A look at graphic novels of interest coming out in April 2021. Also, thoughts on Marvel dropping Diamond for Penguin Random House as a direct market distributor.
Here’s my look at graphic novels and trade paperbacks of interest coming out in July 2020. (Disclosure: The blog is an affiliate of Bookshop.org, and will earn a commission for
A month ago, Diamond was forced to temporarily cease shipping new comics and shut down, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Granted, a lot of local comic shops were also forced to shut down,
The coronavirus pandemic has led to many temporary changes in society: no sporting events; all major conventions cancelled; all movie theaters closed; and no new single issue comics. The last one comes from
My thoughts on how the direct market for comics can be fixed or improved.
Normally at this time of the month, I’d write about upcoming new comics solicitations for books set to come out in several months—June in this case. However, I thought
In a slow February, “Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt” #1 was the top-selling direct market comic for the month. Meanwhile, “Saga” volume 8 topped direct market trade paperback
“Doomsday Clock” #2 was the top-selling single-issue comic for the direct market in December 2017. Meanwhile, “Saga,” volume 8, was December’s top-selling trade paperback. For once, DC
DC’s Batman-centric “Dark Nights: Metal” event topped October 2017 direct-market comic sales. Meanwhile, “The Walking Dead” topped graphic novel/trade paperback direct market and bookstore sales. Comics
Marvel’s “Marvel Legacy” #1 topped September 2017’s direct market comic sales. Meanwhile, “The Walking Dead” was the top-selling trade paperback. Comics Below are September’