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1. Interview: Balak, Bastien Vivès, and Michaël Sanlaville bring the award-winning Last Man to the states

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A collaboration of French stars from three different mediums, Last Man brings together the gifted animator Balak, Bastien Vivès, the much heralded comics creator, and Michaël Sanlaville, a rising talent in game design, for a manga influenced, tournament-based martial arts adventure that’s been all the rage in their native country.

The planned 12 volume series, 6 of which have been published, was recently awarded the Prix de la Serie at Angoulême this year, highlighting the popular and critical acclaim of the series overseas. Last Man centers on Adrian Velba, a 12 year old boy enrolled in Battle School whose highest ambition is to participate in the annual tournament sponsored by the King and Queen. After the sudden departure of his required partner, Adrian faces having to wait another year to compete, until a mysterious loner named Richard Aldana, who is also in need of a partner, crosses his path. This unlikely pair, and how they turn the tournament and city on its ear, makes up much of the excellent first volume, entitled “The Stranger”, which sees English-language publication from First Second on March 31st.

I was fortunate enough to chat with these three creators in the lead-up to its release in the U.S.:

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L to R: Sanlaville, Balak, Vivès

You began working on Last Man in 2013, what was the origin of the project and how was the creative nucleus of this ensemble formed?

Balak: Bastien and I have known each other for 12 years. We hung out at the same message board, catsuka.com<http://catsuka.com/>, chatting about comics, Japanese animation and well-endowed women, the usual geeky stuff. Then we went to the same animation school in Paris, Gobelins, where we met Michael. Bastien and Mic got along well and quit the school to make comics. Years later, Bastien told me he’d like to make a comic book with eveything we like in it: cool one-liners, great adventure with a manga-ish epic feel, larger than life characters and larger than life natural breasts. In short: The very reason Art exists. The catch is that we wanted to do it the manga-way: to draw 20 pages a week and publish 3 books a year. So we had to be a three-person team, well organized, and say goodbye to any social life for a few years. It seemed like a cool project, so  here we are.

While reading the first volume, I was reminded of my time perusing some of my favorite mangas, including that of the shounen variety, was that an influence…or more specifically, was there a particular type of action-based storytelling that informed this series?


Balak: Yes, that was the reason Bastien asked me and Mic to join in the first place. He knows we’re avid manga readers since forever. Basically, we wanted to have this very calibrated shounen feel that we love in the first books, and put our little twist on it: What if John McClane was thrown into a Dragon Ball tournament? We mixed the two things we loved: manga and US action movies we watched as kids. This stuff made us who we are today, for better and worse. Last Man is the result of this.

Last Man looks to have a fairly wide audience appeal, particularly in terms of age, what is it about tournament stories that seem the draw the younger audience?


LASTMAN-sampler-1lowBalak: Even the worst Hollywood script doctor would tell you that story is about conflict. A tournament is the core of the most basic, comprehensive storytelling. You’ve got a hero you’re rooting for: he wants to win the cup, and everyone wants the same thing as well. The premise is simple, almost visceral. That’s why manga of this type are popular, they manage to convey each characters burning will to win and emotions; each battle is a story in itself. But when we say it’s simple, it doesn’t mean “simplistic.” Keeping things simple is hard, there is an unnoticeable elegance to it that is very difficult to achieve.

Were there any story elements in particular that you implemented or had to adjust in order to attract younger readers?


Balak: Not at all, we just did things as we pleased. The only thing we naturally refrained was sex. It can be sexy, but you don’t have anything too graphic.

Describe a typical day in the creative process for the series, were you all huddled in a room together planning out the beats of the story or was it more segmented?


Balak: “A quiet mayhem” is the best expression that could sum up our typical day and creative process. We don’t write much like a regular script. Bastien puts down his ideas on 10 or 15 pages for the book to come. Mic and I read it, then we discuss it, have several meetings, decide what is changing, what would be better. I take quick notes on a paper towel and I directly draw the 20 first pages of storyboard, come up with dialogues ideas, new situations. Each Monday, we discuss what the next 20 pages will be about, while Bastien and Mic draw the previous pages, 10 each. It’s not very kosher, and it’s quite exhausting, but it’s what keeps our ideas fresh and our motivation going. If we had the classic “here is the script, then we do the whole storyboard, then we can draw the whole thing,” it wouldn’t work for us. With our method, it feels very organic, we are constantly reacting on each others pages, at any time.

There’s a fascinating sense of culture combination in this first volume, with a setting that resembles pre-Revolutionary era France but with Eastern traditions sprinkled throughout. What is it that makes these two very different cultures mesh so well together?


Balak: To be honest, we didn’t put a lot of thoughts into this culture mix. We just drew what seemed right to us, the French medieval thing is a part of our culture, we just put a martial art in it not thinking twice if it would match or not… It seemed obvious to us!

Bastien, you’ve had a few of your comics translated into English into the past, how has the LASTMAN-sampler-2lowtranslation process for Last Man compared? Has it been relatively smooth overall or have any pieces of dialogue had to be changed outright?


Bastien: My English is not very good, so I can’t really tell!!!  But I think First Seconds did a good job!
Balak: The translation is very good, some cultural, typical French things are well adapted to an English audience. The main difference is that the French version is filled with cursing and very bad language that the English version is toned down a little . . . Aldana is even more rude in French!

For Balak and Michael, was the transition into comics a difficult one from the work you’re used to, or is there a natural handover from gaming and animation into sequential art?


Balak: I always wanted to draw comics. That’s the very first thing I wanted to do as a kid, so it’s not an issue at all. Sometime I’m a little frustrated by the page constraint, the fact that you can’t surprise the reader anytime you want, you have to take care of the double spread, keep your surprises for the first panel of the left page. . . . But it’s fun. I tried to get rid of this by creating something called Turbomedia, a way to make digital comics. You can see how it works by looking up Marvel’s Infinite Comics line, I’ve worked with them on this. Or even better, check the great Mark Waid’s Insufferable, at Thrillbent.com.  It’s cool. (Yes, that was a shameless plug.)

Do you see Richard Aldana as a character to be admired or one to be pitied? Is it somewhere in the middle?


Balak: You pinpointed Richard. He’s right in the middle. He’s a badass, he’s looking cool and cracking jokes, but you wouldn’t want his life. But don’t try to show him pity, he would punch you in the face. Or walk away with a burning one-liner that would hurt you even more. Or both at the same time, if you’re not lucky.

Will Richard’s background play a bigger part going forward in the next chapters being released this year?


Balak: Yes, a big, BIG part. We’re even making a whole animated TV show about Richard’s past. It will be out in 2016 in France. It will be dark, violent and funny.

When you’re writing the dialogue of a child Adrian’s age, how difficult is it to find a right tone of voice that sounds natural?


LASTMAN-sampler-3lowBalak: Adrian’s way of talking is mostly Bastien’s. He’s kept is inner ten year-old child very close. It seems very easy for him. When I’m writing Adrian’s dialogues, it almost always sounds wrong.

Last Man was incredibly well received in your home country, to the point that it won the Prix de la Serie at Angoulême. What was the first thing that went through each of your minds winning such a prestigious honor?


Balak: I should’ve dressed better for this.
Bastien: It’s very good to feel supported in your country.
Balak: (Bastien tries to look tough and all, but he cried on stage. Really.)
Mic: It happened quite fast, I think I haven’t realized yet what it means. . . . To me, this prize goes out to all the great Japanese manga artists that inspired me to draw, and are still unknown to the wide audience for the most part. . . . But things are changing, so that’s good.



At what point was First Second the natural choice to bring Last Man to the states?


Balak: Mark Siegel gets the book totally, it seems that everybody there genuinely loves what they are publishing. We’re proud to be  surrounded by all these other great books.

Beyond the translation of Books 2 and 3 this year, what’s next for the series? I understand there are other media plans. How is that process coming along? Is it possible I’ll be playing as Richard Aldana in a video game soon?


Balak: Hopefully, it should happen this very year! We’re producing our own video game, called Last Fight. It’s kind of like Power Stone, you can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLFxFKmqYDs If everything goes smoothly, it will be released in September. And as I’ve said previously, the animated TV show about Richard’s past is scheduled to next year. On each project, we have a very close look on the whole creative process.

What can/should your American readers look out for in Books 2 and 3? Any major surprises you can tease?


Balak: I can guarantee you some surprises . . . I can only say that you won’t stay into King’s Valley too long.

You can pick up Last Man Vol 1: The Stranger this coming Tuesday, March 31st from First Second at a book retailer near you.

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2. Two Nerdlebrity duos launch competing crowdfunded comic-con TV shows

Seems like everyone had the same great idea at the same time: with comic-cons proliferating, and nerdlebrities making a circuit out of it, wouldn’t this be fine fodder for a realityish TV show/webisode of some kind? And wouldn’t actors who had starred in TV shows that had insanely fanatic fanbases but who didn’t get much airtime outside of that be the perfect  people to do it?

It seems both Firefly’s Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion and Supernatural’s Rob Benedict and Richard Speight, Jr had the same idea. And both have turned to Indiegogo to bring these ideas to fruition.

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The Tudyk/Fillion effort launched first. It’s called Con Man and it’s already a go, with $2,386,241 raised, a bit more than the $425,000 they were going for. This is a scripted adventure about nerdlebrities who go to cons starring…nerdlebrities who go to cons.

Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk-Me!) was a co-star on Spectrum, a sci-fi series which was canceled -Too Soon- yet became a cult classic. Wray’s good friend, Jack Moore (Nathan Fillion) starred in the series and has gone on to become a major movie star. While Jack enjoys the life of an A-lister, Wray tours the sci-fi circuit as a guest of conventions, comic book stores, and lots of pop culture events.  The show will feature all the weird and crazy things that happen to Wray along the way to these events.

Galaxy Quest without the galaxy, then. Okay maybe a little Galaxy.

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In an interview with EW, the pair expanded on the idea::

Fillion and Tudyk are hoping to raise $425,000 to finance the show’s first three 10 minute-long episodes. But Tudyk says that he has written 10 scripts in all so far and that at least one later show will indeed see both actors back on a spaceship. “There’s a lost episode of Spectrum that gets released within the show,” he says. “That’s done in a funny way—but there are actual scenes of me flying a spaceship and Nathan captaining.”

Guest stars will include more Firefly alumni, Sean Maher and Gina Torres, and othr nerdlebirty royalty including Amy Acker , Seth Green, Felicia Day, and director James Gunn. Easy to see why this has raised so much money. The initial budget was for three 10-minute shorts, but I guess there will be more than that.

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Meanwhile, the Supernatural effort is more of a “reality-based” show set within the world of Supernatural fandom. It too was once called “Con Man” but now it’s called Kings of Con and here’s the pitch:

$100,000 will cover production costs for the first three to five episodes, and Benedict says 10 have already been “roughly written and mapped out,” with a 10-minute teaser/pilot previously filmed. According to Benedict, “Our idea is that every episode will be a new city that we’re in — or rather, the suburb outside of that city where our hotel is! We’ve shot in our actual conventions too, so you’ll get a POV of the view from the stage during karaoke, and a bird’s-eye view of the merchandise room, the lines, the crowds, the energy… in a utopian world, we want to continue to capture all that in each episode.”

 

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This effort has already raised $57,000 of the $100,000 requested..in fact it raised about $7k while I was writing this post, so I think this will hit its target as well. It only launched yesterday and they are aware of the rival show:

While Benedict and Speight acknowledge that the concept sounds similar to another crowdfunded comedy series inspired by two genre actors’ convention experiences (Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion’s “Con Man”), their series has been in development for over a year, and is wholly inspired by their “real life exploits within this ‘Supernatural’ convention world — with our own creative, fictional spin,” Benedict tells Variety. “While it is nowhere near reality TV, it will be shot naturalistic and play on our relationship with each other and others through scripted and semi-scripted dialogue. Rich and I have developed quite a rapport over these few years, and quite a unique, combustable and comical relationship. We’ve been to the front lines, so to speak, and have been in the thick of it, all around the world, together. Really, this show is about Rob and Rich, and the conventions will serve as a unique backdrop for that quirky relationship.”

These are not the first efforts in the “nerdlebrity goes to a con” genre. The trailblazer in this regard is Mark Hamill’s Comic Book: The Movie in which he portrays Donald Swan, a documentary filmmaker who goes to Comic-Con and meets a lot of weird people. Made in 2004, this features the state of the art autograph circuit of the day, such as Stan Lee, Chase Masterson, Bruce Campbell and Kevin Smith in cameos.

Then there was Morgan Spurlock’s Comic-Con IV: A Fan’s Hope, the 2012 actual documentary about people who go to Comic-Con. Actually, I think Bruce Campbell also made a short film about fans and fandom, but no one has ever seen it.

Huh well whaddaya know.

I have my own idea for a movie set at a comic-con, but it’s so explosive that I can’t even talk about it here. I’ll just give you the elevator pitch: Clue + Comic-Con. Interested parties can contact my agent.

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3. Julia Wertz on illegal pinball—and running her own crowdfunder

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Here’s a history comic on Newyorker.com by Julia Wertz about when pinball was illegal in New York City

In other Wertz news, she’s working on Impossible People, a second memoir about her alcoholism that she started after The Infinite Wait and then abandoned. To fund it’ she’s running her own crowdfudning effort, which you can support at the above link. Why her own thing?

While many cartoonists have had success with Patreon (a monthly donation site) or with Kickstarter for specific projects, I decided I would rather create my own page for two reasons. 1) Both those sites are built on a rewards model for donation amounts. While that sometimes works great, my time is very limited and I think it would be more beneficial for readers, and myself, if I use all my time to generate new material for everyone to read, rather than spending time making extra nonessentials for an exclusive group of people. I’d much rather be making less money while producing substantial work, than making more money and creating extraneous things. A) I am uncomfortable with the transparency sites like Patron and Kickstarter that make public financial amounts and goals. It is really no one’s business how much or how little anyone is making, and I have no set financial goal, as I’m just grateful for anything.


Here’s a page from the original version:

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I’m a big fan of Wertz’s work—it’s funny, perceptive and brave. Her reasons for going with her own platform make a lot of sense for some creators—fulfilling elaborate Kickstarter pledges are a lot of work, and Patreon, while not as complex, has its own time-consuming maintenance. I hope a bunch of people will support her in her work.

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4. #hoteloween: just how fast must you be to get a good room at Comic-Con?

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For over a decade we’ve been chronicling the agony of getting a hotel room for San Diego, and this year’s fret spree seemed to find new ways to be stressful. As we’re writing, the admission letters are going out, and it’s like the lottery scene from The Hunger Games for tension and FOMO. For some reason, I got a room—I got one last year but got shut out the year before, so it all seems random in the end. Time stamps, forms that didn’t load, fate, destiny…for some reason this year has has more anxiety about how it was going to work out, and as the selection of tweets below show, a sense of humor is a good thing to be armed with.

The thing about the hotel room sprint is that it isn’t random—like the badge lottery—or selective—like getting a pro badge or a press badge or an industry professional badge. You can marshal evidence or get a testimonial to get those things. But not so a hotel room.

No, getting a hotel room is a physical and mental race against the clock. You need to have Nolan Ryan’s fastball, Ronda Rousey’s reflexes and Edward Snowden’s keyboard skills. It’s the ultimate test of nerves for nerds.

But some may wonder, just how short IS the window to get a room downtown? I think the notification that downtown hotel rooms are gone usually starts within about 10 minutes, but the timestamp needs to be a lot shorter than that. While there is no definitive way of knowing the answer to what is the magic time stamp—short of hacking into Travel Planners— the Unofficial Comic Con blog ran a survey of attendees vis a vis their hotel longings, and we’ve taken the results of the questions “How long, including initial load time, did it take you to submit your form?” and made a chart. Oh yeah we did.
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560 people answered this question so while it’s a sample, it’s a decent sized one. As you can see, most people are in and out in under three minutes, with most within two minutes. That’s about the length of the Ramones classic “Blitzkrieg Bop” so you may want to use that as a training guide for next year.

Anyway, if you’ve been thinking you don’t have long to get that form filled out and submitted…you’re right.

Oh yeah and here’s the twitter reaction.

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5. Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 3/27/15: Jason Shiga is lord

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§ MUST READ: Laura Hudson enters the world of Jason Shiga, who is probably one of the world’s greatest living cartoonists. If you don’t believe me, go read Demon, or Fleep. He’s surely one of the great visionary thinkers about the possibilities of comics storytelling, his comics unfolding like tesseracts in real time and space, with codes, traps, mysteries and more.

The first time Shiga blew my mind was with an interactive graphic novel called Hello World. The story is simple enough: You’re a little boy sent to the store by his mother with a grocery list of items and a suitcase to carry them home. But the moment you open the cover, it’s obvious this is unlike any comic you’ve ever seen before. Every page is sliced in half, separating the comic into two parts. The top half is where the story unfolds, while the bottom half displays the contents of your suitcase. The two sides are connected by an intricate system of page-turning: When you see a number inside a square, you flip to a page in the top half of the comic, advancing the story; when you see a number inside a circle, you flip to a page on the bottom, adding and removing items from your suitcase. That’s when you realize that this isn’t just a choose-your-own-adventure story: It’s a comic with a functional inventory system.


Much more in the pprofile, including Shiga’s post -Demon plans.

§ A very nice story by Margo Dabaie about a class she taught for aspiring cartoonists:

I loved hearing the stories they had in mind because they were always really ornate and involved (I definitely had to drop some gentle reminders that there’s only one page to work with!). It was clear the students were fans of comics and were excited to make work.

§ Another cool story about how comics worpshops are being used in the Mumbai district of Dharavi to educate and improve, as reported by Ryan Holberg.

Usually, World Comics India, wherever it goes, collaborates with local activist groups. A trained “comics tutor” will be sent to conduct a workshop, the composition of which, in terms of age and sex, differing widely according to locale. The tutor first gets workshop participants to speak about social and political issues important to their daily lives. The participants are then instructed in the basics of how to make short four panel comics, from step one of conceiving a story idea, to breaking the story down in panels, and finally inking the drawings. The finished comic is then photocopied and pasted onto walls. Other formats like eight-page booklets are also produced. The range of topics depends on the locality, and the nature of the collaborating NGO: from concerns with water shortages in states like Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, to illegal deforestation in Mizoram. Political corruption, male alcoholism, discrimination against women, and health problems due to bad sanitation have been treated in workshops in many states, giving you a sense of how extensive these problems are in India.

§ Speaking of improving, the once great state of Indiana has passed an odious law that allows discrimination, and it’s sad to think we live in an era where this is playing to the basest of bases. Anyway, the large gaming show Gen Con is threatening to leave the state because the law may allow attendees to be discriminated against:

The so-called “religious freedom” bill, passed in the Indiana House of Representatives Tuesday, would give business owners free rein to refuse to provide services to anyone if they claim doing so would go against their religion. That could mean a baker could refuse to make a cake for a gay couple’s wedding, for example. Gen Con CEO and owner Adrian Swartout sent a letter to Pence on Monday in which she said the state will stand to lose the $50 million the convention brings to the city of Indianapolis each year if the bill becomes law.

She wrote:   Legislation that could allow for refusal of service or discrimination against our attendees will have a direct negative impact on the state’s economy, and will factor into our decision-making on hosting the convention in the state of Indiana in future years. We ask that you please reconsider your support of SB 101.

 
Other, non nerd associated companies are also warning that they will stop investing in the state.
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§ President Obama won the internet this week by posing with the above Girl Scout troop who has arrived at the White House for a Science Fair dressed as superheroes. Perhaps emboldened by this, he talked about his interest in comics in a letter to supporters;


I grew up loving comic books. Back in the day, I was pretty into Conan the Barbarian and Spiderman. Anyone who reads comics can tell you, every main character has an origin story — the fateful and usually unexpected sequence of events that made them who they are.


We got our milk board!

§ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM8sfznqoFk
Here is a video of Dan DiDio talking about Convergence which I understand imparts important information about this event. Perhaps someone can explain it to me.

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6. Dynamite teams with bundling site Groupees

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Bundling, unboxing…so many ways to get cool stuff these days. And here’s another one, Groupees, which offers a pay-what-you-want bundling service. And they’ve just teamed with Dynamite to offer a bundle of digital titles, with multiple tiers and special art prizes—and a portion of the proceeds benefit the CBLDF! So it’s  a win all around. The offer is live now at the Groupees site. Details on all below:
Legenderry01-02-03Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that Groupees LLC, a unique media and charity bundling site, will host – for the first time ever – a ten day comic book bundle promotion that allows fans and curious newcomers to purchase over 75 digital Dynamite comics and graphic novels with “Pay What You Want” purchasing power.  A portion of proceeds will be contributed to one of the industry’s most important charitable organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The bundle promotion will run from Thursday, March 26, through the afternoon of Monday, April 6, on the website Groupees.com.
Through the Groupees program, customers can purchase a bundle of digital comic book and graphic novels for a price they decide.  The first tier of exciting digital content is unlocked with the dollar minimum investment, but consumers can double their take by reaching the $5.00 second tier. Dynamite offers a highly desirable batch of comics at the third tier for a $10.00 minimum investment, including the bestselling Dynamite Art of Alex Ross art book.
Legenderry01-08For those who support the “Pay What You Want” initiative with considerable support, Dynamite will reward the top ten consumers with special prizes.  The Top Prize will see the contributor illustrated on the cover of an upcoming Dynamite comic book, alongside the title character and the cover will be drawn by super star artist Jae Lee!  The winner will also receive 100 copies of the comic AND the original art.  The second, third and fourth-highest contributors will be illustrated as characters on one interior page of a Dynamite comic book, while the fifth through tenth-highest contributors will receive a hand-drawn illustration of their favorite Dynamite character again by super-star artist Jae Lee.  Additionally, top-secret Group Bonuses will be unlocked for all consumers to enjoy when the overall orders reach certain thresholds.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Dynamite Entertainment to offer this First Edition Dynamite Groupees Comic Bundle,” said Thomas Brooke, Groupees Founder and CEO. “Dynamite has an exceptional catalogue of titles and is offering fans in this promotion an amazing deal on some truly exceptional books including the likes of George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell. As we expand into this category of media, we look forward to continuing to work with Dynamite to offer literary fans of all types curated, great deals during our online social events that connect fans and artists.”
The $1.00 Minimum Tier features superhero action, pulp intrigue, Victorian mystery, tough-talkin’ private eyes, and mind-blowing swords-and-sorcery, courtesy of some of the comic industry’s brightest stars: Gail Simone (Batgirl), Alex Ross (Kingdom Come), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), Jim Krueger (Earth X), David Liss (Black Panther), and more!  This accessible bundle includes:
• Project Superpowers (Vol. 1) #0 – #7
• Dawn/Vampirella #1
• The Spider #1 – #6
• Chaos! #1 – #6
• Shaft #1
• Sherlock Holmes: Moriarty Lives #1 – #5
• Red Sonja (Vol. 2) #1 – #6
• Altered States: Red Sonja
Legenderry01-Cov-BenitezThe $5.00 Minimum Tier features 48 comics written by the mainstream’s most beloved authors and movie directors, like George R.R. Martin (A Game of Thrones), Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Kevin Smith (Clerks), Warren Ellis (Iron Man, Red), Garth Ennis (Punisher), Jim Butcher (Dresden Files), and Nancy A. Collins (Sunglasses After Dark).  Also, the Fox cartoon sensation Bob’s Burgers, gaming powerhouse Pathfinder, and rock ‘n roll icon Alice Cooper round out the package, making it worth the additional investment.
• A Game of Thrones #1
• Vampirella: Feary Tales #1 – #2
• Warren Ellis’ Project Superpowers: Blackcross #1
• Garth Ennis’ Jennifer Blood #1 – #3
• Alice Cooper #1 – #3
• Bob’s Burgers #1 – #2
• Army of Darkness (Vol. 3) #1 – #5
• Purgatori #1 – #4
• Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #1  – #10
• Django/Zorro #1 – #2
• Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: Storm Front (Vol. 1) #1 – #4
• Pathfinder #1 – #6
• Cryptozoic Man #1 – #4
• Blood Queen Annual 2014
Finally, the $10.00 Minimum Tier features 17 comic books by Bill Willingham (Fables), Jim Starlin (the creator of Thanos from Marvel’s The Avengers), and Tom Clancy (the video game Splinter Cell), as well as the bestselling Dynamite Art of Alex Ross, a 328-page retrospective of the influential painter’s cover artwork and character designs on such characters as Vampirella, Green Hornet, The Bionic Man, the Kirbyverse, Black Terror, and more.
 
• Dynamite Art of Alex Ross
• Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure #1 – #7
• Dreadstar #1 – #6
• Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Echoes #1 – #4
Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment, says, “Groupees has a unique and incredible mechanism to engage fans and bring content to a new audience, as well as reward any fans of our existing audience who wish to take advantage of this promotion.  They’ve built a model that stands out and can help grow the fan base for comics, which in turn can bring more readers to the industry, and that is extremely exciting.  With comics being if not the only, one of the only forms of print that has grown side by side with digital, we’re proud to be working with Thomas and his team to create more awareness of comics to their audience, who in turn will come into our industry and many of whom will then become ongoing readers.”
Part of the proceeds from the first-ever Dynamite Groupees Bundle will contribute to The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers.

 

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7. Alan Moore Interview Part I – Steve Moore, River of Ghosts, The Show, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star…

It’s the 26th of February, and the time is 7.00pm, the usual time for all my telephone interviews with Alan Moore, since the first one we did, back in March 2008. This is something like the eighth time I’ve interviewed him 1, but I still get nervous. There’s the usual fumbling around with a voice recorder, and making sure I know how to put the phone on speaker – I’m totally technically incompetent, so Deirdre, my wife, has to come and oversee all this, to make sure I don’t do something stupid.

Pádraig Ó Méalóid: I’m going to get stuck into this thing because I’ve a long list of questions, at least some of which we’ll get to. OK, I was going to ask you about Steve. Obviously Steve Moore’s death must have been an enormous blow to you. 2

Steve MooreAlan Moore: Well, yeah, obviously, and it – it was a period of massive shock, and of course a few marvels in there. There was an ethereal period. We managed to follow Steve’s instructions, and scattered his ashes on the burial mound in Shrewsbury Lane by the light of, not only a full moon, but of a Supermoon, which is when the Moon is full at its perigee, which is apparently its closest approach to Earth, and it was just at the tail end of Hurricane Bertha so we didn’t think that we were going to be able to really do it successfully, but as it happened, the hurricane had blown all the clouds out of the sky by the time we got down to Shooters Hill, and it was a – a rather magical night in its way, even though I managed to end up wearing at least a small portion of Steve, when we had a difficulty transferring him to the scattering tube. Funnily enough, I’d said on the way down there that I hope this doesn’t end up like The Big Lebowski, with me kind of going on inappropriately about Steve’s service in Vietnam, while getting ashes all over me, but apart from me going on inappropriately about Steve’s service in Vietnam, that was pretty much what happened. But otherwise it was a great night and, yeah, I suppose that after Steve’s death I kind of hurled myself into a great deal of creative work – it’s just my way of dealing with things, you know? Or perhaps my way of not dealing with things, I don’t know. But, yeah, it still goes on, like at the moment I’m, I just went down last weekend to Steve’s place to talk with Bob Rickard3.

I went to the burial mound – it’s been padlocked since we did the scattering there, which – I don’t think it was in response to our scattering, probably more in response to some of the empty cider bottles that I’d noticed around the site, but I suppose in its way it’s fortuitous – if Steve had died a year later it probably wouldn’t have been anywhere near as – convenient? – to honour his final wishes, but – no, he’s still an immense presence in my life. I’m still, I’m wrapping up dealing with his estate – and I shall be dealing with that for a number of years, I’m sure. But, yeah, we’ve still got the Book of Magic to come out, which is very very much a joint venture, even if – even if one of the members of The Moon and Serpent is now only active upon the Inner Plane, it’s still going to be both of us on the cover, there. It’s going OK, Pádraig.

Bumper BookPÓM: Good, I’m glad. As you mentioned the book, The Moon and Serpent Bumper Book of Magic, is there any kind of a timescale for that?

AM: Well, at the moment I have just finished the final article, the big concluding essay that me and Steve had been working on for about six months before last March and that leaves me one episode of The Soul4 to do, and then I’ve got to go back and tinker with the Tarot Card, and the Kabala Boardgame, and some of the other, more art-centred things, and less text-centred – most of the text-centred stuff is completed. As to when that will come out – we would like to get it out in 2016, but that is not a promise, that is an aspiration5.

PÓM: [laughter]

AM: I’m sure that – yeah, you know what that means – we’ve been living under a coalition for some several years now, so we will know what we mean by promises and aspirations.

PÓM: Somebody was suggesting – are you likely to do a performance related to that when it’s finally finished?

AM: Don’t know. Don’t know – I hadn’t been thinking of a performance related to it. Eh, don’t know, is the answer to that, it is nothing that I’d actually considered. These things tend to come in seasons. There was a period when I was closer to Tim Perkins – Tim moved to Oxford – me and Tim still communicate, and we still talk about possible projects together, but it doesn’t feel like the time at the moment when performance stuff is probably at the forefront. I had a very very nice offer from Paul Smith of Blast First records, talking about the possibility of getting some satellite time for something live, but, quite honestly, it would be filling three hours of live – no. It’s not like I – my urges at the moment are not really towards live performance. That said, tomorrow night I shall be going down to the local café, and me and Robin Ince and Grace Petrie will be doing another one of our, just impromptu little events6 which Robin is – we’re recording them all, Joe Brown is doing all of the mixing and everything, and they will eventually be released as podcasts. But that’s pretty much the extent of my public appearances at the moment.

PÓM: I met Tim Perkins for the first time in August. Worldcon – that’s the World Science Fiction Convention – was on in London, and myself and himself and Gary Lloyd ended up doing a panel about your musical output.7

AM: Aw, brilliant! And how is Tim? I haven’t spoken to him for ages.

PÓM: Tim was good! I was delighted to meet him, because I have a lot of his work, but I’ve one question I was asking him that I had always been interested in, which was, in all the musical work that you did, did you play a musical instrument at all?

AM: Oh, no. No, I never played a musical instrument. I am – yeah, I know I’m a fairly multi-competent kind of individual, but no, no. Playing a musical instrument has always been beyond me, and I have nothing but the greatest of respect for those that can, and I tend to – even if I could play a musical instrument, I’ve known such brilliant musicians that it would have been foolish not to leave that side of things to them, and to play to my strengths.

PÓM: Yeah, I know. He did say something about your playing – was it with one hand, was it Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, something like that, on a piano?

The Sooty Super Xylophone, Green Monk Products (Games and Toys 1956)AM: Oh, I can actually – because when I was a child, I had a Sooty Xylophone, with numbered keys, and the actual score to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, with numbered keys on xylophone, is 1155665 – it’s been a long time since I played it, but I could remember it all the way through, on my Sooty Xylophone. So, yes, I suppose technically, if there is ever any need for a kind of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star refrain on xylophone, then you’ve got my number.8

PÓM: Fair enough. I always wanted to clear that one up.

AM: Well, it’s an important point, Pádraig. No, I’m surprised that Tim remembered that.

PÓM: Yes. Well, it obviously made an impression.

AM: Yeah, obviously, obviously.

PÓM: Tell me about The Show. What’s happening?

AM: The Show. Well, The Show is the name of the project that follows on from the Jimmy’s End films – which, surely to Christ, should be out soon. It should be very very soon – I’ve been kicking up a fuss, Mitch [Jenkins] has been kicking up a fuss…9

PÓM: This is the stuff from Lex Records?

AM: Apparently there’s been unavoidable delays on the packaging side. I don’t know!

PÓM: Yeah, I know, I know. It’s bad enough having to always wait for your comics to come out, but really…!

jimmys endAM: It’s this film business, it’s – and I am kind of limited in what I can actually do. And it’s the same with the comics business, I suppose. Anyway, that should be out soon, and I have written a screenplay for a feature film, called The Show, which is designed to follow on from that. We have been talking with various parties about maybe making that screenplay into the first two episodes of a serial, which – we could probably have done it, but that doesn’t seem to be – that’s not technically gonna happen. At the moment we’re talking about maybe doing what we had originally intended to do, which is to bring out The Show as a feature film, and then to launch The Show as a television series, so at the moment, that’s all up in the air, and in my experience of these things, some things just remain up in the air forever, in defiance of gravity. So, who knows? But there are talks going on, it’s looking quite promising, and I’m sure that one way or another there’ll be – we’re asking for so little, to do this film, at least in terms of money. We’re asking for complete control, and complete ownership. But financially we’re asking for very little. It would be a very good film – it’d need me writing a few more songs, and it would be very differently paced to the five short films, because short films, they can be as long as you want them to be, and you can linger, whereas a feature film, that’s got to have – I’m not saying that it’s gonna be kind of action/thriller paced, but certainly a lot more conventionally paced for a feature film, put it like that.

PÓM: Yeah, of course.

AM: Yeah, that’s all going on as we speak – there might be more news – I’m sure if there is any more news, that’ll be in a couple of – in a couple of months we might know more.

PÓM: OK, fair enough. Emmm, what was I gonna ask? The League. The next – the third part of the Janni Nemo trilogy is coming out soon…?10

River of Ghosts coverAM: River of Ghosts. I’ve just looked in the box that I got from Knockabout the other day, and I’ve got – yes, very soon, I’ve got my copies already. We are very pleased with it. It’s funny – when me and Kevin O’Neill first got our complimentary copies, we both looked through it, skimmed through it, independently, and when we were talking on the phone later I was – he was saying that he’d been – he’d felt that his art really, it was a bit tired-looking, and I was saying, ‘Yeah,’ I said, ‘I thought your art was great,’ I said, ‘but I don’t know with my script – I’m not sure that the ending’s not rushed, or something.’ Like, all these little things. And then, after that, I was still a bit despondent, but I sat down, and picked up the copy again, and started reading it. And I got to the end, and I went and phoned Kevin and left an answer phone message saying, ‘Actually, Kevin, I should go back and having another look at River of Ghosts, I think that it might be about the best run of the League since the first couple of volumes.’ And I got a phone call back from Kevin about ten minutes later, saying ‘Actually, I was going to call you and say the same thing! ’ It’s just that, when your expectations are up, and you first see the thing in print – I should know by now that very often my first reaction is disappointment. But then, you read it again and, yes, this is – it’s a bit of a corker. I think, beautifully rounds off the Nemo trilogy, and I hope will put the other two books into perspective, ‘cause I did hear a couple of comments saying, ‘Oh well, we’ve read Heart of Ice, good story and all that, but it does seem a bit – a bit slender, a bit thin, a bit inconsequential, compared to other graphic novels.’ It’s forty-eight pages, it’s like two issues of a comic and, really, it’s not until the River of Ghosts that we get to the end of the story – yes, they are all self-contained episodes, but there is an over-all story that’s going on, which I think we tie up quite nicely in River of Ghosts.

The story opens upon Lincoln Island in 1975, so this is six years after we saw Janni in League volume three in 1969. She’s now – what? – around eighty, and it’s been very interesting – I’ve always wanted, since I started writing Halo Jones, I always intended to have that conclude with Halo Jones as a very old woman, and I – I don’t know, I think that there is something magnificent about old women, and I’ve always wanted to do one with a very old woman in the main role. So, with River of Ghosts I think I’ve accomplished that.

Hugo HerculesThere’s – we see a couple of old characters. There’s a couple of interesting new characters, one of whom might be of interest to you. Kevin found an American newspaper strip from, I think, 1902, that was entitled Hugo Hercules, and this is a very very big, very very strong man. I think it lasted for six or seven episodes – it wasn’t very long-lived. But, yeah, the first American superhero, I think, pretty much. I can’t imagine any earlier than that. Certainly earlier than Hugo Danner in Gladiator, a long while earlier than Superman.

So, yeah, I had a look at some of these early strips, which generally don’t have much in the way of dialogue balloons, but put most of the dialogue into captions under the panels, and from that, in the transcriptions of whatever the accent was supposed to be that Hugo Hercules was speaking in, I finally figured out that it was probably a racist and ill-informed transliteration of an Irish accent. It could just as easily have been Polish, or possibly Trinidadian, but I think probably it was meant to be Irish. So, we’ve kind of worked out, yeah, all right, if this Hugo Hercules, so-called, was Irish, what might be his backstory. Me and Kevin are very pleased with him as a character, and he plays quite a major part in River of Ghosts – which deals with, as you might expect from the first two volumes, it deals with a conclusion to the Ayesha question. Just kind of tying it all up in a neat and somewhat blood-stained bow.

The River of Ghosts in question is the Amazon, which means that we get to – as we did with Heart of Ice, less so, perhaps, with Roses of Berlin – but with Heart of Ice we were very much depending upon the New Travellers’ Almanac, and its gazetteer of fictional sights, and we’ve fallen back upon that quite a bit for this exploration of the Amazon. So, if that gives you any hints as to what sort of things we might be running into…

New Travellers' AlmanacPÓM: It does! I actually find, I go back and I reread the New Travellers’ Almanac and the Black Dossier quite a bit, because I think that there’s a huge amount more information, a huge amount more stuff, about various adventures that’s coded into those than you’re probably ever going to put down on the comics page.

AM: Well, that’s true. And also, because we were very specific – I think back in the New Travellers’ Almanac there’s already bits talking about Jenny Diver…?

PÓM: Yes, yes.

AM: And we did have this fairly fully planned out, right from the start. One of the things that I’ve thought about is the possibility at some point in the future, of an actual integrated volume of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, in chronological order, to see how that reads? I don’t know. This is nothing I’ve discussed with anybody else, so I’m going off the menu here, a little bit. But…

PÓM: I know – from all the stuff, there’s all sorts of bits and pieces, and there’s dates, and it is possible to build up quite a detailed chronology of – particularly from the beginning of the Victorian League, and Mina Murray and all of that, upwards. It’s remarkable how much little bits and pieces fit in. Like the current volumes, the Janni Diver stuff, is filling in more little odds – and you go back and look at something and say, ‘Ah, that was there all along.’

AM: This is it, this is what we’re trying to do. And, actually, having said that it would be nice to put it all in chronological order, there is a lot to be said for the way that we’re doing it, where we’re jumping back and forth a little bit. Jack Nemo, whom we glimpse at the end of volume three, and in River of Ghosts, it’s almost like an origin story. Jack Nemo features in it – he’s a very small boy, a couple of years older than when we saw him as a five- or six-year-old running around on the Nautilus in 1969. We’re stitching all of this together, and we’re doing it all for a reason. One thing that might be of note is that this will be the last piece of work that me and Kevin will be doing on the League for a little while. We – this is largely because – me and Kevin have both been doing the League for fifteen years now. I know it doesn’t seem like it, but it actually is.

PÓM: I know. It’s 1999, wasn’t it?

AM: Something like that. Fifteen or sixteen years? And during that time I’ve been doing quite a bit of other work, but Kevin, the League has been pretty much the only thing that he’s been doing, so it’s more like – it’s a long-term sentence. And although me and Kevin are both in love with what we’re doing on the League, I could see that, it was a bit of an unfair strain upon Kevin, because the League might not be the only thing he wanted to do with the rest of his life. So, anyway, I can’t tell you very much about what we’re doing – in fact, I can barely tell you anything at all, except that me and Kevin are going to be doing something new for about eighteen months, summat like that.

PÓM: OK. In a comic form, I presume, is it?

Black DossierAM: In a comic form. It’ll be an episodic thing. It will be a million miles away from the League. And we’re both very excited about it, we think we’re actually breaking new ground in term of the effects that comics can achieve. Which is, again, ‘cause I know that Kevin’s always had a hankering to experiment, and we’ve done as much as we can of that in the League – the League is limitless in some ways, but in other ways there are certain stories that perhaps wouldn’t fit quite so easily into it, and with this, yeah, we’re a long way away from the League. What we’re thinking is, we’re going to do this, as a break for Kevin, for the next eighteen months, or something, and then we will probably be going back to do book four of the League, but this is a long way in the future, but we have got a lot of good ideas that would – in some ways I’d like to do a book four that wouldn’t be the last book of the League, but could be. And if it was the last book of the League, then everything would be tied up. All of the strands and insinuations and implications in the Black Dossier, all of the tiny little threads, going right the way back to issue one of the first volume, I can see a way that all of this could be tied up splendidly into a fantastic story – but that will have to wait until me and Kevin have had our little vacation. We’re about four months into this eighteen months sabbatical anyway, so hopefully it won’t seem as long as that in the outside world.

PÓM: Before we leave it, can you tell us anything about what’s going to be in volume four?

AM: Other than, like I say, a tying up of ends, it would probably be set not long after 2009 and it would be tying up threads from all three volumes of the League, from the Black Dossier, and from the Nemo trilogy. It would be a – it’s a kind of story that I’ve been thinking of for a few years, but, yeah, after we’ve taken this sabbatical, both me and Kevin thing that, when we do go back to the League, we’ll go back refreshed, and capable of giving – not that we aren’t incredibly pleased with River of Ghosts. Like I say, that seems to have some of the energy – I wouldn’t want to deny the energy of any of the volumes of the League, but it’s undeniable that, say, the first two volumes are paced and structured very very differently to Century. And there were some people who thought that Century was a bit slow, or a bit over-complex, but that was just what we wanted to do with the characters. We wanted to show that it didn’t always have to be a fast-paced Victorian romp, that there was plenty of interesting stuff in this world that could do with lingering over. But, when we finished Century we thought, all right, let’s take a break from that stuff, and do the Nemo trilogy, something very fast paced, where we’re paying a lot of attention to spectacle, where that is a big part of the story development, and that gives Kevin an opportunity to really show what he can do on some nice spreads, and things like that, of which there are a couple of – some of the best pages of art by Kevin I’ve ever seen, in this upcoming issue. Some very memorable little images there.

To Be Continued…

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FOOTNOTES11:

1Previous interviews I’ve done with Alan Moore in various places, including the Forbidden Planet blog, 3:AM Magazine, here on The Beat, and on my own Slovobooks blog:- June 2008 FP I, FP II, May 2009 FP I, FP II, FP III, March 2011 3:AM, July 2011 FP, April 2013 CB I, CB II, October 2013 MM I, MM II, MM III, and January 2014’s Last Interview? Which, of course, it wasn’t. That question mark wasn’t there for nothin’!

2In case you all think I was being hideously impolite by launching directly into talking about Steve Moore, I should point out that there was a certain amount of small-talk in there beforehand, which none of you need to know anything more about. However, if you wish to read my interview with Steve, called The Hermit of Shooters Hill, you’ll find them all (six parts so far) here on The Beat, under the tag HERMIT.

The News, issue 1, November 19733Bob Rickard is the founder of the Fortean Times: The Journal of Strange Phenomena (Originally called The News, which both Alan Moore and Steve Moore contributed to over the years. He is also one of the two people Steve described to me as being his best friends. The identity of the other one should not be hard to grasp…

4The Soul is a strip, written by AM and drawn by John Coulthart, that was to appear in America’s Best Comics’ Tomorrow Stories, but is now going to be in The Moon & Serpent Bumper Book of Magic.

5A favourite saying of British politicians.

6 Another of these events, Alan, Grace and Robin’s Blooming Confusion is in the NN Café in Northampton on the 31st of March 2015, and there are still tickets available, here. Robin Ince is a comedian, and Grace Petrie is a singer.

7Tim Perkins is AM’s main musical collaborator, with five CD releases thus far between them. He has a hopelessly out-of-date website, here. Gary Lloyd is another of AM’s musical collaborators, having worked with him on the audio version of Brought to Light. The interview with Tim and Gary is slowly being transcribed, and will doubtless turn up on the ‘net eventully.

8Before anyone writes into to point out that the Sooty Xylophone isn’t actually a xylophone, not being made of wood, we’ve already got that covered. All I can do is report what is said!

9This is in reference to Lex Projects’ Kickstarter for Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins’s His Heavy Heart short film, which those of us who backed it are still waiting to see make its way into our hands. It’s by no means the only Kickstarter project I’ve backed that I’m still waiting for, mind you.

10There was some confusion about the actual publication date of this book. It first made landfall on the shelves of GOSH! Comics in London on Tuesday the 3rd of March, and should have been available elsewhere – not just in the UK, but also in the US – that same week. However a labour dispute at American west coast ports meant that containers remained in the docks, rather than being shipped onward, with the result that copies weren’t available until about a week and a half later on the 12th of March.

11Why all the footnotes? I’ve been reading through the works of Flann O’Brien, and bits of it have rubbed off on me. It’s even slightly relevant to the subject of this interview, as it was largely his fault that I went back to them in the first place. Further enlightenment, at least of a sort, here.

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8. Next Games and IDW launch new Compass Point: West comic

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Finland—home of saunas, heavy metal, fish pies…and mobile game design. It must be all the coffee they drink. Next Games is one of Finland’s newest game studios, comprised of veterans from Rovio and other studios, and they’ve just launched Compass Point: West, a 3D game set in the Wild West which ties together mobile game play, card collecting, and now a comic book from IDW. Yee haw!

“In Compass Point: West we draw inspiration from the unbelievably rich Wild West theme. The game boasts fascinating characters and lots of humor combined with stunning 3D graphics and an original card collecting mechanic at its heart. This setting lends itself very well to other entertainment formats beyond games such as the gorgeous comic by IDW Publishing”, said Teemu Huuhtanen, CEO, Next Games.

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The comic will be available worldwide through multiple platforms including Apple iBooks and Google Play or on the web. Obviously, comics based on games have had a big impact in recent years—IDW’s Angry Birds comics, Dark Horse’s Plants. vs Zombies, and Dynamite’s Doodle Jump comics being prime examples. (The Beat is currently enthralled with PvZ, but it’s about time for a new game, so we’ll check this one out.)

“IDW has been developing the Compass Point: West  comic since very early in the game’s development, and we’ve enjoyed creating characters and backstories in a way that extends the game’s world,” stated Ted Adams, IDW CEO & Publisher. “The Next Games team has a long-range plan that we’re proud to be a part of.”

Next Games has three more games on tap, but you can download Compass Point West now for iOs and Android, or check out the trailer below.

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9. Review: Gotham Academy #6, The Kids of the Black Hole

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Gotham Academy 006-000Story: Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher

Art: Karl Kerschl, Mingue Helen Chen 

Color: Msassyk, Serge Lapointe

Letters: Steve Wands

Publisher: DC Comics

 

 

 

As much as we love reading about the adventures of the world’s greatest detective, you have to figure Gotham city is probably a pretty messed up place to grow up. Walking down the street could get you turned inside out by Joker gas or someone in a skintight cat outfit could shred you to pieces. Even adolescents in this world have it rough. This is mostly due to Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher. They put kids in buildings with Arkham inmates, fire hazards, and sinister looking headmasters. All these obstacles put forth for our enjoyment in Gotham Academy #6.

The issue wraps the first story arc and sheds a little more light on Olive Sliverlock’s forgotten past. What issue six finally does is make good use of a Batman appearance. It’s powerful, and not just because of the fight with Killer Croc. This chapter of Gotham Academy puts Olive on a collision course with the caped crusader. Neither character is shown to be on the right side of the argument, which makes this matter poignant to the series and a mystery we’re sure to want answers about. Cloonan and Fletcher write the usual whimsy and angst sprinkled voice that cast of characters has become known for in the series. It’s just that now the team has managed to raise the stakes for all of them.

In addition to the usual fantastic Disney animated style art of Karl Kerschl, issue six brings Mingue H. Chen on board for some key flashback sequences and an epilogue that leaves us wishing DC would just skip Convergence altogether. Her style is noticeably more painted than that of Kerschl but it never jitters the reader. The two artists blend pages smoothly and that’s the best you can ask for when sharing illustration duties on a single story.

Gotham Academy is one of the best new ideas DC has published in awhile. If you’ve been on the fence about trying this series, go do it. Issue six, as a standalone, has major hook and you’ll definitely be enticed enough to pick up the pieces you’ve missed. One usually has to read a Vertigo published book to find this much depth in a comic.

Now that the kids are united it’ll be even more fun to see how they’ll be divided.

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10. Entertainment Round-Up: Your first look at The Thing in Fantastic Four, Jubilee is cast in X-Men: Apocalypse, Idris Elba for Star Trek 3?

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While Jesse Eisenberg‘s shaved head is grabbing most of the attention today, here’s a few other headlines of note in the Entertainment world:

– An intrepid Instagrammer snapped this photo of the international banner for Fantastic Four, giving us our first look at Jamie Bell as The Thing along with the rest of the cast similarly powered up. Here it is via Spencer over at ComingSoon. On the whole, it’s hard not to be an improvement over how Ben Grimm was presented in the last two films, but how it works on screen will tell the tale.

#Me #LastNight #Cine #Cinepolis #Multiplaza #Poster #Fantasticfour #Comingsoon #SoExcited

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Bryan Singer has added another mutant to X-Men: Apocalypse, this time breaking with the 80’s set canon and bringing Lana Condor on as Jubilee. He announced the newest X-Men teammate on his Instagram:

I’d officially like to welcome our newest mutant #JubilationLee, #Jubilee @LanaCondor to #XMEN #Apocalypse

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Star Trek 3 is still slowly plugging along and Variety reports that Paramount may have its eyes on fan-casting favorite Idris Elba to play the yet to be revealed villain in the 2016 release. Simon Pegg and Doug Jung are co-writing this third entry in the rebooted series for director Justin Lin. Variety also states that The Klingons are rumored to be the main adversary of the film.

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11. Review: Past Aways Needs A Wilson

Past Aways #1

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Story: Matt Kindt

Art: Scott Kolins

Colors: Bill Crabtree

Letters: Rob Leigh

Publisher: Dark Horse

 

 

As a fan of the comics medium, it’s a privilege to go into a comic book shop or Comixology and try all the new #1’s. Comics are where ideas are born that translate into tomorrow’s film and television. There’s nothing like them, and lately a lot of science fiction books have debuted; some good, some not so good. Past Aways is Dark Horse Comics latest contribution to the genre.

Written by Matt Kindt, Past Aways is the story of a group of time travelers tasked with recording the events of history. They’re stranded in the 21st century and the strain has splintered the group. Right from the gate, Kindt puts their defects out there for us to see. Detached, distant, suicidal, and conceit are the words that only begin to scratch the surface of these characters. Instead of being united under the goal of returning to their own time, they can barley stand each other. Like any team an event needs to happen to bring them together and issue one sees the beginnings of such a moment. I won’t spoil that for you because it would give away too much.

Scott Kolins brings his energetic art style to these pages. The characters and designs of the futuristic equipment feel kinetic. Even the layouts feel unique, from the effects tying together the panels or the footnotes explaining what we’re seeing, everything has distinct purpose. Where he’s separating himself from his previous work is in how much risqué he’s adding. Naked bodies and acid sh**ting dinosaurs are just some of the weird things you’ll get in Past Aways.

Ultimately, Past Aways is interesting but it throws out so many questions with no answers. Yes, the opening chapter of a book should do that, but it should also give you a reason to want answers. The reasons to care about the characters are missing. It could be due to having everyone crammed into the issue. None of the characters feel like they have any breathing room. A new idea is always welcome but it needs to present the hook right away and it’s just missing from these pages. I’m a fan of Matt Kindt and Scott Kolins, but it feels like the introduction of this story could have used a bit more fleshing out.

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12. Legendary announces new Pacific Rim comic book and much more!

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Gypsy Danger! If there was ever a no brainer in this transmedia world where comics are a nice placeholder and more between filmed entertainment outing, it’s tat the world needs Pacific Rim comic book. The controversial film wasn’t considered a box office hit but has rapidly become a cult movie with a strong fanbase. And now Legendary, which procued the movie, is putting out a comic from its publishing arm.

The new series will be presented by Guilermo del Toro and plotted by Pacific Rim creator Travis Beacham, with writer Joshua Fialkov (The Bunker, I, Vampire, Elk’s Run) and artist Marcos Marz (Batman Confidential, Blackest Night: JSA) produced the comics. Release details are to come, but Pacific Rim: Tales From the Drift picks up where the Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero graphic novel left off, with new kaiju, new Jaegers, and more giant monsters battling giant robots.

AND also a contest to win a page of original artwork; enter here.

The book comes out in November and runs as a four issue mini series.

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Legendary is also ramping up its original content with two new titles. And They Are:

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• With Black Bag, Legendary jumps on the popular female protagonist bandwagon. Chris Roberson and artist JB Bastos portray the adventures of a suburban wife-turned-covert government assassin.

A suburban housewife with a criminal past and a thirst for adrenaline is about to get a top-secret side job: carrying out the government’s most dangerous missions.

Renear is tired of playing by the rules. A valedictorian and top athlete in her younger years, she’s sacrificed a promising career to tie the knot and play house… isn’t there more to life than this? Of course there is – if you’re willing to take the shot.

It’s time the world found out what she is truly capable of.

The 6-issue espionage thriller written by Chris Roberson (Superman Grounded, Fables, iZombie), featuring artwork by JB Bastos (Night Trap).

Release Date: Fall 2015
Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: J.B. Bastos
Colorist: Jamie Grant
Length of Series: 6 issue monthly series
Price: $3.99 single-issue cover price




 

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• Cops for Criminals is by Steven Grant and Pete Woods, a crime-thriller about a federal agent forced to find true justice in the criminal underworld.

When a federal agent becomes a victim of the system he has sworn to uphold, he finds true justice in the criminal underworld.
Agent Woods was one of the best – but everything changed when he was wrongfully convicted and labeled a traitor. After serving his time, this ex-convict is cut loose onto the lawless streets to fight corruption on both sides of the law. Even criminals need a code – and every code needs an enforcer.
The 5-issue crime-thriller series is written by Steven Grant (Punisher War Journal, Avengers, Hulk, X) with art from Pete Woods (Deadpool, Robin, Catwoman).
Release Date: Fall 2015
Writer: Steven Grant
Artist: Pete Woods
Format: 5 issue monthly series
Price: $3.99 single-issue cover price






 

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13. Spider-Island in Secret Wars, More All-New Avengers Revealed

Today Marvel dropped yet another piece of the Secret Wars. Dan Slott’s Spider-Island gets a piece of Battleworld. Secret Wars: Spider-Island  features a lead story revisiting the “Spider-Island” event by Christos Gage and Paco Diaz, and along with that is a secondary story featuring a return of not just Mayday Parker but the entire MC2 universe, with key creators Tom Defalco and Ron Frenz.

Gage says his lead story in Spider-Island is set in an alternate timeline where Spider-Queen won that day instead of being thwarted by Spider-Man. Spider-Island‘s secondary story featuring Mayday and the return of the MC2, it starts off with Mayday’s decision to transition from the name Spider-Girl to Spider-Woman.

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SPIDER-ISLAND #1 & #2
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & TOM DEFALCO
Penciled by PACO DIAZ & RON FRENZ
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
· The Spider-Queen has turned Manhattan into an island of Spider-Madness and Peter Parker has lost, thanks to Spider-Scribe CHRISTOS GAGE (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN) & rising star artist PACO DIAZ (WOLVERINE, SCARLET SPIDERS).
· With Spider-Man defeated and captive, does Flash Thompson, A.K.A. VENOM stand a chance?
· All this, plus visit the MC2 patch of BATTLEWORLD! Mayday Parker and her Spider-Family are back courtesy of classic Spider-Girl team TOM DEFALCO, RON FRENZ & SAL BUSCEMA!
40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99






Today, two more characters were revealed for the All-New All-Different Avengers. So far we’re 2 for 5 in our pool with the reveal of the Vision and Nova. It looks like Marvel isn’t going to wait till FCBD to show the new team off to the world. Expect the entire roster to be revealed within the next week.

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Who do you think the remaining figures are and who do those glowing hands belong to? What about Spider-Island, ye or nay? Are there events left you think Marvel should revisit?

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14. Kickstarter’s new Spotlight feature: an ongoing storefront for creators

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A Kickstarter is a little like having a baby in only 31 days, You put all your efforts into the birth, but then what happens to the baby? Well now we’ll get to see the kids grow up and go to school. Kickstarter is enabling creators to showcase more of what happens to projects after the initial funding ends with a new “Spotlight” feature that launches today. All creators with funded projects will now be able to manage the page to present a view of their work, with huge graphics, an inviting look, an attractive new timeline feature that can share the creator’s story at a glance, and links that can go anywhere—so buy buttons and links to ongoing projects can be added.

And for those who like to see how the project got made, the original Kickstarter page will still be archived in a tab called “Story.”

Since Kickstarter ages are often top search results, this is a good way to promote the finished project and later developments and direct buyers to a place to purchase related projects.

For instance here’s how the old pages looked:

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And how they’ll look now:

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As you can see it’s a huge improvement and a perfect showcase for further interaction and sales. For comics people where Kickstarter pages are already a hub of activity, this can effectively become a storefront. Kickstarter has a very creator-oriented philosophy and this is a strong indication of how they’re implementing that going forward.

 

And here’s a video:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7KLTEWL8S4

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15. Diamond Book Distributors hires Carter and Hayes

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A few personnel notes at Diamond Book Distributors, the arm of Diamond that sells to bookstores and other non returnable outlets. Sales Rep Brooke Borneman lest to become director of Marketing for Dorchester publishing last month, and now longtime Diamond employee Stuart Carter has been hired as the new DBD sales manager for Barnes & Noble, Barnes & Noble College, BN.com, Hastings, as well as airport newsstand accounts HMH Host and Hudson Booksellers.  Prior to working at Diamond, Carter was a buyer at Borders/Waldenbooks and HMS Host.  He’ll report to Emily Botica, DBD Director of Sales & Marketing.
 
Also, Josh Hayesis joining DBDas Director of E-Commerce Business Development, where he’ll manage the global supply chain between Amazon North America, Europe, China, Japan and Brazil, and oversee existing and emerging worldwide e-commerce opportunities.  Hayes will report directly to DBD vp Kuo-yu Liang.

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16. Jesse Eisenberg with a bald head = Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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Via Entertainment Weekly, here’s your first look at Jesse Eisenberg with a clean shaven dome for his role as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Director Zack Snyder shared a few words on Eisenberg in the role:

He’s not any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, that’s for sure, other than him being a captain of industry and one person to the world and another person to himself. And bald, of course. Our Lex is disarming and he’s not fake. He says what he believes and he says what’s on his mind. If you can unravel the string and decipher what he means, it’s all there.

More importantly, this tips me off to the idea that we’ll be seeing a trailer very soon, as they had been keeping Eisenberg’s head under wraps (literally) for months. Now that this cat is out of the bag, those WonderCon trailer debut rumors don’t seem so unfounded.

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17. Review: HIT 1957, A Good Year For California Wine and Crime

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Story : Bryce Carlson

Art: Vanesa R. Del Rey

Colors: Niko Guardia

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

 

 

 
Hit: 1957 is the second volume in the Bryce Carlson series and continues its dark and violent dive into the depths of 1950’s corruption in Los Angeles. While it certainly doesn’t blaze new territory, it does deliver on the promise of sharp noir with only the slightest of hiccups.

Writer Bryce Carlson picks up the series two years after the events of the original. Mickey Cohen is out of jail and the LAPD have seemingly regained control of the city. The underworld is however a different story. A battle for Los Angeles has been raging between infiltrating crime boss Domino and detective Harvey Slater’s morally gray area task force. That’s really the direction the story goes, as Slater must deal with the war on organized crime, pressure from internal affairs, and the kidnapping of Bonnie Blair.

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Russ Manning Award winner Vanesa R. Del Rey takes on art duties for the book and in a word, it’s stellar. She has a knack for cinematic angling. When you combine her heavy lining with the moody colors of Niko Guardia it makes for a noir combination that’s just right. The opening sequence of the book illustrates that magic hour pop of the day just right. This natural auburn cast by the setting of the sun is depicted as an augment on the emotional tone of the characters. Though it isn’t all sunshine, towards the end of the book its look feels a little inconsistent with some of the face work.

Overall the book is solid, though its jumps can be a bit jarring at times. Carlson writes a story for California history buffs. You’ll see a lot of seediness, which marred an influential period in the economic and social development of Los Angeles. In a book like this you won’t always be able to tell the good guys from the bad, and that’s the mark of any good noir. Crime stories aren’t fast by nature and their fury heats to a boiling point subtlety and that’s what you’ll see here. Hit: 1957 isn’t blazing any new trails with its content or plot devices, but it does so many things right that it warrants picking up for a chance at your pull list.

 

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18. Who should play Jesse Custer in the Preacher TV Show?

The Preacher pilot is HAPPENING. I never believed this day would come. Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s scabrous, epic take on religion, armageddon and personal honor is still violent and shocking. But it’s happening.

They’ve cast Tulip (Ruth Negga)

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And Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun)

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And Arseface (Ian Colletti)

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But who will play Jesse Custer? The main man, the fallen preacher whose power allow him to take on God himself?

Maybe it should be Matt Ryan, who plays the almost sure to not return Constantine.

After all, Constantine and Jesse Custer look a lot alike.

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Actually, the front runner is said to be Dominic Cooper, who also has a strong resemblance to Howard Stark. This is all getting very confusing.

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19. Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s Lazarus is getting a television adaptation

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In some exciting news to close out this Tuesday, it was announced via The Hollywood Reporter that Legendary Television and producer Matt Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man franchise) have acquired the rights to Greg Rucka and Michael Lark‘s Eisner nominated Image series, Lazarus. The studio will be aiming to produce a new drama based on the popular dystopian series.

For those unfamilar, Lazarus centers on 16 familes that rule over all society in a futuristic world. Each family is protected by a genetically engineered being called a Lazarus, with one of these warriors, named Forever, acting as the central character of the series.

This won’t be the first Rucka property to get the live action treatment, as his series, Whiteout, was adapted into a film starring Kate Beckinsale. Additionally, Queen and Country is still in development, and is slated to star Ellen Page. Even some of their story elements from Rucka and Lark’s collaboration with Ed Brubaker, Gotham Central, wound up in Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight.

Rucka will script the pilot and will executive produce along with Lark and Tolmach.

Angela Cheng Caplan of Cheng Caplan Company, Inc. sold Lazarus on behalf of lit agent David Hale Smith of Inkwell Management. Rucka and Lark are represented by Stone, Meyer.

I imagine the speculator market on those Lazarus back issues is about to run pretty wild.

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20. Collect Them All! You Won’t Believe How Many Variant Comics Ship in April 2015

Every month, Diamond Comics Distributors publishes Diamond Previews.  While most readers and consumers read the big catalog, or go online, retailers have their own special website and order form for ordering all the wonderful items you might want to buy.   Over 80 pages long, it lists everything featured in the 500+ pages of Previews!

What it also showcases, in the front of the Order Form, are all of the retailer incentives and variants offered by various comics publishers.  Since collectors are intrigued by these manufactured rarities, and since they influence the monthly sales charts, we thought our readers would be interested.  

The following is reproduced from the Diamond Previews, February 2015 Retailer Order Form, for items shipping in April.

It contains listing of variants, as well as other special offers such as returnability and discounts.  Not all covers have been publicized, making it a bit difficult for retailers and consumers to figure out what to chase.  I have reproduced some of the more interesting covers below, and highlighted a few artists (Dave McKean!  Gold Key!) people might be curious about.   Previews does offer a page listing current variants and reprints, with links to the single issue pages.  Not all pages have covers yet.   Yes…orders were due at the end of February, so retailers might not know what the variants look like until they open the box.  Strange way to do business…


DARK HORSE

FEB150008 REBELS #1
Order 25 or more copies to receive an additional 15% discount.

FEB150014 THE ORDER OF THE FORGE #1
Order 15 or more copies to receive an additional 15% discount.

FEB150019 PASTAWAYS #2
Initial orders for Pastaways #2 that match or exceed 100% of initial orders for Pastaways #1 [JAN150085] will receive an additional 10% discount.

FEB150020 EI8HT #3
Initial orders for Ei8ht #3 that match or exceed 100% of initial orders for Ei8ht #2 [JAN150126] will receive an additional 5% discount.

FEB150021 NEVERBOY #2
Initial orders Neverboy #2 matching or exceeding 100% initial orders for Neverboy #1 [JAN150114] will receive an additional 10% discount.

FEB150025 SHAPER #2
Initial orders Shaper #2 matching or exceeding 100% initial orders for Shaper #1 [JAN150116] will receive an additional 10% discount.

FEB150071 FRANKENSTEIN UNDERGROUND #2
Initial orders for Frankenstein Underground #2 that match or exceed 100% of initial orders for Frankenstein Underground #1 [JAN150084] will receive an additional 10% discount.

FEB150105 THE WITCHER: FOX CHILDREN #1AvP francavilla
Order 15 or more copies to receive an additional 15% discount.

FEB150054 ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #13 NORTON & ENGLERT VAR CVR $3.50 4/1/2015

FEB150017 ARCHIE VS PREDATOR #1 30 COPY FRANCAVILLA VAR PI 4/15/2015
For every 30 copies Archie Vs Predator #1 purchased [both covers combined], retailer will receive 1 Francesco Francovilla variant cover free.
FEB150016 ARCHIE VS PREDATOR #1 POWELL VAR CVR $3.99 4/15/2015

FEB150056 BTVS SEASON 10 #14 ISAACS VAR $3.50 4/22/2015

DC Comics

FEB150237 BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT #2 VAR ED PI 4/8/2015
For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition ordered retailers may order 1 Variant Edition by Jae Lee
FEB150239 BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT #3 VAR ED PI 4/22/2015
For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition ordered retailers may order 1 Variant Edition by Paolo Riveria


CONVERGENCE #1 • FEB150137Convergence 1 variant cover by Brian Bolland

Retailers whose combined FOC orders of the Standard Edition, Tony S. Daniel, and Blank variant editions meet or exceed 100% of their FOC orders for Batman #31 (MAR140212) will receive 100% returnability at a later date and an extra 10% discount.

FEB150141 CONVERGENCE #1 (OF 8) BATMAN SKETCH VAR ED PI 4/8/2015
For every 100 combined copies of the Standard Edition, Tony S. Daniel Variant Edition, and Blank Variant edition ordered retailers may order 1 Variant Sketch Edition featuring Batman by Greg Capullo
FEB150139 CONVERGENCE #1 (OF 8) BLANK VAR ED PI 4/8/2015
This title is available as a Blank Variant Edition with no minimum order needed to purchase
FEB150140 CONVERGENCE #1 (OF 8) BOLLAND VAR ED PI 4/8/2015
For every 25 combined copies of the Standard Edition, Tony S. Daniel Variant Edition, and Blank Variant edition ordered retailers may order 1 Variant Edition by Brian BollandBat-SPOOON!
FEB150138 CONVERGENCE #1 (OF 8) TONY S DANIEL VAR ED PI 4/8/2015
This title is also available as a Variant Edition by Tony S. Daniel with no minimum purchase required






CONVERGENCE #2 • FEB150142

Retailers whose combined FOC orders of the Standard Edition and Tony S. Daniel variant editions meet or exceed 100% of their FOC orders for Batman #31 (MAR140212) will receive 100% returnability at a later date and an extra 10% discount.

FEB150144 CONVERGENCE #2 (OF 8) JAE LEE VAR ED PI 4/15/2015
For every 25 combined copies of the Standard Edition and Tony S. Daniel Variant Edition ordered retailers may order 1 Variant Edition by Jae Lee
FEB150143 CONVERGENCE #2 (OF 8) TONY S DANIEL VAR ED PI 4/15/2015
This title is also available as a Variant Edition by Tony S. Daniel with no minimum purchase required
Convergence WWFEB150145 CONVERGENCE #2 (OF 8) WONDER WOMAN SKETCH VAR ED PI 4/15/2015
For every 100 combined copies of the Standard Edition and Tony S. Daniel Variant Edition ordered retailers may order 1 Variant Sketch Edition featuring Wonder Woman by David Finch




CONVERGENCE #3 • FEB150146

[Why might you want that McKean cover?  Here’s the blurb from DC Comics:

“Death comes calling as an injured Telos takes out his rage on the people of Kandor, while the Earth-2 team endures another brutal casualty. And major plans are set in motion as Green Lantern and the others follow Deimos into the lost city of Skartaris to find Rip Hunter and the missing Time Masters, who could be their only hope of escape from this apocalypse for Infinite Earths!”]

Retailers whose combined FOC orders of the Standard Edition and Tony S. Daniel variant editions meet or exceed 100% of their FOC orders for Batman #31 (MAR140212) will receive 100% returnability at a later date and an extra 10% discount.

FEB150149 CONVERGENCE #3 (OF 8) AQUAMAN SKETCH VAR ED PI 4/22/2015
For every 100 combined copies of the Standard Edition and Tony S. Daniel Variant Edition ordered retailers may order 1 Variant Sketch Edition featuring Aquaman by Jim Lee
FEB150148 CONVERGENCE #3 (OF 8) MCKEAN VAR ED PI 4/22/2015
For every 25 combined copies of the Standard Edition and Tony S. Daniel Variant Edition ordered retailers may order 1 Variant Edition by Dave McKean
FEB150147 CONVERGENCE #3 (OF 8) TONY S DANIEL VAR ED PI 4/22/2015
This title is also available as a Variant Edition by Tony S. Daniel with no minimum purchase required




CONVERGENCE #4 • FEB150150

Retailers whose combined FOC orders of the Standard Edition and Tony S. Daniel variant editions meet or exceed 100% of their FOC orders for Batman #31 (MAR140212) will receive 100% returnability at a later date and an extra 10% discount.

FEB150153 CONVERGENCE #4 (OF 8) GREEN LANTERN SKETCH VAR ED PI 4/29/2015
For every 100 combined copies of the Standard Edition and Tony S. Daniel Variant Edition ordered retailers may order 1 Variant Sketch Edition featuring Green Lantern by Jim Lee
FEB150152 CONVERGENCE #4 (OF 8) MANAPUL VAR ED PI 4/29/2015
For every 25 combined copies of the Standard Edition and Tony S. Daniel Variant Edition ordered retailers may order 1 Variant Edition by Fancis Manapul
FEB150151 CONVERGENCE #4 (OF 8) TONY S DANIEL VAR ED PI 4/29/2015
This title is also available as a Variant Edition by Tony S. Daniel with no minimum purchase required




CONVERGENCE MINI SERIES

Each #1 issue of the 2-issue Convergence miniseries is available as a Variant Edition with a cover designed by Chip Kiddwith no minimum purchase required to order. If your combined FOC orders of the standard edition cover and the Chip Kidd Variant meet or exceed 100% of your FOC orders for Superman #34 JUN140198 you will receive an extra 10% discount. Each Convergence miniseries issue will qualify on its own.

FEB150215 CONVERGENCE ACTION COMICS #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/29/2015
FEB150195 CONVERGENCE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/22/2015
FEB150175 CONVERGENCE AQUAMAN #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/15/2015
FEB150155 CONVERGENCE ATOM #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/8/2015
FEB150157 CONVERGENCE BATGIRL #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/8/2015
FEB150159 CONVERGENCE BATMAN & ROBIN #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/8/2015
FEB150197 CONVERGENCE BATMAN & THE OUTSIDERS #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/22/2015
FEB150177 CONVERGENCE BATMAN SHADOW OF THE BAT #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/15/2015
FEB150217 CONVERGENCE BLUE BEETLE #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/29/2015
FEB150219 CONVERGENCE BOOSTER GOLD #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/29/2015
FEB150179 CONVERGENCE CATWOMAN #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/15/2015
FEB150221 CONVERGENCE CRIME SYNDICATE #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/29/2015
FEB150223 CONVERGENCE DETECTIVE COMICS #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/29/2015
FEB150199 CONVERGENCE FLASH #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/22/2015
FEB150181 CONVERGENCE GREEN ARROW #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/15/2015
FEB150201 CONVERGENCE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/22/2015
FEB150183 CONVERGENCE GREEN LANTERN PARALLAX #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/15/2015
FEB150161 CONVERGENCE HARLEY QUINN #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/8/2015
FEB150203 CONVERGENCE HAWKMAN #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/22/2015
FEB150225 CONVERGENCE INFINITY INC #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/29/2015
FEB150163 CONVERGENCE JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/8/2015
FEB150205 CONVERGENCE JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/22/2015
FEB150185 CONVERGENCE JUSTICE LEAGUE INTL #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/15/2015
FEB150227 CONVERGENCE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/29/2015
FEB150207 CONVERGENCE NEW TEEN TITANS #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/22/2015
FEB150165 CONVERGENCE NIGHTWING ORACLE #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/8/2015
FEB150229 CONVERGENCE PLASTIC MANDOM FIGHTERS #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/29/2015
FEB150167 CONVERGENCE QUESTION #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/8/2015
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FEB150169 CONVERGENCE SPEED FORCE #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/8/2015
FEB150187 CONVERGENCE SUICIDE SQUAD #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/15/2015
FEB150189 CONVERGENCE SUPERBOY #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/15/2015
FEB150209 CONVERGENCE SUPERBOY & THE LEGION #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/22/2015
FEB150191 CONVERGENCE SUPERGIRL MATRIX #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/15/2015
FEB150171 CONVERGENCE SUPERMAN #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/8/2015
FEB150193 CONVERGENCE SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/15/2015
FEB150211 CONVERGENCE SWAMP THING #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/22/2015
FEB150173 CONVERGENCE TITANS #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/8/2015
FEB150213 CONVERGENCE WONDER WOMAN #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/22/2015
FEB150233 CONVERGENCE WORLDS FINEST COMICS #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED PI 4/29/2015






































FEB150235 WONDER WOMAN 77 SPECIAL #1 VAR ED PI 4/29/2015
For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition ordered retailers may order 1 Variant Edition by Phil Jimenez

IDW PUBLISHING

[Interesting…if stores do not drop their order quantities from the previous issue, the issue is fully returnable.  Not a bad way to keep up supply, and avoid possible reprints.]

FEB150309-0310 UNCLE SCROOGE #1
Order 25 or more copies [regular & subscription covers combined] and this book is fully returnable.

FEB150325-0326 EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #7
Match your order to a minimum of your order for Edward Scissorhands #6 and this book is fully returnable.

FEB150329-0330 JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #2
Match your order to a minimum of your order for Jem & the Holograms #1 and this book is fully returnable.

FEB150339-0340 SKYLANDERS #8: RETURN OF THE DRAGON KING
Match your order to a minimum of your order for Skylanders #7 [regular & subscription covers combined] and this book is fully returnable.

FEB150345-0346 EMPIRE: UPRISING #1
Order 10 copies or more [regular & subscription covers combined] and this book is fully returnable.

FEB150350-0351 ORPHAN BLACK #3
Match your order to a minimum of your order for Orphan Black #2 [regular & subscription covers combined] and this book is fully returnable.

FEB150353-0354 THE FLY: OUTBREAK #2
Match your order to a minimum of your order for The Fly: Outbreak #1 and this book is fully returnable.

FEB150365-0366 MILLENNIUM #4
Match your order to a minimum of your order for Millennium #3 [regular & subscription covers combined] and this book is fully returnable.

FEB150369-0370 STAR TREK/PLANET OF THE APES #5
Match your order to a minimum order for Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #4 and this book is fully returnable.

FEB150372 MIAMI VICE: REMIX #2
Match your order to a minimum of your order for Miami Vice: Remix #1 [regular & subscription covers combined] and this book is fully returnable.

FEB150373-0374 JOE FRANKENSTEIN #3
Match your order to a minimum of your order for Joe Frankenstein #2 and this book is fully returnable.

FEB150375-0376 G.I. JOE #8
Match your order to a minimum of your order for G.I. Joe #7 [regular & subscription covers combined] and this book is fully returnable.

FEB150377-0378 G.I. JOE: SNAKE EYES, AGENT OF COBRA #4

Match your order to a minimum of your order for G.I. Joe Snake Eyes Agent of Cobra #3 and this book is fully returnable.

FEB150407-0408 TMNT: MUTANIMALS #3
Match your order to a minimum order of your order for TMNT: Mutanimals #2 and this book is fully returnable.

FEB150419-0420 RAGNAROK #5
Match you order to a minimum order for Ragnarok #4 [regular & subscription covers combined] and this book is fully returnable.

FEB150421-0422 THE OCTOBER FACTION #6
Match your order to a minimum of your order for October Faction #5 and this book is fully returnable.

FEB150425-0426 D4VE #3
Match your order to a minimum of your order for D4VE #2 and this book is fully returnable.

FEB150427-0428 ZOMBIES VS. ROBOTS #4
Match your order to a minimum of your order for Zombie vs Robots #3 and this book is fully returnable.

FEB150336 ANGRY BIRDS #10 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB150426 D4VE #3 (OF 5) SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/8/2015
FEB150451 DRONES #1 (OF 5) SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/1/2015
FEB150326 EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #7 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150346 EMPIRE UPRISING #1 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/1/2015
FEB150354 FLY OUTBREAK #2 (OF 5) SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150328 GALAXY QUEST JOURNEY CONTINUES #4 (OF 4) SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/15/2015





FEB150357 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS FABLES FANTASY & FARTS (ONE SHOT) 10 COPY PI 4/22/2015
For every 10 copies ordered [regular & deluxe edition combined], receive one free classic GPK Sy Clops variant cover.

FEB150356 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS FABLES FANTASY & FARTS (ONE SHOT) DLX ED $4.99 4/22/2015
FEB150376 GI JOE (2014) #8 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/22/2015

FEB150381 GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #213 10 COPY PI 4/15/2015
For every 10 copies ordered [regular & subscription covers combined] receive one free Larry Hama sketch variant cover.

FEB150380 GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #213 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB150378 GI JOE SNAKE EYES AGENT OF COBRA #4 (OF 5) SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB150434 GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #23 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150349 INFINITE LOOP #1 (OF 6) SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150331 JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #2 5 CVR MISFITS HOLOGRAPH FOIL BOX SET $24.99 4/22/2015
FEB158135 JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #2 PLUGGED IN ED $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150330 JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #2 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150374 JOE FRANKENSTEIN #3 (OF 4) SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB150430 JUDGE DREDD #29 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150432 JUDGE DREDD CLASSICS DARK JUDGES #4 (OF 5) SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/8/2015
FEB150333 LITTLEST PET SHOP SPRING CLEANING (ONE SHOT) SUBSCRIPTION VA $7.99 4/22/2015
FEB150424 MAXX MAXXIMIZED #18 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB150366 MILLENNIUM #4 (OF 5) SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/15/2015











MLPFIM variantFEB150315 MY LITTLE PONY FIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #1 25 COPY PI 4/1/2015
For every 25 copies each of My Little Pony: Fiendship is Magic #1-5 listed in this catalog ordered [regular & subscription covers combined], receive one free MLP: Friendship is Magic #1 Sara Richard Twilight Sparkle variant cover.
[“Fiendship” is a weekly miniseries featuring villains.  The Richard covers are AMAZING.]

FEB158080 MY LITTLE PONY FIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #1 FAN EXPO EXC VAR $2.00 4/1/2015
FEB150314 MY LITTLE PONY FIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #1 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/1/2015
FEB150316 MY LITTLE PONY FIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #1-5 COMP 5 CVR BOX SET $19.99 4/29/2015
FEB150318 MY LITTLE PONY FIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #2 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/8/2015
FEB150320 MY LITTLE PONY FIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #3 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB150322 MY LITTLE PONY FIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #4 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150324 MY LITTLE PONY FIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #5 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/29/2015





FEB150422 OCTOBER FACTION #6 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/8/2015

FEB150352 ORPHAN BLACK #3 10 COPY PI 4/22/2015
For every 10 copies ordered [regular & subscription covers combined], receive one free Phil Jimenez variant cover.
FEB150351 ORPHAN BLACK #3 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/22/2015

FEB150454 POPEYE CLASSICS ONGOING #33 10 COPY PI 4/1/2015Popeye33
For every 10 copies ordered, receive one free Nate Bear variant cover.

FEB150344 POWERPUFF GIRLS SUPER SMASH-UP #4 (OF 6) SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB150420 RAGNAROK #5 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150342 SAMURAI JACK #19 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150340 SKYLANDERS #8 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB150368 STAR TREK ONGOING #44 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/15/2015



FEB150371 STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #5 (OF 5) 10 COPY PI 4/1/2015
For every 10 copies ordered [regular & subscription covers combined], receive one free Gold Key-style photo variant cover.

FEB150370 STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #5 (OF 5) SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/1/2015

FEB150408 TMNT MUTANIMALS #3 (OF 4) SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150410 TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #22 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150406 TMNT ONGOING #45 10 COPY PI 4/15/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, receive one free Zach Howard variant cover.


FEB150397 TRANSFORMERS #40 10 COPY PI 4/1/2015
For every 10 copies ordered [regular & subscription covers combined] receive one free Hasbro Combiner Wars poster variant cover.

FEB150396 TRANSFORMERS #40 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/1/2015

FEB150394 TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #40 10 COPY PI 4/29/2015
For every 10 copies ordered [regular & subscription covers combined] receive one free Brendan Cahill variant cover.

FEB150393 TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #40 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/29/2015

FEB150391 TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE #8 10 COPY PI 4/22/2015
For every 10 copies ordered [regular & subscription covers combined] receive one free Artyom Trakhanov variant cover.

FEB150390 TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE #8 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/22/2015

FEB150400 TRANSFORMERS WINDBLADE COMBINER WARS #2 10 COPY PI 4/1/2015
For every 10 copies ordered [regular & subscription covers combined] receive one free Hasbro Combiner Wars poster variant cover.

FEB150399 TRANSFORMERS WINDBLADE COMBINER WARS #2 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/1/2015
FEB150311 UNCLE SCROOGE #1 25 COPY PI 4/22/2015

For every 25 copies ordered [regular & subscription covers combined], receive one free Andrew Pepoy Disney Legacy Adventureland variant cover.

[There’s also a blank sketch cover.  When BOOM! had the license, they frequently offered two or three different covers, shipped equally.]

FEB150312 UNCLE SCROOGE #1 BLANK SKETCH VAR $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150310 UNCLE SCROOGE #1 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/22/2015

FEB150360 X-FILES SEASON 10 #23 10 COPY PI 4/1/2015
For every 10 copies ordered [regular & subscription covers combined], receive one free Matthew Dow Smith variant cover.

FEB150359 X-FILES SEASON 10 #23 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/1/2015
FEB150428 ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS #4 SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/1/2015

IMAGE COMICS

FEB150472-0475 JUPITER’S CIRCLE #1 (MR)
Retailers whose orders of Jupiter’s Circle #1 [all covers] match or exceed 100% of their orders for Jupiter’s Legacy #5 [all covers] will receive 10% off their order of this title.

FEB150477 SAVIOR #1
Retailers whose orders of Savior #1 match or exceed 100% of their orders for Spawn #250 [covers A-F] will receive 10% off their order of this title.

FEB150480 KAPTARA #1
Retailers whose orders of Kaptara #1 match or exceed 100% of their orders for Sex Criminals #1 will receive 10% off their order of this title.

FEB150483 NO MERCY #1
Retailers whose orders of No Mercy #1 match or exceed 100% of their orders for The Wicked + The Divine #6 will receive 10% off their order for this item.

FEB150484 PISCES #1 (MR)
Retailers whose orders of Pisces #1 match or exceed 100% of their orders for Starlight #1 will receive 10% off of their order for this item.

FEB150487 RUNLOVEKILL #1 (MR)
Retailers whose orders for Runlovekill #1 match or exceed 100% of their orders for Black Science #7 will receive 10% off their order for this item.

FEB150498 LEGACY OF LUTHER STRODE #1 (MR)
Retailers whose orders of Legacy of Luther Strode #1 match or exceed 130% of their orders for Legend of Luther Strode #1 will receive 10% off their order for this item.

FEB150509 BIRTHRIGHT #6
Retailers whose orders of Birthright #6 match or exceed 100% of their orders for Birthright #1 will receive 10% off of their order for this title.

FEB150510-0511 DEADLY CLASS #12 (MR)
Retailers whose orders of Deadly Class #12 [all covers] match or exceed 100% of their orders for Deadly Class #3 will receive 10% off of their order for this title.

FEB150513-0515 NAILBITER #11 (MR)
Retailers whose orders of Nailbiter #11 [all covers] match or exceed 100% of their order for Nailbiter #7 will receive 10% off of their order for this title.

FEB150592 BIG MAN PLANS #2 (OF 4) 30 COPY JOHNSON (MR) PI 4/8/2015
For every 30 copies ordered, retailers my order 1 Dave Johnson variant cover.

FEB150591 BIG MAN PLANS #2 (OF 4) CVR B JOHNSON (MR) $3.50 4/8/2015
FEB158100 CHRONONAUTS #2 (OF 4) CVR B – TBD (MR) $3.50 4/15/2015
FEB150511 DEADLY CLASS #12 CVR B OPENA (MR) $3.50 4/22/2015
FEB150610 GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #7 CVR B CONLEY (MR) $3.50 4/1/2015
FEB150612 INTERSECT #6 CVR B ZDARSKY (MR) $3.50 4/22/2015
FEB150495 IXTH GENERATION HIDDEN FILES #1 CVR B SEJIC $3.99 4/8/2015
FEB150473 JUPITERS CIRCLE #1 CVR B QUITELY (MR) $3.50 4/8/2015
FEB150474 JUPITERS CIRCLE #1 CVR C SIENKIEWICZ (MR) $3.50 4/8/2015
FEB150475 JUPITERS CIRCLE #1 CVR D PARLOV (MR) $3.50 4/8/2015
FEB150618 MICE TEMPLAR V NIGHTS END #2 (OF 5) CVR B SANTOS & $5.99 4/29/2015
FEB150514 NAILBITER #11 CVR B NGUYEN (MR) $2.99 4/1/2015
FEB150515 NAILBITER #11 CVR C ROSSMO (MR) $2.99 4/1/2015
FEB150621 ODDLY NORMAL #6 CVR B RICHARD $2.99 4/15/2015
FEB150624 POSTAL #3 CVR B GOODHART $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150489 TITHE #1 CVR B EKEDAL $3.99 4/15/2015













FEB150490 TITHE #1 CVR C EKEDAL 5 COPY PI 4/15/2015
For every 5 copies ordered [all covers], retailers have the option to purchase one limited variant Rahsan Ekedal cover.

FEB150491 TITHE #1 CVR D HAWKINS SGN 10 COPY PI 4/15/2015
For every 10 copies ordered [all covers], retailers will receive one free limited Ekedal variant C signed by writer Matt Hawkins.

FEB150647 WAYWARD #7 CVR B NANAHARA (MR) $3.50 4/29/2015

MARVEL COMICS

[WTD = What The Duck, WOM = Women of Marvel]

[HEY!  Marvel!  You might sell more variants if you list the artists!  Especially those working for the “Distinguished Competition”, like Amanda Conner and Sergio Aragones!  Hmm… I suspect that many of these were TBD originally.  Which, of course, doesn’t help the retailers, or the fans.  Seriously… you know you’re doing a Howard the Duck month, you should have them in the can before stuff goes to press at Diamond.  And Women of Marvel?  Even more so.  Those can be inventory covers.]

FEB150811 ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 AVENGERS VAR PI 4/22/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 15 regular you purchase.

FEB150812 ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 WTD VAR PI 4/22/2015
Exceed 100% of orders for All New Captain America #3 (NOV140784) with orders for All New Captain America #6 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150792 ALL NEW HAWKEYE #2 FRANCAVILLA WTD VAR PI 4/8/2015
Exceed 100% of orders for Hawkeye Vs Deadpool #2 (SEP140861) with orders for All New Hawkeye #2 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150791 ALL NEW HAWKEYE #2 WADA VAR PI 4/8/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 25 regular you purchase.

FEB150822 ALL NEW X-MEN #41 WTD VAR PI 5/6/2015
Exceed 100% of orders for All New X-Men #35 (SEP140901) with orders for All New X-Men #41 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150722 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17 AVENGERS VAR PI 4/1/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 15 regular you purchase.

FEB150723 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17 FORBES WTD VAR PI 4/1/2015
Exceed 100% of orders for Amazing Spider-Man #13 (NOV140764) with orders for Amazing Spider-Man #17 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150725 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17.1 DELLOTTO VAR PI 4/22/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 25 regular you purchase.

FEB150807 ANT-MAN #4 WTD VAR PI 4/8/2015
Exceed 100% of orders for Ant- Man #2 (DEC140879) with orders for Ant-Man #4 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150708 AVENGERS #44 AU MOVIE CONNECTING A VAR TRO PI 4/29/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 25 regular you purchase.

FEB150707 AVENGERS #44 CHEUNG END OF AN ERA VAR TRO PI 4/29/2015
FEB150706 AVENGERS #44 HARRIS VAR TRO PI 4/29/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 25 regular you purchase.

FEB150698 AVENGERS: ULTRON FOREVER #1 AGE OF ULTRON MOVIE CONNECTING B VAR
You may order 1 variant for every 25 regular you purchase.

UltronForeverScarletFEB150699 AVENGERS: ULTRON FOREVER #1 AGE OF ULTRON MOVIE CONNECTING C VAR
You may order 1 variant for every 25 regular you purchase.

FEB150701 AVENGERS: ULTRON FOREVER #1 AVENGERS VAR

You may order 1 variant for every 15 regular you purchase.

FEB150772 BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN RAILROAD #2 (OF 5) CROSBY CONNECTING B $3.99 4/15/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 10 regular you purchase.

FEB150737 CAPTAIN MARVEL #14 SORRENTINO COSMICALLY ENHANCED VAR BV PI 4/8/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 20 regular you purchase.

FEB150735 CYCLOPS #12 SORRENTINO COSMICALLY ENHANCED VAR BV PI 4/1/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 20 regular you purchase.

FEB150781 DAREDEVIL #15 SAUVAGE WTD VAR PI 4/29/2015
FEB150781 DAREDEVIL #15 SAUVAGE WTD VAR PI 4/29/2015
Exceed 100% of orders for Daredevil #12 (NOV140805) with orders for Daredevil #15, and this variant is order all you want.

FEB150683 DARTH VADER #4 LARROCA VAR PI 4/8/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 25 regular you purchase.

FEB150833 DEADPOOL #45 (250TH ISSUE) AVENGERS VAR PI 4/8/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 15 regular you purchase.

FEB150834 DEADPOOL #45 (250TH ISSUE) GREEN WTD VAR PI 4/8/2015
Exceed 100% of orders for Deadpool #40 (NOV140852) with orders for Deadpool #45 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150832 DEADPOOL #45 (250TH ISSUE) MOORE DEATH OF DEADPOOL VAR PI 4/8/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 100 regular you purchase.

FEB150831 DEADPOOL #45 (250TH ISSUE) RUN JEWELS YOUNG VAR PI 4/8/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 50 regular you purchase.

FEB150799 FANTASTIC FOUR #645 AVENGERS VAR PI 4/29/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 15 regular you purchase.

FEB150797 FANTASTIC FOUR #645 GOLDEN CONNECTING VAR PI 4/29/2015
FEB150798 FANTASTIC FOUR #645 KOMARCK CHARACTER VAR PI 4/29/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 15 regular you purchase.

FEB150778 GEORGE ROMEROS EMPIRE OF DEAD ACT THREE #1 (OF 5) NOTO VAR PI 4/1/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 15 regular you purchase.

FEB150747 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #26 AVENGERS VAR PI 4/22/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 15 regular you purchase.

FEB150748 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #26 WTD VAR PI 4/22/2015
Exceed 100% of orders for Guardians of the Galaxy #22 (OCT140856) with orders for Guardians of the Galaxy #26 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150742 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY AND X-MEN: BLACK VORTEX OMEGA #1 COSMICALLY VAR
You may order 1 variant for every 20 regular you purchase.

FEB150743 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY AND X-MEN: BLACK VORTEX OMEGA #1 CONNECTING B VAR
Exceed 100% of orders for Guardians of the Galaxy #19 (JUL140641) with orders for Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: Black Vortex Omega #1 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150776 HOWARD THE DUCK #2 JEWELS VAR PI 4/8/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 50 regular you purchase.

FEB150774 HOWARD THE DUCK #2 SAMNEE VAR PI 4/8/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 25 regular you purchase.

FEB150775 HOWARD THE DUCK #2 VOTE HOWARD VAR PI 4/8/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 20 regular you purchase.

FEB150794 HULK #14 WTD ALBUQUERQUE VAR PI 4/8/2015
Exceed 100% of orders for Hulk #9 (OCT140865) with orders for Hulk #14 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150672 INHUMAN #14 WTD VAR PI 4/29/2015
Exceed 100% of orders for Inhuman #10 (OCT140804) with orders for Inhuman #14 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150678 KANAN LAST PADAWAN #1 BLANK VAR PI 4/1/2015
Exceed 100% of orders for Princess Leia #1 (JAN150727) with orders for Kanan: The Last Padawan #1 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150679 KANAN LAST PADAWAN #1 PLUNKETT VAR PI 4/1/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 25 regular you purchase.

FEB150677 KANAN LAST PADAWAN #1 REBELS TELEVISION SHOW VAR PI 4/1/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 15 regular you purchase.

FEB150676 KANAN LAST PADAWAN #1 YOUNG VAR PI 4/1/2015
Exceed 100% of orders for Princess Leia #1 (JAN150727) with orders for Kanan: The Last Padawan #1 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150739 LEGENDARY STAR LORD #11 COSMICALLY ENHANCED VAR BV PI 4/15/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 20 regular you purchase.

FEB150740 LEGENDARY STAR LORD #11 STOKOE WTD VAR BV PI 4/15/2015
Exceed 100% of orders for Legendary Star Lord #8 (NOV140800) with orders for Legendary Star Lord #11 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150690 MAX RIDE FIRST FLIGHT #1 (OF 5) NGUYEN VAR PI 4/8/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 20 regular you purchase.

FEB150759 MS MARVEL #14 FRISON WTD VAR PI 4/15/2015
Exceed 100% of orders for Ms Marvel #10 (SEP140883) with orders for Ms Marvel #14 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150712 NEW AVENGERS #33 AU MOVIE CONNECTING D VAR TRO PI 4/22/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 25 regular you purchase.

FEB150711 NEW AVENGERS #33 CHEUNG END OF AN ERA VAR TRO $4.99 4/22/2015
You may order all you want of this variant.

FEB150710 NEW AVENGERS #33 HARRIS VAR TRO PI 4/22/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 25 regular you purchase.

FEB150703 NEW AVENGERS: ULTRON FOREVER #1 AGE OF ULTRON MOVIE CONNECTING E VAR

You may order 1 variant for every 25 regular you purchase.

FEB150704 NEW AVENGERS: ULTRON FOREVER #1 AGE OF ULTRON MOVIE CONNECTING F VAR
You may order 1 variant for every 25 regular you purchase.

FEB150839 POWERS #5 MACK VAR (MR)
You may order 1 variant for every 25 regular you purchase.

FEB150840 POWERS #5 PHOTO VAR (MR)
You may order 1 variant for every 15 regular you purchase.

FEB150681 PRINCESS LEIA #3 (OF 5) VAR PI 4/29/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 25 regular you purchase.

FEB150745 ROCKET RACCOON #10 GUILLORY WTD VAR PI 4/1/2015RR10 WTD var
Exceed 100% of orders for Rocket Raccoon #6 (OCT140858) with orders for Rocket Raccoon #10 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150660 SECRET WARS #1 INVITATIONAL POSTCARDS
Please see future Marvel Mailers and Diamond Dailies for this May shipping book and related party.

FEB150661 SECRET WARS #1 YOUNG LITHOS
Please see future Marvel Mailers and Diamond Dailies for this May shipping book and related party.

FEB150662 SECRET WARS #1 PROMO ITEM
Please see future Marvel Mailers and Diamond Dailies for this May shipping book and related party.

FEB150653 SECRET WARS #1 (OF 8) BIANCHI CONNECTING VAR PI 5/6/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 20 regular you purchase.

FEB150658 SECRET WARS #1 (OF 8) BLANK VAR PI 5/6/2015
Exceed 150% of orders for Thor #1 (AUG140777) with orders for Secret Wars #1 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150651 SECRET WARS #1 (OF 8) CHEUNG VAR PI 5/6/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 100 regular you purchase.

HEY!  I bought one of these back in the 80s!  No, really!

HEY! I bought one of these back in the 80s! No, really!MSHSW black SM

FEB150654 SECRET WARS #1 (OF 8) CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VAR PI 5/6/2015
Exceed 150% of orders for Thor #1 (AUG140777) with orders for Secret Wars #1 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150655 SECRET WARS #1 (OF 8) CONNER WOM VAR PI 5/6/2015
Exceed 150% of orders for Thor #1 (AUG140777) with orders for Secret Wars #1 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150652 SECRET WARS #1 (OF 8) GUICE CLASSIC VAR PI 5/6/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 25 regular you purchase.

FEB150656 SECRET WARS #1 (OF 8) RIBIC PROMO VAR PI 5/6/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 25 regular you purchase.

FEB150657 SECRET WARS #1 (OF 8) YOUNG VAR PI 5/6/2015
Exceed 150% of orders for Thor #1 (AUG140777) with orders for Secret Wars #1 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150663 SECRET WARS #1 (OF 8) ZDARSKY PARTY VAR PI 5/6/2015
Exceed 150% of orders for Thor #1 (AUG140777) with orders for Secret Wars #1 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant. Must opt in to party.

FEB150789 SHIELD #5 WTD VAR PI 4/29/2015
Exceed 100% of orders for Shield #2 (NOV140759) with orders for Shield #5 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150788 SHIELD #5 YU AVENGERS VAR PI 4/29/2015aragones WTD
You may order 1 variant for every 15 regular you purchase.

FEB150729 SILK #3 ANKA VAR PI 4/29/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 25 regular you purchase.

FEB150728 SILK #3 PITARRA WTD VAR PI 4/29/2015
Exceed 100% of orders for Spider- Woman #3 (NOV140770) with orders for Silk #3 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150732 SPIDER-GWEN #3 ARAGONES WTD VAR PI 4/1/2015
Exceed 100% of orders for Edge of Spider-Verse #2 (JUL140616) with orders for Spider-Gwen #3 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150733 SPIDER-GWEN #3 PUTRI VAR PI 4/1/2015spidergwen3
You may order 1 variant for every 25 regular you purchase.

FEB150685 STAR WARS #4 CASSADAY SKETCH VAR PI 4/22/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 100 regular you purchase.

FEB150686 STAR WARS #4 VAR PI 4/22/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 25 regular you purchase.

FEB150801 SUPERIOR IRON MAN #7 SHANNON WTD VAR PI 4/15/2015
Exceed 100% of orders for Superior Iron Man #3 (OCT140807) with orders for Superior Iron Man #7 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150785 THOR #7 AVENGERS VAR PI 4/15/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 15 regular you purchase.

FEB150786 THOR #7 BROWNE WTD VAR PI 4/15/2015
Exceed 100% of orders for Thor #4 (NOV140781) with orders for Thor #7 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150714 UNCANNY AVENGERS #4 AVENGERS VAR

You may order 1 variant for every 15 regular you purchase.

FEB150715 UNCANNY AVENGERS #4 WTD VAR

Exceed 100% of orders for Uncanny Avengers #1 (NOV140703) with orders for Uncanny Avengers #4 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

FEB150665 UNCANNY INHUMANS #0 BIANCHI VAR PI 4/1/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 50 regular you purchase.

FEB150666 UNCANNY INHUMANS #0 CHEUNG CONNECTING VAR PI 4/1/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 25 regular you purchase.

FEB150668 UNCANNY INHUMANS #0 INHUMAN 50TH ANNIVERSARY VAR PI 4/1/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 50 regular you purchase.

FEB150667 UNCANNY INHUMANS #0 OUM VAR PI 4/1/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 100 regular you purchase.

FEB150669 UNCANNY INHUMANS #0 PERKINS AVENGERS VAR PI 4/1/2015
You may order 1 variant for every 15 regular you purchase.

FEB150670 UNCANNY INHUMANS #0 WARD WTD VAR PI 4/1/2015
Exceed 100% of orders for Inhuman #10 (OCT140804) with orders for Uncanny Inhumans #0 regular cover, and you may order all you wish of this variant.

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

FEB150884 HERO CATS #5 WILLIAMS VAR $4.99 4/8/2015
FEB150889 STRAY #4 LOPEZ VAR $4.99 4/15/2015
FEB150891 VAMPLETS NIGHTMARE NURSERY #2 (OF 6) MIDDLETON VAR $4.99 4/29/2015

ALTERNA COMICS INC

FEB150907 FUBAR: MOTHER RUSSIA #1 (MR) VAR
For every 5 copies purchased, retailers will receive 1 copy free.
FEB150908 LAST WEST GN VOL 02
For every 3 copies ordered, retailers will receive 1 copy free.


AMRYL ENTERTAINMENT

FEB150928 CAVEWOMAN THE RETURN #2 CVR B DURHAM $8.00 4/29/2015
FEB150930 CAVEWOMAN THE RETURN #2 CVR C DURHAM $8.85 4/29/2015
FEB150929 CAVEWOMAN THE RETURN #2 CVR D ROOT $8.00 4/29/2015
FEB150931 CAVEWOMAN THE RETURN #2 CVR E ROOT $8.85 4/29/2015


ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

FEB150951-0955 THE SHIELD #1
Retailer orders of at least 5 copies on The Shield #1 [combined] placed by FOC date will be 100% returnable.

FEB150956-0959 BLACK HOOD #3 (MR)
Combined initial orders on Black Hood #3 matching or exceeding 75% of combined initial orders on Black Hood #1 will receive an additional 10% discount.

FEB150960-0962 THE FOX #2
Combined initial orders on The Fox #2 matching or exceeding 80% of combined initial orders on The Fox #1 will receive an additional 5% discount.
BV275 fradon bv275 genieve BV275 hughes BV275 williamsFEB150973 BETTY & VERONICA #275 ADAM HUGHES VAR CVR $4.99 4/15/2015
[Nice crosshatching, Mr. Hughes!]
FEB150975 BETTY & VERONICA #275 BRITTNEY WILLIAMS VAR CVR $4.99 4/15/2015
FEB150974 BETTY & VERONICA #275 GENEVIEVE VAR CVR $4.99 4/15/2015
FEB150972 BETTY & VERONICA #275 RAMONA FRADON VAR CVR $4.99 4/15/2015





FEB150958 BLACK HOOD #3 CHAYKIN VAR CVR (MR) $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150959 BLACK HOOD #3 DARK CIRCLE MOVIE THROWBACK VAR CVR (MR) $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150957 BLACK HOOD #3 MACK VAR CVR (MR) $3.99 4/22/2015

FEB150962 FOX (DARK CIRCLE) #2 DARK CIRCLE MOVIE THROWBACK VAR CVR $3.99 5/6/2015
FEB150961 FOX (DARK CIRCLE) #2 FATHER & SON CHAYKIN VAR CVR $3.99 5/6/2015

FEB150981 MEGA MAN #48 DOC IS IN VAR CVR $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB150985 SONIC BOOM #7 INSUBORDINATION VAR CVR $3.99 4/29/2015

FEB150990 SONIC UNIVERSE #75 BEN BATES VAR CVR $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150992 SONIC UNIVERSE #75 EGA STUDIO VAR CVR $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150995 SONIC UNIVERSE #75 EVAN STANLEY VAR CVR $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150991 SONIC UNIVERSE #75 HESSE VAR CVR $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150996 SONIC UNIVERSE #75 JONATHAN GRAY VAR CVR $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150994 SONIC UNIVERSE #75 LAMAR WELLS VAR CVR $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150993 SONIC UNIVERSE #75 PATRICK THOMAS PARNELL VAR CVR $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB150989 SONIC UNIVERSE #75 YARDLEY VAR CVR $3.99 4/22/2015






ASPEN MLT INC

FEB151012 FATHOM KIANI VOL 4 #3 10 COPY PI 4/22/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will receive one 1 free alternate Agnes Garbowska cover, with the option to purchase up to 3 additional covers.
FEB151011 FATHOM KIANI VOL 4 #3 DIRECT MARKET CVR B $3.99 4/22/2015

FEB150999 FOUR POINTS #1 10 COPY PI 4/8/2015
FEB151000 FOUR POINTS #1 20 COPY PI 4/8/2015
For every 20 copies ordered, retailers will receive 1 free alternate Jordan Gunderson sketch cover, with the option to purchase up to 3 additional covers.
FEB150998 FOUR POINTS #1 DIRECT MARKET CVR B $3.99 4/8/2015


FEB151008 LOLA XOXO WASTELAND MADAM #2 10 COPY PI 4/29/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will receive one 1 free alternate Dawn McTeigue cover, with the option to purchase up to 3 additional covers.
FEB151009 LOLA XOXO WASTELAND MADAM #2 20 COPY PI 4/29/2015
For every 20 copies ordered, retailers will receive one 1 free Siya Oum alternate cover, with the option to purchase up to 3 covers.
FEB151007 LOLA XOXO WASTELAND MADAM #2 DIREC MARKET CVR B $3.99 4/29/2015



FEB151003 SHAHRAZAD #1 8 COPY PI 4/1/2015
For every 8 copies ordered, retailers will receive one 1 free remastered J. Scott Campbell cover, with the option to purchase up to 3 additional covers.
FEB151002 SHAHRAZAD #1 DIRECT MARKET CVR B $2.99 4/1/2015

FEB151017 ZOOHUNTERS #4 12 COPY PI 4/29/2015
For ever 12 copies ordered, retailers will receive one 1 free alternate cover by Peter Steigerwald, with the option to purchase up to three 3 covers.
FEB151014 ZOOHUNTERS #4 DIRECT MARKET CVR B $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151015 ZOOHUNTERS #4 DIRECT MARKET CVR C $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151016 ZOOHUNTERS #4 DIRECT MARKET CVR D $3.99 4/29/2015



AVATAR PRESS INC

FEB151022 CROSSED BADLANDS #75 ART DECO CVR (MR) $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB151030 CROSSED BADLANDS #75 DLX COLL BOX SET CVR (MR) $49.99 4/29/2015
FEB151023 CROSSED BADLANDS #75 FEMME FATALE CVR (MR) $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB151024 CROSSED BADLANDS #75 HOMO TORTOR CVR (MR) $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB151027 CROSSED BADLANDS #75 MEGAFAUNA MAYHEM CVR (MR) $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB151029 CROSSED BADLANDS #75 RED CROSSED CVR PI 4/15/2015
For every 3 copies purchased [any combination], retailers may purchase one Crossed: Badlands #75 Red Crossed Retailer Order Incentive cover.
FEB151025 CROSSED BADLANDS #75 RITUAL CVR (MR) $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB151028 CROSSED BADLANDS #75 TERROR BIRDS CVR (MR) $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB151021 CROSSED BADLANDS #75 TORTURE CVR (MR) $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB151026 CROSSED BADLANDS #75 WRAP CVR (MR) $3.99 4/15/2015









FEB151032 CROSSED PLUS 100 #5 AMERICAN HISTORY X WRAP CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151038 CROSSED PLUS 100 #5 CGC NUMBERED ED (MR) $99.99 4/29/2015
FEB151033 CROSSED PLUS 100 #5 CROSSED CULTURE CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151037 CROSSED PLUS 100 #5 DESIGN SKETCH CVR PI 4/29/2015
For every ten copies purchased [any comb], retailers may purchase one copy of the Crossed +100 #5 Design Sketch Retailer Order Incentive cover.
FEB151035 CROSSED PLUS 100 #5 FUTURE TENSE CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151034 CROSSED PLUS 100 #5 NEW WORLD ORDER WRAP BAGGED CVR (MR) $5.99 4/29/2015
FEB151036 CROSSED PLUS 100 #5 RED CROSSED CVR PI 4/29/2015
For every three copies purchased [any comb], retailers may purchase one Crossed +100 #5 Red Crossed Retailer Order Incentive cover.







FEB151083 DARK GODS #6 DEITY CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151084 DARK GODS #6 NIGHTMARE RETAILER PI 4/29/2015
For every 3 copies purchased [any comb], retailers may purchase one copy of the Dark Gods #6 Nightmare Retailer Order Incentive cover.
FEB151082 DARK GODS #6 SIREN CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151081 DARK GODS #6 WRAP CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015



FEB151066 GOD IS DEAD #32 CARNAGE WRAP CVR (MR) $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB151068 GOD IS DEAD #32 ENCHANTING CVR (MR) $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB151067 GOD IS DEAD #32 END OF DAYS CVR (MR) $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB151069 GOD IS DEAD #32 GILDED RETAILER CVR PI 4/15/2015
For every 3 copies purchased [any comb], retailers may purchase one copy of the God is Dead #32 Gilded Retailer Order Incentive cover.
FEB151065 GOD IS DEAD #32 ICONIC CVR (MR) $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB151072 GOD IS DEAD #33 CARNAGE WRAP CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151074 GOD IS DEAD #33 ENCHANTING CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151073 GOD IS DEAD #33 END OF DAYS CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151075 GOD IS DEAD #33 GILDED RETAILER CVR PI 4/29/2015
For every 3 copies purchased [any combination], retailers may purchase one copy of the God is Dead #33 Gilded Retailer Order Incentive cover.
FEB151071 GOD IS DEAD #33 ICONIC CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015










FEB151063 UBER #24 BLITZKRIEG CVR PI 4/29/2015
For every 3 copies purchased [any comb], retailers may purchase one copy of the Uber #24 Blitzkrieg Retailer Order Incentive cover.
FEB151061 UBER #24 PROPAGANDA POSTER CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151062 UBER #24 WAR CRIMES CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151060 UBER #24 WRAP CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015



FEB151079 WAR STORIES #7 BATTLE DAMAGE RETAILER PI 4/29/2015
For every 3 copies purchased [any comb], retailers may purchase one copy of the War Stories #7 Battle Damage Retailer Order Incentive cover.
FEB151078 WAR STORIES #7 GOOD GIRL NOSE ART CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151077 WAR STORIES #7 WRAP CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015


BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS

FEB151087 LADY MECHANIKA TABLET OF DESTINIES #1 (OF 6) 10 COPY BE PI 4/22/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will receive 1 free Joe Benitez cover.

BOOM! STUDIOS

FEB151123 UFOLOGY #1
Initial orders matching or exceeding 125% of initial orders for Memetic #1 [AUG141144] will receive an additional 10% discount.

FEB151129 BILL & TED’S MOST TRIUMPHANT RETURN #2
Initial orders matching or exceeding 90% of initial orders on Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1 [JAN151113] will receive an additional 5% discount.

FEB151131 CON JOB #2
Initial orders matching or exceeding 90% of initial orders on Con Job #1 [JAN151104] will receive an additional 5% discount.

FEB151132 HIT 1957 #2
Initial orders matching or exceeding 90% of initial orders on HIT:1957 #1 [JAN151099] will receive an additional 5% discount.

FEB151135 GEORGE PEREZ’S SIRENS PEN & INK #1
Initial orders matching or exceeding 150% of initial orders on HIT: Pen & Ink #1 [AUG141141] will receive an additional 5% discount.

FEB151160 MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF GUARD VOLUME 3 #2
Initial orders matching or exceeding 90% of initial orders on Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Volume 3 #1 [JAN151140] will receive an additional 5% discount.

FEB151162 HALOGEN #2
Initial orders matching or exceeding 90% of initial orders on Halogen #1 [JAN151145] will receive an additional 5% discount.

FEB151169 GIANT DAYS #2
Initial orders matching or exceeding 90% of initial orders on Giant Days #1 [JAN151155] will receive an additional 5% discount.

adventure time craigFEB151190 ADVENTURE TIME #39 20 COPY CRAIG VAR PI 4/22/2015
For every 20 copies ordered, retailers will receive 1 Wes Craig variant cover free.

FEB151189 ADVENTURE TIME #39 SUBSCRIPTION STRAIN VAR $3.99 4/22/2015

FEB151187 ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT #4 20 COPY LOUP VA PI 4/8/2015
For every 20 copies ordered, retailers will receive 1 Celine Loup variant cover free.
FEB151186 ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT #4 SUBSCRIPTION DILL VA $3.99 4/8/2015

FEB151140 BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #11
For every 20 copies ordered, retailers will receive 1 Toby Cypress variant cover free.

FEB151130 BILL & TED MOST TRIUMPHANT RETURN #2 (OF 6) 10 CPY SCHOENING PI 4/8/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will receive 1 Dan Schoening variant cover free.

FEB151196 BRAVEST WARRIORS #31 SUBSCRIPTION BLACK VAR $3.99 4/8/2015
FEB151144 BURNING FIELDS #4 10 COPY ROSSMO VAR PI 4/29/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will receive 1 Riley Rossmo variant cover free.

FEB151142 CLUSTER #3 10 COPY SHALVEY VAR PI 4/1/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will receive 1 Declan Shalvey variant cover free.

FEB151148 DAWN OF PLANET OF APES #6 20 COPY GRAFFITI VAR PI 4/22/2015
For every 20 copies ordered, retailers will receive 1 End of Days Graffiti Design variant cover free.

FEB151146 DEEP STATE #5 10 COPY SHALVEY VAR PI 4/8/2015
For every 10 copies purchased retailers will receive 1 Artyom Trakhanov variant cover free.

EFNY LinsnerFEB151138 ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #5 25 COPY LINSNER VAR PI 4/8/2015
For every 25 copies ordered, retailers will receive 1 Joseph Michael Linsner variant cover free.

FEB151194 GARFIELD #36 10 COPY IRVING VAR PI 4/1/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will receive 1 Frazer Irving variant cover free.

FEB151176 LUMBERJANES #13 20 COPY YEE VAR PI 4/15/2015
For every 20 copies ordered, retailers will receive 1 Reimena Yee variant cover free

FEB151174 MUNCHKIN #4 10 COPY PALMER VAR PI 4/15/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will receive 1 Evan Palmer variant cover free.

FEB151192 REGULAR SHOW #22 SUBSCRIPTION CHARM VAR $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB151154 SONS OF ANARCHY #7 CHARMING CA METALLIC STAMP CVR (MR) $14.99 4/29/2015
FEB151184 STEVEN UNIVERSE GREG UNIVERSE SPECIAL #1 ENGLE VAR CVR PI 4/29/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will receive 1 Coleman Engle variant cover free.


FEB151124 UFOLOGY #1 10 COPY 10 YEAR IRVING VAR PI 4/1/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will receive 1 Frazer Irving 10 Year Anniversary variant cover free.
FEB151125 UFOLOGY #1 20 COPY MAYBURY VAR PI 4/1/2015
For every 20 copies purchased, retailers will receive 1 Paul Maybury variant cover free.


BOUNDLESS COMICS

FEB151103 EMBER #0 ART NOUVEAU CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151104 EMBER #0 FIERY CVR PI 4/29/2015
For every 3 copies purchased [any comb], retailers may purchase one copy of the Ember #0 Fiery Retailer Order Incentive cover.
FEB151101 EMBER #0 SELFIE CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151102 EMBER #0 SULTRY CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151100 EMBER #0 WRAP CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015




FEB151115 LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #23 WITCHCRAFT CVR $9.99 4/29/2015
FEB151116 LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #24 BAD TEACHER CVR $9.99 4/29/2015
FEB151118 LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #25 COUNTRY CVR (MR) $9.99 4/29/2015
FEB151117 LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #25 FIRED UP CVR $9.99 4/29/2015
FEB151120 LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #26 CEO CVR (MR) $9.99 4/29/2015
FEB151119 LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #26 VIP PREMIUM CVR (MR) $29.99 4/29/2015




FEB151111 LADY DEATH APOCALYPSE #3 ALTERNATE HISTORY CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151113 LADY DEATH APOCALYPSE #3 ART DECO CVR PI 4/29/2015
For every 3 copies purchased [any comb], retailers may purchase one copy of the Lady Death: Apocalypse #3 Art Deco Retailer Order Incentive cover.
FEB151110 LADY DEATH APOCALYPSE #3 AUXILIARY CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151114 LADY DEATH APOCALYPSE #3 CGC NUMBERED ED CVR (MR) $99.99 4/29/2015
FEB151112 LADY DEATH APOCALYPSE #3 PREMIUM PURE ART CVR (MR) $9.99 4/29/2015
FEB151109 LADY DEATH APOCALYPSE #3 SULTRY CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151108 LADY DEATH APOCALYPSE #3 WRAP CVR (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015






BROADSWORD COMICS

FEB151212 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #80 STUDIO DLX ED (MR) $19.99 4/29/2015

COSMIC TIMES

FEB151227 METAL LOCUS #1 (OF 4) 5 COPY WALLER PI 4/22/2015
For every 5 copies ordered, retailers will receive 1 free Karl Waller Variant cover.

D. E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

FEB151299 ARMY OF DARKNESS VOL 4 #5 (OF 5) 10 COPY HARDMAN B&W (N PI 4/1/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Gabriel Hardman B&W variant cover.FEB151300 ARMY OF DARKNESS VOL 4 #5 (OF 5) 15 COPY SEELEY B&W PI 4/1/2015
For every 15 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Tim Seeley B&W variant cover.
FEB151301 ARMY OF DARKNESS VOL 4 #5 (OF 5) 25 COPY TENORIO B&W (N PI 4/1/2015
For every 25 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Nacho Tenorio B&W variant cover.
FEB151297 ARMY OF DARKNESS VOL 4 #5 (OF 5) CVR B SEELEY VAR $3.99 4/1/2015
FEB151298 ARMY OF DARKNESS VOL 4 #5 (OF 5) CVR C EXC SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/1/2015





FEB151312 BLOOD QUEEN VS DRACULA #2 (OF 4) 10 COPY ANACLETO B&W (net) PI 4/1/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Jay Anacleto Black & White variant cover.
FEB151313 BLOOD QUEEN VS DRACULA #2 (OF 4) 15 COPY NEVES B&W PI 4/1/2015
For every 15 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Fabiano Neves Black & White variant cover.
FEB151311 BLOOD QUEEN VS DRACULA #2 (OF 4) CVR B EXC SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/1/2015



FEB151307 BSG DEATH OF APOLLO #5 (OF 6) 10 COPY SMITH B&W PI 4/1/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Dietrich Smith B&W variant cover.
FEB151308 BSG DEATH OF APOLLO #5 (OF 6) 15 COPY SYAF B&W PI 4/1/2015
For every 15 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Ardian Syaf B&W variant cover.
FEB151309 BSG DEATH OF APOLLO #5 (OF 6) 25 COPY SMITH CYLON PI 4/1/2015
For every 25 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Dietrich Smith Cylon Red variant cover.
FEB151304 BSG DEATH OF APOLLO #5 (OF 6) CVR B SMITH VAR $3.99 4/1/2015
FEB151305 BSG DEATH OF APOLLO #5 (OF 6) CVR C RAMONDELLI VAR $3.99 4/1/2015
FEB151306 BSG DEATH OF APOLLO #5 (OF 6) CVR D EXC SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/1/2015







FEB151317 DJANGO ZORRO #6 (OF 7) 10 COPY FRANCAVILLA VIRGIN PI 4/15/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Francesco Francavilla Virgin Art variant cover.
FEB151318 DJANGO ZORRO #6 (OF 7) 15 COPY MORITAT VIRGIN PI 4/15/2015
For every 15 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Moritat Virgin art variant cover.
FEB151319 DJANGO ZORRO #6 (OF 7) 25 COPY LEE B&W PI 4/15/2015
For every 25 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Jae Lee B&W variant cover.
FEB151315 DJANGO ZORRO #6 (OF 7) CVR B FRANCAVILLA VAR $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB151316 DJANGO ZORRO #6 (OF 7) CVR C EXC SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/15/2015






FEB151325 JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #6
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Bart Sears B&W variant cover.
FEB151326 JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #6
For every 20 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order an Ed Benes B&W variant cover.
FEB151327 JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #6
For every 30 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order an Emanuela Lupacchino Virgin variant cover.




FEB151243 JUNGLE GIRL SEASON 3 #1 (OF 4) 10 COPY CHO B&W PI 4/8/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Frank Cho Black & White variant cover.
FEB151244 JUNGLE GIRL SEASON 3 #1 (OF 4) 20 COPY CHO VIcho jungle girlRGIN PI 4/8/2015
For every 20 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Frank Cho Virgin variant cover.
FEB151242 JUNGLE GIRL SEASON 3 #1 (OF 4) BLANK AUTHENTIX $10.00 4/8/2015



FEB151277 KING: FLASH GORDON #4
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Jonathan Lau Black & White art variant.
FEB151278 KING: FLASH GORDON #4
For every 20 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Stephen Downey Exclusive Art variant cover.
FEB151279 KING: FLASH GORDON #4
For every 25 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Stephen Downey Black & White Art variant cover.




FEB151293 KING JUNGLE JIM #4 (OF 4) 10 COPY LAU B&W PI 4/22/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Jonathan Lau Black & White Art variant cover.
FEB151294 KING JUNGLE JIM #4 (OF 4) 20 COPY DOWNEY PI 4/22/2015
For every 20 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Stephen Downey Exclusive Art variant cover.
FEB151295 KING: JUNGLE JIM #4
For every 25 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Stephen Downey Black & White Art variant cover.




FEB151281 KING MANDRAKE MAGICIAN #4 (OF 4) 10 COPY LAU B&W PI 4/29/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Jonathan Lau Black & White Art variant cover.
FEB151282 KING MANDRAKE MAGICIAN #4 (OF 4) 20 COPY DOWNEY PI 4/29/2015
For every 20 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Stephen Downey Exclusive Art variant cover.
FEB151283 KING MANDRAKE MAGICIAN #4 (OF 4) 25 COPY DOWNEY B&W PI 4/29/2015
For every 25 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Stephen Downey Black & White Art variant cover.




FEB151285 KING PRINCE VALIANT #4 (OF 4) 10 COPY LAU B&W PI 4/29/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Jonathan Lau Black & White Art variant cover.
FEB151286 KING PRINCE VALIANT #4 (OF 4) 20 COPY DOWNEY PI 4/29/2015
For every 20 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Stephen Downey Exclusive Art variant cover.
FEB151287 KING PRINCE VALIANT #4 (OF 4) 25 COPY DOWNEY B&W PI 4/29/2015
For every 25 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Stephen Downey Black & White Art variant cover.




FEB151289 KING THE PHANTOM #4 (OF 4) 10 COPY LAU B&W PI 4/22/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Jonathan Lau Black & White Art variant cover.
FEB151290 KING THE PHANTOM #4 (OF 4) 20 COPY DOWNEY PI 4/22/2015
For every 20 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Stephen Downey Exclusive Art variant cover.
FEB151291 KING THE PHANTOM #4 (OF 4) 25 COPY DOWNEY B&W PI 4/22/2015
For every 25 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Stephen Downey Black & White Art variant cover.




FEB151329 LADY RAWHIDE LADY ZORRO #2 (OF 4) 10 COPY CHIN B&W PI 4/29/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Joyce Chin Black & White variant cover.

FEB151271 LEGENDERRY GREEN HORNET #3 (OF 5) 10 COPY DAVILA B&W (N PI 4/8/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Sergio Fernandez Davila Black & White variant cover.
FEB151361 LEGENDERRY GREEN HORNET #3 (OF 5) RARE DAVILA VIRGIN CVR $50.00 4/22/2015

FEB151273 LEGENDERRY RED SONJA #3 (OF 5) 10 COPY DAVILA B&W PI 4/22/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Sergio Fernandez Davila Black & White variant cover.
FEB151362 LEGENDERRY RED SONJA #3 (OF 5) RARE DAVILA VIRGIN CVR $50.00 4/15/2015

FEB151275 LEGENDERRY VAMPIRELLA #3 (OF 5) 10 COPY DAVILA B&W PI 4/15/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Sergio Fernandez Davila Black & White variant cover.
FEB151363 LEGENDERRY VAMPIRELLA #3 (OF 5) RARE DAVILA VIRGIN CVR $50.00 4/8/2015

FEB151261 LOOKING FOR GROUP #1 BLANK AUTHENTIX CVR $10.00 4/1/2015
FEB151260 LOOKING FOR GROUP #1 CVR B DREISDADT VAR $4.99 4/1/2015
FEB151360 LOOKING FOR GROUP #1 RARE DREISDADT VIRGIN CVR $50.00 4/8/2015

FEB151234 MASKS 2 #1 (OF 8) 10 COPY WORLEY MISS FURY PI 4/8/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Colton Worley Miss Fury variant cover
FEB151235 MASKS 2 #1 (OF 8) 15 COPY CHEN PI 4/8/2015
For every 15 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Sean Chen variant cover.
FEB151236 MASKS 2 #1 (OF 8) 20 COPY HACK PI 4/8/2015
For every 20 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Robert Hack variant cover.
FEB151237 MASKS 2 #1 (OF 8) 30 COPY GUICE B&W PI 4/8/2015
For every 30 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Butch Guice Black & White variant cover.
FEB151238 MASKS 2 #1 (OF 8) 40 COPY LEE B&W PI 4/8/2015
For every 40 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Jae Lee Black & White variant cover.
FEB151239 MASKS 2 #1 (OF 8) 50 COPY HARDMAN B&W PI 4/8/2015
For every 50 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Gabriel Hardman Black & White variant cover.
FEB151233 MASKS 2 #1 (OF 8) BLANK AUTHENIX CVR $10.00 4/8/2015
FEB151231 MASKS 2 #1 (OF 8) CVR B LEE VAR $3.99 4/8/2015
FEB151232 MASKS 2 #1 (OF 8) CVR C EXC SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/8/2015
FEB151357 MASKS 2 #1 (OF 8) RARE GUICE VIRGIN CVR $50.00 4/1/2015
FEB151358 MASKS 2 #1 (OF 8) RARE WORLEY MISS FURY VIRGIN CVR $50.00 4/1/2015















FEB151356 NEW VAMPIRELLA #11 25 COPY MAYHEW VIRGIN PI 4/8/2015
For every 25 copies ordered, retailers may order one Mike Mayhew Virgin Art variant at net cost of $5.00!
FEB151354 NEW VAMPIRELLA #11 CVR B FRISON VAR $3.99 4/8/2015
vampi buscemaFEB151355 NEW VAMPIRELLA #11 CVR C BUSCEMA EXC SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/8/2015


FEB151331 PATHFINDER ORIGINS #3 (OF 6) CVR B GARCIA VAR $4.99 4/1/2015
FEB151332 PATHFINDER ORIGINS #3 (OF 6) CVR C EXC SUBSCRIPTION VAR $4.99 4/1/2015
FEB151333 PATHFINDER ORIGINS #3 (OF 6) CVR D FARAS ULTRA LTD ED VAR $19.99 4/1/2015

FEB151266 PS BLACKCROSS #2 (OF 6) 10 COPY WORLEY PI 4/1/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Colton Worley variant cover.
FEB151267 PS BLACKCROSS #2 (OF 6) 15 COPY LOTAY VIRGIN PI 4/1/2015
For every 15 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Tula Lotay Virgin variant cover.
FEB151268 PS BLACKCROSS #2 (OF 6) 25 COPY SHALVEY B&W PI 4/1/2015
For every 25 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Declan Shalvey Black & White variant cover.
FEB151269 PS BLACKCROSS #2 (OF 6) 35 COPY HARDMAN B&W PI 4/1/2015
For every 35 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Gabriel Hardman Black & White variant cover.
FEB151264 PS BLACKCROSS #2 (OF 6) CVR B SHALVEY VAR $3.99 4/1/2015
FEB151265 PS BLACKCROSS #2 (OF 6) CVR C EXC SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/1/2015
FEB151364 PS BLACKCROSS #2 (OF 6) RARE SHALVEY VIRGIN CVR $50.00 4/8/2015









FEB151249 REANIMATOR #1 (OF 4) 10 COPY SEELEY B&W PI 4/8/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Tim Seeley Black & White variant cover.
FEB151250 REANIMATOR #1 (OF 4) 15 COPY MANGUM B&W PI 4/8/2015
For every 15 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Andrew Mangum Black & White variant cover.
FEB151251 REANIMATOR #1 (OF 4) 25 COPY LEE B&W PI 4/8/2015
For every 25 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Jae Lee Black & White variant cover.
FEB151248 REANIMATOR #1 (OF 4) BLANK AUTHENTIX CVR $10.00 4/8/2015
FEB151359 REANIMATOR #1 (OF 4) RARE FRANCAVILLA VIRGIN CVR $50.00 4/8/2015






FEB151338 RED SONJA VULTURES CIRCLE #4 10 COPY ANACLETO B&W PI 4/8/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Jay Anacleto B&W variant cover.
FEB151339 RED SONJA VULTURES CIRCLE #4 20 COPY GEOVANI B&W PI 4/8/2015
For every 20 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Walter Geovani B&W variant cover.
FEB151336 RED SONJA VULTURES CIRCLE #4 CVR B GEOVANI VAR $3.99 4/8/2015
FEB151337 RED SONJA VULTURES CIRCLE #4 CVR C EXC SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/8/2015




FEB151343 SHAFT #5 10 COPY COWAN B&W PI 4/8/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Dennis Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz B&W variant cover.
FEB151344 SHAFT #5 15 COPY GREENE B&W PI 4/8/2015
For every 15 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Sanford Greene B&W variant cover.
FEB151345 SHAFT #5 25 COPY FRANCAVILLA VIRGIN PI 4/8/2015
For every 25 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Francesco Francavilla Virgin variant cover.
FEB151341 SHAFT #5 CVR B FRANCAVILLA VAR (MR) $3.99 4/8/2015
FEB151342 SHAFT #5 CVR C GREENE EXC SUBSCRIPTION VAR (MR) $3.99 4/8/2015






FEB151350 TWILIGHT ZONE S&S #4 (OF 4) 15 COPY VILANOVA B&W PI 4/29/2015
For every 15 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Vilanova B&W variant cover.
FEB151351 TWILIGHT ZONE S&S #4 (OF 4) 20 COPY LAU B&W PI 4/29/2015
For every 20 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Lau B&W variant cover.
twilight zone francavillaFEB151352 TWILIGHT ZONE S&S #4 (OF 4) 25 COPY FRANCAVILLA VIRGIN PI 4/29/2015
For every 25 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Francesco Francavilla Virgin variant cover.
FEB151348 TWILIGHT ZONE S&S #4 (OF 4) CVR B FRANCAVILLA VAR $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151349 TWILIGHT ZONE S&S #4 (OF 4) CVR C LAU EXC SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/29/2015






FEB151255 UNCANNY SEASON 2 #1 (OF 6) 10 COPY JOCK VIRGIN PI 4/1/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Jock Virgin variant cover.
FEB151256 UNCANNY SEASON 2 #1 (OF 6) 20 COPY OLIVER VIRGIN PI 4/1/2015
For every 20 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order a Ben Oliver Virgin variant cover.
FEB151257 UNCANNY SEASON 2 #1 (OF 6) 30 COPY CAMPBELL VIRGIN PI 4/1/2015
For every 30 copies ordered, retailers will qualify to order an Aaron Campbell Virgin variant cover.
FEB151253 UNCANNY SEASON 2 #1 (OF 6) CVR B OLIVER VAR $3.99 4/1/2015
FEB151254 UNCANNY SEASON 2 #1 (OF 6) CVR C EXC SUBSCRIPTION VAR $3.99 4/1/2015






DANGER ZONE

FEB158072 PUPPET MASTER #1 NEW DIMENSION PM 3 EX CVR (MR) $4.49 4/1/2015
FEB150896 PUPPET MASTER #2 TUNNELER PHOTO VAR (MR) $4.99 4/29/2015
FEB150895 PUPPET MASTER #2 TUNNELER SKETCH VAR (MR) $4.99 4/29/2015
FEB150894 PUPPET MASTER #2 TUNNELER VAR (MR) $4.99 4/29/2015


FEB150898 ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #10 MENDOZA VAR (MR) $4.99 4/29/2015
FEB150899 ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #10 RISQUE VAR (MR) $4.99 4/29/2015

ONI PRESS

FEB151522 KAIJUMAX #1
Match or exceed 50% of your order of Hellbreak #1 regular cover with your order of Kaijumax #1 and receive an additional 5% discount off your order of Kaijumax #1
FEB151525 HELLBREAK #2 10 COPY MOORE & RENZI PI 4/22/2015
For every 10 copies ordered receive one free Tradd Moore and Rico Renzi variant cover.
FEB151523 KAIJUMAX #1 10 COPY OMALLEY PI 4/8/2015kaijumax omalley
Retailers that order at least 25 copies of the regular cover may order as many copies of the Bryan Lee O’Malley Variant cover as they would like.




FEB151519 RICK & MORTY #1 10 COPY COLAS PI 4/1/2015
For every 10 copies ordered, retailers will receive one free Julieta Colas variant cover.
FEB151520 RICK & MORTY #1 30 COPY RYAN PI 4/1/2015
For every 30 copies ordered, retailers will receive one free Johnny Ryan variant cover.
FEB151521 RICK & MORTY #1 50 COPY ROILAND PI 4/1/2015
For every 50 copies ordered, retailers will receive one free Justin Roland variant cover.




TITAN COMICS

FEB151613 DOCTOR WHO 12TH #8 SUBSCRIPTION PHOTO $3.99 5/6/2015
FEB151605 DOCTOR WHO 9TH #2 (OF 5) 10 COPY SHEDD PI 4/15/2015
For every 10 copies ordered [reg & subscription cover combined], retailers may order one free Shedd cover variant.
FEB151604 DOCTOR WHO 9TH #2 (OF 5) SUBSCRIPTION PHOTO $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB151619 SCARLETT COUTURE #1 (OF 4) SUBSCRIPTION PHOTO $3.99 4/29/2015



VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

FEB151641-1645 BLOODSHOT REBORN #1
Order the minimum number of copies of Bloodshot Reborn #1 (covers A-E, any combination) based on your DCD disc tier and total order fully returnable and will receive an 80% discount.
FEB151642 BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 CVR B SUAYAN $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB151643 BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 CVR C JOHNSON $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB151644 BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 CVR D LAROSA $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB151645 BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 CVR E BLANK CVR $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB151646 BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 CVR F 10 COPY VAL NEXT SUAYAN & MUL PI 4/15/2015
For every 10 copies ordered (any combination), retailers may order 1 Mico Suayan & Tom Muller Valiant Next Variant cover.
FEB151647 BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 CVR G 20 COPY LEMIRE PI 4/15/2015
For every 20 copies ordered (any combination), retailers may order 1 Jeff Lemire Variant cover.
FEB151648 BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 CVR H 60 COPY GUICE PI 4/15/2015
For every 60 copies ordered (any combination), retailers may order 1 Butch Guice Variant cover.
FEB151649 BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 CVR I 100 COPY B&W LAROSA PI 4/15/2015
For every 100 copies ordered (any combination), retailers may order 1 B&W Sketch Lewis LaRosa Variant cover.












FEB151665 DIVINITY #3 (OF 4) CVR B MULLER $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB151666 DIVINITY #3 (OF 4) CVR C 10 COPY GIL PI 4/22/2015
For every 10 copies ordered (any combination), retailers may order 1 Robert Gill Variant cover.
FEB151667 DIVINITY #3 (OF 4) CVR D 20 COPY LAROSA PI 4/22/2015
For every 20 copies of Divinity #3 ordered (any combination), retailers may order 1 Lewis LaRosa Variant cover. FEB151657 IMPERIUM #3 CVR B BRAITHWAITE $3.99 4/8/2015



FEB151658 IMPERIUM #3 CVR C 10 COPY NORD PI 4/8/2015
For every 10 copies ordered (any combination), retailers may order 1 Cary Nord Variant cover.
FEB151659 IMPERIUM #3 CVR D 20 COPY CHAR DESIGN BRAITHWAITE PI 4/8/2015
For every 20 copies ordered (any combination), retailers may order 1 Doug Braithwaite Character Design Variant cover.


FEB151669 IVAR TIMEWALKER #4 CVR B MESSINA $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB151670 IVAR TIMEWALKER #4 CVR C 20 COPY VILLALOBOS PI 4/22/2015
For every 20 copies ordered (any combination), retailer may order 1 Ramon Villalobos Variant cover.

FEB151651-1653 NINJAK #2
Orders of Ninjak #2 (covers A-C, any combination) that match or exceed 65% of orders for Ninjak #1 (JAN151636- JAN151640) will receive a 65% discount off of their order of Ninjak #2.
FEB151652 NINJAK #2 CVR B JOHNSON $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB151653 NINJAK #2 CVR C GUERRA $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB151654 NINJAK #2 CVR D 10 COPY ALLEN PI 4/22/2015
For every 10 copies ordered (any combination), retailers may order 1 Raul Allen Variant cover.
FEB151655 NINJAK #2 CVR E 20 COPY PASTORAS PI 4/22/2015
For every 20 copies ordered (any combination), retailers may order 1 Das Pastoras Variant cover.






QWMD_004_VARIANT_GRACEFEB151675 QUANTUM & WOODY MUST DIE #4 (OF 4) CVR B 20 COPY GRACE PI 4/29/2015
For every 20 copies ordered, retailers may order 1 Sina Grace Variant cover.

FEB151672 RAI #8 CVR B MACK $3.99 4/8/2015
FEB151673 RAI #8 CVR C 20 COPY SEARS PI 4/8/2015
For every 20 copies ordered (any combination), retailers may order 1 Bart Sears variant cover.

FEB151677 UNITY #17 CVR B HENRY $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB151678 UNITY #17 CVR C 20 COPY RYP PI 4/15/2015
For every 20 copies ordered (any combination), retailers may order 1 Juan Jose Ryp Variant cover.

FEB151661 X-O MANOWAR #35 CVR B MOLINA $3.99 4/1/2015
FEB151662 X-O MANOWAR #35 CVR C 10 COPY SANDOVAL PI 4/1/2015
For every 10 copies ordered (any combination), retailers may order 1 Rafa Sandoval Variant cover.
FEB151663 X-O MANOWAR #35 CVR D 20 COPY RYP PI 4/1/2015
For every 20 copies ordered (any combination), retailers may order 1 Juan Jose Ryp Variant cover.



ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

FEB151760 GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #109 BEOWULF B CVR MEGURO (MR) $3.99 4/8/2015
FEB151761 GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #109 BEOWULF C CVR KOTKIN (MR) $3.99 4/8/2015

FEB151779 GFT JUNGLE BOOK FALL WILD #5 (OF 5) B CVR LAISO (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151780 GFT JUNGLE BOOK FALL WILD #5 (OF 5) C CVR DELARA (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015

FEB151769 GFT LITTLE MERMAID #3 (OF 5) B CVR ANDOLFO (MR) $3.99 4/22/2015
FEB151770 GFT LITTLE MERMAID #3 (OF 5) C CVR MENDONCA (MR) $3.99 4/22/2015

FEB151755 GFT OZ REIGN OF WITCH QUEEN #1 (OF 6) B CVR REYES (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151756 GFT OZ REIGN OF WITCH QUEEN #1 (OF 6) C CVR MILLER (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151757 GFT OZ REIGN OF WITCH QUEEN #1 (OF 6) D CVR PANTALENA (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151758 GFT OZ REIGN OF WITCH QUEEN #1 (OF 6) E CVR CHATZOUDIS $5.00 4/29/2015
Initial orders on Return of the Witch Queen [any combination, minimum 25] that match or exceed 200% of initial orders on Grimm Fairy Tales #105 [OCT141789-91 all comb] will qualify to order 1 Chatzoudis Ultra Rare variant cover E.



FEB151772 GFT REALM WAR #10 (OF 12) B CVR CAFARO (AOFD) (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151773 GFT REALM WAR #10 (OF 12) C CVR RICH (AOFD) (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015
FEB151774 GFT REALM WAR #10 (OF 12) D CVR LAISO (AOFD) (MR) $3.99 4/29/2015

FEB151766 GFT ROBYN HOOD ONGOING #9 PLAGUE B CVR MALSUNI $3.99 4/1/2015
FEB151767 GFT ROBYN HOOD ONGOING #9 PLAGUE C CVR QUALANO $3.99 4/1/2015

FEB151782 GFT TALES OF TERROR #10 B CVR GUERRERO (MR) $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB151783 GFT TALES OF TERROR #10 C CVR ERIC J (MR) $3.99 4/15/2015

FEB151776 GFT WHITE QUEEN #3 B CVR CAFARO (AOFD) (MR) $3.99 4/8/2015
FEB151777 GFT WHITE QUEEN #3 C CVR PANTALENA (AOFD) (MR) $3.99 4/8/2015

FEB151763 GFT WONDERLAND #34 WELL DREAMS B CVR EL TABANAS (MR) $3.99 4/15/2015
FEB151764 GFT WONDERLAND #34 WELL DREAMS C CVR WIMBERLY (MR) $3.99 4/15/2015


 

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21. Indie Month-to-Month Sales January 2015: Return of Comics Past

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By Kate Reynolds

If December was a rough month for comics, January gives us glimpses of several titles that haven’t been on the chart for quite some time. Titles like Purgatori from Dynamite Entertainment, Borderlands Fall of Fyrestone from IDW, and Zero from Image made reappearances that let us know how these series were doing.

This month 142 independent titles hit the top 300 list, which is up from last month’s total of 133. Even with the addition of nine titles to the list, sales were down 7.6% compared to last month’s 1,506,427. That brings the average number of comics sold to 9,867, which is also down from last month. There’s plenty of room for these numbers to grow in the year 2015.

In terms of individual publishers, Image leads with a 9.21% market share and a 8.91% unit market share. IDW comes in next with a 5.78% market share and a 4.52% unit market share, while Dark Horse is trails behind with a 4.01% market share and a 3.03% unit market share. Boom! Studios and Dynamite Entertainment compete fiercely; Boom! with a 2.26% market share and a 2.28% unit market share and Dynamite Entertainment with a 2.41% market share and a 2.22% market share.

UK and European Sales from Diamond UK are not represented in this chart.

Thanks to icv2.com and Milton Grepp for permission to use these numbers, which are estimates only.

10.) The Walking Dead #136 (Image)

9/1/2014            WALKING DEAD #131 (Mr)            69,810            (-2.95)
10/1/2014            WALKING DEAD #132 (MR)            326,334            (+367.5)
10/1/2014     WALKING DEAD #133 (MR)            69,561            (-78.7%)
11/1/2014            WALKING DEAD #134 (MR)            68,093            (-2.1%)
12/1/2014            WALKING DEAD #135 (MR)            67,361            (-1.1%)
1/1/2015            WALKING DEAD #136 (ddd)            66,097            (-1.9%)

Surprise surprise, The Walking Dead is still the best selling indie comic, with some minor attrition.

53.) The Dying and the Dead #1 (Image)

1/1/2015            DYING AND THE DEAD #1            $4.50            IMA            32,612

Solid debut for this collaboration between Jonathan Hickman and Ryan Bodenheim.

68.) Jupiter's Legacy #5 (Image)

4/1/2013            Jupiters Legacy #1             105,437           
6/1/2013            Jupiters Legacy #2            48,217            -54.3%)
9/1/2014            Jupiters Legacy #3            43,766            (-9.2%)
3/1/2014            Jupiters Legacy #4             36,918            (-15.6%)
1/1/2015            Jupiters Legacy #5            29,055            (-21.3%)

Considering the multiple publishing delays, the first volume of this series still ended with a bang.

77.) Bitch Planet #2 (Image)

12/1/2014            BITCH PLANET #1 (MR)             39,011           
1/1/2015            BITCH PLANET #2 (MR)            26,508            (-32.0%)

This second issue drop falls into the normal range for indie comics. I was hoping that it might be more non-compliant though.

90.) Fade Out #4 (Image)

8/1/2014            Fade Out #1 (Mr)             34,447           
10/1/2014            FADE OUT #2 (MR)             27,797            (-19.3%)
11/1/2014            FADE OUT #3 (MR)             24,584            (-11.6%)
1/1/2015            FADE OUT #4 (MR)            23,902            (-2.8%)

This series has had some very mild drops for it’s first four issues. If it continues suit, we’ll only see minor attrition for the next few issues.

96.) Sex Criminals #10 (Image)

6/1/2014            SEX CRIMINALS #6 (Mr)            26,309            (+16.4%)
8/1/2014            SEX CRIMINALS #7 (Mr)            24,385            (-7.3%)
10/1/2014            SEX CRIMINALS #8 (MR)            23,938            (-1.8%)
12/1/2014            SEX CRIMINALS #9 (MR)            22,597            (-5.6%)
1/1/2015            SEX CRIMINALS #10 (MR)            22,067            (-2.3%)

Solid numbers as Sex Criminals concludes it’s second story arc. There was a jump in numbers for the beginning of this arc, so we may see something similar when the third arc begins.

102.) ODY-C #2 (Image)

11/1/2014            ODYC #1 (MR)             47,414           
1/1/2015            ODYC #2 (MR)             21,316            (-55.0%)

Considering how large of a second issue hit this title took, it’s incredibly fortunate they started out with such high numbers for the first issue.

105.) The Wicked + The Divine #7 (Image)

6/1/2014            WICKED & DIVINE #1 (MR)            42,948           
7/1/2014            WICKED & DIVINE #2 (MR)            27,962            (-34.9%)
8/1/2014            WICKED & DIVINE #3 (MR)            27,208            (-2.7%)
9/1/2014            WICKED & DIVINE #4 (MR)            25,668            (-5.7%)
10/1/2014            WICKED & DIVINE #5 (MR)            25,424            (-1.0%)
12/1/2014            WICKED & DIVINE #6 (MR)            22,159            (-12.2%)
1/1/2015            WICKED & DIVINE #7 (MR)            20,893            (-5.7%)

The beginning of the second story arc saw a small hit in numbers, which look to be slowing down once again.

110.) Autumnlands Tooth & Claw #3 (Image)

11/1/2014            TOOTH & CLAW #1 (MR)                               41,181           
12/1/2014            AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #2 (MR)             33,272            (-19.2%)
1/1/2015            AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #3 (MR)             20,173            (-39.4%)

Whoo boy did this title take a hit this month. We’ll look for some stabilization next issue, or at least a drop under 15%.

119.) My Little Pony Friendship is Magic (IDW)

5/1/2014            My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #19            22,820            (-12.5%)
6/1/2014            My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #20            20,711            (-9.2%)
7/1/2014            My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #21            20,871            (+0.8%)
8/1/2014            My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #22            21,642            (+3.7%)
9/1/2014            My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #23            19,491            (-9.9%
10/1/2014            My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #24            20,762            (+6.5%)
11/1/2014            My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #25            26,619            (+28.2%)
12/1/2014            My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #26            17,454            (-34.4%)
1/1/2015            My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #27            18,128            (+3.9%)

Slight upswing this month for the ponies. These numbers jump around so often you’d think the book was about kangaroos.

121.) Trees #8 (Image)

5/1/2014            TREES #1 (Mr)            31,926            --
6/1/2014            TREES #2 (Mr)            25,515            (-20.1%)
7/1/2014            TREES #3 (Mr)             23,822            (-6.6%)
8/1/2014            TREES #4 (Mr)            23,639            (-0.8%)
9/1/2014            TREES #5 (Mr)            22,244            (-5.9%)
10/1/2014            TREES #6 (MR)            20,720            (-6.9%)
11/1/2014            TREES #7 (MR)            19,287            (-6.9%)
1/1/2015            TREES #8 (MR)            18,012            (-6.6%)

Steady losses for the last few issues. I’d generally hope that by this point in a series, the attrition is much slower.

125.) Twilight Zone: Shadow and Substance #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)

125            1/1/2015            TWILIGHT ZONE S&S #1            17,084

Good debut for this Twilight Zone mini-series. We’ll see what the second issue brings us.

127.) Casanova Acedia #1 (Image)

1/1/2015            CASANOVA ACEDIA #1 (MR)            $3.99            IMA            16,780

Matt Fraction and Fabio Moon’s latest edition to the Casanova series has a solid debut. With a back-up story by Michael Chabon though, I thought this might command greater attention.

128.) Hellboy and the BRPD 1952 #2 (Dark Horse)

12/1/2014            HELLBOY AND THE BPRD #1            1952   22,368           
1/1/2015            HELLBOY AND THE BPRD #2 1952            16,725            (-25.2%)

Normal second issue drop for this edition to the Mignolaverse.

130.) BTVS Season 10 #11 (Dark Horse)

10/1/2014            BTVS SEASON 10 #8            17,729            (+1.6%)
11/1/2014            BTVS SEASON 10 #9            17,067            (-3.7%)
12/1/2014            BTVS SEASON 10 #10            16,448            (-3.6%)
1/1/2015            BTVS SEASON 10 #11            16,493            (+0.3%)

Tiny upswing this month.

132.) TMNT Ghostbusters #4 (IDW)

10/1/2014            TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #1             21,223           
11/1/2014            TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #2            16,624            (-21.7%)
12/1/2014            TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #3            15,264            (-8.2%)
1/1/2015            TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #4            16,420            (+7.6%)

This series has been nothing but a pure delight, even ending with a solid upswing in readers.

134.) Munchkin #1 (BOOM!)

1/1/2015            MUNCHKIN #1            16,234

A comic based on a tabletop game, what is the world coming to? Pretty solid debut too.

135.) Lazarus #14 (Image)

8/1/2014            LAZARUS #10            18,051            (-5.3%)
9/1/2014            LAZARUS #11            16,531            (-8.4%)
10/1/2014            LAZARUS #12             16,838            (+1.9%)
11/1/2014            LAZARUS #13             16,094            (-4.4%)
1/1/2015            LAZARUS #14             15,896            (-1.2%)

These numbers jump around a bit, but looks like attrition is still taking hold.

137.) Ivar Timewalker #1 (Valiant)

1/1/2015            IVAR TIMEWALKER #1            15,784

Not a bad debut, but when you start out with under 20k readers you’d better hope for a small second issue drop.

140.) Doctor Who 11th #7 (Titan)

9/1/2014            DOCTOR WHO 11TH #2            15,947            (-61.2)
10/1/2014            DOCTOR WHO 11TH #3            14,854            (-6.9%)
10/1/2014            DOCTOR WHO 11TH #4            13,411            (-9.7%)
12/1/2014            DOCTOR WHO 11TH #5             13,477            (+0.5%)
12/1/2014            DOCTOR WHO 11TH #6             14,538            (+7.9%)
1/1/2015            DOCTOR WHO 11TH #7            15,614            (+7.4%)

The last three issues have seen a steady rise in numbers, taking us back up to second issue levels.

141.) Conan Red Sonja #1 (Dark Horse)

1/1/2015            CONAN RED SONJA #1            15,398

Solid debut for a fun team-up, and I’m not just talking about Conan and Red Sonja – Jim Zub and Gail Simone are another all-star team.

144.) My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #27 (IDW)

6/1/2014            My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #20            20,711            (-9.2%)
7/1/2014            My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #21            20,871            (+0.8%)
8/1/2014            My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #22            21,642            (+3.7%)
9/1/2014            My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #23            19,491            (-9.9%)
10/1/2014            My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #24            20,762            (+6.5%)
11/1/2014            My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #25            26,619            (+28.2%)
12/1/2014            My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #26            17,454            (-34.4%)
1/1/2015            My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #27            18,128            (+3.9%)

If you ignore some of the larger upswings, it does appear as if attrition is hitting this title, albeit in a roundabout way.

146.) Rumble #2 (Image)

12/1/2014            RUMBLE #1 (MR)             22,527           
1/1/2015            RUMBLE #2 (MR)            14,580            (-35.3%)

Slightly above average second issue drop. As long as the third issue doesn’t drop too much, the title should settle into healthy numbers.

148.) TMNT Ongoing #47 (IDW)

6/1/2014            TMNT ONGOING #35            15,174            (-13.0%)
7/1/2014            TMNT ONGOING #36            15,415            (+1.6%)
8/1/2014            TMNT ONGOING #37            15,470            (+0.4%)
10/1/2014            TMNT ONGOING #38            15,498            (+0.2%)
10/1/2014            TMNT ONGOING #39            15,235            (-1.7%)
11/1/2014            TMNT ONGOING #40            14,734            (-3.3%)
12/1/2014            TMNT ONGOING #41            14,970            (+1.6%)
1/1/2015            TMNT ONGOING #42            14,286            (-4.6%)

Some minimal attrition at play over the last few months.

155.) Deadly Class #10 (Image)

1/1/2014            DEADLY CLASS #1                        34,572            --
2/1/2014            DEADLY CLASS #2             21,159            (-38.8%)
3/1/2014            DEADLY CLASS #3                        18,536            (-12.4%)
4/1/2014            DEADLY CLASS #4                        17,855            (-3.7%)
5/1/2014            DEADLY CLASS #5                        17,099            (-4.2%)
6/1/2014            DEADLY CLASS #6             16,305            (-4.6%)
9/1/2014            DEADLY CLASS #7             14,834            (-9.0%)
10/1/2014            DEADLY CLASS #8             15,003            (+1.1%)
11/1/2014            DEADLY CLASS #9             14,148            (-6.7%)
1/1/2015            DEADLY CLASS #10             13,552            (-4.2%)

Some steady decline since this book debuted a year ago. This is still one of my personal top ten books currently out though.

156.) Birthright #4 (Image)

10/1/2014            BIRTHRIGHT #1             27,234           
11/1/2014            BIRTHRIGHT #2            18,484            (-32.1%)
12/1/2014            BIRTHRIGHT #3            14,247            (-22.9%)
1/1/2015            BIRTHRIGHT #4            13,506            (-5.2%)

It feels like this title has finally found its runaway truck stop and hit the breaks on their reader decline.

157.) Star Trek Planet of the Apes #2 (IDW)

12/1/2014            STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #1             17,307           
1/1/2015            STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #2            13,460            (-22.2%)

Standard second issue drop.

159.) Doctor Who 12th #4 (Titan)

10/1/2014            DOCTOR WHO 12TH #1            33,891           
11/1/2014            DOCTOR WHO 12TH #2             15,277            (-54.9%)
12/1/2014            DOCTOR WHO 12TH #3            14,144            (-7.4%)
1/1/2015            DOCTOR WHO 12TH #4            13,214            (-6.6%)

The numbers are still slowing down for the 12th Doctor. Next issue we should see a loss under 5%.

160.) Invincible #116 (Image)

1/1/2014            INVINCIBLE #108                        12,844            (-3.2%)
3/1/2013            INVINCIBLE #109                        12,748            (-0.7%)
4/1/2014            INVINCIBLE #110                        12,557            (-1.5%)
5/1/2014            INVINCIBLE #111                        18,440            (+46.8%)
6/1/2014            INVINCIBLE #112                        14,413            (-21.8%)
8/1/2014            INVINCIBLE #113                        13,642            (-5.3%)
9/1/2014            INVINCIBLE #114                        13,921            (+2.0%)
11/1/2014            INVINCIBLE #115                        13,277            (-4.6%)
1/1/2015            INVINCIBLE #116                        13,125            (-1.1%)

While there has been steady attrition since #111, overall the comic has higher numbers than it did one year ago.

162.) Alien vs Predator Fire and Stone (Dark Horse)

10/1/2014            ALIEN VS PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #1            20,319           
11/1/2014            ALIEN VS PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #2            13,942            (-31.4%)
12/1/2014            ALIEN VS PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #3            13,261            (-4.9%)
1/1/2015            ALIEN VS PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #4            12,570            (-5.2%)

This mini-series goes out on a solid note, only losing 38.1% of it’s readers for the entire run.

167.) The Valiant (Valiant)

12/1/2014            THE VALIANT #1                        21,364           
1/1/2015            THE VALIANT #2                         11,649            (-45.5%)

Huge second issue drop for this title. It will most likely drop below the 10k mark next month.

168.) Predator Fire and Stone #4 (Dark Horse)

10/1/2014            PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #1             17,166           
11/1/2014            PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #2            12,695            (-26.0%)
12/1/2014            PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #3            12,128            (-4.5%)
1/1/2015            PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #4            11,623            (-4.2%)

This title may not have attracted as many readers as the AvP Fire and Stone series, but it only lost 32.3% of it’s total readers from start to finish.

169.) Nailbiter #9 (Image)

5/1/2014            NAILBITER #1 (MR)            22,746           
6/1/2014            NAILBITER #2 (MR)            15,193            (-33.2%)
7/1/2014            NAILBITER #3 (MR)            16,581            (+9.1%)
8/1/2014            NAILBITER #4 (MR)            14,706            (-11.3%)
9/1/2014            NAILBITER #5 (MR)            14,947            (+1.6%)
10/1/2014            NAILBITER #6 (MR)            13,340            (-10.8%)
11/1/2014            NAILBITER #7 (MR)            12,361            (-5.3%)
12/1/2014            NAILBITER #8 (MR)            12,096            (-2.1%)
1/1/2015            NAILBITER #9 (MR)            11,222            (-7.2%)

An slightly above average drop for Nailbiter.

170.) Spread #5 (Image)

7/1/2014            SPREAD #1 (MR)                        21,150           
8/1/2014            SPREAD #2 (MR)                        15,244            (-27.9%)
9/1/2014            SPREAD #3 (MR)                        15,691            (+2.9%)
11/1/2014            SPREAD #4 (MR)                        13,288            (-15.3%)
1/1/2015            SPREAD #5 (MR)                        11,115            (-16.4%)

Still dropping drastically.

171.) Angel and Faith Season #10 (Dark Horse)

8/1/2014            ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #5            11,957            (-4.1%)
9/1/2014            ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #6             11,593            (-3.5%)
10/1/2014            ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #7            11,457            (-1.2%)

11/1/2014            ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #8            11,129            (-2.9%)

12/1/2014            ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #9            10,946            (-1.6%)

1/1/2015            ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #10             11,029            (+0.7%)

Slight upswing this month keeps these numbers as semi-constant as ever.

174.) Copperhead #5 (Image)

9/1/2014            COPPERHEAD #1                        24,272           
10/1/2014            COPPERHEAD #2                        17,250            (-28.9%)
11/1/2014            COPPERHEAD #3                        12,079            (-30.0%)
12/1/2014            COPPERHEAD #4                        11,241            (-6.9%)
1/1/2015            COPPERHEAD #5                        10,752            (-4.4%)

After some large drops in the second and third issues, it looks like Copperhead has finally stabilized.

176.) Red Sonja #14 (Dynamite)

2/1/2014            RED SONJA #7                        12,622            (-5.0%)
4/1/2014            RED SONJA #8                        12,392            (-1.8%)
5/1/2014            RED SONJA #9                        11,850            (-4.4%)
6/1/2014            RED SONJA #10                        11,685            (-1.4%)
8/1/2014            RED SONJA #11                        11,298            (-3.4%)
9/1/2014            RED SONJA #12                        11,431            (+1.3)
11/1/2014            RED SONJA #13                        10,600            (-7.3%)
1/1/2015            RED SONJA #14                        10,542            (-0.5%)

Tiny dip in readers this month.

178.) Crossed Plus 100 #2 (Avatar)

12/1/2014            CROSSED PLUS 100 #1             12,666           
1/1/2015            CROSSED PLUS 100 #2             10,440            (-17.6%)

A second issue drop under 20k is an accomplishment for any indie comic.

180.) Adventure Time #36 (BOOM!)

1/1/2014            ADVENTURE TIME #24            14,757            (-5.6%)

2/1/2014            ADVENTURE TIME #25            14,191            (-3.8%)

3/1/2014            ADVENTURE TIME #26            13,839            (-2.5%)

4/1/2014            ADVENTURE TIME #27            13,205            (-4.6%)

5/1/2014            ADVENTURE TIME #28            12,806            (-3.0%)

6/1/2014            ADVENTURE TIME #29            13,785            (+7.6%)

7/1/2014            ADVENTURE TIME #30            14,487            (+5.1%)

8/1/2014            ADVENTURE TIME #31            14,099            (-2.7%)

10/1/2014            ADVENTURE TIME #32            12,632            (-10.4%)

10/1/2014            ADVENTURE TIME #33            11,929            (-5.6%)

12/1/2014            ADVENTURE TIME #34            11,442            (-4.1%)

12/1/2014            ADVENTURE TIME #35            11,138            (-2.7%)

1/1/2015            ADVENTURE TIME #36            10,170            (-8.7%)

A slight above average drop this month. In the past year, the numbers have only dropped a total of 31%.

181.) They're Not Like Us #2 (Image)

12/1/2014            THEYRE NOT LIKE US #1 (MR)            18,015           

1/1/2015            THEYRE NOT LIKE US #2 (MR)            10,028            (-44.3%)

Not the healthiest of second issue drops.

182.) Star Trek Ongoing #40 (IDW)

1/1/2014            Star Trek #29            10,127            (-3.0%)

2/1/2014            Star Trek #30            9,906            (-2.2%)

3/1/2014            Star Trek #31            9,781            (-1.3%)

4/1/2014            Star Trek #32            10,801            (+10.4%)

5/1/2014            Star Trek #33            9,729            (-9.9%)

6/1/2014            Star Trek #34            10,216            (+4.8%)

7/1/2014            Star Trek #35            10,089            (-1.2%)

8/1/2014            Star Trek #36            10,017            (-0.7%)

9/1/2014            Star Trek #37            9,893            (-1.2%)

11/1/2014            Star Trek #38            10,150            (+2.6%)

12/1/2014            Star Trek #39            9,931            (-2.2%)

1/1/2015            Star Trek #40            9,819            (-1.1%)

This is the steadiest comic ever. Only a total 3% loss between #29 and #40.

183.) Big Trouble in Little China #8 (BOOM!)

6/1/2014            BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1                        24,160            --

7/1/2014            BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #2                        14,838            (-38.6%)

8/1/2014            BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #3                        14,076            (-5.1%)

9/1/2014            BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #4                        13,370            (-5.0%)

10/1/2014            BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #5                        12,598            (-5.8%)

11/1/2014            BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #6                        11,483            (-8.9%)

12/1/2014            BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #7                        10,482            (-8.7%)

1/1/2015            BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #8                        9,699            (-7.4%)

At this point any drop between 5-10% seems average for this title.

184.) GI Joe Snake Eyes Agent of Cobra #1 (IDW)

1/1/2015            GI JOE SNAKE EYES AGENT OF COBRA #1            9,539

A debut under 10k isn’t ideal, but as long as the second issue drop isn’t too bad this is still in healthy territory.

185.) Adventure Time Marcline Gone Adrift #1 (BOOM!)

1/1/2015            ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT #1                        9,493

The newest Adventure Time mini series is off to a similar start as The Banana Guard mini series, which debuted to 10402 readers.

187.) Rasputin #4 (Image)

10/1/2014            RASPUTIN #1 (MR)            21,373           

11/1/2014            RASPUTIN #2 (MR)            11,693            (-45.3%)

12/1/2014            RASPUTIN #3 (MR)            9,775            (-16.4%)

1/1/2015            RASPUTIN #4 (MR)            9,264            (-5.2%)

We’re finally seeing the numbers slow down on this title. Not quite in time to keep it above the 10k mark, but hovering just below.

188.) Escape from New York #2 (BOOM!)

12/1/2014            ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #1                        15,450           

1/1/2015            ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #2                        9,221            (-40.3%)

A sizable second issue drop.

190.) Drifter #3 (Image)

11/1/2014            DRIFTER #1 (MR)                        20,887           

12/1/2014            DRIFTER #2 (MR)                        10,443            (-50.0%)

1/1/2015            DRIFTER #3 (MR)                        8,924            (-14.5%)

We should see this title stabilize next issue.

191.) Supreme Blue Rose #6 (Image)

7/1/2014            SUPREME BLUE ROSE#1             26,100            --

8/1/2014            SUPREME BLUE ROSE #2             16,268            (-37.7%)

9/1/2014            SUPREME BLUE ROSE #3             13,603            (-16.38%)

10/1/2014            SUPREME BLUE ROSE #4             12,147            (-10.7%)

12/1/2014            SUPREME BLUE ROSE #5             9,783            (-19.5%)

1/1/2015            SUPREME BLUE ROSE #6             8,893            (-9.1%)

Good to see the numbers slowing down on this title. We’ll have to wait for the next few issues before an actual pattern can be established.

192.) Zombies vs. Robots #1 (IDW)

1/1/2015            ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS #1            8,725

A lackluster debut for this title.

193.) X-Files Season 10 #20 (IDW)

1/1/2014            X-FILES SEASON 10 #8            13,981            (-5.5%)

2/1/2014            X-FILES SEASON 10 #9            13,129            (-6.1%)

3/1/2014            X-FILES SEASON 10 #10            12,252            (-6.7%)

4/1/2014            X-FILES SEASON 10 #11            13,210            (+7.8%)

5/1/2014            X-FILES SEASON 10 #12            11,773            (-10.9%)

6/1/2014            X-FILES SEASON 10 #13            11,497            (-2.3%)

7/1/2014            X-FILES SEASON 10 #14            10,850            (-5.6%)

8/1/2014            X-FILES SEASON 10 #15            10,581            (-2.5%)

9/1/2014            X-FILES SEASON 10 #16            10,067            (-4.9%)

10/1/2013            X-FILES SEASON 10 #17            9,865            (-2.0%)

11/1/2014            X-FILES SEASON 10 #18            9,915            (+0.5%)

12/1/2014            X-FILES SEASON 10 #19            9,121            (-8.0%)

1/1/2015            X-FILES SEASON 10 #20            8,708            (-4.5%)

More attrition this month. This title has lost roughly five thousand readers in the past year.

194.)Transformers #37 Days of Deception (IDW)

11/1/2014            TRANSFORMERS #35 DAYS OF DECEPTION            9,354            (-0.7%)

11/1/2014            TRANSFORMERS #35 DAYS OF DECEPTION            9,354            0.00%

12/1/2014            TRANSFORMERS #36 DAYS OF DECEPTION            8,964            (-4.2%)

1/1/2015            TRANSFORMERS #37 DAYS OF DECEPTION            8,686            (-3.1%)

Continued minor attrition for this title.
195.) Lumberjanes #10 (BOOM!)

4/1/2014            LUMBERJANES #1                        13,129            --

5/1/2014            LUMBERJANES #2                        9,904            (-24.6%)

6/1/2014            LUMBERJANES #3                        9,150            (-7.6%)

7/1/2014            LUMBERJANES #4                        9,988            (+9.2%)

9/1/2014            LUMBERJANES #5                        10,099            (+1.1%)

9/1/2014            LUMBERJANES #6                        10,029            (-0.7%)

10/1/2014            LUMBERJANES #7                        9,999            (-0.3%)

11/1/2014            LUMBERJANES #8                        9,543            (-4.6%)

12/1/2014            LUMBERJANES #9                        8,917            (-6.6%)

1/1/2015            LUMBERJANES #10                        8,539            (-4.2%)

Lumberjanes has seen some steady attrition since the end of the first story-arc.

197.) Millenium #1 (IDW)

1/1/2015            MILLENNIUM #1            8,505

Millenium is tangentially related to the X-Files universe, making this a decent debut for a niche title.

198.) Groo Friends and Foes #1 (Dark Horse)

1/1/2015            GROO FRIENDS AND FOES #1                        8,446

Not as strong a debut as the last series Groo was in, Groo vs. Conan, which debuted to 13,942 readers.

199.) Lady Killer #1 (Dark Horse)

1/1/2015            LADY KILLER #1                        8,431

Low debut for this new title from Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich. However, I know that this went for a second printing so don’t let the initial low numbers fool you.

200.) Sonic the Hedgehog #268 (Archie Comics)

10/1/2014            SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #265                        8,869            (-1.7%)

11/1/2014            SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #266                        8,822            (-0.5%)

12/1/2014            SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #267                        8,608            (-2.4%)

1/1/2015            SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #268                        8,383            (-2.6%)

Slow and steady attrition.

201.) Alex + Ada #10 (Image)

1/1/2014            ALEX + ADA #3                        10,242            (-4.3%)

2/1/2014            ALEX + ADA #4                        9,862            (-3.7%)

3/1/2014            ALEX + ADA #5                        9,761            (-1.0%)

5/1/2014            ALEX + ADA #6                        9,869            (+1.1%)

6/1/2014            ALEX + ADA #7                        9,579            (-2.9%)

8/1/2014            ALEX + ADA #8                        9,453            (-1.3%)

10/1/2014            ALEX + ADA #9                        9,370            (-0.9%)

11/1/2014            ALEX + ADA #10                        8,946            (-4.5%)

12/1/2014            ALEX + ADA #11                        8,619            (-3.7%)

1/1/2015            ALEX + ADA #12                        8,373            (-2.9%)

Alex + Ada may be subject to standard attrition, but it’s only lost approximately two thousands readers in the past year. That’s pretty solid.

202.) Rai #6 (Valiant)

4/1/2014            RAI #1                        29,137           

6/1/2014            RAI #2                        13,448            (-53.8%)

7/1/2014            RAI #3                        10,665            (-20.7%)

8/1/2014            RAI #4                        9,394            (-12.4%)

12/1/2014            RAI #5                         8,280            (-11.9%)

1/1/2015            RAI #6                         8,301            (+0.3%)

A tiny upswing this month for Rai. Glad to see a positive change of pace.

203.) John Carter Warlord #3 (Dynamite Entertainment)

11/1/2014            JOHN CARTER WARLORD #1                        15,930           

12/1/2014            JOHN CARTER WARLORD #2                         8,858            (-44.4%)

1/1/2015            JOHN CARTER WARLORD #3                         8,236            (-7.0%)

Impressed to see the drops slowing down by the third issue. With titles in the bottom third of the top 300 list, drops don’t always slow down until the fourth or fifth issue.

204.) Ten Grande #12 (Image)

5/1/2013            Ten Grand #1 (Mr)             57,216           

6/1/2013            Ten Grand #2 (Mr)            29,241            (-48.9%)

7/1/2013            Ten Grand #3 (Mr)             21,858            (-25.5%)

8/1/2013            Ten Grand #4 (Mr)            19,017            (-13.0%)

11/1/2013            Ten Grand #5 (Mr)            17,020            (-10.5%)

12/1/2013            Ten Grand #6 (Mr)            15,366            (-9.7%)

2/1/2013            Ten Grand #7 (Mr)            13,201            (-14.1%)

3/1/2014            Ten Grand #8 (Mr)            12,117            (-8.2%)

4/1/2014            Ten Grand #9 (Mr)            11,210            (-7.5%)

7/1/2014            Ten Grand #10 (Mr)            10,354            (-7.6%)

11/1/2014            Ten Grand #11 (MR)            8,932            (-13.7%)

1/1/2015            Ten Grand #12 (MR)            8,168            (-8.6%)

These numbers are a cautionary tale of what can happen when a comic doesn’t keep to a stable publishing schedule – the comic lost nearly 50k readers from start to finish. Still, I quite enjoyed this title, which makes these numbers that much more heartbreaking.

205.) IXth Generation #1 (Image)

1/1/2015            IXTH GENERATION #1            8,145

The most recent addition to the Topcow universe might not have hit the 10k mark, but the numbers are comparable to other Topcow series.

207.) Revival #27 (Image)

10/1/2014            REVIVAL #24 (MR)            9,019            (-4.7%)

11/1/2014            REVIVAL #25 (MR)            9,535            (+5.7%)

12/1/2014            REVIVAL #26 (MR)            8,696            (-8.8%)

1/1/2015            REVIVAL #27 (MR)            8,057            (-7.3%)

Some continued attrition for Revival. It’s a bit on the high side, so hopefully next issue will bring a drop under five percent.

208.) Conan the Avenger #10 (Dark Horse)

4/1/2014            CONAN THE AVENGER #1            11,565           

5/1/2014            CONAN THE AVENGER #2            9,946            (-14.0%)

6/1/2013            CONAN THE AVENGER #3            9,486            (-4.6%)

7/1/2014            CONAN THE AVENGER #4            9,182            (-3.2%)

8/1/2014            CONAN THE AVENGER #5            8,941            (-2.6%)

9/1/2014            CONAN THE AVENGER #6            8,820            (-1.4%)

10/1/2014            CONAN THE AVENGER #7            8,547            (-3.1%)

11/1/2014            CONAN THE AVENGER #8            8,250            (-3.5%)

12/1/2014            CONAN THE AVENGER #9            8,105            (-1.8%)

1/1/2015            CONAN THE AVENGER #10            8,024            (-1.0%)

Though these numbers are on the low side, the consistency and very minor attrition is something to be admired.

210.) Red Sonja Vulture's Circle #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)

1/1/2015            RED SONJA VULTURES CIRCLE #1            7,888

The Red Sonja ongoing is still breaking the 10k mark, it looks like Dynamite is spreading it’s readers thin with this new mini-series.

211.) Roche Limit #4 (Image)

9/1/2014            ROCHE LIMIT #1 (MR)            23,404            --

10/1/2014            ROCHE LIMIT #2 (MR)            11,424            (-51.2%)

11/1/2014            ROCHE LIMIT #3 (MR)            9,296            (-18.9%)

1/1/2015            ROCHE LIMIT #4 (MR)            7,885            (-15.2%)

If these numbers don’t stop falling this title might fall off the chart soon.

212.) Edward Scissorhands #3 (IDW)

10/1/2014            EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #1                         13,533           

11/1/2014            EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #2                         10,121            (-25.2%)

1/1/2015            EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #3                         7,823            (-22.7%)

We’ll look for a loss under 15% next month. If not, this might not make the top 300 again.

213.) Reyn #1 (Image)

1/1/2015            REYN #1                        7,797

This is the third title that Kel Symons has created with Image. I Love Trouble debuted to roughly 7k readers and The Mercenary Sea debuted to roughly 10k, so the current numbers feel appropriate for this new series.

216.) Sonic Boom #3 (Archie Comics)

10/1/2014            SONIC BOOM #1                        17,228           

12/1/2014            SONIC BOOM #2                        8,216            (-52.3)

1/1/2015            SONIC BOOM #3                        7,474            (-9.0%)

Very healthy third issue drop, should start stabilizing next issue.

217.) Tomb Raider #12 (Dark Horse)

7/1/2014            TOMB RAIDER #6                        10,149            (-3.7%)

8/1/2014            TOMB RAIDER #7                        9,429            (-7.1%)

9/1/2014            TOMB RAIDER #8                        9,125            (-3.2%)

10/1/2014            TOMB RAIDER #9                        8,748            (-4.1%)

11/1/2014            TOMB RAIDER #10                        8,153            (-6.8%)

12/1/2014            TOMB RAIDER #11                        7,730            (-5.2%)

1/1/2015            TOMB RAIDER #12                        7,407            (-4.2%)

Steady attrition.

218.) BPRD Hell On Earth #127 (Dark Horse)

1/1/2014            BPRD HELL ON EARTH #115                        9,072            (+4.7%)

2/1/2014            BPRD HELL ON EARTH #116                        8,674            (-4.4%)

3/1/2014            BPRD HELL ON EARTH #117                        8,510            (-1.9%)

4/1/2014            BPRD HELL ON EARTH #118                        8,473            (-0.4%)

5/1/2014            BPRD HELL ON EARTH #119                        8,306            (-2.0%)

6/1/2014            BPRD HELL ON EARTH #120                        8,127            (-2.2%)

7/2/2014            BPRD HELL ON EARTH #121                        8,092            (-0.4%)

8/1/2014            BPRD HELL ON EARTH #122                        8,004            (-1.1%)

9/1/2014            BPRD HELL ON EARTH #123                        7,762            (-3.0%)

10/1/2014            BPRD HELL ON EARTH #124                        7,759            0%

11/1/2014            BPRD HELL ON EARTH #125                        7,534            (-2.9%)

12/1/2014            BPRD HELL ON EARTH #126                        7,535            0%

1/1/2015            BPRD HELL ON EARTH #127                        7,275            (-3.5%)

Very minor attrition over the past year.

221.) Transformers Drift Empire of Stone #3 (IDW)

11/1/2014            TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #1                        9,246           

12/1/2014            TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #2                        7,729            (-16.4%)

1/1/2015            TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #3                        7,109            (-8.0%)
222.)X-O Manowar #22 (Valiant)

1/1/2014            X-O MANOWAR #21                        9,336            (-6.1%)

2/1/2014            X-O MANOWAR #22                        9,808            (+5.1%)

3/1/2014            X-O MANOWAR #23                        9,394            (-4.2%)

4/1/2014            X-O MANOWAR #24                        8,595            (-8.5%)

5/1/2014            X-O MANOWAR #25                        12,493            (+45.4%)

6/1/2014            X-O MANOWAR #26                        10,083            (-19.3%)

7/1/2014            X-O MANOWAR #27                        9,183            (-8.9%)

8/1/2014            X-O MANOWAR #28                        9,634            (+4.9%)

9/1/2014            X-O MANOWAR #29                        8,566            (-11.1%)

11/1/2014            X-O MANOWAR #30                        8,354            (-2.5%)

12/1/2014            X-O MANOWAR #31                        7,398            (-11.4%)

1/1/2015            X-O MANOWAR #32                        7,042            (-4.8%)

Some big ups and downs over the past year, but attrition has steadily taken it’s toll for the last few issues.

224.) Galaxy Quest the Journey Continues #1 (IDW)

1/1/2015            GALAXY QUEST JOURNEY CONTINUES #1            $3.99            IDW            6,947

I adore everything about Galaxy Quest, but the niche nature of the title makes for fewer readers. Still, the writer, Erik Burnham, has distinguished himself with the Ghostbusters series, so it’s exciting to see what he’ll do with a new property.

226.) New Vampirella #6 (Dynamite Entertainment)

6/1/2014            NEW VAMPIRELLA #1            22,864           

7/1/2014            NEW VAMPIRELLA #2            9,445            (-58.7%)

8/1/2014            NEW VAMPIRELLA #3            8,732            (-7.5%)

9/1/2014            NEW VAMPIRELLA #4            8,287            (-5.1%)

10/1/2014            NEW VAMPIRELLA #5            7,784            (-6.1%)

11/1/2014            NEW VAMPIRELLA #6            7,378            (-5.2%)

12/1/2014            NEW VAMPIRELLA #7            7,417            (+0.5%)

1/1/2015            NEW VAMPIRELLA #8            6,715            (-9.5%)

A large drop this month making up for last month’s minor raise. The series continues to lose readers to above average attrition.

227.) Elfquest Final Quest #7 (Dark Horse)

1/1/2014            ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #1                        9,861            --

3/1/2014            ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #2                        8,390            (-14.9%)

5/1/2014            ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #3                        7,967            (-5.0%)

7/1/2014            ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #4                        7,622            (-3.7%)

9/1/2014            ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #5                        7,364            (-3.4%)

11/1/2014            ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #6                        6,961            (-5.5%)

1/1/2015            ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #7                        6,710            (-3.6%)

Some attrition for Elfquest, but for a decades old series it still has some kick.

231.) Godzilla Rulers of Earth #20 (IDW)

3/1/2014            Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #10            6,677            (+0.2%)

4/1/2014            Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #11 6,917            (-3.6%)

5/1/2014            Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #12 7,890            (+14.1%)

6/1/2014            Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #13 6,980            (-11.5%)

7/1/2014            Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #14            7,144            (+2.3%)

8/1/2014            Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #15 7,156            (+0.2%)

9/1/2014            Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #16 7,181            (+0.3%)

10/1/2014            Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #17 7,167            (-0.2%)

11/1/2014            Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #18            7,065            (-1.4%)

12/1/2014            Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #19            6,964            (-1.4%)

1/1/2015            Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #20 6,588            (-5.4%)

Above average drop for this title, yet overall the numbers are incredibly consistent.

232.) Shutter #8 (Image)

4/1/2014            SHUTTER #1 (MR)                        18,984           

5/1/2014            SHUTTER #2 (MR)                        12,267            (-35.4%)

6/1/2014            SHUTTER #3 (MR)                        9,887            (-19.4%)

7/1/2014            SHUTTER #4 (MR)                        9,107            (-7.9%)

8/1/2014            SHUTTER #5 (MR)                        8,140            (-10.6%)

9/1/2014            SHUTTER #6 (MR)                        7,499            (-7.9%)

12/1/2014            SHUTTER #7 (MR)                        10,669            (+42.2%)

1/1/2015            SHUTTER #8 (MR)                        6,587            (-38.4%)

After a large jump, Shutter manages to loose all it gained and then some.

233.) Simpsons Comics #217 (Bongo Comics)

6/1/2014            SIMPSONS COMICS #212                        6,619            (-3.6%)

7/1/2014            SIMPSONS COMICS #213                        ????            ----

8/1/2014            SIMPSONS COMICS #214                        7,079            ----

10/1/2014            SIMPSONS COMICS #215                        6,818            (-3.7%)

12/1/2014            SIMPSONS COMICS #216                        6,758            (-0.8%)

1/1/2015            SIMPSONS COMICS #217                        6,583            (-2.6%)

This comic has stayed steady in the same range for quite some time.

234.) War Stories #4 (Avatar)

10/1/2014            WAR STORIES #1 (MR)            9,487           

10/1/2014            WAR STORIES #2 (MR)            6,723            (-29.1%)

12/1/2014            WAR STORIES #3 (MR)            6,865            (+2.1%)

1/1/2015            WAR STORIES #4 (MR)            6,575            (-4.2%)

Even with lower numbers, stability is something to be admired.

235.) Abe Sapien #19 (Dark Horse)

1/1/2014            ABE SAPIEN #9            8,516            (-1.2%)

2/1/2014            ABE SAPIEN #10            7,995            (-6.1%)

3/1/2014            ABE SAPIEN #11            7,825            (-2.1%)

5/1/2014            ABE SAPIEN #12            7,559            (-3.4%)

6/1/2014            ABE SAPIEN #13            7,674            (+1.5%)

7/1/2014            ABE SAPIEN #14            7,469            (-2.7%)

8/1/2014            ABE SAPIEN #15            7,244            (-3.0%)

9/1/2014            ABE SAPIEN #16            7,143            (-1.4%)

10/1/2014            ABE SAPIEN #17            6,998            (-2.0%)

12/1/2014            ABE SAPIEN #18            6,652            (-4.9%)

1/1/2015            ABE SAPIEN #19            6,453            (-3.0%)

Steady attrition.

236.) King Flash Gordon #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)

1/1/2015            KING FLASH GORDON #1            6,413

With a standard second issue drop we may not see this title on the charts again.

237.) King the Phantom #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)

1/1/2015            KING THE PHANTOM #1            $3.99            DE            6,267

The King cross-over event may not be the smash Dynamite was hoping for.

238.) GI Joe a Real American Hero #21 (IDW)

9/1/2014            GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #204             7,651            (+16.6%)

10/1/2014            GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #207                   6,494            (-16.1%)

11/1/2014            GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #208             7,810            (+20.3%)

12/1/2014            GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #209                        6,344            (-18.8%)

1/1/2015            GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #210             6,216            (-2.0%)

After a few large ups and down, it looks like this could be the start of a more normal pattern.

239.) Justice Inc. #6 (Dynamite Entertainment)

8/1/2014            Justice Inc #1                        12,020           

9/1/2014            Justice Inc #2                        8,651            (-28.0%)

10/1/2014            JUSTICE INC #3                        7,546            (-12.8%)

11/1/2014            JUSTICE INC #4                        7,057            (-6.5%)

12/1/2014            JUSTICE INC #5                        6,660            (-5.6%)

1/1/2015            JUSTICE INC #6                        6,078            (-8.7)

The final issue of the mini-series ends with a large drop. However, that is most likely in part due to the $5.99 cover price.

240.) Vampirella Feary Tales #4 (Dynamite Entertainment)

10/1/2014            VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #1            10,571           

11/1/2014            VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #2            6,607            (-37.5%)

12/1/2014            VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #3            6,341            (-4.0%)

1/1/2015            VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #4            6,076            (-4.2%)

Seeing some attrition for this title. The last issue should still make the top 300 chart though.

241.) God Hates Astronauts #5 (Image)

9/1/2014            GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #1 (MR)            16,689           

10/1/2014            GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #2 (MR)            10,178            (-39.0%)

11/1/2014            GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #3 (MR)            8,017            (-21.2%)

12/1/2014            GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #4 (MR)            7,008            (-12.6%)

1/1/2015            GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #5 (MR)            6,071            (-13.4%)

This title needs to find the runaway truck stop. Another drop like this and it won’t make the chart again.

242.) October Faction #4 (Image)

10/1/2014            OCTOBER FACTION #1             9,181           

11/1/2014            OCTOBER FACTION #2             7,174            (-21.9%)

12/1/2014            OCTOBER FACTION #3             6,445            (-10.1%)

1/1/2015            OCTOBER FACTION #4            6,044            (-6.2%)

This title looks to be stabilizing.

244.) Humans #3 (Image)

11/1/2014            HUMANS #1 (MR)            17,274           

12/1/2014            HUMANS #2 (MR)            7,132            (-58.7%)

1/1/2015            HUMANS #3 (MR)            5,870            (-17.7%)

If the title can manage a drop 10% or lower next issue it may still make the chart.

246.) Uber #21 (Avatar)

6/1/2014            UBER #14 (MR)                        7,493            (-2.1%)

7/1/2014            UBER #15 (MR)                        7,456            (-0.5%)

8/1/2014            UBER #16 (MR)                        7,082            (-5.0%)

9/1/2014            UBER #17 (MR)                        6,934            (-2.1%)

10/1/2014            UBER #18 (MR)                        6,684            (-3.6%)

10/1/2014            UBER #19 (MR)                        6,436            (-3.7%)

12/1/2014            UBER #20 (MR)                        6,303            (-2.1%)

1/1/2015            UBER #21 (MR)                        5,858            (-7.0%)

Above average drop this month. If Kieron Gillen still intends to write 60 issues of Uber, the series needs to pick up some readers.

247.) Spongebob Comics #40 (United Plankton Pictures)

9/1/2014            SPONEBOB COMICS #36            6,405            (-1.3%)

10/1/2014            SPONGEBOB COMICS #37            6,417            0.00%

11/1/2014            SPONGEBOB COMICS #38            6,201            (-3.4%)

12/1/2014            SPONGEBOB COMICS #39            6,007            (-3.1%)

1/1/2015            SPONGEBOB COMICS #40            5,851            (-2.6%)

Steady minor attrition.

248.) Shaft #2 (Dynamite Entertainment)

12/1/2014            SHAFT #1 (MR)                        12,430           

1/1/2015            SHAFT #2 (MR)                        5,828            (-53.1%)

Large second issue drop. I don’t expect to see this on the chart for much longer.

249.) Feathers #1 (BOOM!)

249            1/1/2015            FEATHERS #1            5,781

Sadly an average debut for a non-IP children’s comic. It looks gorgeous though.

250.) Sex #19 (Image)

1/1/2014            Sex #10 (Mr)            9,947            (-7.1%)

2/1/2014            Sex #11 (Mr)            9,302            (-6.5%)

3/1/2014            Sex #12 (Mr)            8,830            (-5.1%)

5/1/2014            Sex #13 (Mr)            8,192            (-7.2%)

6/1/2014            Sex #14 (Mr)            7,824            (-4.5%)

8/1/2014            Sex #15 (Mr)            7,601            (-2.9%)

9/1/2014            Sex #16 (Mr)            7,167            (-5.7%)

10/1/2014            SEX #17 (MR)            6,709            (-6.4%)

11/1/2014            SEX #18 (MR)            6,361            (-5.2%)

1/1/2015            SEX #19 (MR)            5,775            (-9.21%)

Overall this title has seen a 40% drop in the last year. That’s more than a little attrition.

251.) Quantum and Woody Must Die #1 (Valiant)

1/1/2015            QUANTUM & WOODY MUST DIE #1            5,771

The last Quantum and Woody series, Q2: Quantum and Woody Return, debuted to 8,226 readers and had 4.6k with its latest issue. It doesn’t bode well that this title is debuting this low.

253.) Burning Fields #1 (BOOM!)

1/1/2015            BURNING FIELDS #1             5,729

A low debut, but this one is going back for a second printing.

254.) Unity #14 (Valiant)

1/1/2014            UNITY #3            13,277            (-29.5%)

2/1/2014            UNITY #4            10,644            (-19.8%)

3/1/2014            UNITY #5            12,268            (+15.3%)

4/1/2014            UNITY #6            9,351            (-23.8%)

5/1/2014            UNITY #7            8,653            (-7.5%)

6/1/2014            UNITY #8            9,442            (+9.1%)

7/1/2014            UNITY #9            8,485            (-10.1%)

8/1/2014            UNITY #10            8,491            0%

9/1/2014            UNITY #11            7,602            (-10.5%)

11/1/2014            UNITY #12            6,508            (-14.4%)

12/1/2014            UNITY #13            6,066            (-6.8%)

1/1/2015            UNITY #14            5,722            (-5.7%)

One of the lowest drops this title has seen. Could it be….stabilizing??

255.) Graveyard Shift #2 (Image)

12/1/2014            GRAVEYARD SHIFT #1            10,388           

1/1/2015            GRAVEYARD SHIFT #2            5,717            (-45.0%)

An unhealthy second issue drop.

256.) Sons of Anarchy #17 (BOOM!)

1/1/2014            SONS OF ANARCHY #5 (MR)                        11,607            (-5.0%)

2/1/2014            SONS OF ANARCHY #6 (MR)                        11,228            (-3.3%)

3/1/2014            SONS OF ANARCHY #7 (MR)                        9,910            (-11.7%)

4/1/2014            SONS OF ANARCHY #8 (MR)                        9,304            (-6.1%)

5/1/2014            SONS OF ANARCHY #9 (MR)                        8,511            (-8.5%)

6/1/2014            SONS OF ANARCHY #10 (MR)                        7,875            (-7.7%)

7/1/2014            SONS OF ANARCHY #11 (MR)                        7,394            (-5.9%)

8/1/2014            SONS OF ANARCHY #12 (MR)                        6,955            (-5.9%)

9/1/2014            SONS OF ANARCHY #13 (MR)                        6,506            (-6.5%)

10/1/2014            SONS OF ANARCHY #14 (MR)                        6,537            0.00%

11/1/2014            SONS OF ANARCHY #15 (MR)                        6,271            (-4.1%)

12/1/2014            SONS OF ANARCHY #16 (MR)                        5,930            (-5.4%)

1/1/2015            SONS OF ANARCHY #17 (MR)                        5,626            (-5.1%)

More attrition for Sons of Anarchy.

257.) Tarot Witch of the Black Rose #90 (Broadsword Comics)

1/1/2014            Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose #84             6,234            (-0.3%)

3/1/2014            Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose #85             6,075            (-2.6%)

5/1/2014            Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose #86             6,078            (+0.1%)

8/1/2014            Tarot Witch of the Black Rose #87            ????            ????

10/1/2014            Tarot Witch of the Black Rose #88            ????            ????

11/1/2014            Tarot Witch of the Black Rose #89             5,773            ????

1/1/2015            Tarot Witch of the Black Rose #90            5,593            (-3.1%)

Only minor losses for the last year.

258.) Woods #9 (BOOM!)

5/1/2014            WOODS #1            13,916            --

6/1/2014            WOODS #2            9,352            (-32.8%)

7/1/2014            WOODS #3            8,852            (-5.3%)

8/1/3014            WOODS #4            8,272            (-6.6%)

9/1/2014            WOODS #5            7,649            (-7.5%)

10/1/2014            WOODS #6            7,103            (-7.1%)

11/1/2014            WOODS #7            6,554            (-7.7%)

12/1/2014            WOODS #8            6,067            (-7.4%)

1/1/2015            WOODS #9            5,558            (-8.3%)

More high attrition for this title.

260.) Samurai Jack #16 (IDW)

7/1/2014            SAMURAI JACK #10            6,741            (-20.4%)

8/1/2014            SAMURAI JACK #11            7,489            (+11.1%)

9/1/2014            SAMURAI JACK #12            7,135            (-4.7%)

10/1/2014            SAMURAI JACK #13            6,657            (-6.7%)

11/1/2014            SAMURAI JACK #14            6,245            (-6.2%)

12/1/2014            SAMURAI JACK #15            6,023            (-3.6%)

1/1/2015            SAMURAI JACK #16            5,510            (-8.5%)

A larger than average drop this month.

261.) Intersect #3 (Image)

11/1/2014            INTERSECT #1             18,292           

12/1/2014            INTERSECT #2             7,437            (-59.3%)

1/1/2015            INTERSECT #3             5,407            (-27.3%)

Next month should see a 10-15% drop, which will likely keep this title from making the chart again.

262.) Twilight Zone #11 (IDW)

12/1/2013            Twilight Zone #1            21,723           

2/1/2014            Twilight Zone #2            11,537            (-46.9%)

3/1/2014            Twilight Zone #3            10,061            (-12.8%)

4/1/2014            Twilight Zone #4            9,014            (-10.4%)

5/1/2014            Twilight Zone #5            8,140            (-9.7%)

7/1/2014            Twilight Zone #6            7,528            (-7.5%)

7/1/2014            Twilight Zone #7            6,976            (-7.3%)

9/1/2014            Twilight Zone #8            6,633            (-4.7%)

10/1/2014            Twilight Zone #9            ????            ????

12/1/2014            Twilight Zone #10            5,680            ????

1/1/2015            Twilight Zone #11            5,359            (-5.7%)

Continued attrition for the Twilight Zone.

263.) Death Vigil #6 (Image)

7/1/2014            DEATH VIGIL #1            12,832           

8/1/2014            DEATH VIGIL #2            7,003            (-45.4%)

9/1/2014            DEATH VIGIL #3            6,308            (-9.9%)

10/1/2014            DEATH VIGIL #4            ????            ????

11/1/2014            DEATH VIGIL #5             5,612            ????

1/1/2015            DEATH VIGIL #6            5,341            (-4.8%)

Looks like this title has stabilized and is just suffering normal attrition now.

265 & 273.) God is Dead #26 (Avatar)

6/1/2014            GOD IS DEAD #15 (MR)            8,262            (-1.3%)

7/1/2014            GOD IS DEAD #16 (MR)            8,029            (-2.8%)

7/1/2014            GOD IS DEAD #17 (MR)            7,759            (-3.4%)

8/1/2014            GOD IS DEAD #18 (MR)            7,358            (-5.2%)

9/1/2014            GOD IS DEAD #19 (MR)            6,857            (-6.8%)

9/1/2014            GOD IS DEAD #20 (MR)            6,667            (-2.8%)

10/1/2014            GOD IS DEAD #21 (MR)            6,579            (-1.3%)

10/1/2014            GOD IS DEAD #22 (MR)            6,457            (-1.9%)

11/1/2014            GOD IS DEAD #24 (MR)            5,902            (-8.6%)

12/1/2014            GOD IS DEAD #25 (MR)            5,874            (-0.5%)

1/1/2015            GOD IS DEAD #26 (MR)            5,298            (-9.8%)

1/1/2015 GOD IS DEAD #27 (MR) 5,209 (-1.8%)

I assume these numbers are going to re-stabilize in the next few issues.

266.) Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #1 (IDW)

1/1/2015            POWERPUFF GIRLS SUPER SMASH-UP #1            5,295

This Cartoon Network Crossover title (the little ladies visit Dexter’s Lab) isn’t the smashing success that the Powerpuff Girl’s solo title has been.

273 & 267.) Skylanders #4-5 (IDW)

10/1/2014            SKYLANDERS #1                         12,361           

11/1/2014            SKYLANDERS #2                         7,665            (-38.0%)

12/1/2014            SKYLANDERS #3                         5,882            (-23.2%)

1/1/2015            SKYLANDERS #4                         5,212            (-11.4%)

1/1/2015            SKYLANDERS #5                        5,294            (+1.6%)

These numbers are finally starting to resemble something like stability. Even still, it might not remain on the chart for long.

268.) Red Sonja Black Tower #4 (Dynamite Entertainment)

9/1/2014            Red Sonja Black Tower #1             7,519           

10/1/2014            Red Sonja Black Tower #2                        ????            ????

11/1/2014            Red Sonja Black Tower #3                        5,518            ????

1/1/2015            Red Sonja Black Tower #4                        5,239            (-5.1%)

This series only lost 30% of its readers from start to finish.

269.) Usagi Yojimbo Senseo #6 (IDW)

8/1/2014            Usagi Yojimbo Senso #1                        7,633            --

9/1/2014            Usagi Yojimbo Senso #2                        6,438            (-15.7%)

10/1/2014            Usagi Yojimbo Senseo #3                        ????            ????

11/1/2014            USAGI YOJIMBO SENSO #4                        5,720            ????

11/1/2014            USAGI YOJIMBO SENSO #5                        5,451            (-4.7%)

1/1/2015            USAGI YOJIMBO SENSO #6                        5,235            (-4.0%)

Minor attrition.

270.) TMNT New Animated Adventures #19 (IDW)

Tmnt New Animated Adventures #6            $3.99            IDW            6,649            (-6.5%)

1/1/2014            TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #7                   6,331            (-4.8%)

2/1/2014            TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #8                   6,034            (-4.7%)

3/1/2014            TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #9             6,009            (-0.4%)

4/1/2014            TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #10                        5,911            (-1.6%)

5/1/2014            TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #11                        6,075            (+2.8%)

6/1/2014            TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #12             7,577            (+24.7%)

7/1/2014            TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #13                        7,158            (-5.5%)

8/1/2014            TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #14                        6,420            (-10.3%)

9/1/2014            TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #15                        7,589            (+18.2%)

10/1/2014            TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #16                        ????            ????

11/1/2014            TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #17                        6,228            ????

12/1/2014            TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #18                        6,084            (-2.1%)

1/1/2015            TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #19             5,227            (-14.1%)

Large drop this month for the turtles. We’ve seen equally large jumps in the numbers over the past year, so we’ll have to wait to see it play out.

271.) Flash Gordon #8 (Dynamite Entertainment)

4/1/2014            FLASH GORDON #1                        14,398           

5/1/2014            FLASH GORDON #2                        8,255            (-42.7%)

6/1/2014            FLASH GORDON #3                        7,034            (-14.8%)

8/1/2014            FLASH GORDON #4                        6,657            (-5.4%)

8/1/2014            FLASH GORDON #5                        6,257            (-6.0%)

12/1/2014            FLASH GORDON #7                        5,658            (-9.6%)

1/1/2015            FLASH GORDON #8                        5,223            (-7.7%)

This is on the high-end of attrition, but seems normal for this title.

274.) Strain Night Eternal #6 (Dark Horse)

8/1/2014            STRAIN NIGHT ETERNAL #1 (MR)            9,394           

9/1/2014            STRAIN NIGHT ETERNAL #2 (MR)            7,540            (-19.7%)

10/1/2014            STRAIN NIGHT ETERNAL #3 (MR)            7,021            (-6.9%)

11/1/2014            STRAIN NIGHT ETERNAL #4 (MR)            6,162            (-12.2%)

1/1/2015            STRAIN NIGHT ETERNAL #5 (MR)            5,209            (-16.5%)

These numbers are still out of control.

275.) Army of Darkness Vol 4 #2 (Dynamite Entertainment)

12/1/2014            ARMY OF DARKNESS VOL 4 #1            10,814           

1/1/2015            ARMY OF DARKNESS VOL 4 #2            5,037            (-53.4%)

Major second issue drop.

276.) GFT Grimm Fairy Tales #106 (Zenoscope)

7/1/2014            GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #100 (MR)                        11,722            (+56.9%)

8/1/2014            GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #101 (MR)                        6,740            (-42.5%)

9/1/2014            GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #102 (MR)                        6,462            (-4.1%)

10/1/2014            GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #103 (MR)                        ????            ????

11/1/2014            GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #104 (MR)                        5,341            ????

12/1/2014            GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #105 (MR)                        5,166            (-3.3%)

1/1/2015            GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #106 (MR)                        5,031            (-2.6%)

Minor attrition.

277 & 278.) Crossed Badlands #69-70 (Avatar)

11/1/2014            CROSSED BADLANDS #65 (MR)            5,410            ????

11/1/2014            CROSSED BADLANDS #66 (MR)            5,303            (-2.0%)

12/1/2014            CROSSED BADLANDS #67 (MR)            5,304            0%

12/1/2014            CROSSED BADLANDS #68 (MR)            5,159            (-2.7%)

1/1/2015            CROSSED BADLANDS #69 (MR)            5,019            (-2.7%)

1/1/2015            CROSSED BADLANDS #70 (MR)            4,973            (-0.9%)

Minor attrition. .

279.) Bart Simpson Comic #94 (Bongo)

1/1/2014            BART SIMPSON COMICS #88            5,020            (-3.7%)

3/1/2014            BART SIMPSON COMICS #89            4,940            (-1.6%)

5/1/2014            BART SIMPSON COMICS #90            ????            ????

7/1/2014            BART SIMPSON COMICS #91            ????            ????

9/1/2014            BART SIMPSON COMICS #92            ????            ????

11/1/2014            BART SIMPSON COMICS #93            5,220            ????

1/1/2015            BART SIMPSON COMICS #94            4,972            (-4.8%)

The numbers on this move around a bit, but at least seem to be staying in the same range.

280.) Eternal Warriors Days of Steel (Valiant)

11/1/2014            ETERNAL WARRIOR DAYS OF STEEL #1                        6,785           

12/1/2014            ETERNAL WARRIOR DAYS OF STEEL #2             5,760            (-15.1%)

1/1/2015            ETERNAL WARRIOR DAYS OF STEEL #3                        4,889            (-15.1%)

At least the mini-series ended on the chart.

282.) Lady Death (Ongoing) #26 (Dynamite Entertainment)

8/1/2012            Lady Death #20 (Mr)            7,312            (+1.4%)

9/1/2012            Lady Death #21 (Mr)            6,990            (-4.4%)

10/1/2012            Lady Death #22 (Mr)            6,987            0%

10/1/2012            Lady Death #23 (Mr)            6,638            (-5.0%)

12/1/2012            Lady Death #24 (Mr)            6,762            (+1.9%)

2/1/2013            Lady Death #25 (Mr)            6,498            (-3.9%)

1/1/2015            Lady Death #26 (Mr)            4,865            (-35.1%)

A major drop follows the first issue this title has seen in almost two years.

283.) Judge Dredd #27 (IDW)

11/1/2014            JUDGE DREDD #25                        6,055            ????

12/1/2014            JUDGE DREDD #26                        5,184            (-14.4%)

1/1/2015            JUDGE DREDD #27                        4,832            (-6.8%)

Hopefully this downward spiral will slow next issue.

285.) Halo Escalation #14 (Dark Horse)

1/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #2            6,656            (-25.0%)

2/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #3            5,961            (-10.4%)

3/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #4            5,702            (-4.3%)

4/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #5            5,550            (-2.7%)

5/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #6            5,432            (-2.1%)

6/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #7            5,330            (-1.9%)

7/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #8            ????            ????

8/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #9            ????            ????

9/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #10            ????            ????

10/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #11            ????            ????

11/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #12            ????            ????

12/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #13            ????            ????

1/1/2015            HALO ESCALATION #14            4,750            ????

We haven’t seen numbers for this title in awhile, and I don’t think we will again anytime soon.

288.) Magnus Robot Fighter #10 (Dynamite Entertainment)

7/1/2014            MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #5            7,205            (-8.8%)

9/1/2014            MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #6            ????            ????

10/1/2014            MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #7            ????            ????

11/1/2014            MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #8            5,402            ????

12/1/2014            MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #9            5,053            (-6.5%)

1/1/2015            MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #10            4,662            (-7.7%)

From what I can tell, this is average attrition for this title.

289.) Turok Dinosaur Hunter #11 (Dynamite Entertainment)

2/1/2014            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #1             30,722           

3/1/2014            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #2                        11,296            (-6.3%)

4/1/2014            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #3                        9,586            (-15.1%)

5/1/2014            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #4                        8,426            (-12.1%)

6/1/2014            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #5                        7,803            (-7.4%)

7/1/2014            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #6             7,352            (-5.8%)

9/1/2014            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #7                        6,829            (-7.1%)

10/1/2014            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #8                        ????            ????

11/1/2014            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #9                        5,757            ????

11/1/2014            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #10            5,214            (-9.4%)

1/1/2015            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #11            4,656            (-10.7%)

Another high-ish drop for this title.

290.) Q2 Return Quatum & Woody (Valiant)

10/1/2014            Q2 RTN QUANTUM & WOODY #1            8,226           

11/1/2014            Q2 RTN QUANTUM & WOODY #2            5,802            (-29.5%)

12/1/2014            Q2 RTN QUANTUM & WOODY #3            5,073            (-12.6%)

1/1/2015            Q2 RTN QUANTUM & WOODY #4            4,606            (-9.2%)

There’s only one issue left of this series, but I don’t think it will make the chart.

291.) Dungeons and Dragons Legend of Baldur's Gate #4 (IDW)

10/1/2014            D&D LEGENDS OF BALDURS GATE #1             9,341           

11/1/2014            D&D LEGENDS OF BALDURS GATE #2             7,642            (-18.2%)

12/1/2014            D&D LEGENDS OF BALDURS GATE #3             5,563            (-27.2%)

1/1/2015            D&D LEGENDS OF BALDURS GATE #4             4,602            (-17.3%)

I doubt we’ll see this title on the chart again.

292.) Purgatori #5 (Dynamite Entertainment)

9/1/2014            PURGATORI #1             11,718            --

10/1/2014            PURGATORI #2            ????            ????

11/1/2014            PURGATORI #3            5,475            ????

12/1/2014       PURGATORI #4   ????   ????

1/1/2015            PURGATORI #5            4,600            ????

I feel like we can bid this title a final farewell from the chart.

293.) Borderlands Fall of Fyrestone #6 (IDW)

7/1/2014            BORDERLANDS FALL OF FYRESTONE #1            8,830           

9/1/2014            BORDERLANDS FALL OF FYRESTONE #2            5,680            (-35.7%)

10/1/2014            BORDERLANDS FALL OF FYRESTONE #3            ????            ????

11/1/2014            BORDERLANDS FALL OF FYRESTONE #4 5,331            ????

12/1/2014            BORDERLANDS FALL OF FYRESTONE #5 ????            ????

1/1/2015            BORDERLANDS FALL OF FYRESTONE #6 4,580            ????

It appears as if this title has only been suffering minor attrition.

294.) Zero #14 (Image)

8/1/2014            Zero #10 (Mr)            5,758            ????

10/1/2014            Zero #11 (Mr)            ????            ????

11/1/2014            Zero #12 (Mr)            ????            ????

12/1/2014            Zero #13 (Mr)            ????            ????

1/1/2015            Zero #14 (MR)            4,567            ????

We may not see this again soon.

296.) GFT Cinderlla #3 (Zenoscope)

11/1/2014            GFT CINDERELLA #1 (MR)                        ????           

12/1/2014            GFT CINDERELLA #2 (MR)                        ????            ????

1/1/2015            GFT CINDERELLA #3 (MR)                        4,493            ????

This series may not have started on that chart, but it finished on it.

297.) GFT Wonderland #31 (Zenoscope)

6/1/2014            GFT WONDERLAND #22 (MR)                        5,261            (-1.0%)

7/1/2014            GFT WONDERLAND #25 (MR)                        7,030            (+33.6%)

8/1/2014            GFT WONDERLAND #26 (MR)                        ????            ????

9/1/2014            GFT WONDERLAND #27 (MR)                        ????            ????

10/1/2014            GFT WONDERLAND #28 (MR)                        ????            ????

11/1/2014            GFT WONDERLAND #29 (MR)                        ????            ????

12/1/2014            GFT WONDERLAND #30 (MR)                        ????            ????

1/1/2015            GFT WONDERLAND #31 (MR)                        4,475            ????

Maybe we’ll see this title on the chart again when it celebrates its 50th issue.

298.) BSG Death of Apollo #2 (Dynamite Entertainment)

12/1/2014            BSG DEATH OF APOLLO #1            5,626           

1/1/2015            BSG DEATH OF APOLLO #2            4,451            (-20.9%)

Health second issue drop. We may not see this title on the chart anytime soon, but it looks like it will stabilize very quickly.

299.) Evil Ernie #3 (Dynamite Entertainment)

10/1/2014            EVIL ERNIE #1            10,803           

11/1/2014            EVIL ERNIE #2            ????            ????

1/1/2015            EVIL ERNIE #3            4,426            ????
300.) Regular Show #19 (BOOM!)

1/1/2014            Regular Show #8             9,201            (-14.3%)

2/1/2014            Regular Show #10            7,623            (-17.2%)

2/1/2014            Regular Show #9                        8,554            (+12.2%)

3/1/2014            Regular Show #11            7,084            (-17.2%)

4/1/2014            Regular Show #12            6,540            (-7.7%)

7/1/2014            Regular Show #13            6,724            (+2.8%)

8/1/2014            Regular Show #14            6,345            (-5.6%)

9/1/2014            Regular Show #15            ????            ????

10/1/2014            Regular Show #16            ????            ????

11/1/2014            Regular Show #17            ????            ????

12/1/2014            Regular Show #18            ????            ????

1/1/2015            Regular Show #19            4,419            ????

Looks like steady attrition has taken it’s toll.

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22. Entertainment Round-Up: Captain Marvel rumors, The X-Files to return, Another Preacher cast member is announced

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Happy SDCC Hotelpocalypse everyone! Here’s hoping all your dreams come true in 48 hours. The rest of you are far smarter to not put yourself through the sleepless nights and stress.

Here’s today’s big Entertainment headlines:

POSSIBLE SPOILERS IN THE FIRST ITEM

Latino Review dropped a Captain Marvel rumor today, here’s the gist of it. They hear that Marvel has already cast the role of Carol Danvers and are keeping it tightly under wraps. We’ll be getting our first glimpse of her in Age of Ultron they report, as has been reported for a few months now over at Badass Digest.

They also state that Marvel already has the story for her debut film already sketched out and they’re attempting to recruit an established talent to script it. Captain Marvel scribe Kelly Sue DeConnick was apparently in the running, but there’s no word yet on what decisions Marvel has made other than Jim Starlin is apparently on board as a consultant.

END SPOILERS

– X-Files fans take heart, your favorite duo is returning to the small screen as David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have signed on-board for a six part X-Files mini-series that will air on FOX on a not yet revealed date. Series creator Chris Carter is back on board as well, and here’s what he had to say per The Hollywood Reporter:

I think of it as a 13-year commercial break. The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.

The last time The X-Files returned, I remember seeing a bunch of really disappointed theater-goers. Here’s hoping this second reunion goes off a bit better.

– AMC’s Preacher now has a Cassidy to team up with Tulip and Arseface, and it’s Misfits actor Joseph Gilgun. Here’s how Deadline colorfully describes the Irish vampire for the series:

Jesse’s sidekick Cassidy is described as the most wild-ass, bestest “bro” you’d ever want to meet. He may be 100 years dead but no one’s more boisterously alive than Proinsias Cassidy. An incorrigible mischief-maker, Cassidy’s up for anything — joyriding, bungee-jumping, bank robbing, peyote dropping. He’s also a relentless conversationalist with opinions on everything from religion to politics to pop culture to theories on why people are better able to tolerate the odor of their own flatulence.

We’re still waiting to find out who is going to play Jesse Custer, but that announcement is likely imminent.

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23. Get Jiro Returns with Anthony Bourdain, Blood, and Sushi

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Not many people can mix comics, sushi, and blood. Food personality and comic book author Anthony Bourdain is teaming up with Get Jiro’s Joel Rose for a prequel to the popular graphic novel. The series is returning with Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi and a new set of artists with Dave Johnson (Abe Sapien) on covers and Ale Garza (Teen Titans) drawing the interiors from the book. Comic Vine ran a press release from the publisher Vertigo Comics that included a quote from Bourdain himself;

“Where did my ultra-violent sushi chef hero from the previous book come from? What if you were brought up in a family where murder is acceptable practice and making the best sushi on the planet is a shameful secret? I wanted to take the story back to its beginnings–in Japan (albeit a slightly-in-the-future, dystopic Japan), and indulge my own enthusiasms for both the place and the many classic genre films that have been made there. This is fun for me.”

This is an origin story for Get Jiro’s protagonist, where our lead has to cook in secret in a strange alternate version of Japan. This is a departure from the events of the first series set in Los Angeles, where we will discover the origins of the character in Tokyo. The cover for the book introduces a pretty arresting image perfectly mixing the comic’s violent sushi indulgences. While the comic itself may not be edible, fans get a taste of the delicious graphic novel on October 20. The story cooks up an 160-page meal priced at $22.99 for a full entree.

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24. Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 3/25/15: The $50 million swipe

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§ Many people in comics have a a deep abiding hatred of Roy Lichtenstein, who appropriated comics panels for paintings that are now worth millions of dollars. That antipathy will grow more as the above painting, taken from a panel by Ted Galindo, is being auctioned off with a value of $50 million. Scott Edelman has more, and the above image, which was created by David Barsalou, who has long been cataloging the Lichtenstein/comics connection. According to Sotheby’s

In its 53-year history, the painting has only ever had two owners. It was consigned from the collection of Chicago businessman and philanthropist Stefan Edlis. The Ring “encapsulates all of the major themes of the artist’s most acclaimed and sustained body of work,” according to a statement from Sotheby’s.

“Major themes.” Okay.

§ Chris Sims is taking a voluntary hiatus from Comics Alliance, as revealed in his War Rocket Ajex podcast.

Like I said, it’s not something that I went back and tried to hide, but it is something that I’ve tried to move away from as a writer and as a person. I got called out on it. I did it – that is not in question – and it was not OK. It was not OK then, it is not OK now. I never apologized for it then, because at the time, I felt like it was better to just let someone who was trying to disengage disengage. I have apologized now. I regret every part of it, and it was all me. There was a part of me that enjoys being a jerk. And a lot of the mistakes I’ve made in my life come from that. They come from a refusal to acknowledge that other people have feelings – in my personal life, and my professional life.

 

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§ The CBLDF continues it look back at women in comics with a profile of Lee Marrs:

Lee Marrs, who would become one of the first and most outspoken women creators of the underground comix movement, got her start working in the comics industry as a part-time assistant on the strips Little Orphan Annie and Hi & Lois. Although this was her beginning in the industry, her entrepreneurial drive ultimately led her to San Francisco in 1971 where she worked alongside other underground legends like Trina Robbins. Her passionate approach to comics and desire to create works that spoke to all kinds of women became a major inspiration for other women creators to get involved in the comics scene. In a time when mainstream comics were still being heavily regulated and censored by the Code, the fledgling underground scene was really the only place where creators could express themselves freely and produce the books that they wanted. Although it was still heavily perceived as the proverbial “boy-club,” this didn’t stop Marrs. Instead of trying to be exclusively included in their comix, Marrs made her own. The Further Fattening Adventures of Pudge, Girl Blimp was born and would run from 1973 to 1978—an incredible run for an independently created work.

Marrs has such a long and important career in comics and later animation. It’s a shame her work is so little known now.

§ Blossom did not like Frozen.

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§ Wonderful comics! Remember that stuff! Comics Alliance profiles Aatmaja Pandya, whose name I have been hearing for a long time as one of the most talented recent SVA grads. She had a new comic coming out for MoCCA. Check it out.

CA: What are some comics that have inspired you either growing up or as an adult?

AP: Growing up, it was manga and video games and cartoons that made me want to draw/tell stories. Stuff like Fullmetal Alchemist, The Legend of Zelda series, lots of anime. I feel like this is the case with a lot of younger people in the industry? I read Calvin & Hobbes and Tintin when I was a really little kid. Then I got really into webcomics as I got older – Bobwhite by Magnolia Porter, especially, was the comic that made me want to start making my own comics. Then in my late teens I started reading some of the graphic novel classics, like Maus and Persepolis and Blankets and Asterios Polyp, and finally had the realization that the “mainstream” comics world existed beyond superheroes. Recently, I’ve been looking at Ranma 1/2, Kuragehime, Studio Ghibli movies, and slowly re-reading the Earthsea books, which aren’t comics but are super inspiring.

§ Speaking of comics influences, Boom! Editor Shannon Watters, one of the driving forces behind the introduction pf the “Adventure Time/tumblr” style to “mainstream” comics publishing, talks about the #ComicsForward thing and touches on a lot of the new culture clash of comics buyers:

It’s kind of why I put it as Wednesday comics buyers. It really is a cultural thing. It’s less of a group of people; you can’t really say that everyWednesday comics buyer is a white male between the ages of 30 and whatever, you know? You can’t pigeonhole that, but what does set those people apart is they’ve learned the status quo of the direct market system. They are used to the ritual of going to a comics shop every week on Wednesdays and picking up books. Or going once a month and picking up their stack. I think that has been the most interesting thing, and Kelly Sue [DeConnick] has really done an incredible job with this, educating people who are not Wednesday comics buyers on the importance of preordering within the direct market system to support a book. I think that’s really where the education and honestly the separation is coming from. Not everybody knows how the direct market works and how publishing within the direct market works.

§ CBR is hiring an entry levelLos Angeles-Based Editorial Assistant

JOB DESCRIPTION: CBR is looking for a part-time Editorial Assistant. Duties will include: Data entry General office work, filing, organizing, trash take out General errands including shopping for supplies and more Familiarity with content management systems a plus. Basic knowledge of Photoshop also a plus. Previous journalism experience preferred Knowledge of comic book storylines, creators and culture a plus

 

§ There is a controversy going on over all the money that was donated to Charlie Hebdo after the January attack. The magazine is owned by several different entities, but the surviving cartoonists want to share in the revenue because it’s quite a bit of money: 30 million euros. Oh boy.

§ Remember Lost? Remember Mark Coale’s weekly recaps? And polar bears and smoke monsters? And endless theorizing? So long ago. Staff writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach has a long remembrance of the first few years. This one is hot beverage worthy.

If you are reading this, it might be because you asked me how it all began and I sent you here. Or it might be because — as still happens with depressing regularity — one of the show’s detractors, be that a critic, or, more vexingly, someone who has just created a show and wants to make sure the media realizes that they are above making the mistakes we made (all the while cribbing our best moves) has come out purporting yet again to have some sort “proof” that “the writers of Lost did not know what they were doing.” 

BAM.

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25. San Diego Comic-Con Hoteloween was scarier than usual this year

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As I write this, the hotel situation for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con remains in flux. Open hotel registration—which is in effect a lottery based on hand and browser speed—took place yesterday morning, and it was a tense, tense 10 minutes with confirmation emails yet to go out.

Hours of training, both physical and mental, memorizing maps and testing internet speed were all for nought for a bunch of folks—the Beat included—because the website suffered some kind of hitch. Tony Kim has a sad account, backed up by many on Twitter. As the world collectively hit the refresh button at high noon EDT, 9 am PDT, the hotel selection form froze up and then sent you to the “Congrats, wait for your email” screen. That’s what happened here. I got the first screen, clicked on some hotels hit return, got kicked out and then sat there in confusion and dread and then went back in. The second time it worked but by then four minutes had passed, four precious, precious minutes, and downtown hotels are usually gone long before that to people with better autofill speeds.

Several people have heard from Travel Planners, the company that has been running Hotel Hell for many years, that a follow-up email would be sent to those who had submitted faulty forms and they would have a chance to pick their six hotels and resubmit. But would the first time stamp be honored? A few tweets of relevance:

I didn’t get any Travel Planners email so I guess my second form went through alright…but too late. No one seems to have gotten any “confirmation” emails from Travel Planners yet, either. But the fine folks there are doubtless working hard to make sure that people are taken care of.

And now the waiting begins. But I’m not going to just sit here and wait. I’m making a bold offer. If anyone has a spare room at the Omni, either Hilton, the Marriott Marina or the Hyatt, I’m willing to trade this mechanical pencil for it.
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That’s right, for an extra hotel room you have no need of, you will receive this beautiful mechanical pencil, size B. The pencil is a few years old, but has not been used much, and has a secure grip for a firm, confident line. The pencil does not come with leads, but I’m sure you can find those at any stationary store.

This is a good deal, please give it some serious consideration.

Good luck to everyone caught up in this trying time. And as is now traditional for speaking of Hoteloween, “May the odds be ever in your favor.”

PS: I know that the hashtag used among Hall H waiters is #hotelpocalypse, but I’ sticking with #hoteloween because you never know what you’re going to get and I was here first.

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