By Brian Hibbs So, right now Marvel comics is in a little spot of trouble. In February 2017 Marvel’s best-selling ongoing superhero title barely passed 60k on the Diamond chart estimates. They ran three “event” style crossovers – “IvX”, which sold fewer copies than that, and “Clone Conspiracy” and “Monsters Unleashed”, neither of which cracked […]
At last week’s Marvel retailer retreat, the publisher and the merchants hashed things out.
Our story begins a few years ago, when I was still managing another comic shop in the city. A man walked into the store, smiling and humming to himself. “Interesting place you got here,” he said, slowly stepping his way through the store, eyes scanning the walls in wonderment. “Why thank you,” I replied, choosing […]
X-O Manowar was the flagship title for Valiant’s launch and as they’re bringing it back, they’re bringing a fairly deep promotional package with it. On the consumer end of it, Valiant’s following the lead of the Green Lantern and Legion of Superheroes Flight Ring giveaways with their own promotional ring giveaway. On the retailer end, […]
After this weekend’s 2017 Toy Fair, ours and many other website have been a flutter with toy news. With such heavy internet traffic, there are a few thing that might have slipped under the radar. I’ve picked a few of my favorites to bring up with all you collectors out there. Okay, so this one […]
Subscribe to stay up-to-date with us! https://t.co/COtx0GDrAk pic.twitter.com/prOWUoPs7f — HEROESONLINE (@heroesonline) February 10, 2017 Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, Charlotte NC’s iconic and groundbreaking comics shop, is moving to a new location in “NoDa.” As I am not from Charlotte, I don’t know what that means, but I’m guessing it’s some kind of trendy […]
It’s the beginning of a new month, which means retailers have just sent another batch of initial orders off to Diamond to butcher, and another set of data has arrived. Diligent retailers will have already started digging through the information, building a game plan for the next few weeks. This tends to be a large […]
Welcome to the end of the world as we know it. Walk with me into the maw of the abyss, dear friends. It’s time to talk comics retail in 2017.
Yesterday this tweet from Spirit of Retailing award winner Packrat Comics was going around: He's not bill collector or your Dad.Be a good subscriber & pick up your comics so he doesn't have to be so sad.@bleedingcool @CBR @Marvel pic.twitter.com/qNq195kkj9 — Packrat Comics (@Packrat_Comics) January 10, 2017 with a cosign from Atlas comics We […]
An SUV crashed through the front of the comics store The DeeP Comics & Games in HUntsville, AL. The driver suffered a seizure behind the wheel and lost control of the vehicle. The driver was injured but luckily no one was hurt inside the store. The store’s surveillance cameras caught the crash from multiple angles […]