All-New Ghost Rider #1 by Filipe Smith, Tradd Moore, Val Staples, and Nelson Daniel
Nothing, however, is selling like Saga, which has continued to experience phenomenal growth. ‘Saga Vol. One was our bestselling comic the entire year,’ says Moss, at the Strand Bookstore in New York. ‘Clearly it’s gaining readers as the series continues.’ As word of mouth grows for the series with no signs of stopping, retailers are reporting that sales on other Image titles also continue to increase. The Image series Sex Criminals, East of West, and Nowhere Men all seem to be doing well for stores across the board. The Image brand alone seems to be enough to warrant taking a chance on a new comics series release. “Most people [are] giving nearly all of Image’s first issues at least a flip, if not purchasing them,” says the Beguiling’s Chris Butcher. W. Dal Bush went so far as to say that, ‘for Challengers, it’s really more of a Big Three: Image, Marvel, DC, in that order. I’d say Image contributes about 25% [to the store’s overall sales].’
Most of the retailers we spoke with also reported that they’re seeing customers shifting their dollars away from lower-tier Marvel and DC books to Image and other publishers. ‘A lot of Marvel and DC titles are really at the bottom end, but Boom!, Image, and IDW have more titles that are more competitive with the top tier Marvel and DC,’ says Carr D’Angelo. ‘We’re still selling a lot of comics because the money pool is the same, but maybe [customers are] taking a look and thinking, I don’t really need this C Level title but gosh, Sex Criminals looks awesome and I’m going to buy that instead.’
- Publishers Weekly, "Despite Early Sales Slumps, Comics Retailers Remain Upbeat" (via imagecomics)
CAPTAIN AMERICA’S ‘THE WINTER SOLDIER’ TO-DO LIST IS DIFFERENT AROUND THE WORLD
Disney has long been known for how meticulously it localizes its movies for countries all around the world (for proof, here’s a video of Frozen‘s “Let It Go” in 25 languages).
Apparently, the company has applied that approach to its Marvel Studios output. Reddit user DavinderB has tracked down 10 different screenshots of Captain America’s list of things he needs to learn about to catch up to the 21st Century in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and depending on the country where the movie’s being shown, the list is different.
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