2011 Archives

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
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
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
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
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
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
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 2011 QTY RANK DOLLAR RANK INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR 1 1 104.80 AUG110160-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 $3.99 DC 2 3 100.00 AUG110186-M BATMAN #2 $2.99 DC 3 2 89.23 AUG110179-M ACTION[...]
DC Comics Smashes Marvel Marketshare In October, Takes 51% Of Sales
It does not include UK sales. TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS PUBLISHER DOLLAR SHARE UNIT SHARE DC 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 STATISTICS DOLLARS UNITS OCTOBER 2011 VS SEPTEMBER 2011 COMICS 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
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