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Comic Store In Your Future &#8211 Being Your Own Store

Comic Store In Your Future – Being Your Own Store

Rod Lamberti of comic shop Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa, writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here.I opened up my store and wanted to be different from other comics stores Why offer the exact same experience and products other stores do? For years there was only Diamond for comic stores to order through[...]

Next Week Will Be A Monster Week In Comics &#8211 If They All Arrive

Next Week Will Be A Monster Week In Comics – If They All Arrive

Next week will be a monster week in comics – that's if all the comic books arrive. Weather and pandemic have seen many delays, especially from Diamond Comic Distributors, but if all goes to plan, there are a LOT of big books coming out next week. First is Infinite Frontier #0, the big DC Comics […]

More Diamond Comics Delays To Comic Shops This Week

More Diamond Comics Delays To Comic Shops This Week

There have been a lot of delays to comic book deliveries of late, with current weather issues hitting all manner of aspects of the industry. Both Diamond Comic Distributors and Lunar Distribution have faced delays to comic book stores and we now have the latest. Last week, Bleeding Cool reported that "Diamond Comic Distributor's Olive […]

Binc Gave Almost $3 Million To Bookstores And Comic Shops In 2020

Binc Gave Almost $3 Million To Bookstores And Comic Shops In 2020

[caption id="attachment_1340401" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Binc Gave Almost $3 Million To Bookstores And Comic Shops In 2020[/caption]As the comic book industry went into shutdown and lockdown in 2020, with many stores unable to open, and sellable product being reduced, the comic book industry rallied around and Binc, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, became the focal point[...]

ComicsPRO: What Is Boom Studios Magic: The Gathering Surprise

ComicsPRO: What Is Boom Studios' Magic: The Gathering Surprise?

During their presentation at ComicsPRO, after taking a bit of a victory lap with retailers, Boom Studios' Morgan Perry just dropped a big tease for their upcoming Magic: The Gathering series launching in April. As announced earlier, Boom Studios recently picked up the license and announced a new ongoing series, entitled simply Magic by Black […]

US Weather And Power Outs Will Delay Comics For Months To Come

US Weather And Power Outs Will Delay Comics For Months To Come

Late books to comic shops now And a reduction in demands for Texas to secede from the USA. Right now, even as Diamond Comic Distributors closes one warehouse in New Memphis, it is reporting weather-related delays out of its Olive Branch distribution centre, the very one intended to replace New Memphis.Diamond tells retailers that "transportation[...]

Diamond Reduces Publishers Ability To Make Variant Covers Returnable

Diamond Reduces Publishers Ability To Make Variant Covers Returnable

Since the pandemic, lockdown and shutdowns that affected the comic book industry, a number of comic book publishers increased the amount of comic books that they made returnable to comic book stores. The idea was to protect retailers from sudden changes of demand due to stores having to close, customers not able to shop and […]

Image Comics Ends Line-Wide Returnability Programme

Image Comics Ends Line-Wide Returnability Programme

As shutdowns and lockdowns came in last year, as the pandemic began to become a real threat, Image Comics – as well as a number of other publishers – launched a mass returnability programme so that retailers could order comics in confidence and return them if they got stuck with too many as another lockdown […]

Diamond UK Delays To Comic Book Stores This Week

Diamond UK Delays To Comic Book Stores This Week

Diamond UK Comics Distributors have informed stores that the snowstorms in the USA have prevented new comic books shopping this week, the latest in a number of delays caused by shutdowns. But they hope to be able to provide stores with everything missing the following week. However, anything that they received previously to the delay, […]

ComicsPRO Launch Their First Online Retailer Meeting In February

ComicsPRO Launch Their First Online Retailer Meeting In February

The comic book retailer activist organisation, ComicsPRO are launching their first online retailer meeting on the 18th and 19th of February this year. Over thirty vendors are lined up to participate and the ComicsPRO Keynote Speaker will be Kazu Kibuishi, creator of the graphic novel Amulet, And the first three hundred comic book retailers who […]

Keanu Reeves BRZRKR Outsells Crossover Before FOC

Keanu Reeves' BRZRKR Outsells Crossover Before FOC

I get the feelimng that we'll be talking about BRZRKR, Keanu Reeves' comic creator debut with co-writer Matt Kindt and artist Ron Garney, quite a bit as it heads to Final Order Cut-Off this weekend. We've been getting some recent sneak peeks from Facebook that Garney has shared which lend credence to our earlier theory that […]

Keanu Reeves Tells YouTube Fans How To Find Their Local Comic Shop

Keanu Reeves Tells YouTube Fans How To Find Their Local Comic Shop

As we previously informed you, Boom Studios still had another trick up their sleeve to promote BRZRKR, Keanu Reeves’ comic creator debut with co-writer Matt Kindt and artist Ron Garney, and that turned out to be a video from the star of The Matrix and John Wick franchises, promoting comic book shops themselves.[caption id="attachment_1330396" align="aligncenter"[...]

Comic Store In Your Future &#8211 2021 Off To A Great Start

Comic Store In Your Future – 2021 Off To A Great Start

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa, writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. He writes of 2020 and 2021; 2020 is over. With 2020 gone, our hope is 2021 would be much better simply because it is a new year. The Capitol being overrun by rioters was quite the shocker. That said, I […]

Scotland Comic Shops Full Lockdown &#8211 No Curbside/Click And Collect

Scotland Comic Shops Full Lockdown – No Curbside/Click And Collect?

Which comic shops want to state that their books are essential, well that's a test For those allowed to continue, the First Minister said “staggered appointments” will be needed to end queuing as well as not allowing people inside premises But how are comic stores reacting?Little Shop Of Heroes in Dunfermline posted; Now we're rolling! Loads[...]

The Nerd Store Buys Dr. Volts Comic Connection in Salt Lake City

The Nerd Store Buys Dr. Volt's Comic Connection in Salt Lake City

Dr. Volt's Comic Connection of Salt Lake City, Utah, is named after the original owner of the store who used to be a pro-wrestler and who named the store after his character. The store passed through a number of hands and was sold to current owner Dave Landa twenty years ago in 2001. Or that […]

Talking To The People Behind The New Comic Book Shopping Experience

Talking To The People Behind The New Comic Book Shopping Experience

In 2021, that service will transform courtesy of investment from comic book publisher Dynamite Entertainment's owner Nick Barrucci into the Comic Book Shopping Experience.[caption id="attachment_1321200" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Jen King, courtesy of CBSE[/caption]Jen King of Space Cadets Collection Collection near Houston, Texas states “My sincere and fervent desire is to have The Comic Book Shopping Experience[...]

Coliseum of Comics Buys Borderlands Comics &#038 Games in Jacksonville FL

Coliseum of Comics Buys Borderlands Comics & Games in Jacksonville FL

Orlando-based Coliseum of Comics, the largest comics and collectables chain in the Southeast of the United States of America, announced today that, effective immediately, it has purchased and will be assuming operations of the former Borderlands Comics & Games in Jacksonville. The move will bring the number of stores in the Coliseum chain to nine. […]

British Comic Shops &#8211 Delays Diamond Lockdown Until March

British Comic Shops – Delays, Diamond, Lockdown Until March?

This week, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland entered its third national lockdown, with slightly different variations in the separate countries. Some areas were already in lockdown, but now it's everywhere. All non-essential shops are closed, and no, comic stores are not considered essential. Some can run click-and-collect services and curbside pick-ups, […]

When You Are A Comic Shop In Tier 4 Lockdown London &#038 the South East

When You Are A Comic Shop In Tier 4 Lockdown, London & the South East

London and the South East of England have gone into Tier 4 lockdown. Here are how several comic book stores have stated they will be dealing with the current situation. Forbidden Planet stores in Tier Four – London and Croydon – are closed yet again, but they are, again, offering a Call And Collect service. […]

Comics To Give For Christmas &#8211 Comic Store In Your Future

Comics To Give For Christmas – Comic Store In Your Future

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa, writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here.  This week? Christmas. It is the season, the season to shop for those you care for. Comic books, trade paperbacks, and hardcover collections are excellent gifts. With such a wide variety of materials, there is something for everyone. Have young kids […]