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December 2013 Comic Book Collected Editions Sale Estimates

Mayo Report: 2013-12 Trades
Mayo Report: 2013-12 Trades

John Mayo from Comic Book Page and CBR and Chris Marshall of the Collected Comics Library podcast discuss the sales estimates for the Top 300 Graphic Novels and Collected Editions for December 2013.

Among the topics discussed is why does Diamond only do the Top 300 and not the Top 1000 like they do for the year end (which John and I will be covering soon); The Squadron Supreme Omnibus from Marvel; Peter Parker returning as Spider-Man just in time for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie and DC Universe Presents.

All this including the breakdown of how every company did in the month of December.

Links:
Mayo Report articles on Comic Book Resources
Email us at MayoReport@ComicBookPage.com with any questions or comment you have on the episode or join in the discussion at our forum.

This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website.

October 2013 Comic Book Collected Editions Sale Estimates

Mayo Report: 2013-10 Trades
Mayo Report: 2013-10 Trades

John Mayo from Comic Book Page and CBR and Chris Marshall of the Collected Comics Library podcast discuss the sales estimates for the Top 300 Graphic Novels and Collected Editions for October 2013.

Among the topics discussed is an in-depth look at Valiant Entertainment not only with their trades, but how they are doing on the comic book side. For those of you who follow Valiant know that they are 18 months – and 18 issues – into their new formation. Both John and I love what they are doing in all aspects of their comics, collected editions, crossovers, character introductions and marketing and sales. This company should be a model for all others.

Finally you may recall that I asked John and few months back if Sandman: Overture would be the #1 selling comic come October. He said yes and I agreed with him, but we did not count on Marvel’s Infinity or Batman: Year Zero, and that said Sandman showed up in 8th place. We also discuss the problems Neil Gaiman is having getting issue #2 out.

All this including the breakdown of how every company did in the month of October.

Links:
Mayo Report articles on Comic Book Resources
Email us at MayoReport@ComicBookPage.com with any questions or comment you have on the episode or join in the discussion at our forum.

This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website.

2013 Harvey Awards Winners

Saga Volume 1 (Image Comics)
Saga Volume 1 (Image Comics)

The 2013 Harvey Awards were handed out this past weekend at the Baltimore Comic Con. First up you can see the collected editions that are more closely related to this site. It’s no surprise to see Building Stories on this list, but Alien was one that I was not expecting. 

    • American edition of foreign material: Blacksad: A Silent Hell from Dark Horse
    • Best original graphic publication for Younger readers: Adventure Time from KaBoom
    • Special Awards for Excellence in Presentation: Building Stories by Chris Ware
    • Best Graphic album previously published: Alien: the Illustrated Story from Titan Books (accepted by Walter Simonson)
    • Best Domestic reprint project: David Mazzucchelli‘s Daredevil: Born Again Artists Edition, IDW
    • Best Graphic Album, Original: Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score by Darwyn Cooke from IDW

As you can see, Saga was the big winner at this year’s Harvey Awards. As of this post, the series stands at issue #13. You can get the first 12 issues over two trade paperbacks.

    • Best Single Issue or Story: Saga #1
    • New Series: Saga from Image
    • Best Continuing or Limited Series: Saga from Image Comics
    • Color: Fiona Staples for Saga
    • Best Writer: Brian K. Vaughan, Saga
    • Best Artist: Fiona Staples, Saga

And here are the rest of the Harvey Awards winners. Big props to friend of the CCL, Mike Norton!

    • Letterer: Todd Klein for Fables
    • Inker: Klaus Janson for Captain America
    • New Talent: Dennis Hopeless for Avengers Arena from Marvel
    • Best Cover Artist: David Aja, Hawkeye
    • Best Cartoonist: Jaime Hernandez for Love and Rockets: New Stories from Fantagraphics
    • Best Anthology: Dark Horse Presents
    • Syndicated strip: Dick Tracy by Joe Staton, Mike Curtis, from Tribune Media Services
    • Online Comics Work: Battle Pug by Mike Norton
    • Special Award for Humor in Comics: Ryan North for Adventure Time from KaBoom
    • Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic presentation: Robot 6 blog by CBR
    • Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: Sal Buscema
    • Dick Giordano Hero Initiative Humanitarian of the Year Award: Paul Levitz

CCL Podcast #365 – Reprint Wrap-Up From Comic Con 2013

Hellboy: Artist's Edition
Hellboy: Artist’s Edition

Another Comic Con has come and gone and as always there were plenty of great announcements and surprises in the collected edition market. I’ll be talking about all these and more in my next CCL podcast due out later this week:

AdHouse Books

  • AdHouse Books Announces, Releases Details On Early 2014 Release: Katie Skelly’s Operation
    • The Richmond, Virginia-based publishing house AdHouse Books has announced Operation Margarine by Katie Skelly as a release for April 2014. The book should debut at that year’s MoCCA Festival, or a similar arts-focused comics show. This is the follow-up to the Nurse Nurse collection published by Sparkplug Comic Books in 2012 to fulfill one of the final publishing contracts negotiated by the late Dylan Williams.

Archaia

  • Alyssa Milano, Archaia Announce “Hackivist” GN
    • Award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment and actress/producer Alyssa Milano are proud to announce Hacktivist, a hardcover, original graphic novel that explores the modern world of hacking and global activism.

Dynamite

  • Alice Cooper Launches New Comic Series
    • Let’s hope 1979′s Marvel Premiere #50 and Alice Cooper: The Last Temptation by Neil Gaiman and Michael Zulli gets reprinted in an “Alice Amnibus”.

Fantagraphics

Floating World Comics

Henry Holt

Hic & Hoc

IDW

  • Darby Pop Publishing Announces Partnership with IDW
  • IDW To Release Reprints of Rouge Trooper
    • Following the success of Judge Dredd, IDW and Rebellion/2000 AD expand their thriving relationship with the addition of Rogue Trooper to their publishing slate! IDW will launch an all-new Rogue Trooper series in 2014, and also offer newly colored re-presentations of past Rogue Trooper comics, too.
  • Dave Sim’s Strange Death Of Alex Raymond arrives at IDW
    • Prolific creator Dave Sim’s meta-adventure through the history of photo-realistic artwork, the career and death of Alex Raymond, and much more, will be published by IDW! Sim’s originally self-published work is being completely remastered, redrawn, and reworked before it sees release as its own 18-issue series.
  • This Christmas, Darwyn Cooke Takes Parker to Slayground
    • The Fourth installment of the series.
  • Hunter S. Thompson’s Novel, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, To Be Adapted Into A Graphic Novel
  • IDW Announce Artist Editions for Sam Kieth, Mike Mignola, Walt Simonson and more
    • Mike Mignola’s Hellboy in Hell will be reprinted next year, collecting together the five-issue miniseries from this year along with assorted short stories including ‘The Corpse’ and two early comics for Dark Horse. You can read a full interview about this collection on CBR, actually. There’ll be no lettering in this book, as Mignola adds that in at a later date, digitally, when he works.
    • Sam Kieth’s The Maxx will be collected also. This’ll be made up of the first six issues of the popular Image series.
    • Walt Simonson has previously had a Thor Artist Edition released, which will be re-released next year with a second printing. However the panel announced a second Simonson collection will be coming down the line – one which collects together his Starslammers graphic novel.
    • Finally – as appears to have been found out by Joshua Stone from Bleeding Cool – it looks as though next year will also see a collection of Joe Kubert’s Tarzan as an Artist’s Edition.
  • LOAC and IDW issue new collections of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! cartoons
    • Starting in 2014 IDW and the Library of American Comics will begin reprinting Ripley’s famous daily cartoons in hardcover collections, including bonus and background material from Ripley’s impressive archives. The first volume will collect the cartoons from 1929 and 1930, when Ripley’s fame raised him from relative obscurity to international celebrity!

VIZ Media

  • VIZ to publish Bravest Warriors with Perfect Square imprint
    • The Perfect Square imprint was unveiled at the recent 2013 Comic-Con International and will be focused on delivering comics, manga (graphic novels) and other children’s books with an emphasis on strong storytelling, eye-popping graphics, empowering themes, and a dash of irreverence, that captures the imagination of a whole new generation.

The 2013 Eisner Award Winners Are…

  • I’ll be going over these winners in this week’s podcast as well as a special roundtable with The Comics Alternative and Comic Book Page podcasts at the end of July.

NOTE: There will be more news to come as PR’s get issued. Stay tuned!
My Thanks to The Beat, Comics Reporter, ComicsList, CBR, and iFanboy for the news.

CCL on Comic Book Page: 2012 Year In Review Collected Edition Sale Estimates

2012 - Year In Review - Trades
2012 – Year In Review – Trades

John Mayo from Comic Book Page and CBR and Chris Marshall of the Collected Comics Library podcast discuss the sales estimates for the Top 500 trades, graphic novels and collected editions for 2012.

Listed are the Top 20:

Rank Title Publisher Price Estimated Sales
1 Walking Dead Vol. 1 TP Image Comics $9.99 74,730
2 Walking Dead Vol. 2 TP Image Comics $14.99 46,182
3 Batman Earth One HC DC Comics $22.99 45,680
4 Walking Dead Vol. 16 TP Image Comics $14.99 42,700
5 Walking Dead Vol. 3 TP Image Comics $14.99 34,521
6 Walking Dead Vol. 17 TP Image Comics $14.99 29,691
7 Walking Dead Vol. 4 TP Image Comics $14.99 26,833
8 Batman (2011) DC Comics $24.99 26,657
9 Walking Dead Vol. 15 TP Image Comics $14.99 26,250
10 League of Extraordinary Gentlemen III Century Top Shelf $9.95 24,016
11 Superman Earth One Volume 2 DC Comics $22.99 23,851
12 Saga Volume 1 TP Image Comics $9.99 23,262
13 Walking Dead Vol. 5 TP Image Comics $14.99 23,133
14 Watchmen TP DC Comics $19.99 21,049
15 Batman Dark Knight Returns TP DC Comics $19.99 19,947
16 Walking Dead Vol. 6 TP Image Comics $14.99 19,880
17 Walking Dead Vol. 9 TP Image Comics $14.99 18,836
18 Walking Dead Vol. 7 TP Image Comics $14.99 18,196
19 Walking Dead Compendium SC Image Comics $59.99 17,577
20 Walking Dead Vol. 10 TP Image Comics $14.99 17,298

In case you are wondering where MARVEL is – Thanos Quest TPB, $7.99, came in at #31 with 13,132 units.

Links:
Mayo Report articles on Comic Book Resources
Email us at MayoReport@ComicBookPage.com with any questions or comment you have on the episode or join in the discussion at our forum.

This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website.

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