An ICv2 Release.  ICv2 has announced the release of ICv2 Insider’s Guide #69, which was released to the trade by Alliance Game Distributors, Diamond Comic Distributors, ACD Distribution, GTS Distribution, AAA Anime, Skyline Distribution, Bookazine, other distributors, and is also available directly from ICv2.

According to the new ICv2 Insider's Guide, hobby games sales continued to improve in the third quarter of 2009, as graphic novel sales declined vs. the Watchmen-fueled year-ago period.

The issue includes market reports on the graphic novel, anime, and hobby game markets; coverage of the top movies and DVDs coming out in the next months; a report on the discussion of “Comics after Hollywood” at the ICv2 Comics and Media Conference in San Diego; hobby game and graphic novel Pick Hits for Q1 2010; DVD, manga, graphic novel, and game reviews; graphic novel and hobby game bestseller charts; and more.

For more on the contents of this issue, along with links to all of the bestseller lists, see “Graphic Novels Down, Games Up.”

For those interested in subscribing to the ICv2 Insider’s Guide, please visit the ICv2 Online Store (click here).  Or if you are interested in ordering a single copy of the ICv2 Insider’s Guide #69, please click here.  For retailers, if your distributor is on the list above, just ask for your free copy of the Guide, or if not, e-mail Dennis Viau at to request a complimentary copy.