It's time for another look at the cold hard statistics of the North American direct market for comic stores, as supplied by Diamond Comic Distributors. Last month, DC Comics took the marketshare top spot from Marvel Comics, a position they hadn't attained since September 2013. But just like in October 2013, Marvel has taken it […]
Well we were close with our impromptu Top 42 for December last week. Apparently we shouldn't have counted Before Watchmen Comedian or But basically it is as it was last week… but do notice Boom's first entry with their own original comics into the top 100 with Deathmatch, Image's bedding down Walking Dead in the […]
Our impromptu Top Forty-Seven comic sellers chart for December 2012 seems to have been bang on the money, at least for the top ten. We'll be able to check the rest later. Both December and November were four week months, but December's skip week with only a handful of new titles available on Boxing Day […]
Here's a look at the charts for 2012 for comics defined as "manga" sold in comic stores and distrubuted in North America by Diamond Comic Distributors. The charts are dominated by Sailor Moon and Naruto, for the top thirteen spots, aside from the third volume of Empowered, the manga nature of which will no doubt […]
Here's a look at the charts for 2012 for toys and games sold in comic stores and distrubuted in North America by Diamond Comic Distributors and Alliance Games. Naturally Marvel and DC superhero action figures to the toys list, with video game spin-off figures nudging their way in. For once, Walking Dead doesn't get a […]
I slept through the BAFTA announcement this morning. Take that as you will.
Brendon's whipping boy is given a soapbox to share his favourites. It's the least we could do.
Includes one bona fide genre classic.
Here are the top twenty traffic posts of the year on Bleeding Cool… you can see the influence of Google here more, and the popularity of films over a longer period on the site, rather than the quick hit of comic book traffic. The perfect storm of course is when they cross over… 1. "Mewling […]
A surprise number one.
What do the crooks like to watch?
Colin O' Mahoney writes; These are my top three picks for Irish comics in 2012. I have picked these to give those not blessed with ease of access to Ireland's fair green hills and fine black porter a chance to make up for this by reading our comics. As such, I have only considered work […]
This is the age of the event! But which rocked your boat this year? Even if it threw you into the water afterwards leaving you to drown… [polldaddy poll=6789086]
It's time for all those best of 2012 lists, so that means you have to tell us what you think. Whole lot of polling goin' on here. Hit the Rumour Awards tag to vote on all of them. Most-Read Comic Stories Today: Most Disappointing (In A Bad Way) Comic For 2012 – Nominations You know […]
Now it's time for the most self-serving, own-trumpet-blowing, back-patting vote of all. So I thought I'd let you all do it for me. And yes I know we got plenty wrong as well. There will be a separate vote for that… [polldaddy poll=6772659]
All sorts of things happen in the comics industry. Most of them seem to make some kind of sense at the time. But not everything… here's a look back at some of the madder moments, and your opportunity to vote for your maddest. [polldaddy poll=6772681]
You tell people you admire their way with words. The flick of their pencil on the Bristol board. Their witty dialogue, their throroughly thought through plot structure, their creation of your favourite character. But really, when it comes down to it, they touch you in a very special place. Or at least they would if […]
You know how it goes.You build up hope, belief, longing, desire, for a comic book series to succeed, to be wonderful, to blow your mind. And then it just kinda sits there. Meh. It's not a bad comic, but you built it up to be so much better. So you have nothing left to do […]
What a lot of lovely comics we've had so far. Some, we knew were going to be fantastic. The new Grandville from Bryan Talbot, Chris Ware's Building Stories, Journey Into Mystery, Batman. But what about the comics you weren't convinced would be that good but totally surprised you. You know, in a good way? Nominees […]
Fifteen films across two top ten lists. What was the most searched for film of 2012?