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From the early years of co-op advertising, a large dedicated staff, lead by publisher Paul Levitz, who championed the CBSR along with Bob Wayne Paul and Bob were our wartime consigliere's, as they would quickly come up with well thought out plans of action when hurricanes, tornadoes, and other disasters took its toll on select[...]
Today, For The Comic Industry, Is #ThankYouBob Wayne Day
One is Bob Wayne, Senor VP Sales, leaving the company after twenty-eight years. A comic book retailer from Texas, his absence from the company will be mourned by retailer, employee, creator and peer Here's what a few of them had to say Feel free to leave your own story in the comments or on social media with[...]
Bob Wayne, Through The Decades
Yesterday's DC presentation at ComicsPRO was also in honour of Senior Vice President and ex-comics retailer Bob Wayne, who is leaving DC Comics this spring after decades at the publisher when they move from New York Part tribute, part roast, he got quite the standing ovation. Photo from Calum Johnston. Follow more of our ComicsPRO Portland 2015 coverage here. [...]
The Yellow Doc Martens Batgirl Is A Smash Hit
DC Comics Senior VP Bob Wayne is involved in what is considered a Farewell Tour The face of the publisher to retailers for decades, he has chosen to leave DC when they move from New York to Burbank. He is currently at the Diamond Retailer Breakfast meeting at Baltimore Comic Con. There was rather an emotional scene[...]
LIVE! From The Baltimore Comic Con Retail Breakfast
There's going to be a full-sized retail poster for the Valiant you can "opt in" for, and they will be using massive press push for the release of the Valiant, including social media, a podcast, and some things they've never done before (guarding that announcement against other publishers in the room). Bob Wayne assumed the dais[...]
DC Comics Comic-Con Recap
DC Comics had a lot of great announcements and panels this year, but they were all with a bit of sadness as this is the last Comic-Con for Bob Wayne as DC's Senior Vice President – Sales Having been a comic retailer prior to his 27 1/2 years at DC, Bob has been the retailers[...]
Bob Wayne's Advice Regarding The Joker's Mask And Harley Quinn Annual #1
Bob Wayne's last San Diego for DC Comics saw him give an energetic presentation to retailers at the Diamond Lunch. We've run a number of pieces, with more to come, but he did have a little advice for retailers regarding two upcoming projects. The Joker Mask is currently a San Diego Exclusive item, but he recommended that[...]
The Comic Industry Reacts To… Bob Wayne's Departure
Yesterday, Bleeding Cool broke the story that DC Comics' longest standing executive, Bob Wayne, would be stepping down from the publisher when it moves from New York to Burbank. Reaction was swift, Bob Wayne and I started one week apart at DC back in '87 I know how tired I am now, and he's WAY older, so[...]
DC Villain's Month Titles To Be Allocated By 40% In Some Cases
However, due to the length of production process, the orders for the covers had to be set well before the usual FOC date, and DC Senior VP – Sales, Bob Wayne talked at San Diego Comic Con about having to make his best guesses for setting the print runs early. But it seems that in some[...]
DC Digital Panel Recap Batman 66, Smallville, Vampire Diaries And More
Moderator and DC SVP of Sales Bob Wayne began by pointing out that DC has a new digital release every day of the week. First up, Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs discussed Li'l Gotham Nguyen said it's a great opportunity for him to showcase some of the darker Batman rogues that might not necessarily be accessible[...]
Dan DiDio Parodies Panel Parity At Kapow
One of the odder moments at Kapow this weekend (and there were a number) was when Paul Cornell continued his commitment to panel gender parity (you can read about it here) and sat in the audience for the DC New 52 panel rather than sit on the all-male panel with Scott Snyder, Ian Churchill and[...]
Kapow 2012: Before Watchmen
Why not come by and say hi? I'm in the Captain Britain T-shirt… Dan DiDio and Bob Wayne have just presented the Before Watchmen panel at Kapow, giving us a first look at the Josh Middleton cover for Silk Spectre as well as some very brief, blurry looks at some of the interior art… Dan also told[...]
Snippets from ComicsPro Annual Meeting 2012
Comic fans are in shops every Wednesday, so let's make sure to keep the hits coming week in, week out. No surprise, but there was a lot of congratulations to Bob Wayne of DC Comics, since the "New 52" launch did drive a lot of old fans and curious newcomers to the comic shops Truly well[...]
DC Announces San Diego Comic Con Programming
So, what is DC Comics up to over San Diego weekend? Let's have a look at the panel programming, already being inserted into the Bleeding Cool Massively Updateable San Diego Comic Con Programming List… It looks like Bob Wayne is really earning his increase in salary… six panels Bob? Do you have enough dry wit to[...]
The First DC Comics Retailer Roadshow – And A Return for THUNDER Agents
The first DC Retailer Roadshow took place yesterday at Warner Bros in Burbank, as around twenty teams of retailers were ushered through security checks into the belly of the beast. Executive big guns Bob Wayne, Jim Lee, Dan DiDio, Diane Nelson, Hank Kanalz and John Rood were in attendance with Rood moderating He did not attempt[...]
DC Comics Go On A Bus Trip To See Green Lantern
We never reveal a source! And don't throw popcorn at the back of Bob Wayne's head That kind of behaviour is just unseemly He's got his big retailers DC Relaunch presentation in LA tomorrow, remember. UPDATE: Don't worry, they'll all be back this afternoon! If you're calling 1700 Broadway this morning, and no editor is taking your[...]
Bob Wayne And Dan DiDio Hit The Road
Across the country. Senior VP Sales, Bob Wayne and Co-Publisher Dan DiDio with other executives on hand,will be presenting the new busines plan – the creative, the marketing… and the incentives. Los Angeles get their meet'n'greet at Warner Bros' Burbank offices next Friday, June 17th The following Monday June 20th sees DC camp out in Dallas/Fort Worth[...]
DC Relaunch "Not A Reboot" – Holding The Line, Variants, 72% Discounts
DC Senior VP Sales, Bob Wayne, has sent a new letter to retailers; To our comics retail partners, See? He promises a retailer tour from DC Comics across the US That DC will after all hold the line at $2.99 on print and digital, dropping to $1.99 digital after four weeks, with $3.99/$2.99 on oversized issues And[...]
DC Relaunch: Bob Wayne Talks To Retailers About Day-And-Date Digital
Bob Wayne, Senior Vice President of Sales at DC Comics, has written to comic book retailers today, outlining much of what Bleeding Cool has been telling you, as well as addressing all DC books going day-and-date-digital. He writes; A LETTER ON THE DC UNIVERSE AND SEPTEMBER 2011 To our comics retail partners, In the time I've worked at DC[...]