Picks of the Week: 03/29/2017

(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 save the Suicide Squad! What follows is the weirdest team-up you never thought you’d see! […]

Picks of the Week: 03/22/2017

(W) Matt Kindt (A) Tomas Giorello (CA) Lewis LaRosaBorn 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 others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon […]

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 […]

Opinion Pieces

So, I am looking at either making a companion site to this or making kind of a sub-site where I can do more opinion pieces, articles and review type stuff that won’t interfere with the regular flow of the website with New This Week, Podcast and sale info. I don’t want that stuff getting lost. […]

Pittsburgh Comics – Best Sellers of 2015

Comics: Star Wars #1 Secret Wars #1 Batman #40 Dark Knight III Master Race #1 Batman #39 Batman #38 Secret Wars #2 Batman #41 Darth Vader #1 Batman #43 Secret Wars #3 Batman #42 Justice League #41 Batman #44 Secret Wars #4 Batman #46 Star Wars #2 Secret Wars #5 Batman #47 Batman #45 Secret […]