ComicMix QuickPicks – January 22, 2009
Here is today’s list of comic-related news items that might not generate a post of their own, but may be of interest…
* Johanna notes what I think is yet another sign of the ongoing recession in comics: Stupid Publisher Tricks: Raising Price Dramatically After Order:
Top Cow offered hardcover collections of Midnight Nation (in November) and Broken Trinity (in December) at the price of $34.99. However, they’ve decided to upgrade the editions… and each book is now priced at $100. For a slipcase and poster? They may call the books oversized, but they’re now only the size of a sheet of copy paper.
* In the most interesting non-comics news I read today, Tivo reported a significant spike in "timeshifting" of primetime programming last year, particularly during sweeps periods. 54% of primetime programming was viewed on a timeshifted basis during broadcast sweeps in May and October of 2008, demonstrating a correlation between the most highly promoted programming and the amount of timeshifting among viewers.
* And speaking of timeshifting, a reminder: Wolverine and the X-Men premieres tomorrow night on Nicktoons. Here’s a teaser:
Anything else? Consider this an open thread.