Returnability isn’t a panacea for comics publishers, but it doesn’t hurt either. AfterShock has become the latest publisher to institute a generous returnability program. In this case, all the #1 issues for the remainder of 2018 will be fully returnable. In addition for first issues whose FOC date has passed, second issues will be returnable. […]
Can angry retailers sue over Batman #50? The legal standing may surprise you.
Summer is wedding season! But in the comics, nothing seems to go right.
Barnes & Noble has confirmed to publishers that they will be adding a standalone kids graphic novel section to their stores in the near future.
It is utterly unacceptable that Marvel is allowing 96%+-off pricing on a brand-new book like INFINITY SIBLINGS.
Diamond Comics’ Outside Sales Manages Dave Hawksworth died earlier this year , and the comics is honoring his memory with an annual Dave Hawksworth Memorial Comic Shop Improvement Award. The award will award $5000 for business improvements to the lucky winner. the winner will be selected by a panel of Diamond and industry professionals and the […]
Here’s more of that 2018 industry change: DC secedes from Previews, and Diamond announces its own PULLBOX system.
At a private press event following their retail presentation, Dan DiDio, Jim Lee, John Romita Jr, Greg Capullo and Andy Kubert expanded more on Dark Matter, DC’s Master Class, expanding the line and other matters. We’ll be updating as we go along, but DiDio alluded to even more new initiatives aiming at bringing in new readers. […]
Well, that was fast. A few months back, Marvel discontinued their practice of including a code for a bonus digital copy of various comics. I think they thought no one really cared, but it turns out readers did care…a lot. Digital codes were openly traded and auctioned, some readers liked to used them to read the comic while […]
Hey, gang. We need to talk to about the looming problem with the Direct Market. You’ve seen the articles about comic shop owners being worried about mass closings in the Direct Market. We’ve got a couple GoFundMe’s active for shops in Seattle and San Francisco. There’s the game store in the Phoenix metro area dropping […]