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

From: Gonzalo Baeza (
Date: 09 Dec 2008

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    I don't read a lot of comics either and used to only buy the Criminal trade paperbacks until I discovered that the single issues include some very interesting essays on topics such as forgotten crime authors, obscure films, etc. These are usually written by big name authors and are not reprinted in the collected editions.

    --- In, "Nathan Cain" <IndieCrime@...> wrote:
    > 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 <gbaeza@...> 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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