Diamond has posted Steve Geppi’s keynote speech from the 2018 Retailer Summit.
The convention calendar is getting more and more crowded.
Dean Haspiel’s prowess as a cartoonist is well known, but he’s now an emerging playwright as well. His new play, The Last Bar at the End of the World opens tomorrow at Urban Stages in Manhattan – you can buy tickets here. Directed by Phillip Cruise, and starring Cruise, Tarik Davis, Lex Friedman, Seth Gilliam, […]
The frantic game of musical chairs at various publisher continues as Joe Illidge – most recently at Lion Forge, but previously at DC and Milestone – has just been hired as Executive Editor at Valiant. Illidge will work closely with current editor-in-chief Warren Simons, who has tendered his resignation but will stay on board […]
By now you’ve seen the upset reactions from retailers over the ongoing digital sale of 99¢ comics collections. You’ve heard about CB Cebulski’s statement that Marvel is not setting the prices, and it’s an Amazon/Comixology thing. And you’ve read Brian Hibbs’ open letter when he says he is very disappointed at Marvel. It seems that […]
It is utterly unacceptable that Marvel is allowing 96%+-off pricing on a brand-new book like INFINITY SIBLINGS.
Who invented the phrase “our retail partners”? At every presentation at yesterday’s Diamond summit, publishers over and over again spoke about “our retail partners” and “working with you to sell more comics.” I asked a veteran of the book industry if people at book conferences ever made reference to their retail partners and he just […]
More from the Marvel presentation to retailers. EIC CB Cebulski ran down a list of #1 and presented new art in a presentation subtitled “Selling Comics, Making Memories” – because that’s what it’s all about.
CB Cebulski made his debut as Marvel’s front man at a Diamond retailer event, standing before a packed room. The headlines probably came towards the very end of the panel when a retailer addressed the elephant in the room: the 99¢ sales on digital collections the week of release that Amazon and Comixology have been […]
DC co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee delivered their presentation before retailers at the 2018 Diamond Summit this morning, and revealed some big big numbers. DC Nation #0, the 25¢ launch of their promotional magazine, has orders of 1 million, DiDio announced, joking that he still had a long way to go to catch up […]