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January 2, 2014


100 Comics Positives For 2013: The Indy-Comic Western That Sold 57K+ Copies Of Its First Issue

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Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios sold 57,000 copies of the first issue of their Pretty Deadly western into the Direct Market of retail and hobby shops at a first shot, which is an astonishing number and a tribute to how retailers looked at that work specifically and how they've come to have confidence in what Image Comics is doing more generally. This bit of information was largely buried in some goofball comics-culture nonsense story, and shouldn't have been, but the fact it was doesn't change that big number and the promise it holds for work that creators own -- and thus profit from at a significantly higher rate than work done for idea-house companies -- making a significant dent in the marketplace even when something different than the One True Direct Market Genre.
 
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