Posted by: Brian Hibbs on September 11, 2015
Tilting #244, on the topics of how does one approach ordering “Dark Knight III: The Master Race”, as well as thoughts on “Local Comic Shop Day” is available at Comic Book Resources. Please read, and let me know what you think!
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on March 20, 2015
I am the worst self-promter ever, as I am almost 24 hours behind telling you this! http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/tilting-at-windmills-chaos-in-the-multiverse Always interested in your thoughts… -B
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on June 20, 2014
Death. To. The. Penny! And more more more on the second store (store store). Find it at Comic Book Resources, though you MAY post here if you prefer not to there (but the community there IS much improved lately) -B
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on January 18, 2014
This is how you know I am beyond overworked right now — I totally forgot to link to the new column on CBR. My opening thoughts on running two stores. (GOD, I AM SO TIRED AND OVERWORKED, it isn’t even funny!!!!) Read it, love it, comment here, if you like -B
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on June 21, 2013
You can always find it over at Comic Book Resources I really think I killed on this one, BTW — let me know what you think.
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on May 17, 2013
As always, you can find it at Comic Book Resources. Quick addition to the piece: One other thing that I forgot to mention in the piece is that “A series of mini-series” is the WORST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS. See, what happens with POS systems is that they track “series” by an internal number assigned by Diamond called a series code. However, each mini-series RESETS that series code, making it more difficult to track subscription orders, or to see changes in the series over time, etc. Things like, say, BPRD, which was producing at least 12 issues a year, but renumbering them every few months, didn’t show any native relationship to one another when looked up… unless the retailer… Read More…
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on February 16, 2013
It was observed to me by a third party that for a good part of 2012 Barnes & Noble was not stocking the “top 100” DC Comics, which I entirely forgot about in my BookScan 2012 report. There are published reports that say that this ended at the end of June 2012, but there’s also reports from everyone’s favorite muckraker, Rich Johnston, that some/much of the books were returning to some B&N locations before 2011 even ended. What does this actually do to the charts? I have no real idea. Typically 4th quarter is the strongest sales quarter, so, in theory, this should have impacted DC’s 2011 numbers much stronger than 2012, but even that’s uncertain — how much demand… Read More…