19th Jan2024

Sales To Astonish – 2023 Comic Market Year in Review

by Guest

Welcome to Sales to Astonish,  a new column in association with comics retailer The Unreality Store, in which Matthew De Monti brings us news on comic sales and the general moves in the comic market over the past month or so! To start the Year in Review I’ll start with looking at sales by product […]

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18th Jan2024

Sales To Astonish #16 – Dec 2023 Comic Market Report

by Guest

Welcome to Sales to Astonish,  a new column in association with comics retailer The Unreality Store, in which Matthew De Monti brings us news on comic sales and the general moves in the comic market over the past month or so! At the risk of it sounding a little like a repeat of last year […]

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09th Nov2023

Sales To Astonish #14 – Oct 2023 Comic Market Report

by Guest

Welcome to Sales to Astonish,  a new column in association with comics retailer The Unreality Store, in which Matthew De Monti brings us news on comic sales and the general moves in the comic market over the past month or so! Having written this column for over a year now I am starting to notice […]

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13th Oct2023

Sales To Astonish #13 – Sept 2023 Comic Market Report

by Guest

Welcome to Sales to Astonish,  a new column in association with comics retailer The Unreality Store, in which Matthew De Monti brings us news on comic sales and the general moves in the comic market over the past month or so! September was a month of change. I’d been conscious that although the website will […]

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08th Sep2023

Sales To Astonish #12 – August 2023 Comic Market Report

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Welcome to Sales to Astonish,  a new column in association with comics retailer The Unreality Store, in which Matthew De Monti brings us news on comic sales and the general moves in the comic market over the past month or so! Summer is always an odd time to sell comics, graphic novels, Roleplaying games and […]

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30th Aug2023

A Memoriam In Four Colours: Dan Green

by Ian Wells

This past week we lost one of the industry’s best. As Dan Green pulls his chair up to the great drawing board in the sky I look back on an amazing career. For me, Dan Green was probably the first inker I knew the name of. This comes from hunting down my back issues of […]

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10th Aug2023

Sales To Astonish #11 – July 2023 Comic Market Report

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Welcome to Sales to Astonish,  a new column in association with comics retailer The Unreality Store, in which Matthew De Monti brings us news on comic sales and the general moves in the comic market over the past month or so! July was definitely a DC month! Aside from a few Marvel key issues the […]

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12th Jul2023

Sales To Astonish #10 – June 2023 Comic Market Report

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Welcome to Sales to Astonish,  a new column in association with comics retailer The Unreality Store, in which Matthew De Monti brings us news on comic sales and the general moves in the comic market over the past month or so! I’d written and re-written this edition of Sales To Astonish a number of times […]

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06th Jun2023

Sales To Astonish #9 – May 2023 Comic Market Report

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Welcome to Sales to Astonish,  a new column in association with comics retailer The Unreality Store, in which Matthew De Monti brings us news on comic sales and the general moves in the comic market over the past month or so! One of the valuable lessons I have learned in three years of comic retailing […]

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03rd May2023

Sales To Astonish #8 – April 2023 Comic Market Report

by Guest

Welcome to Sales to Astonish,  a new column in association with comics retailer The Unreality Store, in which Matthew De Monti brings us news on comic sales and the general moves in the comic market over the past month or so! There was an expectation when I entered the realm of online retail that being […]

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07th Apr2023

Sales To Astonish #7 – March 2023 Comic Market Report

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Welcome to Sales to Astonish,  a new column in association with comics retailer The Unreality Store, in which Matthew De Monti brings us news on comic sales and the general moves in the comic market over the past month or so! I began writing this instalment of Sales To Astonish on 14th March where the […]

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06th Mar2023

Sales to Astonish #6 – February 2023 Comic Market Report

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Welcome to Sales to Astonish,  a new column in association with comics retailer The Unreality Store, in which Matthew De Monti brings us news on comic sales and the general moves in the comic market over the past month or so! Activity in February was much quieter than January on all fronts – is this […]

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07th Feb2023

Sales To Astonish #5 – January 2023 Comic Market Report

by Guest

Welcome to Sales to Astonish,  a new column in association with comics retailer The Unreality Store, in which Matthew De Monti brings us news on comic sales and the general moves in the comic market over the past month or so! Following a busy last week of 2022 due to our email subscriber sale, to […]

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10th Jan2023

Sales to Astonish – 2022 Year in Review

by Guest

Welcome to Sales to Astonish,  a new column in association with comics retailer The Unreality Store, in which Matthew De Monti brings us news on comic sales and the general moves in the comic market over the past month or so! For those of you who have read the earlier editions of Sales To Astonish […]

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10th Jan2023

Sales to Astonish #4 – December 2022 Comic Market Report

by Guest

Welcome to Sales to Astonish,  a new column in association with comics retailer The Unreality Store, in which Matthew De Monti brings us news on comic sales and the general moves in the comic market over the past month or so! Before we embark on our December activity and recap on what’s happened in the […]

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06th Dec2022

Sales To Astonish #3 – November 2022 Comic Market Report

by Guest

Welcome to Sales to Astonish,  a new column in association with comics retailer The Unreality Store, in which Matthew De Monti brings us news on comic sales and the general moves in the comic market over the past month or so! November was a month of highs, lows and highs… The beginning of the month […]

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03rd Nov2022

Sales To Astonish #2 – October 2022 Comic Market Report

by Guest

Welcome to Sales to Astonish,  a new column in association with comics retailer The Unreality Store, in which Matthew De Monti brings us news on comic sales and the general moves in the comic market over the past month or so! After a slow September, hopes were high that October would return to seeing a […]

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12th Oct2022

Sales To Astonish #1 – September 2022 Comic Market Report

by Guest

Welcome to Sales to Astonish,  a new column in association with comics retailer The Unreality Store, in which Matthew De Monti brings us news on comic sales and the general moves in the comic market over the past month or so! In the era of apps and websites that highlight the latest in speculative trends […]

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28th Jul2022

eBuying Comics – Do Comic Collectors do it Differently to Graphic Novel Readers?

by Guest

Feature by Matthew De Monti Yes I wholeheartedly apologise for the click bait style title, but this article has nothing to do with the bedroom antics of comic fans, rather whether they prefer their reading in floppy or hard format (sorry!) Recently I had a WhatsApp message from a friend showing a picture of the […]

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27th Jun2022

eBuying Comics – What Is A Back Issue Comic?

by Guest

Walk into any newsagent and you will see rows and rows of magazines and periodicals covering all interests and genres with a weekly, monthly or quarterly publication date. Similarly, drop into your local comic shop and you are likely to see a similar arrangement with racks of comics, sometimes arranged with the week’s release first […]

14th Apr2022

eBuying Comics: Week 76

by Ian Wells

Recently I relisted some unsold items, but this time I used the ‘item specifics.’ eBay claim this increases traffic to your listings and increases the chances of selling. Below you can see the before and after results. I have come to the conclusion that what they claim is simply not true, although admittedly it is […]

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24th Mar2022

eBuying Comics: Week 75

by Ian Wells

Welcome to the first Versus of 2022 and it is a big one to start! This year I wanted to go bigger than just pitting similar characters together. 2022 is also the 30th anniversary of the birth of Image Comic, so what better way to start than by having the Image 7 face off in […]

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