2012


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[...]



Over 100 Cosplay Photos From MCM London Expo &#8211 Saturday

Over 100 Cosplay Photos From MCM London Expo – Saturday

Okay, well, that was packed. MCM London Expo has outgrown the area it takes up of the London ExCel and needs to expand., Everywhere was full but some places, say the bottleneck between the showfloor and the cosplay area was dangerous. Vendors weren't too pleased with the crowds in places either, with crowds trying to […]

Avatar, Boom, Dynamite And IDW Solicitations For December 2012

Time to have a look at a few publishers that have a certain demographic in common, Avatar, Boom, Dynamite and IDW, and what they have new for us in December 2012.Avatar hasa new Caligula series and the second issue of Bleeding Cool Magazine, Boom has Deathmatch - and a whole load of retailer exclusive Adventure[...]

Nope Ardian Syaf Is The New Aquaman Artist (UPDATE x3)

Nope, Ardian Syaf Is The New Aquaman Artist (UPDATE x3)

Eddy Barrows it seems is, yes, just the cover artist on Aquaman #15. Taking over on the interiors from Ivan Reis and Joe Prado as they move to Justice League with issue 15, is Ardian Syaf, who drew the first year of the New 52 Batgirl, and Red Lanterns #0. In other news, it looks […]

Here Comes December For Aspen And Valiant

However, Iris now finds herself at the employ of perhaps the most sinister of all organized enterprises—the Central Intelligence Agency! The pulse-pounding third volume of the epic Executive Assistant: Iris series kicks off with the massive ten part series that will forever alter the lives of every Executive Assistant!EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS creator David Wohl is[...]

Both Marvel And DC Gained Marketshare In August 2012

Both Marvel And DC Gained Marketshare In August 2012

Next month, taking into account the first month of the New 52 may be revelatory...PUBLISHER MARKET SHARESRETAIL MARKET SHAREPUBLISHER SHAREDC COMICS 33.32%MARVEL COMICS 32.42%IDW PUBLISHING 5.88%IMAGE COMICS 5.75%DARK HORSE COMICS 4.92%DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 3.19%EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD 1.83%BOOM! STUDIOS 1.52%VIZ MEDIA 0.96%ARCHIE COMICS 0.85%OTHER NON-TOP 10 9.35%UNIT MARKET SHAREPUBLISHER SHAREMARVEL COMICS 37.18%DC COMICS 37.12%IMAGE COMICS 5.37%IDW PUBLISHING 4.64%DARK HORSE COMICS 3.89%DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 3.16%BOOM! STUDIOS 1.48%VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 0.92%ARCHIE COMICS 0.82%AVATAR PRESS INC 0.68%OTHER NON-TOP 10 4.73%COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS  DOLLARS UNITSAUGUST 2012 VS[...]

Will Uncanny Avengers #1 Outsell Walking Dead #100

Will Uncanny Avengers #1 Outsell Walking Dead #100?

Uncanny Avengers is the launch book of the Marvel NOW relaunch, featuring a number of X-Men and Avengers teammates together. Already, with around a week of sales left before Marvel set a print run, it is beating Avengers Vs X-Men #1 for sales… But the big prize is if it can hit the Walking Dead […]

Ape Aspen Oni Valiant Titan And Zenescope Solicitations For November 2012

Ape, Aspen, Oni, Valiant, Titan And Zenescope Solicitations For November 2012

Any more for any more? Here's a look at some of the publishers putting out slightly fewer titles, but most with an action advanture bent… from Ape's Hero Of Alexandria to Aspen's Charismagic to Oni's Bad Medicine, to Valiant's Shadowman to Titan's CLiNT to Zenescope's Fly… what's looking good to you? Ape Entertainment DREAMWORKS ADVENTURE […]

Avatar Boom Dynamite And IDW Solicitations For November 2012

Avatar, Boom, Dynamite And IDW Solicitations For November 2012

The top-rated Cartoon Network show now has its own comic book! Don't miss the first collected volume of this critically acclaimed "all-ages classic" that has fans and critics alike calling it "the best new comic of 2012"!ADVENTURE TIME #10 (A)ADVENTURE TIME #10 (B)Written by Ryan North, Shane Houghton and Chris Houghton Drawn by Shelli Paroline, Braden[...]

Fasten Seatbelts For 2012 Wizard World Chicago

Fasten Seatbelts For 2012 Wizard World Chicago

I'm afraid that we are running into some rough patches on this trip through the 2012 Wizard World Chicago convention Absolutely nothing to be concerned about However, please observe we have turned on the “Fasten Seatbelts” sign We request that you remain seated until the turbulence is over Thank you for your cooperation.SOMEDAY, SOMEWAY --[...]

British Olympics Team Mime To Queen For Adidas

British Olympics Team Mime To Queen For Adidas

Don't stop me now… featuring Jessica Ennis, Victoria Pendleton, Nicola Adams, Sir Chris Hoy, rower Pete Reed, Robert Grabarz, the Brownlee brothers and more. Oh and a brief appearance by David Beckham. All filmed this Friday and Saturday, for the benefit of Adidas. Well, since they were all hanging around, why not? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYtpL5YhWOQ[/youtube]

A Semi-Coherent Glossary For The London Olympic Closing Ceremony

A Semi-Coherent Glossary For The London Olympic Closing Ceremony

We get the same countdown we enjoyed at the beginning of the Opening Ceremony. Go see what we said about that here. This might be called a simpler ceremony than the original, less layering of cultural and historic references, but there are still one or two that might do with pointing out… The opening shot […]

Celebrating The Career Of Paul Ryan. In Comics.

Celebrating The Career Of Paul Ryan. In Comics.

Yesterday, it was announced that Mitt Romney had chosen US Representative Paul Ryan to be his running mate for the 2012 Presidential Elections for the United States Of America.Which instantly destroyed any chance of Paul Ryan, comic book artist, for being found on Google This is an attempt to try and right that wrong, even[...]

London Late On The Big Money Olympics

London Late On The Big Money Olympics

welcome to the London Late.[issuu width=420 height=276 backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=120807125612-bb4b74329ce24501b3160c30cd00fd92 name=londonlate username=platform-london tag=2012 unit=px v=2] The London Olympic Games is coming to a close It has been a very controlled media circus, whether that be Mastercard being banned, BBC cameras being turned to avoid shopping centre advertising or an East End kebab shop having to change[...]

The Jack Kirby Tribute Panel Of San Diego

The Jack Kirby Tribute Panel Of San Diego

Mark Robert Bourne wrote for Bleeding Cool from San Diego Comic Con Jack Kirby. Mention his name to anyone in the geek community and you'll get the same response.  He elevated a previously static and mundane form and sent a shockwave of powerful illustrations into the minds of unsuspecting readers.  He's a legend, responsible for […]

San Diego Dreaming For 2013

San Diego Dreaming For 2013

The question that I must ask myself though is not what will I do if I don’t get tickets for next year (or go as press), but instead ask whether I should still plan to go next year and not even bother with going to San Diego Comic Con 2013?SDCC 2012 was my 10th Con[...]

The Very Best Comics Of San Diego Comic Con 2012

The Very Best Comics Of San Diego Comic Con 2012

Louie Falcetti writes for Bleeding Cool; "Better late than never" is a phrase you get used to once you're ten years outside of high school. You've gone through the larval stage of identity, now it's time to start hoofing it and making things happen. Unless you're one of those assholes who accomplishes a lot at […]

Two DC Comics Not To Ignore For Halloween &#8211 Lot 13 And Ghosts

Two DC Comics Not To Ignore For Hallowe'en – Lot 13 And Ghosts

With the New 52 and Before Watchmen, Girl With A Dragon Tattoo and Get Jiro taking all the DC headlines, it's worth checking for a couple of projects that may go amiss otherwise. The first is Lot 13 by Steve Niles and Glenn Fabry, originally comissioned as a Wildstorm creator owned mini-series, it's tucked in […]