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Comics A.M. - August Sales Dip Attributed to Four-Week Month

Comics A.M. - August Sales Dip Attributed to Four-Week Month

Direct market sales drop in August compared to 2012! Inaugural Salt Lake Comic Con attracts more than 50,000! Viz Media executive addresses sharp increase in digital manga prices! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Second-Best Month For Comics Sales This Century

Comics A.M. - Second-Best Month For Comics Sales This Century

July was the second-best month since 2007 for comics sales to direct market! Retailer Brian Hibbs leaves ComicsPRO! Otakon moving to Washington, D.C., in 2017! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Scarcity of Big Two Titles on June Bookstore Chart

Comics A.M. - Scarcity of Big Two Titles on June Bookstore Chart

Only one graphic novel from DC or Marvel cracks BookScan's Top 20! Direct market sales up in "solid but unspectacular” second quarter! More on Monkeybrain's first anniversary! Image Expo wrap-up! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - DC Comics Confirms Loss of Pulp Hero Licenses

Comics A.M. - DC Comics Confirms Loss of Pulp Hero Licenses

Co-Publisher Dan DiDio confirms DC no longer has rights to The Spirit, Doc Savage and The Avenger! ComiXology serves more than 2 billion pages of comics in three years! Retailer Brian Hibbs on how he orders "Saga"!

Comics A.M. - Retailers

Comics A.M. - Retailers "Cautiously Ecstatic" About Comic Sales

Direct-market retailers reassured by "return to floppies"! Is Sri Lankan government behind disappearance of political cartoonist? Things get weird with "Creepy" and "Eerie" writer T. Casey Brennan! Buried Under Comics reopens Thursday!

Comics A.M. - Retailers Remain Upbeat:

Comics A.M. - Retailers Remain Upbeat: "2012 Is Rocking It"

Sales boost has retailers at Comic-Con upbeat! Viz Media executives on the state of the manga market! Alison Bechdel discusses creative process! Writer Len Brown looks back at his "Mars Attacks" bubblegum cards! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - New Motion in Superman Legal Feud; a Case For Optimism

Comics A.M. - New Motion in Superman Legal Feud; a Case For Optimism

Warner Bros. seeks summary judgment on Shuster estate claims! Making a case for comics market optimism! Support for a Comic Book Hall of Fame in Cleveland! Co-creator Graham Nolan talks Bane! Plus much more!

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Comics A.M. - "MoCCA Is Not Dead"; Is Kickstarter No. 2 GN Publisher?

MoCCA president pledges museum will reopen in new space! Has Kickstarter become the No. 2 graphic novel publisher? Eight comics sold more than 100,000 copies in June! Mark Waid talks superheroes and digital comics! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - May Sales Shatter Records; Spiegelman Joins Occupy Comics

Comics A.M. - May Sales Shatter Records; Spiegelman Joins Occupy Comics

May sales break "Diamond Exclusive Era" records! Art Spiegelman contributes to Occupy Comics anthology! A look back at the comic burnings of 1948! How Marvel Comics got its name! Plus more

Comics A.M. - Digital Comics Market Triples to $25 Million

Comics A.M. - Digital Comics Market Triples to $25 Million

Value of digital comics market in 2011 estimated at $25 million! ComicsPRO's annual meeting kicks off! Ashcan comics from '30s and '40s go up for auction! Takehiko Inoue resumes "Vagabond"! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Direct Market Experiences Best January Since 2008

Comics A.M. - Direct Market Experiences Best January Since 2008

Comic sales rise 27.5% over January 2011! British comics artist Mike White passes away. Random House to release "Garfield" collections as e-books! Jeff Parker and Erika Moen on the end of "Bucko"! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Retailers Big on Timeliness, Readers on Pre-Ordering

Comics A.M. - Retailers Big on Timeliness, Readers on Pre-Ordering

Valiant's Atom! Freeman finds retailers' chief concern about new publishers is timely releases! Informal survey discovers majority of readers pre-order comics! R. Stevens on the free "Diesel Sweeties" e-book! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Comics Rebound in 2011 While Graphic Novels Slump

Comics A.M. - Comics Rebound in 2011 While Graphic Novels Slump

Weak graphic novel sales weigh down 2011 direct market! Alison Bechdel's new book to receive 100,000-copy first printing! Diamond Retailer Summit set for C2E2! Brian K. Vaughan talks "Saga"! Plus more!

Tilting at Windmills - 12/15/2011

Tilting at Windmills - 12/15/2011

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.

Comics A.M. - Comic Sales Climb 19%; IDW Promotes Goldstein

Comics A.M. - Comic Sales Climb 19%; IDW Promotes Goldstein

Direct market jumps 19% in November! IDW Publishing names Greg Goldstein as president! Ron Marz and Darwyn Cooke raising funds for charity! Jeff Lemire talks "Frankenstein"! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Direct Market Tops $40 Million in October

Comics A.M. - Direct Market Tops $40 Million in October

Overall orders top $40 million for first time since September 2009! Author Les Daniels passes away. Grant Morrison talks Superman! Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang talk Wonder Woman! Andrew Chambliss talks Buffy! Plus more!

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Comics A.M. - "Persepolis" Airing Sparks Protests in Tunisia

"Persepolis" protests lead to arrests in Tunisia! Warren Ellis on digital comics! More on direct-market sales in September! Interviews with Daniel Clowes, Dan DiDio and Dave Roman! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - DC, Marvel Tease Big Announcements as NYCC Looms

Comics A.M. - DC, Marvel Tease Big Announcements as NYCC Looms

New York Comic Con kicks off Thursday! Direct market dips slightly in September, despite DC's New 52 boost! Disney plans 2015 exit for CEO Robert Iger! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Comic Sales Up in August; CDC Looks to Motion Comics to Fight HIV

Comics A.M. - Comic Sales Up in August; CDC Looks to Motion Comics to Fight HIV

Direct market sales rise 15% in August! CDC commissions HIV-prevention motion comics! Chicago Tribune pulls this week's "Doonesbury"! Spotlight on Bluewater's political biographies! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Retailers on Print vs. Digital; Yang on Comics, Christianity

Comics A.M. - Retailers on Print vs. Digital; Yang on Comics, Christianity

Sacramento retailers talk DC relaunch, digital comics! Gene Luen Yang explores history of comics and Christianity! Craig Thompson on "Habibi"! Plus James Kochalka, Greg Rucka, Rick Burchett and more!

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Comics A.M. - "Spider-Island" Tops Sluggish July; BOOM!'s Disney Titles End in October

Direct market sales fall 6.17 percent from July 2010! BOOM! Studios bids farewell to Disney titles! MoCCA vs. Stumptown! "FreakAngels" concludes! Plus much more!

Diamond Announces Day-Early Delivery

Diamond Announces Day-Early Delivery

Following years of discussion and months of more focused debate, Diamond Comic Distributors is making Tuesday delivery available to all direct-market retailers. The Wednesday on-sale date will remain unchanged.

Tilting at Windmills - 8/14/2009

Tilting at Windmills - 8/14/2009

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 - 9/18/2008

Tilting at Windmills - 9/18/2008

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 - 6/19/2008

Tilting at Windmills - 6/19/2008

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 - 5/16/2008

Tilting at Windmills - 5/16/2008

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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