I thought Tom Spurgeon had covered the latest Bookscan numbers quite nicely, until I saw the latest responses to Heidi MacDonald’s summary at The Beat:

“My headline would simply be ‘DC Comics Triumphant in GN Sales’ rather than using national/area/linguistic categories.”

Mine would be “Other media drive Bookscan bestsellers.” (I’m a whore for subdued alliteration.) What with a blockbuster movie, a not-quite-blockbuster movie that has Angelina Jolie in it, a blockbuster movie trailer (what the hell is that about?), several popular anime, a bestselling series of novels, and a video game that features Disney characters, there aren’t many properties that didn’t get a boost from outside of the field of graphic novels. And two of those have zombies in them.

By the way, does the All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder collection include the words “From the creator of Sin City and The 300” anywhere on the cover?

3 Responses to USA! USA! USA!

  1. John Jakala says:

    My headline would have been: “Biff! Bam! Pow! Western Superhero Comics Show They Have Sales Superpower, Too!!”

    And “subdued alliteration”? I know what those words mean individually, but paired together like that they don’t seem to make any sense.

  2. halo says:

    Yes, “From the Creator of Goddamn Sin City and Goddamn 300.”

  3. Huff says:

    You got it wrong, its “From the Creator of Goddamn Sin City and Goddamn 300, retard.”

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