Indie Month-to-Month Sales July 2013

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A triumphant return for Fathom, albeit one backed by a price-promotion, and a full price relaunch for Red Sonja join Matt Fraction’s Satellite Sam as the big debuts this month, and East of West and Lazarus cement their places in the upper part of the chart. Elsewhere are a clutch of strong mid-level launches, and a slightly worrying series of drops for Valiant.

SPX 2013 programming goes live

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Tweet HOW WILL YOU CHOOSE? The super-excellent lineup of guests has led to an amazing lineup of spotlights and panels as always. Put together by Bill Kartalopoulos, SPX always has a diverse and thought provoking lineup and this year is no exception. This year’s SPX will be held September 14-15 in North Bethesda, MD. ——- […]

So what kind of person buys a “Torture variant” cover anyway? (NSFW, trigger images)

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I know everyone tsk tsk’s Avatar’s habit of putting out gory, exploitive covers, but seriously, after looking at some of their “torture variant” covers, I find myself asking “WHAT KIND OF SICK FUCK BUYS THIS SHIT????” I get the appeal of a little transgressive gore now and then, but these are basically images of sawed off limbs, flaying and twisted sexual situations that make Mark Millar look like Hannah Montana.

Should Digital Comics Still Be Locked Down?

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Tweet by Bruce Lidl   If nobody cares about DRM on digital comics, why does everybody keep bringing it up? San Diego 2013 was unquestionably a triumph for digital comics heavyweight comiXology, with a stream of announcements of new initiatives and new partnerships. Chip Mosher may have been one of the busiest men at the […]

Cartoon Network Shows to watch out for: Steve Universe, Uncle Grandpa, and Clarence

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TweetHere’s one little last bit of SDCC ’13 coverage to put on your must see in the future list – Cartoon Network gave Saturday convention-goers a sneak peek at three upcoming animated series – Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa and Clarence…

SDCC’13: Heidi’s Monday Podcast with Noelle Stevenson, Stephen Robson and Terry Nantier

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Tweet Live from San Diego Comic-Con, it’s More To Come! Heidi and Calvin Reid’s podcast from Publishers Weekly Comics World brings you special coverage from San Diego Comic Con. Interviews fresh from the convention floor, with new episodes daily during the con! In today’s episode, Heidi interviews Noelle Stevenson, creator of the hit webcomic Nimona, […]

SDCC’13: Heidi’s Sunday Podcast with Fantagraphics, Rick Geary and more.

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Tweet Live from San Diego Comic-Con, it’s More To Come! Heidi’s podcast from Publishers Weekly Comics World brings you special coverage from San Diego Comic Con. Interviews fresh from the convention floor, with new episodes daily during the con! In today’s episode,  Heidi interviews Eric Reynolds, associate publisher of Fantagraphics, on reconnecting with the market, […]

FIRST LOOK: The Human Fly debuts at Comic-Con

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TweetThe Human Fly is back. Who is the Human Fly, you ask? Well, he was the star of a 70s Marvel Comic, which was based on a real stuntman; the Marvel version ran for 19 issues and included tasty vintage Bronze Age art by Frank Robbins. This new comics anthology revives him and ties in […]

Indie Month-to-Month Sales May 2013: My Little Star Wars

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Tweet By Paul Mellerick   Walking Dead, Star Wars and My Little Pony are joined by JMS’ Ten Grand and the new Regular Show title near the top of the charts this month. Elsewhere there are a lot of new comics, and a few new publishers to the chart, debuting to largely impressive sales. 147 […]

Lion Forge to publish Miami Vice, Punky Brewster and more

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Tweet Lion Forge is a newish comics publisher that had an impressive and eye catching display at C2E2—I haven’t seen any of their comics because so far they publish digitally. Their releases have been new, but but they’ve just signed up some licenses from NBCUniversal to bring back some beloved 80s and 90s properties that […]

Action Labs picks up Hernandez’s The Garlicks

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Tweet The Garlicks by Lea Hernandez got a lot of attention when it was on Kickstarter and then Indiegogo. The all-ages vampire tale was unquestionably great looking, but the release date has been up in the air. but now it seems Action Lab is picking it up. Still no release date, but it definitely fits […]

Henry and Glenn #1 sells 71,000 copies — to celebrate, here’s a preview of issue #2

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TweetTom Neely’s HENRY & GLENN FOREVER is a reinvention—totally fictional—of two rock icons combined with some razor sharp cartooning and the result is a comics classic. A POPULAR, comics classic: Publisher, Microcosm’s Joe Biel, lets it drop in this interview that HENRY & GLENN FOREVER has sold 71,000 copies. Given that it costs a mere […]

How did you like your CAKE?

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Tweet This past weekend saw the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo roll out, a much anticipated foray into the CAF circuit for one of the biggest markets in the US. If you look at the debuts,l the comics were vibrant and exciting. Last year’s show was good but had room to grow, so we’re eager for […]

24 Hours of Webcomics: SCHMUCK

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TweetSCHMUCK is the brain-child of pop culture man about town and award-winning photographer Seth Kushner. He sets out to tell a semi-autobiographical story  in the hands of a host of talented comic artists featuring the brutal honesty of real life when looking for love. One of the dominant themes is coming from a Jewish background, […]

REVIEW: Black Mask Studios Hits the Ground Running with TWELVE REASONS TO DIE

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Tweet Black Mask Studios is the ambitiously game-changing publishing company founded to bring out OCCUPY COMICS and much more, headed by Matt Pizzolo (GODKILLER, HALO-8), Steve Niles (30 DAYS OF NIGHT and much more), and Brett Gurewitz (Epitaph Records). In interviews when the company formally announced itself, they touted a new structural framework for comic […]

Indie Month-to-Month Sales March 2013

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While Walking Dead and Saga lead the chart again, the big story this month is Jonathan Hickman’s East of West, blowing expectations out of the water with a strong debut. There aren’t that many new titles this month, although Image have four strong debuts, headed up by the infuriating Sex (you’ll see). Elsewhere it’s largely a month of consolidation, with many titles holding within a few percentage points of last month’s sales.