Brian Hibbs

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Articles By Brian Hibbs

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Tilting at Windmills - 7/27

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs looks at everything we know about Marvel NOW! at this point and while he has high hopes for it, he finds himself having difficulty finding a hook to sell his customers on the publisher's post-AvX reboot.

Tilting at Windmills - 7/05

Thu, July 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Bran Hibbs returns to express his delight at the continuing and growing success of Robert Kirkman's "The Walking Dead" and explains why the hit zombie Image Comics title is the model he hopes more creators will follow.

Tilting at Windmills - 5/10

Thu, May 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In his latest column, Brian Hibbs looks at his store's record breaking Free Comic Book Day, the new DC Entertainment regime, Diamond miscues, and digital storefronts

Tilting at Windmills - 3/22

Thu, March 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs reflects on the reality of digital comics as opposed to what publishers and stores thought they would mean to the industry, and how to harness them to help increase the overall comics market.

Tilting at Windmills - 2/09

Thu, February 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs returns with TILTING AT WINDMILLS' annual analysis of the sales numbers for graphic novels in the bookstore market, and discovers a few surprises in the 2011 data.

Tilting at Windmills - 1/12

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs takes a look at the end-of-year sales charts and wonders openly about Marvel's backlist and the continuing problems he and other retailers have in keeping the publisher's collections in stock.

Tilting at Windmills - 12/15

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs examines the idea that comics can turn the corner and find a greater audience, as well as the problem of "waiting for the trade" from the perspective of retailers and publishers.

Tilting at Windmills - 11/17

Thu, November 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs examines Month 3 of DC Comics' New 52 titles, day-and-date digital release snafus and Marvel's decision to add "free" digital copies to its "Ultimate Comics" lineup.

Tilting at Windmills - 10/20

Thu, October 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Brian examines the second month of DC's New 52, the impact of digital exclusivity on brick and mortar retailers, and some potentially underhanded tactics by a major publisher.

Tilting at Windmills - 9/22

Thu, September 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs examines the DC relaunch now that the first 3 weeks of New 52 titles have arrived, focusing on reigniting reader interest and problems with the current business model.

Tilting at Windmills - 8/25

Thu, August 25th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs takes a close look at the details in DC Comics and comiXology's digital storefront FAQ and is not at all pleased by what he discovers.

Tilting at Windmills - 7/14

Thu, July 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Selling trade paperbacks is like printing money for comic stores, right? Brian Hibbs explains why that's not really the case and why publishers should probably be cutting back on the collections.

Tilting at Windmills - 6/09

Thu, June 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Is 52 the magic number? Brian Hibbs is back with an in-depth look at DC Comics' September relaunch and how it all fits in to the modern-day realities of the Direct Market.

Tilting at Windmills - 5/20

Fri, May 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs looks at how the combination of an economic depression combined with publishers' over-production and poor scheduling is slowly strangling the life from the Direct Market.

Tilting at Windmills - 3/24

Thu, March 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs looks at the lessons to be learned from what happened to Comic Relief in the wake of Rory Root's passing, plus what the current Borders crisis illustrates about the benefits of buying locally.

Tilting at Windmills - 2/09

Wed, February 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The time has arrived for the annual TILTING AT WINDMILLS analysis of the sales numbers for graphic novels in the bookstore market, and the 201 numbers hold a number of surprises as Brian goes more in depth than ever.

Tilting at Windmills - 1/20

Thu, January 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This month, Brian Hibbs discusses Patton Oswalt's recent Geek Culture rant/dissertation, deciding the actor didn't go far enough, especially with regards to the role of today's day comics industry in pop culture.

Tilting at Windmills - 12/16

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs is at it again this month with a look at 2010 sales figures, an examination of "deconstructed" storytelling, the effect of event comics and rising prices on periodical sales and more.

Tilting at Windmills - 11/12

Fri, November 12th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs returns this month with a look at the sales of "Superman Earth One," JMS' announced move to OGN and self-contained, shorter stories, predictions of the death of the monthly periodical and more.

Tilting at Windmills - 10/14

Thu, October 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs weighs in on the recent price rollbacks announced by Marvel and DC Comics while also delving deep into the issue of shipping schedules, accurate solicitation information and more.

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