Hasbro is without a doubt one of the toy juggernauts at San Diego Comic-Con, having a fairly-large slice of the collectible’s market. Just look at their line that wraps around their own booth like a python to helpless-forest creature. To rally for a weekend war of toys and to highlight some of their exciting brands […]
Describing themselves as “scrappy and nimble,” Space Goat Productions is a small comics publishers who’ve been around for a bit without getting that much attention. Publisher Shon Bury is definitel in it for the long haul however, and they’ve got a few good licenses – Evil Dead 2, The Howling – and creators – notably […]
Here’s a good team-up for comics shops: Stranger Things 2, the follow-up to the beloved kids meets creepy thigns in the 80s series will be a title sponsor for Diamond’s Halloween ComicFest promotion on Saturday, October 28th, The promotions includes in-store activations, branded merchandise and more. As Halloween ComicFest’s title sponsor, store bags and printed promotional […]
Since last we spoke, the store received its first bit of hate mail, which was nice. As a shop, we had been fairly vocal about our take on Marvel’s big Secret Empire event and how we couldn’t, in good conscience, hand-sell the book to customers. Danica had appeared in a few articles in particular explaining […]
As the western part of the nation struggles in 120-degree heat nothing will cool you down faster than thinking about Halloween! And Diamond has just revealed the line-up for its October Halloween ComicFest promotion. The event will come with a T-shirt by Francesco Francavilla. Just looking at these images is making me think of hot […]
From the start, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in Philadelphia has been a feel good story. As the first East Coast comics shop to be owned by an African-American woman, it’s also become a neighborhood fixture, while offering coffee and baked good along with wide ranging comics stock. The store and owner Ariell R. Johnson have […]
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 […]
The Beat’s marketing reporter Taimur Dar looks at even more issues in last week’s furore: you ask the wrong questions in marketing, you end up with the wrong answers.