Brian Hibbs

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Articles By Brian Hibbs

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Tilting at Windmills - 10/17

Fri, October 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

This month, Brian Hibbs worries about whether gaming the solicitation process and what that means for the health of the industry's sales.

Tilting at Windmills - 9/19

Fri, September 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

This month Brian Hibbs talks about the pain of the monthly pain retailers have to deal with when it comes to order forms and guessing what will sell.

Tilting at Windmills - 8/01

Fri, August 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

This month Brian Hibbs looks at the many problems facing the Direct Market, including how some publishers are making it more difficult for retailers.

Tilting at Windmills - 6/20

Fri, June 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs talks about the art of ordering comics, how costs come into play and how the most worthless coin -- the penny -- is kind of worthless.

Tilting at Windmills - 5/23

Fri, May 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs offers his takeaways from the Diamond Retailer Summit in Las Vegas and gives his thoughts on Bob Wayne leaving DC Comics.

Tilting at Windmills - 4/17

Thu, April 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs weighs in on Amazon's purchase of comiXology and what the potential ramifications are for the future of printed comics.

Tilting at Windmills - 3/20

Thu, March 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs digs through 75K back issues at his new location and compares the difference between selling vintage comics versus collected editions.

Tilting at Windmills - 2/20

Thu, February 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs' annual analysis of the sales numbers for graphic novels in the bookstore market finds some new entries in 2013.

Tilting at Windmills - 1/16

Thu, January 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs is now the owner of a second store, and he breaks down the how and why, as well as the many challenges new stores face.

Tilting at Windmills - 11/14

Thu, November 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs contributes to Fantagraphics' Kickstarter campaign, even though he's leery of it. Plus, the value of the OGN versus serialized comics.

Tilting at Windmills - 10/18

Fri, October 18th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This month Brian Hibbs gives some final thoughts on DC's Villains Month and the problematic theory that envisions potential comic book readers as water in buckets.

Tilting at Windmills - 9/20

Fri, September 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This month Brian Hibbs tackles the tricky subject of how to get rid of overstocked books, analyzing the many factors that lead to books not selling and how he stocks his store.

Tilting at Windmills - 8/01

Thu, August 1st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This Brian Hibbs tackles the topic of cover design, both in terms of artistic value and how bad -- or good -- design ultimately impacts sales on the racks of comic book stores.

Tilting at Windmills - 6/20

Thu, June 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This month Brian Hibbs examines what the habits and desires of comic buyers, the role of sincerity in new comics and the potential pitfalls of DC Comics' upcoming linewide Villains Month event.

Tilting at Windmills - 5/17

Fri, May 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs examines the miniseries and why exactly he hates it as a retailer, as well as why it makes more sense to put his faith in ordering ongoing titles with backlist potential.

Tilting at Windmills - 4/11

Thu, April 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs returns from a brief hiatus and finds a lot to like about the comics industry -- thriving print sales, being inspired by the annual ComicsPRO meeting and more!

Tilting at Windmills - 2/14

Thu, February 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs returns with TILTING AT WINDMILLS' annual analysis of the 2012 sales numbers for graphic novels in the bookstore market, discovering a few surprises in the process.

Tilting at Windmills - 1/17

Thu, January 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With three months worth of data under his belt, Brian Hibbs weighs in on the initial success of the Marvel NOW! initiative, looking at its strengths and potential weaknesses through the prism of DC's New 52 reboot.

Tilting at Windmills - 12/06

Thu, December 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This month, Brian Hibbs reflects on November's surprising news from DC Comics regarding its digital publication schedule and what it means for him - and the rest of the comics retail industry - moving forward.

Tilting at Windmills - 11/15

Thu, November 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs returns with a look at Marvel and DC Comics' lower-selling titles, weighing the likelihood of them losing money on a monthly basis rather than earning and asking why they continue to exist.

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