I haven’t been to C2E2 in Chicago since 2013, the last time the Diamond Retailer summit was held there, but the summit is back…and so is the Beat! Yeehaw! Can’t wait to have some authentic Chicago dogs. Tireless Torsten Adair has yet to post his “How to Get Around” notes for 2017, but here’s the […]
The March sales numbers from Diamond have several headline worthy metrics: DC surpassed Marvel in units – but not dollars – for the first time in a non-relaunch period.
DC drew even with Marvel in units while lagging in dollars in February’s sales charts, just released by Diamond, furthuring suspicions that Marvel’s periodical sales are slipping.
Diamond released sales figures for January 2017 this morning and units and dollars were way down from December – however that’s only to be expected from holiday sales. However, periodicals were up a but from January 201 while GNs were down. Overall comparisons were down quite a bit but it’s hard to make too much […]
Just a quick note: Diamond has an advisory up that the slipcased March trilogy edition is still available from them, although it’s sold out at Amazon. (March Book Three is still available there.) As we reported earlier, controversy has sent sales of the book soaring with sell outs in comic shops, bookstores and online but Diamond […]
The full line-up of titles for Free Comic Book Day 2017 has just been released, and there will be 38 Silver Sponsor titles in addtion to the 12 Gold Sponsor titles previously announced. Free Comic Book Day will take place on Saturday, May 6th, 2017. Highlights include: secret projects from DC and Marvel, the latter featuring the […]
And after a day spent curled up playing Hearthstone and eating ice cream….we’re back! And ready to rock and roll! § Nice Art: The print edition of the 7th issue of Sophia Foster-Dimino’s award winning Sex Fantasy comic is now for sale online at Gumroad. OR read it online here. § In the most important […]
Great scott! Diamond has been leaking word that sales in August were okay, and now we see why: Not only are they proudly announcing 10.26 million UNITS shipped – the highest number since 1996 – but in year to year comparisons, August 2016 was up more than 40% from August 2015! Now granted that’s five weeks […]
Those who think comics need to ditch the direct market right this minute had better not read the latest news about Barnes and Noble. The last big box chain had a dismal quarter, fired its CEO, and is looking to shore things up. Concern about Barnes & Noble’s Nook business gave way to worries about […]
Well now, this is interesting. IDW has moved its book distribution to Penguin Random House effective April 2017. ICv2 has all the enthusiastic quotes from executives at both companies, including a sad quote from Steve Geppi who owns Diamond Book Distribution, which formerly repped IDW to the book trade. DBD will continues to sell IDW products to the mass market in the UK. But this really makes PRHPS, which also distributes DC, a powerhouse player in the GN field.