On the Competition, Newsstand Distribution, Ratings, and Collectibility
June 4, 2001
ICv2 recently submitted a number of written questions to Marvel President Jemas, and he took time to respond in his usual frank style (we guess it's not just the spoken interviews that bring out that trait).
Best-sellers in Pop Culture Stores
May 27, 2001
Trends that we have seen during the first quarter, such as the increasing dominance of the DVD format, the overall sales importance of high ticket items, and the continuing reign of CCGs are even more apparent in the April numbers.
But Tanking Sales May Kick Marvel, DC Off Newsstand First
May 19, 2001
One important newsstand distributor contacted by ICv2 said that Marvel's dumping of the Comics Code and adoption of its own rating system might not be much of an impediment to newsstand distribution.
Strong Support for the CMAA
May 16, 2001
Marvel's unilateral decision to withdraw from the CMAA (Comics Magazine Association of America) and the Comics Code has brought forth strong statements of support for the organization from its other members.
Kevin Smith Film Bows August 24th
May 8, 2001
Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back has been moved back from its original August 10th release date to August 24th. Smith made the move after consulting with Dimension Films, which will be releasing the latest opus from the 'Bluntcave.'