It’s not quite the library of Alexandria, but Geppi’s Entertainment Museum in Baltimorewas is closing after 12 years. It a handsome edifice of pop culture that displayed the pristine personal collection of Diamond founder Steve Geppi in a dark wood-paneled, climate controlled environment. More than 3000 of the items from the museum will be donated to […]
Diamond has posted Steve Geppi’s keynote speech from the 2018 Retailer Summit.
Diamond just released its February sales charts, and the year-to-year comparisons were awful – although perhaps not to be taken seriously, see below. But even from January, sales dipped about 6% for combined graphic novel and periodical sales. Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1 was the #1 periodical, while Saga Vol. 8 held up its […]
Diamond Comics’ Outside Sales Manages Dave Hawksworth died earlier this year , and the comics is honoring his memory with an annual Dave Hawksworth Memorial Comic Shop Improvement Award. The award will award $5000 for business improvements to the lucky winner. the winner will be selected by a panel of Diamond and industry professionals and the […]
C2E2 is back on the industry radar after a successful Diamond retailer summit, and the event will return to CHicago in 2018.
At last week’s Diamond Retailer Summit, nothing got a bigger reaction than this video explaining how Diamond has upgraded their Olive Branch packing facility. When this film was shown during breakfast, the room fell silent. The phrase “rapt with attention” is overused, but this ode to put orders, pick stations, conveyor belts and resolute yet […]
Greeting from the Windy City. The Diamond Retailer Summit has returned to Chicago for the first time since 2013, and the event kicked off last night with a PACKED reception. Everyone was commenting on the enthusiasm and turnout among retailers. There have been open bars at retailer events before so even that didn’t count. Was it […]
CORRECTION: Diamond MAy still release the charts! The misunderstanding was all Miller’s but the status of the charts is still unknown. His calculations stand for now however. Miller has updated all his year-end charts using provisional information: As such, Comichron’s provisional rankings and market shares, which we’ve based on the previous twelve months’ estimates, now […]
Marvel led DC again in the ongoing Big Two battle, but overall numbers show that comics and GN sales in 2016 were essentially flat – either up or down by a percentage point. December and the quarter were generally down, although GNs were up from 4Q 2015. December was a four week month compared to […]
The full line-up of titles for Free Comic Book Day 2017 has just been released, and there will be 38 Silver Sponsor titles in addtion to the 12 Gold Sponsor titles previously announced. Free Comic Book Day will take place on Saturday, May 6th, 2017. Highlights include: secret projects from DC and Marvel, the latter featuring the […]