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Top 100 Power List of Comics, 2019 Edition
And now his messages appear on the streets of Hong Kong in protest… but it's his new CEO Silenn Thomas who is the driving force here, and set to make a name for herself to rival his. David Gabriel (Down) Senior Vice President of Sales at Marvel, ructions at Marvel have helped David Gabriel this year,[...]
spirits of vengeance
Just one day after Marvel revealed the details and creative team of Spirits Of Vengeance, the book has been undercut with the announcement that it will run for just five issues, which is, according to top Marvel brass, "the death knell" for anything in the Marvel Universe that isn't Star Wars. Back in April, during Marvel's terrible, horrible, no[...]
Well, At Least Everyone's Talking About Marvel Comics Today…
At the weekend, it was implied by some folk that Bleeding Cool was making a lot of fuss about nothing regarding the coverage of ICV2's retailer summit reports and interview with Marvel SVP David Gabriel. Now, in the light of everyone else, it seems positively restrained Here are just a few Will the late night talks[...]
Direct Market vs. Diversity: Another Look At The Issue
As Bleeding Cool has been breaking down and reporting in small, easily digestible chunks for readers from an extensive report from the Marvel Retailer Summit with ICv2 this weekend, Marvel has laid some of the blame for the comics sales slump, and presumably perceived weaker performance in their own sales, at the foot of the push[...]
Marvel Blames Comics Market Sales Slump On Election Angst
David Gabriel, Marvel's Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, has been having some pretty frank conversations over at the Marvel Retailer Summit. One element which was very frank indeed was when Gabriel discussed the sales slump in the comics market in general Gabriel says, "There was just a big shift in the entire industry, and there[...]
Axel Alonso Says Rotating Artists Way To Go For Big Events
This last part is presumably easier to do when you're not already planning the next three events before the first has even seen its first issue finished. Of course, David Gabriel, Marvel's Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing promises a ray of hope after this, "Hopefully, you guys will be happy to know that at the[...]
Marvel's David Gabriel: "The Limited Series Is The Death Knell" (Except For Star Wars)
In addition, they've interview Marvel Vice President of Sales and Marketing David Gabriel in a third article You can check them out here, here, and here The reports are chock full of extremely candid responses from Marvel to retailer feedback covering a wide variety of topics We've already told you about Gabriel's comments about readers not[...]
Marvel's David Gabriel Teases The Death Of Deadpool?
David Gabriel is Marvel's SVP of Sales & Marketing (and tipped to be more by the rumour mill) He's also the guy who once jokingly promised a death every quarter at Marvel Comics to help promote sales. Which Marvel have since provided. And it doesn't look like he's stopping any time soon In a rather incestuous fashion, he[...]
Retailers Get To Quiz Marvel's Big Wigs At New York Comic Con
Comic book retailers are getting their own special meeting and presentation with the executives of Marvel Comics at New York Comic Con, entitled Meet Marvel Editorial. In what is basically a real life version of The Avengers, teaming up to face the onslaught of enraged retailers are Dan Buckley – President, TV, Publishing & Brand Management, David[...]
David Gabriel – The Next Publisher Of Marvel Comics?
This is one of those things, you write one article (okay, three) about Marvel Comics and Disney fighting over who gets to do what with Big Hero 6, and all sorts of people come out of the woodwork with different things to say. And one is that Marvel's Senior Vice President Print, Sales & Marketing, David Gabriel is being[...]
Wolverine #1 Will Have Fans Screaming Like Superior Spider-Man #1 Did
Marvel Sales VP David Gabriel, he of "a death every quarter" fame, has given an interview to Diamond Comic Distributors' retailer site (thanks to the friendly retailer who forwarded it on". In which he talks about the variant cover program (see some of them here), about the Marvel NOW! relaunch… and what's going on with the[...]
New Augmented Reality Content For Marvel's AVX Hardcover And The Future Of $3.99
You know how some collections of comics like to add forewords, afterwords, sketches, deleted scenes, script, commentary and the like? Well, now Marvel will be adding extra virtual material as well. The recent AR material has been such a hit, according to Marvel's SVP David Gabriel talking to ComicVine, that there will be extra content triggered[...]
Marvel To Launch Point Two In October
But David Gabriel did slip it into conversation with Newsarama and I thought it worthy of comment The first books attempted to show the lay of the land, into what would become Avengers Vs X-Men Whatever Marvel have planned to relaunch or revive their books after this summer's crossover, the Point One Thing in October will no doubt be teasing[...]
What Is It With Shattered Heroes And Quotes From The Sales Guys?
I like David Gabriel Senior Vice President of Sales at Marvel, he's basically their equivalent of Bob Wayne Famously, he was the guy who came up with the idea of mutants fighting vampires in the wake of Twilight, which launched the new X-Men series a couple of years ago Got nothing against David Gabriel. It's just…[...]