Brian Hibbs

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Articles By Brian Hibbs

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Tilting at Windmills - 5/13

Thu, May 13th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs takes a look at the emerging digital comics market, likening it to the newsstands of old and explaining how - if done properly - sales of digital comics can help boost the bottom line of comic book stores.

Tilting at Windmills - 3/31

Wed, March 31st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

TILTING AT WINDMILLS arrives a few weeks early due to Brian Hibbs' excitement at a great weekend-long ComicsPRO event that saw a Robert Kirkman keynote address, DC Comics dialoguing with retailers and much more!

Tilting at Windmills - 3/19

Fri, March 19th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In the latest edition of TILTING AT WINDMILLS, Brian Hibbs poses the question "Are publishers trying to kill the periodical comic?" and offers up examples of why it's worth asking in light of modern market realities.

Tilting at Windmills - 2/11

Thu, February 11th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The time has arrived for the annual TILTING AT WINDMILLS analysis of the sales numbers for 2009 graphic novels in the bookstore market, and this year, Brian Hibbs looks at them in more depth than ever before.

Tilting at Windmills - 1/15

Fri, January 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs is back with a new TILTING that takes a look at comic pundit prognosticating about the coming year, physical comics versus their digital counterparts and Marvel's recent DC Comics "Blackest Night" return promotion.

Tilting at Windmills - 12/17

Thu, December 17th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs returns this month and explains not only why the comic book industry is as healthy as it ever was, if not healthier, but also why the Original Graphic Novel may not necessarily be the end-all be-all comic book format of the future.

Tilting at Windmills - 10/23

Fri, October 23rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs takes a look at Diamond Distributors and finds that, while he wouldn't call the comic book wholesaler blameless, the problems faced by today's retailers aren't solely due to the distributor's monopoly status.

Tilting at Windmills - 9/17

Thu, September 17th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs looks back at what Paul Levitz has meant to the Direct Market over the last few decades, and what his exit from DC's executive branch may mean, not only for DC Comics, but for the entire comic book publishing industry.

Tilting at Windmills - 9/04

Fri, September 4th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

You all know comics retailer Brian Hibbs isn't once to mince words. Well, today Hibbs shares his thoughts and opinions on the Marvel/Disney sale in an open letter to the Walt Disney Company.

Tilting at Windmills - 8/14

Fri, August 14th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

This month, Brian takes a good look at the direct market, measures the pros and cons of the non-returnability aspect of it's set-up and explains why, in his mind, there's very little reason for retailers to want that to change.

Tilting at Windmills - 7/16

Thu, July 16th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

What do Neil Gaiman, Tyrese Gibson, social networking and guerilla marketing have to do with each other? Quite a bit, it turns out, as Brian Hibbs illustrates in Tilting at Windmills latest cautionary tale.

Tilting at Windmills - 6/19

Fri, June 19th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

"Captain America" #600's big release has come and gone, and fans have been debating the issue heavily all week, but what was the end result for the retailers? Brian Hibbs is back with his analysis of the event from the front lines.

Tilting at Windmills - 5/15

Fri, May 15th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

This month, Brian Hibbs takes an in depth look into the whole "Wolverine" #73 before #72 controversy and whether or not it had the intended results for his store. Plus, Free Comic Book Day and how to make it even better.

Tilting at Windmills - 4/17

Fri, April 17th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Following the 20th Anniversary of his store, Comix Experience owner Brian Hibbs reflects back on what it's taken to survive all these years and how things have changes. Plus, a visit to NYC comic shops, the Amazon fiasco and more!

Tilting at Windmills - 3/27

Fri, March 27th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Brian takes a lengthy look at last week's ComicsPRO meeting, giving reader a behind the scenes look at the discussions being had by the retail community as well as a tour of Diamond's new Memphis facility.

Tilting at Windmills - 2/19

Thu, February 19th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

It's the big one you've all been waiting for -- Brian Hibbs shows you the numbers for 2008 graphic novel sales in book stores with indepth analysis. DC did gangbusters all around, leading off with "Watchmen."

Tilting at Windmills - 1/15

Thu, January 15th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

It was a huge week for comics publishing in a number of ways and at the same time both DC Comics and Marvel Comics made big mistakes in handling one of the biggest weeks in comics in years. Brian Hibbs covers it all.

Tilting at Windmills - 12/19

Fri, December 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Tilting at Windmills - 11/14

Fri, November 14th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Tilting at Windmills - 10/17

Fri, October 17th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

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.

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