Phenomenon, Deal, Controversy of the Year
December 29, 2002
We chose organized play as the Game Phenomenon of the Year, the Wizards of the Coast divestitures as the Game Deal of the Year,...
Company and Product of the Year
December 28, 2002
We chose WizKids as the Game Company of the Year, and the Yu Gi Oh CCG as the Game Product of the Year.
Top Publisher, Product of the Year
December 28, 2002
We chose Marvel Comics as the Comic Publisher of the Year for 2002, and Shonen Jump #1 as the Comic Product of the Year.
Top November Dollar Sales in Pop Culture Stores
December 24, 2002
A quintet of familiar properties took the top positions in our Top 10 Cool lists of the top dollar products in pop culture stores in November.
December 16, 2002
Rembert Parker of Reader Copies in North Anderson, Indiana saw the recent announcement that Gemstone would be publishing Disney comics and felt that the proposed price was too high for a kids comic.
SpongeBob Squarepants CCG in March 2003
December 10, 2002
Upper Deck has announced that it has signed a multi-year deal with Nickelodeon for trading cards and trading card games based on Nickelodeon properties,...
Release Days To Be Tuesdays
December 9, 2002
The first issue of Viz' Shonen Jump has sold far beyond expectations in all channels. The first printing of 250,000 copies was sold out before release,...
First Topic To Repeat as Champ
December 8, 2002
Dragon Ball Z topped the Lycos 50 list of 'most searched' items for the second consecutive year,...
In Pop Culture Stores
November 25, 2002
At the kickoff of the 2002 holiday season, we talked to distributors that sell to pop culture stores in four major categories -- toys, games, anime, and comics/graphic novels.
Where Are All the Kids At?
November 23, 2002
Tim Davis of Alternate Reality in Chicago, Illinois sent us this well-thought-out and impassioned plea for publishers to produce comics that can be sold to young children.