2012


Cast Members Jump Aboard Roland Emmerichs Sci-Fi Film Moonfall

Cast Members Jump Aboard Roland Emmerich's Sci-Fi Film Moonfall

This will be the fifth time Emmrich has attempted to end the world, following two Independence Day films, 2012, and The Day After Tomorrow Lionsgate will distribute the film, after working with the filmmaker on his World War 2 film Midway Lionsgate is looking at releasing Moonfall in 2021, even though the dance card is[...]


Top 100 Comics For December 2012

Top 100 Comics For December 2012

And Dark Horse get two in the top hundred as well, with Buffy and Hellboy.TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2012QTY RANK DOLLAR RANK INDEXDESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR1 1 132.59AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 $7.99 MAR2 2 123.37AVENGERS #1 $3.99 MAR3 3 100.00BATMAN #15 $3.99 DC4 4 75.92JUSTICE LEAGUE #15 $3.99 DC5 5 70.20DETECTIVE COMICS #15 $3.99 DC6 6 61.95AVENGERS #2 $3.99 MAR7 8 59.60CABLE AND X-FORCE #1 $3.99 MAR8 11 59.30BATMAN AND ROBIN #15 $2.99 DC9 7 55.29ALL NEW X-MEN #3 $3.99 MAR10 16 55.02THUNDERBOLTS #1 $2.99 MAR11 9 53.22ALL NEW X-MEN #4 $3.99 MAR12 13 50.11AQUAMAN #15 $2.99 DC13 17 49.71BATGIRL #15 $2.99 DC14 10 49.42AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #699 $3.99 MAR15 20 49.09NIGHTWING #15 $2.99 DC16 19 49.06GREEN[...]

Image Takes Marketshare From Marvel And DC In December 2012

Image Takes Marketshare From Marvel And DC In December 2012

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 may[...]

Top 100 Manga Sales In US Comic Shops In 2012

Top 100 Manga Sales In US Comic Shops In 2012

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 be[...]

The Top Fifty Toys And Top Fifty Games Sold In Comic Stores In 2012

The Top Fifty Toys And Top Fifty Games Sold In Comic Stores In 2012

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 look[...]

Patrick Danes Top 5 Films of 2012

Patrick Dane's Top 5 Films of 2012

Many could argue that rereleases should not be on an 'End of Year' list, but 2012 saw a ton of films we back in the cinema - and many of them had been altered in some way or another Raiders of the Lost Arc, Gremlins, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (remember that?), Lawrence[...]

Lying In The Gutters &#8211 A 2012 Special

Lying In The Gutters – A 2012 Special

Cosplay Round-Up: Toronto Fan Expo 201210 Best Camera Test Ever - But Canon Didn't Think It Was Funny11 Video: Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Once More With Feeling Was Performed Live Last Night12 David Tennant Back For Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary?13 51 Films From 2010 That You Really Shouldn't Have Missed14 There's No Such[...]

Top Of The Irish Comics 2012

Top Of The Irish Comics, 2012

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 available[...]


The Best Of 2012 And The Worst &#8211 Sunday Trending Topics

The Best Of 2012, And The Worst – Sunday Trending Topics

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 how it goes.You[...]

Bleeding Cool Scoop Of The Year 2012 &#8211 Nominees

Bleeding Cool Scoop Of The Year 2012 – Nominees

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]

Maddest Moment Of 2012 &#8211 Nominees

Maddest Moment Of 2012 – Nominees

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]


Most Disappointing (In A Bad Way) Comic For 2012 &#8211 Nominations

Most Disappointing (In A Bad Way) Comic For 2012 – Nominations

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 […]

Most Surprising (In A Good Way) Comic Of 2012 &#8211 Nominations

Most Surprising (In A Good Way) Comic Of 2012 – Nominations

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 […]

Comic Book Personality Of The Year 2012

Comic Book Personality Of The Year 2012

Welcome to Comic Book Personality Of The Year. Around twenty people who, this year have delighted you, annoyed you, frustrated you, amazed you, but who you couldn't ignore. It's time to vote for your… comic book personality of the year! Whether it was Tony Harris taking a brave stand against the evil of certain, select, […]

Marvel Increases Dominance Of Comics Marketshare In November 2012

Marvel Increases Dominance Of Comics Marketshare In November 2012

On the year-to-date, overall comics and graphic novel sales in 2012 are still around 15% up on 2011.RETAIL MARKET SHAREPUBLISHER SHAREMARVEL COMICS 34.35%DC COMICS 30.04%IMAGE COMICS 7.70%IDW PUBLISHING 5.60%DARK HORSE COMICS 4.72%DYNAMITE ENTERTIANMENT 3.71%BOOM! STUDIOS 1.90%EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD 1.40%VIZ MEDIA 1.33%RANDOM HOUSE 0.97%OTHER NON-TOP 10 8.25%UNIT MARKET SHAREPUBLISHER SHAREMARVEL COMICS 40.23%DC COMICS 33.25%IMAGE COMICS 6.67%IDW PUBLISHING 5.07%DARK HORSE COMICS 3.75%DYNAMITE ENTERTIANMENT 3.33%BOOM! STUDIOS 1.81%VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 0.99%ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 0.63%ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.50%OTHER NON-TOP 10 3.77%COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS  DOLLARS UNITSNOVEMBER 2012[...]

More Cosplay From Thought Bubble

More Cosplay From Thought Bubble

Another look at cosplay (after yesterday's runaround) at Thought Bubble in Leeds today, courtesy of andrewdotlee, josephglass, clockworkwatch, steeyre, misuswa and tallibeth…       

October 2012 Comics And Graphic Novel Sales Break Records

October 2012 Comics And Graphic Novel Sales Break Records

It was a big jump and a good month and it will be a record — but we're still a ways from the magic figure of $10 million in the Top 300 TPBs.Final estimates next week.---The comic-book industry's momentum continued unabated into October, and in fact, grew, setting yet another record in a year of[...]