NYCC ’16: ICv2 announces Insider Talks and Happy Hour with Berger and more

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Over the years, industry website ICv2 has produced various one day conferences covering the business of comics and pop culture. Last year, owner Milton Griepp delivered his traditional white paper which was paired with a reception.  This year, the reception and white paper return with the addition of three talks by pretty notable people. On Thursday, October […]

NYCC ’16: Double Take promotional banners banned for being “suggestive” – NSFW

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The comics publisher Double Take is planning to hit NYCC in a big way with by giving away 10000 of their graphic novels, which are based on Night of the Living Dead. Part of the promotion was an 8 ft tall meterboard to be placed in the lobby at the Javits center, as you see at […]

Image/Skybound offer B&W Lying Cat statue for Local Comic Shop Day

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Local Comic Shop Day will be held this year on November 19th, offering exclusives and another chance for comics shops to promote themselves as mini comic-cons every day of the year. This exclusive 8-inch Black and white version of the Lying Cat statue, manufactured by Skybound for Image, is an attractive item that will find […]

Diamond upgrades to ship “massive amounts of new product” and unveils fourth pick module

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Sometimes the wonkiest things are the most important. Diamond sent out news of its upgrades to the Olive Branch warehouse, with photos. And if you imagined somehitng like a cross between the airport scene in Toy Story 2 and the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, you were right.  The report below is all […]

Beat Retreat: GameStop Expo 2016, video game camp holds comic surprises

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Last week GameStop managers and employees got the royal treatment from the retailer’s various vendors and partners at GameStop Expo 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The three day show is built as part reward for GameStop employees and part sales training from the many companies selling their products in GS stores. The final day […]

Things to Do: Gene Luen Yang to begin national tour, NYC event this weekend!

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2016 has been a banner year for American Born Chinese cartoonist Gene Luen Yang.  Earlier this year, he was named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the United States Library of Congress.  Then he launched a brand new Chinese-centric Superman series with DC Comics entitled New Super-Man.  Just today, he became the honored recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant. Whether you […]