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 […]
What comics are best for getting new readers into comics? In the second part of her recommendation series, Rosie Knight gives tried and true suggestions for the comics curious in your life of all ages.
Joe Field, owner of Flying Colors Comics of Concord, CA is retiring from the Board of Directors of ComicsPRO, the retailer organization he helped to found. You can read his whole statement below, but Field has been at the forefront of making comics better for over two decades, both with ComicsPRO and as the originator of Free Comic […]
Welcome back to The Retailer’s View – a shambling look at the comic book industry through the lens of retail. My name is Brandon Schatz, and I am so very tired. Since last we spoke, the store that I co-own had it’s first anniversary, DC took a big swing at (re)generating sales with their Rebirth […]
By Brian Hibbs Welcome to Tilting at Windmills #252. Some of you will be scratching your heads and saying “Wait, doesn’t this appear on Comic Book Resources?” Yeah, it did, but CBR got sold, and the new ownership decided that “columns” were not a thing that they wanted to do any longer – which, […]
By Nicholas Eskey I didn’t need to attend this year’s DC Collectibles’ Press Room to know that this is an exciting year for both DC Entertainment and DC Collectibles. I did attend, though, so I could get up close with some live merchandise (and free food of course). Though the jury is still out critically […]
Wonder Woman is truly a multi-faceted triple goddess of lore and branding. For some she’s a feminist role model; to others she’s a powerful but sexy female superhero; and to still others, she’s a great way to sell make-up and other women-focused products! Five years ago Princess Diana starred in a line of MAC cosmetics that sold out […]