DC Reportedly Investigating Amazon Prime Partnership

DC Reportedly Investigating Amazon Prime Partnership

In the race for comic book market dominance, DC may be about to take a big step forward. According to a report by Bleeding Cool, the Burbank-based publisher of books such as Wonder Woman, Justice League, Doom Patrol and The Flintstones is surveying select internet users on their level of interest in a digital subscription service. The report, which cites an unnamed source, states that the survey included questions on prospective price points and exclusivity….

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First Two Issues of GOD COUNTRY Head Back to Printer

First Two Issues of GOD COUNTRY Head Back to Printer

Image Comics has shown nothing but tremendous market savvy when it comes to initial print runs, and appears to have hit the sweet spot yet again with God Country. The publisher announced today that both of the first two issues of the new creator-owned series are headed back to press for new editions. This will make three printings for the first issue and the second printing for the second installment in the Donny Cates new…

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Early Reviews Have Valiant’s STALINVERSE Leading the Pack

Early Reviews Have Valiant’s STALINVERSE Leading the Pack

It’s New Comic Book day in the United States and early reviews show Valiant Comics off to an early lead with the first issue of Divinity III: Stalinverse. Review aggregator site comicbookroundup.com has the book at a 9.0 with 6 reviews. Among the Big Two of DC and Marvel, the first issue of Justice League versus Suicide Squad came in with the strongest performance, scoring an 8.4 aggregate rating from 16 reviews. Dark Horse Comics’…

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Remender and Opena’s SEVEN TO ETERNITY Continues Run of Sell-Outs

Remender and Opena’s SEVEN TO ETERNITY Continues Run of Sell-Outs

It’s official. Seven to Eternity is a hit. Image Comics announced today that the second and third issue of the new series from writer Rick Remender and artist Jerome Opena is going back to press for their third and second printings, respectively. The first issue of Seven to Eternity had an exceptionally strong debut, selling over 30,000 copies. Many series debut strong and then lost a huge number of speculative readers. The second issue lost barely…

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SUNDAY AT THE SHOPS: Bedrock City Comics – Something For Everyone in Houston

SUNDAY AT THE SHOPS: Bedrock City Comics – Something For Everyone in Houston

Welcome to “Sunday at the Shops”, our weekly column that celebrates your local comic shop, no matter where that is. This week’s instalment is going to look at Houston’s comic store chain, Bedrock City Comics. The first store opened its doors in March 1990, and 26 years later, Bedrock City Comics has five locations around Texas, with a focus on providing something for every kind of nerd, geek or newbie that walks through the doors….

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Civil War II and the Fall of Event Crossovers: An August Prophecy

Civil War II and the Fall of Event Crossovers: An August Prophecy

Very recently, Diamond finally released the numbers for August.  Aside from DC and its Rebirth soft-reboot dominating the charts, one more thing comes through clearly: Civil War II, Marvel’s lengthy ‘summer’ crossover event, has not proved a sales juggernaut like its predecessor and namesake.  The only Marvel title to break the top ten this month, Amazing Spider-Man, didn’t have anything to do with the event. Civil War II, August 2016, By the Numbers Forty-five separate titles figured…

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Comic Sales Hit High; Most Ordered Since 1996

Comic Sales Hit High; Most Ordered Since 1996

In a fascinating post at Comichron, a great industry research site, writer John Jackson Miller details that more than 10 million comics were ordered in the month of August, a high that hasn’t been equalled since December of 1996. Diamond Comics Distributors have never reported shipping more than 10 million books in a single month in its history. DC Comics led the dollar and market share for this month, buoyed by the top-selling Harley Quinn…

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SUNDAY AT THE SHOPS: Winston-Salem’s Ssalesfish Comics – Crusaders Selling Crusaders

SUNDAY AT THE SHOPS: Winston-Salem’s Ssalesfish Comics – Crusaders Selling Crusaders

Welcome to “Sunday at the Shops”, our weekly column that celebrates your local comic shop, no matter where that is. In this instalment, we’re looking at Ssalesfish Comics, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As recently reported in the Winston-Salem Journal, the store has taken a stand against North Carolina’s House Bill 2, the so-called “bathroom bill.” The bill enacts a sweeping law that reverses the steps taken by some cities and counties to extend legal protections…

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LABOR DAY SPECIAL: Profile on the Hero Initiative

LABOR DAY SPECIAL: Profile on the Hero Initiative

Having a career in art can be deeply frustrating at times — most work is freelance, and that doesn’t translate well to job security or financial stability a lot of the time.  Even the best and most acclaimed artists and writers — especially in comics — often remain only a few steps away from financial ruin.  One illness, one accident, and you may have nothing left. That’s where Hero Initiative comes in.  HI is a…

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SUNDAY AT THE SHOPS: Philadelphia’s Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse – Breaking the Mold

SUNDAY AT THE SHOPS: Philadelphia’s Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse – Breaking the Mold

Welcome to a new column here at Capeless that we’re calling “Sunday at the Shops”, where each week one of our writers will shine a spotlight on a friendly neighbourhood comic shop. They’re a vital part of the industry, one that often is overlooked or seems imposing to new readers. So we hope that each Sunday you’ll come back, read about the people who run these stores, and maybe find a new shop to wander…

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