2011


Wheres The Money At With Wizard World

Where's The Money At With Wizard World?

Wizard World has entered its latest SEC Filings for 2011, as they are obliged to do as a publically owned company, and there is some interesting reading The thing about these filings is that they have to be brutally honest and direct, covering worst case scenarios for potential investors They are intended to be read[...]

DC Wins Big At The Diamond Gem Awards 2011

DC Wins Big At The Diamond Gem Awards 2011

Diamond Comic Distributors has again awarded the winners of their Diamond Gem Awards for 2011 And DC Comics have wiped the board, with their name on eleven of the twenty-one awards.  Though now they are listed as DC Entertainment rather than DC Comics.DC has again won for Best Publisher, an award they have won for[...]

The Top 500 Graphic Novels Of 2011

The Top 500 Graphic Novels Of 2011

We ran the top ten graphic novel sellers of 2011 a couple of days ago Well, here is the top 500, distributed by Diamond to North American comic stores.We noted that there was no Marvel title in the top ten Turns out there's none in the top forty-eight, with Kick Ass coming in at number[...]


The French Comics Market In 2011

The French Comics Market In 2011

In the French comic book market, it's been another year of growth, with 5327 comic book volumes published over 5165 last year. These are typically 48-72 page colour hardcover volumes. While there are 310 comic book publishers in France, four of them, Media Participations, Delcourt, Glenat and Flammarion take almost half the business, with Delcourt […]

Ch-Ch-Changes At The DCU For February

Ch-Ch-Changes At The DCU For February

Rob Liefeld writing and drawing an issue of Hawk And Dove! With Batman in it! With big bat thighs that are wider than… Dove. Federico Dallacchio off Suicide Squad! Tom Raney on Suicide Squad! Keith Giffen not drawing O.M.A.C! Scott Koblish and Scott Kolins drawing it all now! Ivan Brandon off Men Of War! (But […]

Gendercrunching: DC And Marvel September 2011 – And Marvel 1996-2011

Gendercrunching: DC And Marvel September 2011 – And Marvel 1996-2011

In September 2011, DC Comics put out 67 new comic books featuring 502 credited creators, 449 male and 53 female Here are the charts:As we saw in the DCnU-specific Gendercrunching article, the DCnU books didn’t cause any sort of precipitous drop overall This is true of DC as whole for September, with their overall total[...]

No Drop Off From #1 To #2 From September To October For DC Comics

No Drop Off From #1 To #2 From September To October For DC Comics

Aquaman #1 and Green Lantern #1 both make it onto the chart for that, but odds are there are plenty of second prints from #101 down...What a world.TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2011QTY RANK DOLLAR RANK INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR1 1 104.80 AUG110160-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 $3.99 DC2 3 100.00 AUG110186-M BATMAN #2 $2.99 DC3 2 89.23 AUG110179-M ACTION[...]


DC Comics Smashes Marvel Marketshare In October Takes 51% Of Sales

DC Comics Smashes Marvel Marketshare In October, Takes 51% Of Sales

It does not include UK sales.TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERSPUBLISHER DOLLARSHARE UNITSHAREDC COMICS 42.47% 50.97%MARVEL COMICS 29.10% 30.29%IMAGE COMICS 4.49% 3.98%DARK HORSE COMICS 4.44% 3.28%IDW PUBLISHING 4.00% 2.97%DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.81% 2.42%BOOM! STUDIOS 1.68% 1.02%EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS 1.28% 0.30%AVATAR PRESS 0.98% 0.53%VIZ MEDIA 0.84% 0.32%OTHER NON-TOP 10 7.91% 3.92%COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICSDOLLARS UNITSOCTOBER 2011 VS SEPTEMBER 2011COMICS 6.78% 6.90%GRAPHIC NOVELS -7.47% -11.07%TOTAL COMICS/GN 2.67% 5.73%OCTOBER 2011 VS[...]

Cosplay Sunday At MCM London Expo

Cosplay Sunday At MCM London Expo

What a fun day that was. And what fun costumes! Stories to come tomorrow but for now, here are a few to enjoy,with special praise for the feline costume with a working jaw! And the gallery is followed by a little dancing…

Rufus Dayglos Tank Girl Poster For London MCM Expo

Rufus Dayglo's Tank Girl Poster For London MCM Expo

This is Rufus Dayglo's Tank Girl poster for next month's MCM Expo London Comic Con, one of a hundred made for the show. Naturally Rufus will be there, also with the likes of Gail Simone,  John McCrea, David Hine, Hunt Emerson, Al Davison. And me, probably. Well, it is my local.


VIDEO: The Dragon*Con Cosplay Parade 2011

VIDEO: The Dragon*Con Cosplay Parade 2011

Thanks again to Bill Meeks of MeeksMixedMedia, embedded at Dragon*Con for Bleeding Cool for this video of the grand annual Dragon*Con parade of cosplayers through Atlanta. Wow, there's over half an hour of footage here, from one viewpoint. Shout out anyone you know…

Fear Itself Gets Another Three Issues In Marvel November 2011 Solicitations

Fear Itself Gets Another Three Issues In Marvel November 2011 Solicitations

We gave you fifty-seven and a half Marvel solicitations yesterday. Well here are another twelve. And yes, I know, you thought Fear Itself finishes in October with issue 7. Well, Marvel have this thing called marketshare. So now we get Fear Itself #7.1, #7.2 and#7.3. Shameless, Marvel, absolutely shameless. FEAR ITSELF #7.1 Captain America Written […]

Fifty-Seven And A Half Marvel Comics Solicited For November 2011

Fifty-Seven And A Half Marvel Comics Solicited For November 2011

A powerful and sobering story of human evil reaches its chilling conclusion, by Greg Pak (MAGNETO: TESTAMENT) and Mirko Colak (SECRET WARRIORS). 32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99ALL-WINNERS SQUAD: BAND OF HEROES #6 (of 8) Written by Paul Jenkins Art by Carmine Di Giandomenico Cover by Mico Suayan Guest-starring Captain America, Nick Fury and Loki! As the mystery of Operation: Firefly[...]

The Big Lie Isnt Just A Truther Text… Its An EC Comic

The Big Lie Isn't Just A Truther Text… It's An EC Comic

Rick Veitch is old school. Coming into comics in the seventies, he worked on  horror and war comics with a twist that were heavily influenced by the origins in William Gaines' EC comics. Something nasty in the woodshed, a overall sense of foreboding, the grisly only finally revealed in the last panels. It's a sensibility […]

Gendercrunching July 2011 &#8211 Apples With Apples

Gendercrunching July 2011 – Apples With Apples

In July 2011, DC released 86 new comics with 727 credited creators, 645 male and 82 female These are the percentages:This is a pretty average total for DC… 11.3% is closer to their record high than their record low, so that’s nice, plus they jumped 0.5% from June That’s all well and good, but the[...]

When Comic Con Ruined Twilight – A Look Back At San Diego 2011

When Comic Con Ruined Twilight – A Look Back At San Diego 2011

The queues for the Hall H opening panel at San  Diego Comic Con on Thursday… started on Monday. The convention organisers put out tents, the queue grew and grew, as Twilight fans jockeyed for position and street cred to make sure they got into the panel for the upcoming film. Then when the show opened, […]

The Eisner Awards 2011

The Eisner Awards 2011

I was a bad man and didn't make it to the Eisner Awards. I was tempted away by Girly Geek parties and the temptation of Tr!ckster. Shame, I heard Jonathan Ross and Dave Gibbons made one hell of a double act. And there were worthy, intriguing and surprising entries too… I'll let you decide which […]