The perception of Challengers to the non-comics population. Apparently we are a business for neighbors to be warned about. The ComicsPRO Annual Meeting is happening right now, and we’re not there! But retailers and publishers alike are making plans to save the industry, so let’s talk about that! Specifically DC Comics and BOOM! Studios, and not Marvel. Marvel is NOT helping. Marvel has 115 single issues of comics coming out in May (that does not include variant covers or graphic novels). Yes, Queensrÿche does play a role in this week’s episode, but not with their music. Surprise Friday store visit from Patrick’s Dad! He hasn’t been to the store in 4 years! Ashly cleaned the hell out of the store today! We mean, someone has to now that Donovan is gone.
It is very difficult to sell comics when the device you use to sell said comics does not function. …and other computer problems for the day. The liberating feeling of having a problem you cannot solve, and just accepting that and moving on with your day. Marvel’s just-announced Savage Avengers comic seems like a dumb idea on the surface, but we were all 10 years old once, and it’ll probably do well for them. Challengers readers seem to be unimpressed with the current run of Justice League. No love for undersea kingdoms or spaced-out cosmic deities here, nor fantasy comics. Challengers is in a “Little Bird” sales battle with All Star Comics in Melbourne! Our “I Love You But I’ve Chosen Comics” sale turned out okay after all. How to surface the comic-buying experience via a new website layout. We’re doing a midnight release for Detective Comics #1000. Alita: Battle Angel was more enjoyable of a movie than either of us expected.
We’re 2 days into our annual sale and people either take full advantage of it or don’t even realize there IS a sale. It seems Marvel trade paperback collections CAN be made better and less expensive… but they’re not. Aside from a little warping, the Kaijumax Deluxe Hardcover is an amazing achievement in deluxe collectibles. Everything we ever wanted and more we didn’t even know we needed! Getting back to the sale, people sure will go to some lengths to get what they feel they deserve. Have you tried the new Daredevil #1? It’s REALLY good. No idea why the whole thing was “classified” by Marvel, but you should probably read it. Are secret identities even a thing in comics anymore? We’re sorry we don’t have what you want to buy, but also we’re not sorry.