Tortured Souls Top Toys
September 20, 2001
The biggest surprises at the top of the lists in August are the #1 toys product -- Clive Barker's Tortured Souls from Mcfarlane -- and the #1 anime -- the El Hazard OVA DVD box set.
Will Now Be Released After Show's Debut
September 18, 2001
Marvel will be rescheduling and resoliciting its Mutant X comic, based on the new live action TV show.
2-Disk Set Due November 20
September 15, 2001
Like all the other major hits of the summer of 2001, Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes will be released on DVD in time for holiday sales this year.
Surprising Strength in Weak Month
September 11, 2001
The initial advance orders to Diamond Comic Distributors for comics shipping in September showed surprising strength this year, with an increase of around 6% vs. August.
Quantity Estimates Based on Diamond Indexes and External Title Data
September 11, 2001
Estimated quantities for the top 300 comics ordered by pop culture stores for shipping in August, 2001.
First U.S. Shojo Publisher
September 5, 2001
The key to the development of a market for Viz's shojo titles is the mostly shojo Animerica Extra anthology magazine which has more than doubled its circulation during the past year.
We Are Never Going To Overprint
September 4, 2001
At today's Marvel Press Conference, President and COO Bill Jemas announced that pre-orders for Marvel's October books were the highest (both in dollar and unit terms) since December of 1996, when the numbers were buoyed by the Onslaught crossover with DC.
Plus the Return of Pan & Scan
September 3, 2001
Two recent trends are the lowering of SRPs on backlist titles and an increasing interest in 'pan & scan' versions.
FF and Iron Man Games in Pipe
August 29, 2001
Activision has added Fantastic Four and Iron Man to its roster of Marvel properties, which already includes X-Men, Spider-Man and Blade .
Will Smallville Change the Superhero Ethos?
August 27, 2001
In an article in today's Los Angeles Times , staff writer Geoff Boucher asks whether Superman is 'Undressed for Success?' in Smallville , the new WB television series that chronicles the Man of Steel's teenage years.