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 @ 1:53 am CT
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This week's home entertainment releases include one of the most visually-ravishing "bombs" ever made, the live-action Ghost in the Shell , the animated hit Boss Baby , the underrated family drama Gifted, plus the first new Dragon Ball saga in 18 years, and the second season of the anime adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi's supernatural comedy Rin-Ne .
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San Diego Comic-Con: At the San Diego Comic-Con Scholastic Books announced the acquisition of the rights to Hey, Kiddo , Jarrett Krosoczka’s graphic novel memoir of his childhood and adolescence.