Dynamite comics is proud to announce that Red Sonja #1 written by Gail Simone has sold out. It is sold out at the distributor level which means the copies your local comic shop have are all the first print copies they will get. A second print is coming. The print run for the first issue was 35,000 copies.
Well it does not take long some days, but East of West #4 which featured an variant with a blank cover is already going for 2x what it sold for on the stands today. Collectors snatched these up as quickly as they were put out and they have already sold through at a premium. Copies that were sold at cover price on eBay quickly sold out.
Every week a ton of new books come out. Every week we put out our picks for what we think will be hot and why. Let us know what you think will be big this week. And trust me this is a big week for new releases.
Continue reading “Comics picks of the week for 7/10/13”
Under the Dome is a new tv show produced by Brian K. Vaughn, yup that BKV. It is pretty good. It is based on a Stephen King short story, but looks a lot like the similar themed Girls comic by the Luna Bros. New episodes are being put up on Amazon each week. Continue reading “Sunday freeby ‘Under The Dome’ episodes on Amazon”
A great way to see what has some heat behind it is the Diamond Comic’s Advanced Reorder list. This list is comprised of the most re-ordered comics before they are released. These books might have been reordered due to a new story line, the previous issue selling well, a new series with chatter behind it, or with Green Lantern, free rings. It is a good tool some weeks to pick up on what will be hot coming to stores is the coming weeks. So without further ado, this week’s list:
One thing that has been a constant for some comic collectors is hot chicks in small outfits on covers sell well. No company does this better than Zenescope. They put out titles that are wrapped in beautifully rendered scantily clad women and the fans buy the books quickly. The racier the cover the better they sell. When you add in the covers are often very limited, you have a great money making opportunity on the secondary market.
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Looks like we will finally find out what really is #whatsnext.
www.bleedingcool.com; has a bunch of stories about the news coming out of Image Expo which is being held today. The biggest news is that ‘The Walking Dead’ is going bi-weekly for seven months for the upcoming story line ‘All Out War.’ The bi-monthly shipping starts in October with issue 115.
Other highlights include ‘Velvet’ from Steve Epting and Ed Brubaker (Death of Captain America and Winter Soldier story lines.) ‘Alone’ by J. Michael Straczynski and Bill Sienkeiwicz. He will also be doing ‘Dream Police’ with Mike Deodato and ‘Lost Souls’ with Colleen Doran.
Mark Millar announced a new book titled ‘MPH’. It states that he is looking to do a unified super-hero line for Image.
Here is my shops weekly report for this week.
It contains A LOT of recycled information because it’s weekly & the market doesn’t change that fast.
Enjoy it. Don’t take it too seriously.
The Diamond Comics Advanced reorder list is a great tool for looking at what books could be potentially hot. This list compiles the top 25 most reorder comics before they are distributed. These books could be soon to be released ones that are getting a lot of people asking about the in their local comic shops, books that are getting talked about on the boards. They could also be books that the past issue or couple of issues sold well and now the retailers are scrambling to fill the demand for future issues. Needless to say it is a good peek at what has buzz behind it.
So, here is the Diamond Comics Advanced reorder list for 6/28/13: Continue reading “Diamond Comics Advanced Reorder list 6/28/13”
Wow, good two weeks for new comics selling out. We have mentioned ‘X-Files #1’, ‘Wild Blue Yonder #1’ and ‘Half Past Danger 1&2’ have sold out quickly. Now, it looks Like Dynamite Entertainment is getting in on the action.
IDW has seen a string of sold out books lately. ‘Wild Blue Yonder’ sold out its first issue. See it here with print run numbers. ‘Half Past Danger’ also sold out its first two issues, again see it here with print run numbers.
Interesting article From the Examiner.com:
The secondary market place for comic books, primarily eBay and Amazon, was thriving in the first half of 2013. New comics would hit the shelves and would sell for multiples of cover price. People who were not normally sellers on the two market places were placing books for sale and making serious profit. Message boards were on fire with tips on the latest books that were hitting $20 sale prices on new comic day, Wednesday’s in the U.S. That was until mid-May, when sales for many sellers fell off 70-90% according to many forum posts.
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Larry from Larry’s Comics seems to have taken some time off from his market report. No word as to when it will resume. We looked at Lyria to pull some of the hottest books going on right now to fill in the gap.
Uncanny #1 drops tomorrow and Dynamite Comics released the print run for the three covers. This was a pick of the week. Continue reading “Uncanny #1 from Dynamite Print Run”