June 19, 2009
And They Will All Live Like Cartoonists: The US Economy And Comics, Post #42
* this article at Wall Street Journal
is the first one I've seen -- not that I've been really looking -- about the state of plans at Barnes and Noble in terms of opening new stores and closing old ones. The upshot is they'll be doing less of the former than they thought and more of the latter.
* the top 30 news site
and top 30 newspaper site
lists are always fun to read. All they really say to me is that this is an arena that's far from settled in terms of what's going to attract customers and keep them long-term.
* since Heroes Con
starts today, that means it's the one-year anniversary of the May 2008 DM number
s, where the first issue of DC's long-planned Final Crisis
came in a weak second to a not-premiere issue of Marvel's less-at-stake Secret Invasion
series. One thing I remember hearing at the time is that the order of the finish wasn't as important as the fact that a lot of these top comics enjoyed quite healthy sales, thank you very much, a line of thinking that was definitely not
revisited when the May 2009 serial comic book numbers dropped
posted 8:10 am PST
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