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Tilting at Windmills

Comix Experience owner Brian Hibbs has written a (mostly) monthly column on comic book retailing since 1992. Presented below for your reading pleasure are the first fifty(-one) columns, originally presented in Comics Retailer magazine. IDW publishing has also published two collections of the column, which you may purchase below. Tilting at Windmills continues to be published at Comic Book Resources.

Volume One of Tilting at Windmills reprints the first 100 columns from Comics Retailer magazine, with an introduction by DC Comics publisher Paul Levitz.


Volume Two of Tilting at Windmills reprints the remainder of the Comics Retailer columns, as well as the Newsarama years.



09/1991 Ethics and the Comics Industry 

05/1992 Tilting at Windmills #1: Getting Over Overstreet 

06/1992 Tilting at Windmills #2: Diversification Fixation
  

07/1992 Tilting at Windmills #3: Publishers and Businessmen  
 

07/1992 Tilting at Windmills #3.5: Promotion Devotion
   

08/1992 Tilting at Windmills #4: The Arguments for New Markets
    

09/1992 Tilting at Windmills #5: Holiday Cheer 
  

10/1992 Tilting at Windmills #6: Designing Signings 
  

11/1992 Tilting at Windmills #7: San Diego and the Ghost of Mr. T  
 

12/1992 Tilting at Windmills #8: Altering For Alternatives
   

01/1993 Tilting at Windmills #9: Eerie Predictions
   

02/1993 Tilting at Windmills #10: Say It Ain't So, Superman!
   

03/1993 Tilting at Windmills #11: Birthday Resolutions
   

04/1993 Tilting at Windmills #12: Challenges of the Unknown
    

05/1993 Tilting at Windmills #13: Aldyth Beltane on Women and Comics
   

06/1993 Tilting at Windmills #14: Lou Bank on Comics, Sales, & Selling Comics
   

07/1993 Tilting at Windmills #15: Distributor Tribulations
   

08/1993 Tilting at Windmills #16: The Price of Being A Hero
   

09/1993 Tilting at Windmills #17: Getting In Deep With Discounts
    

10/1993 Tilting at Windmills #18: Choosing Less Choice
   

11/1993 Tilting at Windmills #19: Some Thoughts for Publishers
   

12/1993 Tilting at Windmills #20: Advice From the Eisnerees
    

01/1994 Tilting at Windmills #21: Assorted Updates and Issues
     

02/1994 Tilting at Windmills #22: The Disservice of Lip Service
    

03/1994 Tilting at Windmills #23: Continuity Error
    

03/1994 Tilting at Windmills #23.5: Reviewing Previews
    

04/1994 Tilting at Windmills #24: Universes, Overload and Capital Punishment (And The King Passes On...)
    

05/1994 Tilting at Windmills #25: Labeling, Targeting, Soliciting

06/1994 Tilting at Windmills #26: What To Do About the Big Two
    

07/1994 Tilting at Windmills #27: Refusing the Finger; Self-Retailers; Pro-Con
    

08/1994 Tilting at Windmills #28: Missolicit and Mister McFarlane
     

09/1994 Tilting at Windmills #29: Shell Games and Mystery Teams: Putting the "Fun" in "Non- Refundable"

10/1994 Tilting at Windmills #30: Fair is Fair: Retailers and Responsibility
 

11/1994 Tilting at Windmills #31  

12/1994 Tilting at Windmills #32

01/1995 Tilting at Windmills #33 

02/1995 Tilting at Windmills #34

03/1995 Tilting at Windmills #35

04/1995 Tilting at Windmills #36

05/1995 Tilting at Windmills #37

06/1995 Tilting at Windmills #38

07/1995 Tilting at Windmills #39

08/1995 Tilting at Windmills #40

09/1995 Tilting at Windmills #41

10/1995 Tilting at Windmills #42

11/1995 Tilting at Windmills #43

12/1995 Tilting at Windmills #44

01/1996 Tilting at Windmills #45

02/1996 Tilting at Windmills #46

02/1996 (again, I think) Tilting at Windmills #46.5

03/1996 Tilting at Windmills #47

04/1996 Tilting at Windmills #48

05/1996 Tilting at Windmills #49

06/1996 Tilting at Windmills #50

Volume One of Tilting at Windmills reprints the first 100 columns from Comics Retailer magazine, with an introduction by DC Comics publisher Paul Levitz.


Volume Two of Tilting at Windmills reprints the remainder of the Comics Retailer columns, as well as the Newsarama years.


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