Inkwell Awards Announce 2017 Winners

Inkwell Awards Announce 2017 Winners

The Inkwell Awards are an annual recognition given out to outstanding performers in the field of comic book inking. Today the organization announced the 2017 winners of the awards, and the winners include artists from across the mainstream and independent comic book spectrum. [OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] (New Bedford, MA/USA—June 19, 2017)  The Inkwell Awards has released the names of the winners of its 10th annual awards for excellence in the art form of comic book…

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Image Sends KILL THE MINOTAUR Back for Second Printing

Image Sends KILL THE MINOTAUR Back for Second Printing

As returns from this week’s comic book sales begin to filter back to publishers, Image Comics is enjoying the success of Kill the Minotaur and sending the book back for a second run. The Portland-based independent comic book publisher announced today that the first edition of the new series’ initial issue has sold out at a distributor level. Image has a solid track record of launching new series with just enough of an initial run…

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WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD Sells Out Again, Heads Back to Print

WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD Sells Out Again, Heads Back to Print

While first issues almost always sell out, one of the marks of a true market success is if a book can sustain its sales. Winnebago Graveyard is one such book. Image Comics announced today that the second issue of the new series from Steve Niles and Alison Sampson has sold out at the distributor level and is headed back for a second printing. May sales numbers have yet to be released by Diamond, but it…

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SECRET EMPIRE Dominates May Sales

SECRET EMPIRE Dominates May Sales

Diamond Comic Distributors, the largest worldwide distributor of comic books, has released May’s rankings for the comic book market and the big winner is Marvel’s Secret Empire. Marvel Comics outperformed its main rival, DC, with six titles in the top 10. The first issue of the controversial Secret Empire claimed the top spot, with the second and third issues also claiming spots in the top 10. The May issue of Batman was the strongest performer…

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The Spirit of the 90s is Alive at Image as YOUNGBLOOD Goes Back to Print

The Spirit of the 90s is Alive at Image as YOUNGBLOOD Goes Back to Print

They say everything old is new again, and it appears Youngblood’s success proves the point. Image Comics announced today that the second issue of the series from quintessential 90’s comic icon Rob Liefeld has sold out at the distributor level and is headed back for a second printing. Sales for the first and second issues of Youngblood won’t be available until Diamond releases full charts for the month, but with the second issue also flying…

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BLACK PANTHER & THE CREW: Who’s to Blame? The Data Say Us.

BLACK PANTHER & THE CREW: Who’s to Blame?  The Data Say Us.

By now you’ve probably heard about the cancellation of Black Panther & the Crew.  A proliferation of thinkpieces and outrage followed the announcement of its cancellation, and rightly so.  That said, another refrain also rose up: “I only just heard about it now that it’s being cancelled!” Why is that? Realistically, we can’t expect every company to promote every book equally.  There isn’t enough time in the day.  But Black Panther & the Crew had some PR gold…

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Image Releases New SPAWN Variants for May Covers

Image Releases New SPAWN Variants for May Covers

In honor of the ongoing 25th Anniversary celebration, Image Comics is honoring its past on its books of the future with a series of Spawn variants. Every Image title released next month will have an alternative cover featuring the character upon which Image built its early “extreme” reputation and has arguably become its most iconic brand. Long before The Walking Dead, Saga, and Sex Criminals, Spawn dominated sales charts in a way which had executives at…

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Image Sets June Release Date for ROCKSTARS Trade

Image Sets June Release Date for ROCKSTARS Trade

Joe Harris and Megan Hutchison‘s Rockstars is set to depart from spinner racks and enter the bookshelf world. Image Comics announced today that the first collection of the series, entitled “Nativity In Blacklight” will arrive in comic book shops on June 14th, followed by a wider bookstore release the following week. Rockstars performed relatively well in the comic market, despite mixed critical reception. Review aggregator ComicBookRoundup has the series at a 7.4 overall aggregate score….

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Alterna’s Newsprint Line Sells Out Prior to Release

Alterna’s Newsprint Line Sells Out Prior to Release

In a bold (if somewhat odd) experiment, Alterna Comics is attempting to “bring back newsprint.” The oddest thing of all is that it seems to be working. The up-and-coming publisher announced today that the first line-up of books which feature a throwback print utilizing old-fashioned newsprint have sold out at a distributor level. The new series, which include Amazing Age, Adam Wreck, Croak, and Lilith Dark, all exhausted their print stock on the first round…

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Marvel’s AMERICA Sells Out For Second Time

Marvel’s AMERICA Sells Out For Second Time

As far as the comic book market is concerned, Marvel’s America is a hit. After the first issue cracked Diamond’s Top 50 for the month of March, the second issue of the new series has sold out at a distributor level. Marvel announced last week that the second issue of America sold out on the day of release. April unit and dollar share numbers on the second issue won’t be available until some time in early…

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