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 February 9, 2016
February 7, 2016
This week’s home entertainment offerings include the 24th James Bond film Spectre, Guillermo Del Toro’s highly entertaining Gothic romance Crimson Peak , Damon Lindelof’s mysterious TV series The Leftovers , and Shirobako , one of the most interesting anime TV series set in the world of Japanese animation in years.
Week of Feb. 2, 2016
January 31, 2016
After an unexpected hiatus of two weeks we resume our quick survey of home entertainment releases. This week’s offerings include a new Batman animated film, Steven Spielberg’s carefully crafted Cold War saga, Bridge of Spies , Vin Diesel’s action-packed The Last Witch Hunter , plus the final season of the post-apocalyptic TNT series Falling Skies , the grindhouse-themed second season of From Dusk Till Dawn , and the third film in the 4-part anime feature film remake of Evangelion.