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Fri, December 19th, 2008
October & November were good sales months for Brian Hibbs -- has December been faring as well? Plus, an examination of Marvel's $3.99 price increase and what it all really means for the future of comics sales and trade collections.

Fri, November 14th, 2008 - - Economically Speaking
How is the downturn in the affecting comics retailing? Brian Hibbs isn't seeing any contraction and he explains why, plus advice for publishers considering raising their prices in the coming year.

Fri, October 17th, 2008
Brian Hibbs covers a wide range of topics in this week's column, including how his store's new point-of-sale system has generated some surprising results, the distributor bottleneck and publisher problems handling back lists.

Thu, September 18th, 2008
Brian examines some of the lessons learned from the recent "All-Star Batman & Robin" fiasco, why proper Street Dates should be enforced in the Direct Market, and what they could ultimately mean to retailers' pocket books.

Fri, August 15th, 2008
Brian Hibbs continues to learn more about sales patterns at his store since installing a new point-of-sale system. This month, he takes a look at all the inventory that doesn't move and what he ultimately does with it.

Fri, July 18th, 2008
With one year under his belt using a point-of-sales system, retailer Brian Hibbs has gathered all sorts of interesting data about graphic novel sales in his store and is readying a purge. The non-sellers are very surprising.

Thu, June 19th, 2008
There's lots happening in the publishing world this month and Brian Hibbs is here to put it all in perspective. From the problems at Tokyopop and DC to a list of what the direct market needs from a publisher, don't miss this month's TILTING AT WINDMILLS!

Fri, May 16th, 2008
Brian Hibbs brings his long-running column TILTING AT WINDMILLS to CBR! Always informative and usually controversial, Brian pulls no punches. Today, comics implosion and the Fantagraphics/ Diamond deal.

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