The comic market in the Spring Season of 2012 was the best in years, according to a report in ICv2's Internal Correspondence #79 (see "ICv2 Releases 'Internal Correspondence' #79"). Comic periodicals are doing well, and graphic novel collections of the "New 52" did better than expected, given that many fans already owned the periodicals, according to the report. TV drove sales of The Walking Dead and Avatar graphic novels, which also contributed.
The decline in specialty retail competition for comic stores, with the collapse of Borders and the cutbacks in anime space at Best Buy, are also re-opening manga and anime, categories that had been tough going for independent retailers the last few years.
Here are ICv2's top graphic novel properties across eight categories for:
Top 10 Genre Graphic Novel Properties--Spring 2012
Top 10 Fiction & Reality Graphic Novel Properties--Spring 2012
Top 10 Superhero Graphic Novel Properties--Spring 2012
Top 5 Comic Strip Properties--Spring 2012
Top 10 Kids & Tweens Graphic Novel Properties--Spring 2012
Top 10 Shojo Properties--Spring 2012
Top 10 Shonen Properties--Spring 2012
Top 25 Manga Properties--Spring 2012
For info on how to get your copy of the ICv2's Internal Correspondence #79 with the full market reports, Pick Hits of the best upcoming releases, and reviews, see "ICv2 Releases 'Internal Correspondence' #79."
Best in Years
Posted by ICv2 on July 26, 2012 @ 12:53 am CT
Week of May 31, 2016
May 30, 2016
May has five home entertainment release days instead of four, so there aren’t very many new offerings this week, but there are some very interesting titles including a bleak and gritty crime film ( Triple 9 ) and an almost equally interesting crime caper TV mini-series ( The Last Panthers , which has a theme song by David Bowie), plus an inspiring Jesse Owens biopic, and the campy box office failures Gods of Egypt and Pride and Prejudice & Zombies .
'Alice Through the Looking Glass' in Real Trouble, 'Civil War' Tops 'Deadpool'
May 29, 2016
As expected this weekend’s two big new releases topped the box office charts, but X-Men: Apocalypse’s debut was 30% below that of the previous film in the franchise ( Days of Future Past ), and James Bobin’s Alice Through the Looking Glass opened 70% below Tim Burton’s 2010 Alice in Wonderland.