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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Miramichi Leader on comics sales charts

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.
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1 comments:

Rod said...

Waaaay late now, but...

The Miramichi store that reported was Carpenter's Comics and Games. I owned and operated it from 1994-1999. After I closed down, I sold my inventory (including my collection of beloved Comics Retailer back issues) to someone who opened up a new shop. It was short-lived, unfortunately, and there has been no comics or gaming community to speak of in Miramichi for about a decade now.

Oh, and that Miramichi Leader site is long gone, too. The owners of that paper couldn't find a way to monetize their internet presence, so they took their ball and went home.

-Rod Carpenter

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