Brian Hibbs

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Articles By Brian Hibbs

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Tilting at Windmills - 4/25

Mon, April 25th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs both defines and discusses what is and isn't a licensed comic book, what that means for demand, and how it affects retailers.

Tilting at Windmills - 3/21

Mon, March 21st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

This month Brian Hibbs checks in with all the knowledge he learned from the 2016 ComicsPRO Annual Membership Meeting in Portland.

Tilting at Windmills - 3/04

Fri, March 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

This month Brian Hibbs dives deep -- really deep -- into 2015 BookScan numbers, tracking comic sales and trends for the bookstore market.

Tilting at Windmills - 12/18

Fri, December 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs examines what's going on with the fourth quarter crash the comic book market is experiencing right now, and how will it impact 2016.

Tilting at Windmills - 10/30

Fri, October 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Hibbs looks at the art of pitching projects to retailers, how it affects everyone's bottom line, and All-New, All-Different Marvel Week 3.

Tilting at Windmills - 9/11

Fri, September 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

This month, Brian Hibbs examines his approach to DC Comics' "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" and the promise and peril of Local Comic Shop Day.

Tilting at Windmills - 7/17

Fri, July 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

This month, Brian Hibbs examines changes in DC Comics policy post-Bob Wayne, and what might happen with Marvel's October relaunch.

Tilting at Windmills - 6/19

Fri, June 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

This month Brian Hibbs discusses a number of topics, from Kickstarter to "All-New, All-Different Marvel" and an ordering meeting at his shop.

Tilting at Windmills - 3/20

Fri, March 20th, 2015 | Category:

Brian Hibbs look at the order challenges for "Convergence" and "Secret Wars" and why both happening at the same time is a risk for the market.

Tilting at Windmills - 2/27

Fri, February 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Comics publishers saw growth nearly across the board in the 2014 bookstore market, with Marvel, Archie and more making impressive gains.

Tilting at Windmills - 1/09

Fri, January 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

This month Brian Hibbs examines the problem with too many titles being produced from the perspective of consumer behavior and how retailers order.

Tilting at Windmills - 12/05

Fri, December 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

This month, Brian Hibbs explains the proper way to organize signings, with examples from his recent "Saga" HC event with Brian K. Vaughan.

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.

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