Alan Payne joins Dynamite as vp of Sales and Marketing

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Completing today’s personnel merry go round, Alan Payne, formerly of IDW, has joined Dynamite as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Payne perviously worked at ToykoPop, Malibu and Dream Haven Books, so suffice to say he’s one of comics most experienced execs in the book trade, and he should do a lot to grow Dynamite’s […]

Comings and goings: Robertson, Atkins, Scott

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A number of comics coming and goings of late: § Dark Horse has promoted Sarah Robertson to director of sales. Robertson will be responsible for business development, overseeing the in-house sales team, managing distributor and retailer relationships, sales forecasting, increasing department performance, and other functions key to leading Dark Horse’s in-house sales division. “Sarah has […]

Dynamite Launches $.99 Sale at Dark Horse Digital

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Dynamite has launched a line-wide sale at Dark Horse Digital, allowing fans to finally try out the first few issues of coveted new series James Bond 007: Vargr for $.99. The entire line is discounted, including J. Michael Straczynski’s excellent Twilight Zone run, David Walker’s Shaft, Gail Simone’s Red Sonja, a couple of graphic novels from Neil […]

Grumpy Cat world domination: over 100,000 graphic novels ordered and Free Comic Book Day

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Can people get enough of Grumpy Cat? I don’t think so. ICv2 recently reported that the first collection of the Dynamite comic featuring the cranky kitty has been sold in to Scholastic book fairs, and already has orders of more than 100,000 copies via various channels. The first four issue series has been a hit, […]

Rachel Pinnelas is named Dynamite’s Associate Editor

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Dynamite named Rachel Pinnelas as a new addition to the company’s editorial team. Pinnelas is joining the publisher as an Associate Editor. She will oversee Dynamite-owned, licensed and creator-owned projects. Pinnelas will be editing Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris, and Vampirella, and as of yet unannounced projects. She also edited the Swords of Sorrow crossover series. “I am very […]

Grumpy Cat is coming to NYCC and here are ALL the #1 covers

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The biggest celebrity of all has been announced for New York Comic Con! Grumpy Cat herself will be appearing on Thursday, October 8th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at Dynamite Booth #2129. Thisis her first comic con appearance, but Grmpy has been the superstar at every other venue we’ve seen her at, including Toy Fair and BEA…I’m not […]

More people hired at comic book companies: Image, Boom, Valiant, Dynamite

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Although the comics industry seems to be hitting a rough patch, one thing that I noticed at last week retailer summit is that a bunch of people have just been hired as staffers to actually work in the comics business! And interestingly, many of them are working directly with comics retailers. I think if you’re going to invest money in your business at a time like this, investing in new employees who work directly with the people who buy your products is a pretty smart move. Here’s the new faces: