A little belt tightening, and some strong shows and Wizard World has shown a profit in Q1 2018 for the first time in a few years.
§ Nice Art: Fantagraphics has entered the “oversized, small coffee table of an art book” field with three volumes, one spotlighting Prince Valiant, one Charles Burns’ Black Hole and one, the art of Jaime Hernandez. Perhaps the nicest art of all. The AV Club takes a peek inside the book: Focusing on the visual aspects of […]
November surprise! CNBC is reporting that Fox has been in talks with Disney to sell off most of its assets, leaving behind a lean sports/news organization. The talks have taken place over the last few weeks and there is no certainty they will lead to a deal. The two sides are not currently talking […]
Guess it’s acquisition week, as Beckett has just announced they are entering the comics market by acquiring Comic Book Certification Service, LLC. Beckett is a long running leader in the colelctibles market, mostly with trading cards. I’m not much into the grading thing, but CBCS is a rival service to CGC, the grading giant of comics. […]
Over the past 12 months I have been witnessing troubling times in our industry. Some people choose to ignore it, some think it’s a passing thing. Many vendors have taken note and decided to take measures until the industry fixes itself again. This will take time, and may never be the same.
Variant covers are an accepted practice in comics publishing and collecting, but is Diamond enforcing its own rules on minimum orders? Retailer Brian Hibbs looks at the plusses and minuses of the world of variants.