Attendance was up and the show floor was packed, so we talked to retailers at the shop about their show experience, the Diamond Comic Retail Summit before the show and what they’ll be looking for next year.
Author Archive for Thacher Cleveland
Thacher E. Cleveland is a contributing writer & columnist for PanelsOnPages.com, co-host of the Super-Fly Comics & Games PodCast, novelist & comic creator. Originally from New Jersey and previously from Yellow Springs, Ohio, he currently lives in Chicago. You can find him on Twitter (@demonweasel), tumblr, his personal website and even on Google+
After a mind-bender of a wait, G.I. Joe Retaliation zaps into theaters. Panels on Pages gazes into its crystal ball and let’s you know if it’s a grand slam or a total shipwreck. Evidence shows that knowing is a certain percentage of the battle.
This month in the Counter Culture 6-Pack we talk about convention season, Age of Ultron, social media, ComiXology’s new submit program and how it (and digital comics) have affected the direct market, as well as how shops handled the mainstream media attention of this month’s major comic death.
Winter is on it’s way out the door as we visit another Windy City comic shop in this month’s Counter Culture Spotlight, specifically First Aid Comics in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. Pop in and see what the doctor has ordered for you…
We’re back talking to retailer across the country about what’s going on in their shops, from the apparent return of the speculator comic boom, increased shipping and whether or not it affects sales and dead scorpions hiding in the back issues.
Thacher talks about his reservations about Vibe’s new solo series and why he’ll eat a shoe if it reaches twenty issues. Yes, that’s right. He’ll eat a shoe.
The Counter Culture Spotlight turns its gaze to the Windy City, home of the Eisner Award nominated Challengers Comics + Conversation. Pull up a chair and join the discussion as we talk about the comic market, conventions, surprise best-sellers, and their new all-ages friendly section, Sidekicks.
The axe has finally fallen on the DC animated series Young Justice, but it’s cancellation leaves a void that DC Entertainment doesn’t seem to have a plan to fill and points out some things the New 52 could learn from this series.
We asked a group of comic retailers six questions about the state of comic industry, including the Marvel/DC reboots and relaunches, the classified Free Comic Book Day solicits from the Big Two, and upcoming creator-owned books you should keep an eye out for.
Introducing a new feature here at PoP! where we virtually sit down with a comic shop to leanr more about the comic retailing game. This month we’re talking to the official comic shop of Panels on Pages, Super-Fly Comics & Games of Yellow Springs Ohio.
2013 looks to be a banner year for creator owned comics and we’ve got six of them that you’ll most definitely want to make sure you get in on right out of the gate. Impress your friends by saying “Oh yeah, I knew all about those”
September is Back to School time so we take a look at some of stuff from the back of Previews shipping that month including books for kids, children’s stories for adults and the return of one of the best mystery series in comics.
This month Previews kicks off summer with teen drama, aquatic construction, anthropomorphic washing machines, classic manga & more…and that’s just the back half of the book! Come check out what you may have missed in this month’s Diamond Comics Previews catalog.
Shia LaBeouf put in a surprise appearance at C2E2 and the comics internet began grumbling almost right away. At what point did we become so cynical, especially since LaBeouf teaches us an important point about making comics.
In today’s cost-conscious world everyone is looking for the best value, and many folks have begun to wonder if the average comic is becoming too quick a read to be worth the price.
We talk with Nate Cosby and Chris Eliopoulos about their all-ages original graphic novel Cow Boy available on-line now and in print this April.
Dexter has been a PoP! favorite almost since day one, but Thacher takes a look at this past season and finds it a bit…lacking. Is Dexter circling the drain of mediocrity or is it headed for a return to greatness? HERE THERE BE SPOILERS.