Off-Panel: April 27, 2015

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 “Mike Swensen of Bismark, ND’s Juke Joint Comics who estimates that the sales of DC comics at his store are down by roughly 40%!  And while Swensen is strictly speaking on behalf of his store, it can’t be a fluke and one could reasonably assume that other stores nationwide may be seeing similar drops in DC Comics sales.”

While I don’t want to read too much into/generalize one store’s experiences, this is telling. I personally am not an “event” fan and will be waiting until the dust settles to pick up more DC titles.

“If Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice can claim anything this far ahead of its release, it’s sparking a new trend: that of cinematic superheroes following their comic book brethren and beating the hell out of each other.”

I don’t love superhero pitted against superhero, so I hope this doesn’t become a regular thing (I say with Civil War looming ominously.)

“On Friday morning, Hasbro announced their plan to create a brand new Transformers crew featuring only female bots.”

Yes.

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