Tweet Executive vp of sales and marketing and business development John Rood is leaving DC Entertainment, a DC spokesperson has confirmed. Rood’s position is being eliminated as the sales and marketing departments get a shuffle. Marketing, interactive marketing and publicity will go under Amit Desai, who is currently senior vice president of franchise management. Desai […]
Tweet The Fast and the Furious’s Gal Godot has been cast as Wonder Woman in Batman vs Superman. Okay, you can breathe now. After all the years of being tricky and problematic and spanking too many men, this is happening. “Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and […]
Tweet Continuing the major media conglomerate’s purge of anything to do with print, Time Warner is ditching the Time part of its name:= and spinning off its magazine holdings. This will leave little old DC Entertainment its ONLY print division. And you wonder why they are moving to the West Coast? Time Warner plans to […]
Tweet SLEEPER, tone of several series by the dynamic duo of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips is in production again, this time with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck producing. Shawn Ryan, of The Shield and David Wiener of The Killing are set to write the screenplay. Set in the Wildstorm universe, the tale involves an […]
Tweet The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court ruling giving WB the copyright to Superman and setting aside a 1998 copyright termination notice filed by the heirs of Joe Shuster. The court agreed that a complex 1992 agreement gave WB the rights to Superman in exchange for a lifetime compensation. The […]
Tweet So apparently the way entertainment news gets out nowadays is a guy walking into a comics shop and rapping with the owner about stuff his network is doing? Apparently Preacher—the Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon classic comic—is in development at AMC and a pilot has been ordered; it’s being viewed as a replacement for Breaking Bad […]
TweetInjustice: Gods Among Us is something of an anomaly in the world of super hero comics. It’s a breakout hit for original digital work, lording over the sales rankings on several sites and platforms. If you look at the October sales estimates, you’ll find it sitting just below 25K and outselling titles like Green Arrow, […]
Over on his Tumblr, Neil Gaiman has ‘fessed up that it was his grueling tour for his new novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane—which took him across the US and back again for a two month period—was to blame:
There are, by our quick count, at least five versions of the Complete Sandman out there, but this Sandman Omnibus Silver Edition Autographed by Neil Gaiman is undoubtedly the most ultimate and absolute to date. For a mere $499 you get a special silver version of the Sandman Omnibus signed by Neil Gaiman. Only 500 have been made, and I expect they will sell quickly.
Tweet DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson finally spoke out about why DC had to leave its home of 80 years and relocate to the West Coast in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. She says it was “never optimal” to have two offices on separate coasts. And as an example she said, Literally everything […]
Tweet All good things must come to an end and after a 10+ year, 150 issue run, Bill Willigham has announced the end of Fables. The huge and loyal fanbase will be left devastated by this, but….every fairy tale has an ending. On his website, he wrote: UPDATE: WIllingham’s interview at Newsaramais up now, and […]
TweetHe’s back. And he’s being written by his rightful author. The Sandman, one of the most beloved and groundbreaking characters in comics history, the moody member of the Endless who made it safe to be a goth in comics and secured Neil Gaiman as one of the greatest living mythmakers, is returning in a 25th Anniversary […]
Tweet In a letter to staff obtained by CBR, DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson confirmed what most industry watchers have been waiting for ever since a Burbank head for the division was announced: DC Comics is moving lock, stock, and barrel to Burbank. All employees will be offered relocation, which will not take place for […]
DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: September 2013 – Big 3D 10th Anniversary Collector’s Item Spectacular
First things first: September 2013 is, by quite a margin, the most successful month ever for DC Comics since Diamond started providing data on actual comic-book sales to retailers in March 2003.
In September 2013, DC Comics sold an estimated 4.2 million new comic books to specialty retailers, for a total of $15.3 million in retail sales value. To date, the record was held by October 2011, with 3.8 million new comic books for a total retail sales value of $11.9 million, followed by September 2011, with 3.6 million new comic books for $10.9 million.
Tweet I haven’t really been following all the animated DC cartoon news, but Beware the Batman, the dark (!) CGI cartoon telling Batman’s early days and team-up with Katana, has been pulled by the Cartoon Network, although tweets indicate it may return in January, when the heat will be on. It’s scarily reminiscent, in fact […]