Random Thoughts for a Thursday

Doing the board is always interesting for me. Not only am I slowly (line by line) figuring out what is coming out the next week, but I find myself shaking my head at some things.  Here is what I mean: One of the big news items to come out of SDCC is that there are […]

Welcome and How Things Work Here

Welcome to all of my new visitors and customers. Since I started my new email newsletter, my guess is that there are some more people checking this site. And I know that there are are more coming into the store. I figured that this was a good time to explain what goes on in the […]

Top 100 Comics Sold This Year

I decided to be a little more accurate and made a spreadsheet to include all variants and 2nd prints in the totals.  I also expanded the list from 25-100. 1. JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 2. BATMAN #1 3. BATMAN #2 4. DETECTIVE COMICS #1 5. JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 6. GREEN LANTERN #1 7. GODZILLA KINGDOM OF […]

Top 25 Comics and Graphic Novels for 2011

These are what actually sold Top 25 Comics for 2011 Justice League #1 Batman #1 Action Comics #1 Batman #2 Green Lantern #1 Detective Comics #1 Justice League #2 Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters Pittsburgh Comics Variant Batman #3 Flash #1 Fear Itself #1 Superman #1 Justice League #3 Batman Dark Knight #1 Detective Comics #2 […]

Troubling Times as a Comic Retailer (UPDATED)

No, I’m not talking about the economy.  I’m talking about my “Publishing Partners” (as they call themselves when they are trying to cozy up to us) not playing fair.  I’ve gotten used to Marvel doing stuff without telling us, ie, offering us a book, then putting it on their website for free before we get […]

Question for You Folks Regarding Publishers Bagging Comics

http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/11/10/marvel-comics-ultimate-digital-download-codes Beginning in January, Marvel is going to be including the digital codes with all of their Ultimate comics.  Now, its not the digital code part that bothers me (well, it does, but that is a whole other subject).  What bothers me is that now every copy of every Ultimate book is going to be […]

Some Thoughts on Marvel after DC Relaunch Week 1

I had a question from a customer and in answering it, the post here kind of wrote itself. “I had a question about the mix of Marvel to DC with the re-launch underway.  I guess I am wondering if Marvel sales are down as fans try the new DC books.  I know there are new […]

Another Reason Why I Like DC

I know, I go on and on and on about DC.  But it is generally for a pretty good reason.  Here is another example. The first week of DCnU books hit the week of Labor Day.  Because Monday is a UPS holiday, we have a one day delay in delivery.  You shouldn’t notice this, because […]

Warning – More Marvel Dissing Ahead

Just to start off with, I used to be super excited about reading the Marvel Previews every month.  “Oooh!  I can’t wait to read that!”  Where when I would read the DC ones, it was more “Oh, another issue of Superman, another Batman, yawn…”  But lately, I have been much more interested in what is […]

Collecting Comics and History

I come to my love of history through my father.  He was fascinated with it and there were always history books around when I was growing up.  I would have been a history major if I could have figured out a way to get a job out of it (not that my Economics Degree did […]