Brian Hibbs

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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.

Tilting at Windmills - 9/18

Thu, September 18th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Tilting at Windmills - 8/15

Fri, August 15th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Tilting at Windmills - 7/18

Fri, July 18th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Tilting at Windmills - 6/19

Thu, June 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

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!

Tilting at Windmills - 5/16

Fri, May 16th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

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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