Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The Miramichi Leader in New Brunswick has a piece online about comics sales charts and how comics fans read them as much as film fans check out box office results. Reporter Darcey McLaughlin discusses the monthly ritual many of us take part in, and what the charts say about the medium — particularly in that genre variety tends to appear more often at the top of the trade chart than it does the top of the periodical chart.
When I was tracking comics sales for Comics Retailer magazine in the 1990s, a store in Miramichi was one of my regular reporters. I can't remember the name of the store now (it was a while back), but I always got the impression from the reports that comics had a strong presence in the local scene.