I thought it might be useful to offer up a post listing my recommended trade paperbacks and graphic novels. The list is compiled from my comics solicitations posts for the period from January to March 2016. I’ve also added a few suggestions based on the New York Times’ graphic novel best seller list. Given the popularity and evergreen … Read moreAnthony’s trade paperback and graphic novel recommendations (spring 2016)
Bleeding Cool reported a few days ago that DC Comics is raising the price of its newsstand comics to $5. Not a rumor, but true. I saw on a trip to Barnes and Noble earlier today that their issues of “Superman/Wonder Woman,” “Batman,” and “Detective Comics” all cost $5 each. While “Looney Tunes” and “Scooby-Doo” were still $3, I’d … Read moreDC Comics raises its newsstand books to $5
Kevin Keller: Welcome to Riverdale Written by: Dan Parent Art by: Dan Parent “Welcome to Riverdale” is a trade paperback that collects the first first four issues of Kevin Keller’s current ongoing series. (His appearances in “Veronica” and stand-alone miniseries were collected in an earlier volume.) Archie’s first openly gay character has proven to be … Read moreComic review: Kevin Keller: Welcome to Riverdale
Here’s an addendum to the previous post about how “mainstream” superheroes are: Diamond sales. Diamond, the monopoly distributor to comic book stores, offers general rankings for comic book store sales of both floppy single-issue comics and trade paperbacks. For 2011, the top 10 ranking single-issue comics: Justice League #1 Batman #1 Action Comics #1 Justice … Read moreSuperheroes and mainstream comics addendum: Diamond sales
There’s been a lot of words written online lately about who “real” comic fans are, spurred by comic book illustrator Tony Harris’ recent sexism-filled rant against women “cosplayers” (i.e., those who wear costumes for fun, particularly for comic book conventions) as not “true comic fans.” The sexism aside, much of the rant seemed to be … Read moreAre superheroes still the “mainstream” of comics?