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Brandon Schatz & Danica LeBlanc

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Brandon Schatz and Danica LeBlanc are the owners of Variant Edition Comics + Culture located in Edmonton, Alberta. They specialize in matching people with the comics and books they never knew they wanted. In their spare time, they write articles and produce podcasts at Submetropolitan.com

The Retailer’s View // A Disgrace To The Industry

Since last we spoke, the store received its first bit of hate mail, which was nice. As a shop, we had been fairly vocal about...

The Retailer’s View // Should Printed Single Issues Go Away?

Our story begins a few years ago, when I was still managing another comic shop in the city. A man walked into the store,...

The Retailer’s View // Do Retailers Dream of Lenticular Sheep?

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...

The Retailer’s View // The Flood

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.

Where Are All The April 2017 Solicitations?

Elsewhere on the internet, it seems as though the sky is falling. For those who keep a very close eye on the comic industry, you'll...

The Retailer’s View // Split Decisions

Welcome back to The Retailer’s View - a shambling look at the comic book industry through the lens of retail. My name is Brandon...

The Retailer’s View // After-Rebirth

One of these “strike while the iron is hot” deals. Or more accurately, strike when your brain feels like co-operating. Last night, DC took the...

The Retailer’s View // Rebirthing Pains

It’s been quite a while since the last edition of The Retailer’s View, and there are several reasons for that. Almost all of them...

The Retailer’s View // Deconstructing the Clubhouse

This week’s edition of The Retailer’s View is going to be slightly different than most - while most of the time, I’m writing these...

The Retailer’s View // Quite A Lot Of Variants

Today, I’m staring down the initial order deadline for titles releasing in November. The initial order deadline is something I neglect to realize is...

The Retailer’s View // DC Youoops

A few months ago, as I was running a deposit to the bank, I ran into the store’s landlord at the terminal next to...

The Retailer’s View // Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

The internet will surely be the death of me. It will probably be somebody saying some petty racist stuff that will do it. My eyes...