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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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)
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