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Comic Books Thriving In The Digital Age

According to a new report just released by ICv2 in Internal Correspondence #82, the comic market in 2012 was the best of the millennium. The North American market for comics, including periodical comics, graphic novels, and digital, totaled $750 million in 2012, up from $665 million in 2011, a 13% increase.

There were dramatic changes in sales of every format.  Digital sales nearly tripled, to around $70 million, or around 9% of the total market, from $25 million in 2011.  This growth seems to be helping,  rather than hurting, the growth in print, as we have been predicting for years.

Comic Market in the Digital Age

(North America, sales in millions)

GNs

Comics

Total Print

Digital

Grand Total

2009

$370

$310

$680

$1

$681

2010

$350

$295

$635

$8

$643

2011

$340

$300

$640

$25

$665

2012

$335

$345

$680

$70

$750

© 2013 ICv2

 

Print sales, at $680 million, were back to 2009 levels, recovering from a tough couple of years after the crash of the world economy in 2008 and the collapse of the Borders bookstore chain in 2011.  Unless things change dramatically in the second half of the year, 2013 should see a full recovery of the print market to levels above 2007 and 2008, the top years since 2000.

Veronica Mars Book Deal

 

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“Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas and Alloy Entertainment received a two-book deal with Vintage Books to publish a new series based on the adult life of the popular titular character. The books will feature an original mystery series and will pick up where events from the forthcoming Veronica Mars movie ends. The book could also help promote the movie and serve as a bridge to a potential film sequel. The film is slated to be released in 2014, and publication for the book will be timed to the release of the film, and will most likely arrive in spring 2014.

 

 

The Latest Threat To Drive-Ins

 

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A tiny one-screen, 250-car drive-in is faced with its latest — and potentially most daunting  fear, film distributors’ switching to digital.  Drive-ins have survived  20-screen mammoths that rose like fortresses, Internet TV, which has allowed consumers to stream movies and cable series from their televisions, computers and smartphones. While saving distributors a considerable sum of money, going digital requires theaters to purchase new projectors at a cost of up to $100,000 per screen. It’s the most recent hit to an industry that has endured plenty of them since its 1950s and ’60s heyday. According to the United Drive-In Theatre Owners Association, the number of operating drive-in movie theaters in America has dwindled to 357, down from more than 4,000 in the late 1950s. In Missouri, just 13 drive-in theaters remain, with a total of 19 screens; Kansas features seven theaters and eight working screens. Drive-ins are a part of America just like any other working collectable, vintage and so on. Many Americans still  enjoy sitting in their cars under the stars the thick breeze of fresh air enjoying  a movie. It’s an American thing. If its still up running then use it and enjoy.

Haute Couture 2014

 

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