Comic News Roundup 12/23/16

Comic News Roundup 12/23/16

TOP STORIES FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2016 Eisenberg to Appear in Justice League Saga Delayed Due to Printing Error Week’s Best-Reviewed Books IDW Announces Ghostbusters 101 Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.More Posts Follow Me:

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Image Comics Dominates January Trade Sales Behind Return of Saga

Image Comics Dominates January Trade Sales Behind Return of Saga

Diamond Comic Distributors, the largest comic book distribution company in the world and the benchmark by which the market is judged, has released the rankings for Trade Paperback sales in January, showing a huge win for independent comics publisher Image Comics. Of the Top 10 Trade Paperbacks, Image landed seven spots, including four of the top five. The only non-Image book in the top five was the hardcover collection of The Death of Wolverine from Marvel…

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Image Dominates 2014 Trade Sales Behind WALKING DEAD and SAGA

Image Dominates 2014 Trade Sales Behind WALKING DEAD and SAGA

Super-heroes may rule the longbox, but the bookshelf belongs to zombies. Diamond Comic Distributors has released the final sales rankings for 2014. While the overall market share for monthly books was dominated by traditional Big Two powerhouses DC Comics and Marvel Comics, the graphic novel segment of the comic book market was completely owned by Image. Of the top ten books, nine were published by Image with only the number nine slot coming from a…

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Comic Book Market Maven: Marvel & DC Come Out Swinging

Comic Book Market Maven: Marvel & DC Come Out Swinging

It’s week four of five and both Marvel and DC aren’t waiting to for the end of the month to release their two biggest books! The Big Two DC starts the week off with the one-two punch of “Batman #33” (the last issue of which somewhat surprisingly took the top spot in June) and the John Romita Jr.-led “Superman #33,” which found its last issue land in the overall top 10 for the month. Even…

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Comic Book Market Maven: Spider-Man Leads Again in May

May sales have been released, so let’s take a look at some of the notable titles and numbers! The Top 10 Rank Comic-book Title Issue Price Publisher Est. sales 1 Original Sin 1 $4.99 Marvel 147,045 2 Amazing Spider-Man 2 $3.99 Marvel 123,945 3 Amazing Spider-Man 1.1 $3.99 Marvel 116,555 4 Batman 31 $3.99 DC 107,499 5 Forever Evil 7 $4.99 DC 96,098 6 Original Sin 2 $3.99 Marvel 92,643 7 Justice League 30 $3.99…

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Image Comics Solicitations for July 2014

Image Comics Solicitations for July 2014

After receiving a whopping 20 Eisner Award nominations, Image Comics shows no signs of slowing down. Today, Image released their solicitations for this coming July, and if their track record is any indication, the summer of 2014 should be a big one for the publisher. Not only is Image rolling out brand new books by Warren Ellis, Rick Remender, and Justin Jordan, but many returning fan favourites are on the docket as well. Here are…

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Microwave Reviews: Image December

Microwave Reviews: Image December

After a sterling batch of November issues, Image returned with two big issues before the new year. The following are reviews for books from the month of December. “Saga #17”: It’s hard to delve too deeply into this issue without giving away massive spoilers. We begin with the two reporters, Upsher and Doff, hitting a serious snag on their quest for the truth. Vaughan introduces a new bounty hunter with serious potential to become a…

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Microwave Reviews: Image November

Microwave Reviews: Image November

Image has a big week coming up on Wednesday with the release of multiple heavy hitters. Here’s a little breakdown of recent books that are a guaranteed quality pick-up. The first two are old favorites, but the others are still new and make for a perfect addition to your weekly pull list. “Saga #16”: The latest issue of Saga opens up with some political commentary and an inside look at the social issues Landfall aligns itself with….

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Point of Entry: Saga—Not like Twilight and Star Wars

Point of Entry: Saga—Not like Twilight and Star Wars

I’m a sucker for a comic with some amazing art. That said, I couldn’t help but be drawn to this series. The drawing style, character designs, and creativity of this artistic world really impressed me. If you guys don’t know much about me, I’ll tell you that before I came back to America in 2011, the only American comics I had read were Roger Rabbit and Betty Page comics. Before 2011, I spent four years…

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REVIEW: “Saga #15”

REVIEW: “Saga #15”

The familial aspect of Saga has always been the emotional core of the series. Whether it’s Hazel, her parents, or two alien newsboys with perfectly coiffed hair, we tend to get the best story threads when character interaction is at the forefront. “Saga #15” embraces this, and ends up being one of the more beautiful and touching issues of the entire run. You can’t knock Brian K. Vaughan for lack of compelling personalities. I could…

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