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Johnny the Homicidal Maniac #1 surpasses 100,000 copies sold - 10/01/2003
The comic book series Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, created by Jhonen Vasquez and published by Slave Labor Graphics, reached a milestone during the first week of 2003, when its first issue exceeded 100,000 copies sold. The figure includes sales to comic book specialty shops, mass market sales to outlets such as Hot Topic, convention sales and single-copy internet sales.

"This is a very significant achievement for us," Slave Labor President and Publisher Dan Vado said. "Trying to keep as much of our material as possible in print and available is central to our business plan. Considering that the first printing of Johnny #1 sold just a little over 3,000 copies, reaching 100,000 in sales gives us all a sense of accomplishment, even if it took us six years to reach this point."

Milton Griep, president of, a website devoted to tracking trends and sales in the comic book industry put the sales of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac #1 in perspective. "The sales on Johnny the Homicidal Maniac #1 make it a better seller than most of the comics published by any U.S. publisher." (Read More)

Avengers #65 / Olivier Coipel Preview - 8/01/2003
Since August's issue #57, writer Geoff Johns has been injecting THE AVENGERS with a youthful, energetic approach to Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and beginning with March's AVENGERS #65, the new writer will be joined by superstar-in-the-making Olivier Coipel as the series' regular penciler, completing the transformation.

Cutting his teeth at the Distinguished Competition the last few years, with The Avengers Coipel is ready to breakout as not only a kinetic, master storyteller, but as one of industry's premier character designers.

Read on to see four full colour preview pages of Coipel's work from AVENGERS #65. (Read More)

CrossGen Solicitations March 2003 - 6/01/2003
The CrossGen solicitations for titles shipping in March 2003 have arrived. Featured this month is the first issue of MARK OF CHARON by Tony Bedard and Joe Bennet, the second issue of Brian Pulido's and Ivan Reis' medieval reimagining of LADY DEATH as well as Chuck Dixon's epic tale of worlds in collision and an empire in decline: BRATH. Check them all out in the Coming Soon Section of this site.

Dodson guests on Wolverine #186 - 5/01/2003
They say he who laughs last, laughs best, and if that's true the creators of Wolverine are going to have a big 'ole belly laugh at the expense of the Punisher and Garth Ennis early next year.

February's WOLVERINE #186 is payback time, as Wolverine seeks revenge for the brutal treatment he received at the hands of Frank Castle in PUNISHER #16 & 17, courtesy the sometimes ... okay, often ... sadistic Ennis.

Read on for a preview of the first five pages of Terry Dodson's (Harley Quinn, Black Cat/Spiderman) awesome pencils for this issue. (Read More)

Preview of Amazing Spider-Man #50 - The Decision - 2/01/2003
For years faithful Spider-Man fans have been waiting for the reconciliation of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson Parker ... or if not reconciliation, at least a sense of closure to the estranged relationship.

The time has come for one of those paths to be chosen. February's AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50, by the fan-favorite and award-winning creative team of J. Michael Straczynski and John Romita Jr., promises to finally reveal the eagerly-anticipated turning point in the lives of Marvel's first couple.

"Does absence really make the heart grow fonder?" asks editor Axel Alonso. "It's been two years since MJ walked out of Peter's life. Can she fit Peter back into her life? Can he do the same? Find out it one of the most anticipated stories of the year." (Read More)

Incredible Hulk #50 preview - 30/12/2002
For readers who aren't yet caught up in writer Bruce Jones' critically acclaimed run on the HULK, February's INCREDIBLE HULK #50 serves as the perfect opportunity to jump on board.

First, fan-favorite storyteller Mike Deodato Jr. joins the creative team as new series penciler. Plus, issue #50 also begins a brand new story arc featuring a first under Bruce Jones' direction - an appearance by a member of the HULK's rogues' gallery. And Jones saved the best for first - the Abomination.

If a picture is worth a 1000 words, has posted 11,000 of them, a free 11-page dotComic preview of INCREDIBLE HULK #50. Readers can check out the preview here.

Ultimate Spider-Man #36 Preview - 27/12/2002
The long-awaited debut of VENOM in ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN is proving as popular as it is mysterious. Boosted by the promised appearance of Spider-Man's most deadly foe, the sold-out ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #33 ranked #5 on Diamond's Top Ten books for December 2002. Parts 2 & 3 of the story arc fared even better. Ultimate Spider-Man #34 & 35 came in as Diamond's third and fourth best-selling books of January 2003.

But while readers and retailers are devouring issues, they're still waiting for answers. Exactly who and what VENOM is has yet to be revealed. To keep the speculation brewing, has posted a special 5-page dotComic preview of February's ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #36. Readers can check it out here. (Read More)

Little Scrowlie joins SLG - 26/12/2002
SLG publisher Bob Simpkins announced this week that the self-published series Little Scrowlie would be joining Slave Labor Graphics' line of titles, starting in March 2003.

Little Scrowlie came to life in 1999, when Jennifer Feinberg and Todd Meister began publishing these whimsical and satirical tales of suburban Goth culture through their own label, Chi Comics. Through convention appearances, internet sales, and eventually limited comic-book store distribution through Cold Cut and Last Gasp, the series developed a cult following, but only saw about one issue published per year. Freed from the business obligations of self-publishing and distributing, Jen and Todd expect their productivity to increase considerably in the months to come. (Read More)

Ultimate Sweeps becomes Marvel Must Have - 24/12/2002
Marvel's ULTIMATE SWEEPS Month continues to live up to its advance billing. Led by the debut of ULTIMATE WAR #1, the December ULTIMATE titles nearly swept the top of Diamond's sales charts, and now readers are sweeping it out of comic stores everywhere.

To help meet the growing demand, Marvel announces the rush-solicitation of MARVEL MUST HAVES: ULTIMATE WAR. For just $3.99 US, this special edition collects three sold-out issues, including the chart-topping ULTIMATE WAR #1. Also collected is ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #33, the beginning of the red-hot VENOM story arc, and ULTIMATE X-MEN #26. This prologue to the "Return of the King" story arc features the 'ultimate' showdown between the X-Men and Magneto. (Read More)

Christmas break opening hours - 22/12/2002
Just a short update to let you know that Graphic Action Comics will be open regular hours through-out the Christmas and New Years break. However the store will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. The good news is that the store will be open until 6:00pm on December 24th (Christmas Eve) for all your last-minute Christmas shopping needs.

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