Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Image isn't everything

(I know, that's a juvenile play on the tagline from that old Andre Agassi commercial, and isn't meant as any indicator about the company itself since I like the folks there and I like what they do, but I had to have a little fun with this. Besides, who knows how long it'll last?)

Anyway, from

IDW Makes a Move

Hits #4 Market Share in Comic Stores

Powered by its Whedon (Angel, Spike), Transformers, Dr. Who, Star Trek, and other licensed titles (see “Top 300 Comics—August 2008”), IDW hit the #4 market share rank in comic stores in August, a new high for the company. IDW topped Image, which has generally held the #4 slot. Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse held their customary top three slots.

While one month does not a trend make, IDW has been steadily expanding both its roster of licenses and its in-house titles. At the very least, IDW appears to be ready to compete for a higher rank on an ongoing basis.


Anonymous said...

Giant transforming robots, star trekking and quality British SF, excellent quality writing, fantastic art - no wonder you're rocking hardcore.

Congratulations to all involved

Now, if we could get some more British SF..... IDW could rule the world and show that other company where it can put it's secret final civil crisis invasion :D

Chris Ryall said...

Speaking of British sci fi, I'm trying to convince people here to go after the old OMEGA FACTOR license, but I think I'm the only one who's heard of it...

Anonymous said...

-sanchez00253 said:-great! but idw is one of my favourite since several years...

Anonymous said...

many congratulations there mate,
IDW has grown exponentially over the years,and diversified it's comics and books,
undoubtebly the best Indy comic company out there,

well done Ryall and the rest of the IDW crew

Anonymous said...

Nope, the Omega Factor is brilliant from what I've seen.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Chris. Well and congratulations to all involved of course, this is wonderful news :D


Shaynne said...

Well deserved! Congrats.

Anonymous said...

Very cool.

Hopefully with the addition of GI Joe y'all will edge a little closer to the number 3 spot.


PatShand said...

Congrats. IDW more than deserves this. You guys give your title the full treatment.


CONGRATS!!! Chris, everyone knows about the IDW's quality. WELL DONE, MATE!

Anonymous said...

That's fantastic -- Congrats!

Anonymous said...

What with its incredible diversity of writing and illustration styles, this is as it should be. IDW rocks!

GR said...



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