August Down, But Less Than Expected with One Less Week
September 13, 2019
Sales of comics and graphic novels to comic stores were down 5.76% vs. August 2018, an impressive performance in a month with one fewer week.
DVD Round-Up: 'Men in Black: International,' 'Ma,' 'Booksmart,' 'Bob's Burgers,' & 'My Hero Academia'
Week of September 3, 2019
September 2, 2019
This week's home entertainment offerings include Sony's attempt to revive the comic book-based Men in Black franchise, an Olivia Spencer horror movie, a smart and savvy coming-of-age film directed by actress Oiivia Wilde, plus the latest episodes of Bob’s Burgers and the breakout superhero anime series My Hero Academia.
The Comics Market 'Malaise;' Periodicals vs. Graphic Novels; Genre Tastes; and Image Titles with Overlooked Potential
August 16, 2019
We caught up with Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson recently to get his views on current issues, and discussed his perspective on the comics market "malaise," periodicals vs. graphic novels, whether tastes in genres are shifting, and Image titles that may offer more opportunities than are currently being realized.
Disney Unveils New Streaming Bundle, 'Game of Thrones' Creators Join Netflix, Viacom to Acquire 'Garfield,' 'TWD' Spinoff Gets Lead, HBO Max Gets Doctor Who, CBS All Access Adds Kids Programming
Geek TV News Round-Up
August 12, 2019
There was plenty of geek TV news over the last week, and it's time for another round-up!
DVD Round-Up: 'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Detective Pikachu,' 'Shadow,' 'Amazing Grace,' 'Riverdale,' & 'Attack on Titan'
Week of August 13, 2019
August 12, 2019
This week's home entertainment releases include the #1 film of 2018, plus the first live-action Pokemon movie, an Aretha Franklin documentary saved from the scrapheap with a computer restoration, a brilliant martial arts film from the auteur of The House of Flying Daggers, the latest seasons of the Archie Comics-inspired Riverdale and the Stephen King-based Mr. Mercedes, as well as new episodes of the white hot anime science fiction series Attack on Titan.
With Extra Week, Year-to-Date Tracks Up 0.69%
August 9, 2019
With 31 weeks through the end of July 2019 vs. 30 weeks through the end of July 2018 (or 3% more weeks), sales were up 0.63% year-to-date.
Week of July 23, 2019
July 22, 2019
This week’s home entertainment offerings include three box office “bombs” that despite their financial failures, are definitely worth a look, plus a thought-provoking documentary about church and state in contemporary America, and a classic anime comedy produced by Kyoto Animation.