ICv2: THE BUSINESS OF GEEK CULTURE
Column by Steve Bennett
July 1, 2015

This week Bennett looks at the whole lot of new comics coming from Marvel, and a couple of gems from DC.

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What's Changed since Marvel, Overprints, Variants
July 1, 2015
In Part 1, we talk about how comic publishing has changed since Jemas' Marvel tenure, his thoughts on overprints and variants, and on launching a new comic company in the current environment.
Launching Take Two's Comic Imprint
July 1, 2015
In Part 2, we talked about the launch issues of pricing, accessibility, marketing, digital, and the talent.
'Mary Perkins On Stage,' 'Annie,' 'Thundercats'
July 1, 2015
Comic strip and comic artist, animation showrunner, and graphic novelist Leonard Starr passed away Tuesday.
According to New Estimate by ICv2 and Comichron
June 30, 2015
The comics and graphic novel market hit a new high since the mid-90s, according to a new joint estimate by Comichron’s John Jackson Miller and ICv2’s Milton Griepp.
Will Target Die-Hard Fans of 1990s TV Series
June 30, 2015
BOOM! Studios has announced a license from Saban Brands to produce new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comics.
To Hobby and Amazon
June 30, 2015
Hasbro has announced that the highly anticipated Magic: The Gathering Arena of the Planeswalkers strategy board game will release on July 1 for “select hobby game stores” and Amazon.
Announces Post-'Book of Death' Titles, New 'One Dollar Debuts'
June 30, 2015
Valiant Entertainment held its “Valiant Summit” today, and announced two upcoming titles which will follow in the wake of its Book of Death summer event, as well as a new roster of One Dollar Debut titles, and a teaser for summer 2016.
Plus New Faction for Minis Game, New RPG Books
June 30, 2015
Wyrd Miniatures is planning a number of new releases over the next few months, including new products for its Malifaux miniatures game and its Through the Breach RPG.
Post 'Secret Wars' Flagship X-Men Title Launches This Fall
June 30, 2015
Marvel has announced the new team of mutants for the flagship post- Secret Wars X-Men title Extraordinary X-Men , written by Jeff Lemire.
Comic Based On Video Game Based on Comic
June 30, 2015
Marvel comics will launch a new comic in October based on the Contest of Champions video game from Kabam, which itself is based on a 1980s Marvel comic.
Del Toro Off 'Justice League Dark'
June 30, 2015
Warners is shuffling its comics-based films.
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