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NUMBERS GAME: DC Comics – January 2013

NUMBERS GAME: DC Comics – January 2013

January saw DC losing market share to Marvel again, no surprise really given that we are in the midst of the Marvel NOW! release of new titles. Curiously enough, however, there are still some salient facts that reflect the staying power of DC’s NEW 52 promotion, despite recent naysayers in the publishing industry. Individual titles

NUMBERS GAME: Independents – January 2013

The non-Big Two companies took a bit of a hit in the first month of the year. All of the companies lost market share from December 2012, but they all increased from their numbers a year ago in January 2012. The Small Market Top Ten 1 (19). The Walking Dead #106  (70,5260) 2 (38). Saga

NUMBERS GAME: Marvel Comics – January 2013

The second straight Marvel dominated month. Marvel lead the way with 40% share of all overall units sold and 34% share of overall dollars.  7 of the top 10 comics were Marvel, which featured even more number 1’s from the Marvel NOW! revamp. (all +/- based off of previous months/issues numbers) The Superior Spider-Man lives up to

#TenTweetsThursday with @superman3331

Welcome to a special Valentine’s Day edition of Ten Tweets Thursday, this week featuring Danny Rushing (@superman3331). Check out what this chivalrous comic reader had to say about the infamous Ten Tweets:   #1 What is the first comic you remember reading? The first comic I remember reading was Superman 300. I was so young

MOM’S COVER WATCH: February 13, 2013

It’s all about the story and the art… but mostly the story. The Mother of All Comics is still choosing striking covers for titles coming out February 13th, 2013. However, they all have one thing in common, they say something important about the story on Mom’s Cover Watch. SUPURBIA #4 Written by Grace Randolph Cover by Russell Dauterman Published by

#TenTweetsThursday with @jskylerinc

Welcome to #TenTweetsThursday, our weekly question-and-answer with one comic fan or pro from the world of twitter. This week feature J. Skyler (@jskylerinc), a writer for both Comic Book Bin & The Examiner. Check out what J. had to say about the infamous Ten Tweets!   #1 What is the first comic you remember reading?

MOM’S COVER WATCH: February 6, 2013

Love is in the air and on the comic covers… here we go for a big two publisher heavy week for Mom’s Cover Watch: February 6, 2013. YOUNG ROMANCE NEW 52 VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL #1 Written by Andy Diggle & Various Cover Art by Kenneth Rocafort Published by DC Comics That’s right, Rocafort. Again. This time I didn’t wait a month, I

Shop Talk with Alpha Comics: February 1, 2013

Shop Talk with Chris Humphries of Alpha Comics returns for the second installment of 2013, this time filled with discussion of Marvel Cosmic, the Kirkman franchises, and the interaction between shops and crowd funding movements like Kickstarter. Without further ado, on to the main event! Aaron Long: Marvel Cosmic comes back full force this month

ACCESS ALL AGES: January 2013

Welcome to the first official Access All Ages column. It’s the beginning of a new year, and while there is plenty of excitement about where the comic industry is going, there is lots of questions about the all-ages market. All-ages books have never sold very well and they are a labor of love for those