My thoughts on the state of Diamond and the direct market, and alternatives that support local comic shops, publishers, creators, and fans.
I take a look at the question of how to get new readers interested in comics, and offer some suggestions (TLDR: push graphic novels, not singles.)
I take a look at whether or not the “Big Two” nickname for DC Comics and Marvel still actually fits, based on direct market and book channel sales information.
A compilation of the webcomic “Strange Planet” and Raina Telgemeier’s “Guts” top the December 2019 New York Times graphic novel best seller list.
My thoughts on DC Comics over the 2010s, ranging from the New 52 reboot to the DCEU movies to the various live-action and animated TV shows.
Comics overall have done quite well in the 2010s. I take a look back over the decade’s high points in comics, graphic novels, and webcomics.
A look at my favorite 2019 graphic novel picks, ranging from “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl” to “The Prince and the Dressmaker.”
Raina Telgemeier’s “Guts” tops the November 2019 New York Times graphic novel best seller list; “My Hero Academia” is the top superhero and manga entry.
Archie Comics and Abrams Books have announced new graphic novel lines. The former is aiming for young adults, while the latter is a new LGBTQ-centric line.
The New York Times is finally bringing back graphic novels to their best sellers’ lists, which is good news for everyone.