Tag: Marvel

A Wake-Up Call for the Comics Industry

At Comics Beat, Heidi MacDonald talks about this week’s BookScan chart and the implications for comics. Plus, a lot more. “There is change in the air in comicbookland. It may be more than in the air…it may be in the streams, lakes and landfills, too. Maybe it’s here […]

“The Real Reasons for Marvel Comics’ Woes”

“Marvel Comics has been having a rough time lately. Readers and critics met last year’s Civil War 2—a blockbuster crossover event (and a spiritual tie-in to the year’s big Marvel movie)—with disinterest and scorn. Two years of plummeting print comics sales culminated in a February during which only […]

“Which is Better: Marvel or DC?”

Friend of the Gutter Colin Smith ponders the eternal question, “Which is better: Marvel or DC?” “It really did matter once, Marvel or DC? But that was decades ago, when the differences between the two publishers’ comics were obvious and consequential. When editor/writer Stan Lee and plotter/artist Jack […]

10 Comics I Liked In 2016

It’s the end of December, that time of year when I share ten comics I like and haven’t written about (much) and think you might like, too. Once again, my list is full of Dynamite and Image comics. But this year, I didn’t notice till I was making […]