Bob Wayne delivering the #ComicsPro2019 keynote. I could listen to him talk for hours. #comics pic.twitter.com/lb3eHaDkjR — Alter Ego Comics (@AlterEgoComics) February 22, 2019 Continuing our ComicsPRO wrap-up, the text of Bob Wayne’s keynote address has been released. Wayne was in charge of sales and marketing at DC Comics for, well, many many years, […]
The end of DC Entertainment’s east coast presence also signaled the end of svp of sales Bob Wayne’s fabled career at the publisher, as one of the stewards of the entire direct sales market. You couldn’t name a person in the history of the industry who’s had more influence over what comics are sold and how they are sold. Prodigal circ man James Sokolowski was hired at DC (away from Archie) to run the DM end of things, but I’m sure “Ski” would be the first to admit he can only be the “first Ski” and not the “next Bob.”
As I’ve noted many times before, Wayne was particularly beloved of the comics retailing community, and his absence at the recent C2E2 Diamond retailer breakfast would have been a painful reminder of his departure.
When DC announced their move to Burbank, I was told the first name on the list of people who weren’t going was SR VP of Sales, Bob Wayne. Wayne was already near retirement age, and had been dealing with some health issues. Plus he pretty much invented everything that we know about the current direct […]
Whereas for some groups, it’s Olivia Munn or Adrienne Curry who might be a a draw, for comic book retailers, DC’s VP of Sales Bob Wayne is a beloved figure, and his appearances at any retailing event is always cause for applause. At this morning’s Diamond Retailer Appreciation breakfast, following a sneak peak at an […]