Word Balloons: Comics sales on the rise as retailers meet

Word Balloons: ComicsPRO holds eighth meeting of member retailers.
by Matthew Price Published: March 7, 2014

Waid said he hopes print comics and digital comics will exist into the future in “a symbiotic relationship.”

“There is no attrition that we can chart between print and digital,” Waid said. “Yes, it’s happened in other media, and I can understand why that would be frightening, but so far, so good.”

Waid talked about what he’d learned in the past several months being part of a retail operation.

“If I’ve learned anything, it’s that (comic book) brick and mortar has nothing to worry about,” Waid said. “That sense of community that you guys create — the handselling, the market outreach that you guys have — I apologize, I underestimated that. I hope you’ll forgive me, and let me be part of your club.”

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DC Entertainment announced it would release three weekly series in 2014. The previously announced “Batman: Eternal” and “The New 52: Future’s End” will be joined in October by a third title, as yet unrevealed.

Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson was named the recipient of ComicsPRO’s Industry Appreciation Award. The late DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz was named the recipient of the memorial award.

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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