A look at graphic novels and trade paperbacks of interest coming out in July 2020, including a Superboy 75th anniversary hardcover.
Diamond plans to start distributing comics to local comic shops again on May 20, 2020. Will there be any lasting changes to the direct market from the pandemic?
DC Comics has announced plans to use two new direct market comic distributors, Lunar and UCS, breaking Diamond’s decades-long monopoly.
My thoughts on the state of Diamond and the direct market, and alternatives that support local comic shops, publishers, creators, and fans.
Diamond has announced they’re suspending shipment of new comics and other materials starting April 1, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A look at the top-selling comics, trade paperbacks, and graphic novels in February 2018, including “Dark Knights Rising,” “Saga,” and “My Hero Academia.”
Comic sales in December 2017 were led by “Doomsday Clock” and “Saga.” For the year, direct market sales were down about 10% from 2016.
A look at October 2017’s top-selling comics and trade paperbacks/graphic novels, including “The Walking Dead” and “Dark Nights: Metal.”
A look at September 2017’s direct market comics sales figures. “Marvel Legacy” #1 is the top selling comic; “The Walking Dead” vol. 28 is the top trade.
A look at August’s comic sales, including “Star Wars,” the latest DC Comics event “Dark Nights: Metal,” and Brian K. Vaughan’s series “Paper Girls.”