Picks of the Week: 04/19/2017

SECRET EMPIRE #0 | Picked by Colin & Dave (W) Nick Spencer (A) Daniel Acu?a, Rod Reis (CA) Mark Brooks What if your greatest ally was secretly your greatest enemy? What if the most trustworthy, stalwart hero history has ever known has been planning in secret a massive betrayal? That time is now! The Marvel […]

Picks of the Week: 04/05/2017

X-MEN GOLD #1 | Picked by Colin (W) Marc Guggenheim (A/CA) Ardian Syaf FROM THE ASHES OF INHUMANS VS X-MEN, AN ALL-NEW TEAM OF X-MEN RISES! Xavier’s dream comes full circle as KITTY PRYDE takes the reins and assembles a squad of the most iconic X-Men to fight at her side. STORM. COLOSSUS. NIGHTCRAWLER. OLD […]

Picks of the Week: 03/29/2017

SUICIDE SQUAD / BANANA SPLITS SPECIAL #1 | Picked by Colin, Dave, & Pat (W) Antony Bedard, Mark Russell (A) Ben Caldwell, Dale Eaglesham (CA) Clyde Caldwell “SUICIDE SPLITS”! Mistaken for metahumans, thrown in the bowels of Belle Reve, the animal rock band Banana Splits are recruited by Amanda Waller for a secret mission: to […]

Picks of the Week: 03/22/2017

X-O MANOWAR #1 | Picked by Josh & Adam (W) Matt Kindt (A) Tomas Giorello (CA) Lewis LaRosa Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where […]

A New Attitude

February was my worst month in 5 years. Now, I know why. Just a general lack of excitement. And my first reaction is to blame the publishers. Not enough good books came out. My customer count was down. My average transaction was down. Waa waa waa. But I also know I’m a bit worn down. […]

Top 100 Comics for 2016

Here are the Top 100 Comics sold for 2016 1 DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH #1 2 BATMAN #1 BATMAN REBIRTH #1 4 BATMAN #2 5 DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #3 (OF 8) 6 BATMAN #3 7 DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #4 (OF 8) 8 ALL STAR BATMAN #1 JUSTICE LEAGUE REBIRTH #1 10 BATMAN […]

Top Selling Graphic Novels for 2016

Here are my top selling graphic novels for 2016. Its actually the top 58 due to ties. Lots of expected titles and a few surprises. I knew Dark Night a True Batman Story sold well, but not that well. You can’t deny the power of TV and movies on creating interest. While we may not […]

A Cautionary Tale, But A Valuable Lesson

So I see on Bleeding Cool and ICV2 that Double Take is shutting down. Now I have nothing but respect for them. They made a great effort to get new books out. They had a low price and lots of support and enthusiasm. Everyone I talked to there did nothing but push their stuff hard. […]

X-Men Return!

As I’m sure you’ve seen all over the interwebs, it sure looks like Marvel is bringing back the X-Men. We’ve seen promo images for Iceman, Weapon X, Jean Grey, Generation X, Cable and then, just yesterday X-Men Gold and Blue. Now this is really really good news. Since, what, Battle of the Atom, the X-books […]

Is Marvel Even Trying to Be My Friend Anymore?

Now I know I often talk about Marvel Comics in less than glowing terms. As always, it is not because of the books. I love the books they put out. I love the characters. I love the writers and artists. I want to sell lots and lots of Marvel Comics. I just don’t like how […]