the Women continues as an Agent Carter mini series has been announced by Kathryn Immonen and Rich Ellis. OPERATION S.I.N. spins out of Original Sin with an untold story in the origin of Peggy Carter, Howard Stark and Woodrow McCord. One of […]

New York Comic Con 2014 was the biggest US comic con yet—and one of the most diverse

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New York Comic Con 2014 was the biggest US comic con yet—and one of the most diversehttp://ift.tt/1z7SNlo With attendance of 151,000, this year’s NYCC is now the biggest reported North American comics convention, surpassing the San Diego Comic Con’s 130,000. According to show runner Lance Fensterman, the increase of 20,000 from last year was due […]

NYCC ’14: Frank Quitely on Visual Process and Cyclical Influence

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NYCC ’14: Frank Quitely on Visual Process and Cyclical Influencehttp://ift.tt/1wzXmzu by Zachary Clemente On the extremely busy Saturday of this past weekend’s New York Comic-Con, I had the sublime honor of interviewing Frank Quitely (pen name for Scottish artist Vincent Deighan) about his visual narrative process, the cycle of artistic influence, and his once and future work. […]