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Diamond Comic DistributorsDiamond Comics Market Share

Though it was only out for one day, the preorders for DC’s Justice League were enough to earn the title the top spot of all comics sold in the direct market for August 2011.  Close behind was Flashpoint #5, which wrapped up the Flashpoint Universe and kicked off DC’s New 52.

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EditorialFeatured

  Imagine this: Our handsome hero has located the hostages of a terrorist cell. Slumped in their cage, the prisoners await their execution. Our hero, trying to give them hope slips a piece of paper into their cell as he runs past, on his way to the command center. One of the prisoners finds the note and opens it. In it is a simple message: “I am can have you outside”

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Mark S. Zaid, Esq has two key interests. By day, his passion is national security law where he represents his Washington DC based law firm, the Law Office of Mark S. Zaid, P.C. and outside of the courtroom he is a collector of investment-grade comic books. For the next 3 months, Zaid has combined his two passions by guest-curating an exhibit at Yale Law School, entitled Superheroes in Court! Lawyers, Law and Comic Books.

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Animationcomic conventionDCsan diegoTelevisionWarner Bros.Young Justice

We just announced Rob Lowe will be making an appearance as Captain Marvel in the Young Justice series, now we get a look at the animation and characters.

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Barry AllenDan DidioDCFlashFlash: RebirthWally West

While DC has maintained Wally West and Bart Allen would continue to play a big role in the Flash Universe – there were statements made that BOTH Wally and Barry would continue to be the Flash – Dan DiDio quashed those claims in an interview with Newsarama.  DiDio stated that Barry would be the only Flash in 2010, as the Wally West back up stories, and the Kid Flash title have both been dropped. When Johns brought Green Lantern back, at least Guy Gardner and Kyle Rayner had the Green Lantern Crops to return to where we could follow their

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BatmanDoc SavageFeaturedReview

If you’ve followed Major Spoilers for any length of time you know two things; 1) I’m a big Doc Savage fan, and 2) I’m a bigger Batman fan.  With DC’s release of Batman/Doc Savage Special #1, one would think I’d be in seventh heaven, on a high no other fanboy could achieve.  You can think whatever you want, that doesn’t necessarily make it so.

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A new study released by Simba Information shows one in 10 adults read comics.  And while many will poo-poo the notion that comics are for kids, the comic book reader might be more literate than the rest, as 70-percent of those who read comics are also more inclined to purchase regular books as well. Showing marked increases in their presence on bestseller lists, graphic novels have almost become their own industry at a time when growth in traditional publishing has become practically non-existent. The basis for numerous films, television shows, and other forms of media, graphic novels have grown in

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Press ReleaseRadical PublishingReprint

Radical Publishing is proud to announce that the first printing of FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency #1, from writer David Hine (Spider-Man: Noir, Battle for the Cowl: Arkham Asylum) and illustrator Roy Allan Martinez (Son of M), has sold out at the distributor level prior to its release in the direct market. Shipping with two covers, one by John Bolton and the other by Clint Langley, fans looking forward to purchase FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency #1 are encouraged to contact their local comic store and reserve their copy prior to release. Visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store

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Boom StudiosDisney

Boom! Studios announced yesterday that it has signed a distribution agreement with Haven Distributors.  The deal has Haven distributing all second printings of the monthly comics to the direct market. “Retailers have been begging us to get our second prints into their stores at a faster pace for the past year,” said BOOM! Studios CEO Ross Richie. “We’re happy to be able to offer retailers another choice in getting an important part of our product line to their stores and into the hands of their customers.” It’s interesting this announcement has been made, especially in light of the troubles going

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Press Release

Press Release Super Frat, the first super-powered, fraternity webcomic has announced the publication of the Super Frat/Dick Masterson Special featuring professional chauvinist, Dick Masterson, author of the best selling book Men are Better Than Women. “We’re really excited to be working with Dick,” said Super Frat biographer, Tony DiGerolamo.  “Wait a minute, that didn’t come out right.”

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MarvelReprintUltimate Spider-ManVariant

Marvel’s Ultimate (Comics) Spider-Man #2 has sold out at the distributor level, which means the teenage web slinger is going back to print with the variant cover you see above.  The Brian Michael Bendis penned reprint arrives October 14, 2009 for $3.99. via Marvel

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IDW PublishingTransformers

IDW Publishing announced The Transformers is getting a regular on-going series thanks to an agreement reached with IDW and Hasbro.  The series will be written by Mike Costa and arrives in November. “We’ve pulled out all the stops for our first ongoing TRANSFORMERS series and now is a great time for the new series,” said IDW’s TRANSFORMERS editor, Andy Schmidt. “Since TRANSFORMERS #1 is the beginning of a whole new journey for TRANSFORMERS comics, it’s the perfect opportunity for new readers to get into the brand.” via IDW Publishing

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Digital ComicsiTunesThe DarknessTop Cow

Top Cow has announced The Darkness/Pitt #1 is now available for free as a digital download off the Comics by comiXology iPhone application. “We’re thrilled to be a part of Top Cow’s strategy to get more exposure for The Darkness/Pitt. The long-awaited return of Pitt deserves great exposure to a wide audience, and our patent-pending Guided View really shines with the material,” explained comiXology President David Steinberger, “Many thousands of people now have the opportunity to read the first issue and use Comics by comiXology’s unique in-app connection to retailers to pre-order the next issue.” If the iPhone/iPod Touch app

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DCDeadmanGuillermo del ToroMovies

Deadman has always been one of those characters that could be incredibly fantastic or tediously boring.  I don’t think DC has found the perfect balance yet (although Wednesday Comics is doing a bang up job).  Perhaps with the news that Guillermo del Toro is producing a Deadman movie will bring spark to the character and cause a positive reaction from fans and the rest of the world, who know nothing about the character. via Bloody Disgusting

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