Off-Panel: June 24, 2015

Our daily round-up of news around the comics space, from the gutters and beyond.

“Got some bittersweet news for y’all: Lumberjanes #17 is my last issue as a lead writer on Lumberjanes, at least for the time being.”

Noelle Stevenson is stepping down from lead writer on Lumberjanes. Cue the tears

“In the comics, Captain Marvel is about to set off on a new mission, with a refresh of the series launching this fall. In what may be an initial shock to her devoted fans, DeConnick is leaving the title to focus on other projects, including a development deal that she and husband Matt Fraction have with Universal TV.”

AND, if that weren’t difficult enough, Kelly Sue is leaving Captain Marvel after Secret Wars. BUT the replacements are exciting—Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, the showrunners for Agent Carter.

“Anything selling stably over 10k in single issues is a cause for celebration and joy. The creators are almost certainly extremely happy. If you’re selling over (ooh) 12k, you’re probably making more than either of the big two would pay you, unless you’re one of the very biggest names. If you’re selling anything near 20k, you probably have to buy drinks for your friends.”

If you’re at all interested in comic book sales and stats, this Tumblr post from Kieron Gillen is fascinating.


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