Re: RARA-AVIS: Sales numbers for Brubaker's criminal

From: Nathan Cain (
Date: 09 Dec 2008

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    I don't read a lot of comics, but I buy every Criminal trade paperback as soon as it hits the stores. Very good stuff. Very complicated stuff, especially for a comic book. Brubaker is the anti-Frank Miller. His stuff is realistic and has emotional resonance. Of course it's Miller who Hollywood fell in love with. Go figure.

    On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 5:42 PM, Gonzalo Baeza <> wrote:
    > The crime/noir comic book Criminal by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips is
    > selling over 16,000 copies each month. Those seem like pretty healthy
    > numbers, not only for a non-superhero comic but for a crime comic book
    > at that. I wonder if its audience is mostly made up of comic book
    > readers or if there's some crossover from regular crime fiction
    > readers. Likewise, does anyone know how these figures compare to the
    > sales of an average crime/noir novel? I wonder how many copies the
    > Criminal trade paperbacks sell.
    > month-sales-october-2008/ (scroll down)
    > -Gonzalo.

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