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The State of the Comic Book Industry

DC Comicss limited series "Infinite Crisis" was one of the top selling comic books from 2005 to 2006.

DC Comicss limited series "Infinite Crisis" was one of the top selling comic books from 2005 to 2006.

"Infinite Crisis," like so many special event series, deals with alternate timelines and dimensions. It also features a feud between Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.

"Infinite Crisis," like so many special event series, deals with alternate timelines and dimensions. It also features a feud between Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.

"Infinite Crisis" is actually a continuation of DC's "Crisis on Infinite Earths" series from more than 20 years ago.

"Infinite Crisis" is actually a continuation of DC’s "Crisis on Infinite Earths" series from more than 20 years ago.

"Civil War" has been Marvel Comics' recent blockbuster series.

"Civil War" has been Marvel Comics’ recent blockbuster series.

Marvel's "Civil War" limited series pits superhero against superhero over the U.S. government's controversial Super-human Registration Act.

Marvel’s "Civil War" limited series pits superhero against superhero over the U.S. government’s controversial Super-human Registration Act.

Several regular comic titles, such as DC's "All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder," have sold quite well, thanks to superstar writers and artists like the immortal Frank Miller.

Several regular comic titles, such as DC’s "All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder," have sold quite well, thanks to superstar writers and artists like the immortal Frank Miller.

Marvel’s revamped "New Avengers" series has become popular now that Spider-man and Wolverine have joined Captain America and the team.

The limited series title "52" from DC Comics takes place during the year after "Infinite Crisis" and focuses on secondary and tertiarty characters instead of the Big Three (Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman).

The limited series title "52" from DC Comics takes place during the year after "Infinite Crisis" and focuses on secondary and tertiarty characters instead of the Big Three (Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman).

Marvel's new "Astonishing X-Men" series shows that comic books can still attract top shelf talent like Joss Whedon.

Marvel’s new "Astonishing X-Men" series shows that comic books can still attract top shelf talent like Joss Whedon.