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Bye-bye Zoom, Ink and Vertigo: DC to consolidate its publishing under...

DC Comics is re-branding all its publishing under the DC brand, and replacing its imprints with labels which reflect a system of age ratings.

AfterShock goes to full returnability for new #1 issues

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....

The Legal View: Would comic shops win a Batrimony lawsuit? 

Can angry retailers sue over Batman #50? The legal standing may surprise you.

DC’s planned leak of Batman/Catwoman wedding story blows up due to...

Summer is wedding season! But in the comics, nothing seems to go right.

Breaking; Barnes & Noble is adding a kids graphic novel section

Barnes & Noble has confirmed to publishers that they will be adding a standalone kids graphic novel section to their stores in the near future. 

An open letter to Marvel from retailer Brian Hibbs: “I was...

It is utterly unacceptable that Marvel is allowing 96%+-off pricing on a brand-new book like INFINITY SIBLINGS.

Diamond announces $5000 Dave Hawksworth Memorial Comic Shop Improvement Award

Diamond Comics' Outside Sales Manages Dave Hawksworth died earlier this year , and the comics is honoring his memory with an annual Dave Hawksworth Memorial...

Diamond adds digital pull list service, revamps Previews and sees DC...

Here's more of that 2018 industry change: DC secedes from Previews, and Diamond announces its own PULLBOX system.

DiDio: DC planning moves to expand the marketplace

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...

Marvel reinstates free digital comic with purchase

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...

Why Are The Comics Retailers Worried About Mass Store Closings?

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...

NYCC ’14: Day 0—A New Hope

NYCC kicked off with the ICv2 Conference; I'll have a report on the white paper over at PW later in the day, but the...