After returning from a trip, my comic book store received a letter from Diamond Comics that ended in getting my bank and cops involved.
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Selling comics, cards, and other collectibles through a physical store means dealing with people. On Sundays, we are not even open, though we have been
My store is coming up on its twelfth year in business this October. Even after all this time, I still learn and make changes in the store. I wrote about
Free Comic Book Day for 2022 is now in the record books. It was a different FCBD. Our previous sale day in March almost set a record for us. Then the
With all the upcoming movies and other media comic-related upcoming releases, comics can be hot. One comic may be in a store's dollar bin with no
After a long time, comic conventions are back. With Covid protections lowered, people are feeling the need to get back to a more normal life. Last month,
For years a cover of a comic book had the title easy to read on it. Older issues of Amazing Spider-Man, Captain America, Superman, and more had their
Hot comics are still in heavy demand. The comic back-issue market is ever-changing. What is hot today may be cold tomorrow or cold today and hot tomorrow.
When comics first started, people bought them to read. Another month means another order for comics—so many comics to choose from. We now order comics
Researching comics is part of what I do—the ever-changing shifts in demand for comics that I try to keep up with. One man's junk is another man's
What can the various comic publishers do for comics to strengthen the comic industry in 2022? Fewer gimmicks. Variants have been used for so long that
When 2021 began at Rodman Comics, I decided not to replace two of our employees who had left on good terms. The economic slowdown caused by the pandemic
For years, comic publishers have been using variants to increase sales. It works. Stores will increase their orders to get the next tier level variant.
Substack is making those writing comics for them a lot of money. Substack hired some of the biggest names from the biggest comic publishers. Currently,
We often take for granted what we should be thankful for. A year ago, many wondered if comics would survive COVID-19. Some businesses did not survive, but