This weekend, British comic book retailers received the following message from Diamond UK, the international comic book distributor that remains the
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Despite economically pressing times, comic stores are always opening somewhere. Here is a look at seven new comic stores , opening across the USA, in
It began as a convoy of truckers protesting against coronavirus mandates by their employers and government in Canada but has now turned into a blockade
Bleeding Cool has been talking about Bad Idea, the new comics publisher from Dinesh Shamdasani, Hunter Gorinson, Warren Simons, and Joshua Jones for what
Today is the day that the UK government has decreed that non-essential shops are allowed to open across England, and that includes comic shops Boris Johnson has read all his Tintin books three times over and was clearly in need of something new So on my Boris bike, I whizzed in, filming as I went,[...]
With the added pressures, challenges and obstacles thrown in the way of local comic shops over the past three months, AfterShock Comics, led by Publisher Joe Pruett, announced the release of Support Our Shops (S.O.S.), a 48-page comic featuring seven stories from top creators The comic book will be distributed at no cost to comic[...]
A number of comic book stores have reported significant damage and theft cause by looting, as part of riots and protests across the USA
And, yes, that would include English comic shops as well Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, they have their own devolved decisions to make. British Comic Shops Can Open Back Up on June 15th, Boris Says So Image from BBC screencap. A number of English comic shops have been operating mail order, or making pick-up arrangements, but most remain[...]
You can catch up with coverage of the impact on the comics industry here and the New Distributor Wars here. 2021 Will Look Very Different For Publishers and Comic Shops Alike Image from https://torange.biz/fx/2021-gold-background-dark-flag-american-216356 A couple of weeks ago, Trustbridge Global Media bought small British publishers Walker Books, which also owns Candlewick Press, which is based[...]
I can have another big exercise in a couple of weeks or so. That's if I am still allowed, of course. Cycling Round Central London Comic Shops on Lockdown Image from YouTube. This morning, I combined my not-quite-daily exercise with a trip to the chemists and the cheese shop by Boris bike Cycling down the Thames[...]
Alan Gill of Ultimate Comics in North Carolina has announced that he is to boycott the new distributors of DC Comics in favor of Diamond.
Some have closed, some have gone online and mail order, others remain open with limited hours and services. Diamond UK Distributing to British Comic Shops For Sale on May 11th Art from Marvel Comics. Comic books that were due to be available in British stores on Wednesday, March 26th, will be shipping from Diamond UK for sale[...]
Comic book retailers have been putting together a list of ways to remake the direct market as and when it returns to life.
"I risked a Walmart trip, and my side quest was rewarded with all the bubble wrap we need to ship out the online comic sales from last week." A Mid Life Crisis for Comic Book Stores. It is also worth pointing out that Diamond Comic Distributors now shipping existing back stock to retailers' home addresses rather than[...]
Today is the third day, with all of the money being directly paid to comic shops when the auctions close Rob is offering to draw comics characters, anime characters, and taking requests for the sketches, which has led to gems like this admittedly great Venompool/Raphael TMNT piece. View this post on Instagram. How Much Would You Pay[...]
We have seen comic shops shut down under government mandate and fear of infection Comic publishers pull back on their publication schedule or stop publishing entirely The direct market distributor, Diamond Comic Distributors shut its doors to new product, make people redundant and stop paying publishers But today, that all changes. Over a week ago, we[...]
Scout, Black Mask and TKO are giving 50% of their online sales directly to comic shops during the coronavirus pandemic.
With Diamond Comic Distributors sidelined by the conoravirus pandemic, others like Penguin Random House, Ingram, Simon & Schuster enter comic distribution
Who knows what the large event business will look like in the future? Another reason you still NEED comic shops on the front lines. Please STOP publishing Pause in the same way every business has been asked to pause. It's difficult to ask for help when it means less income in the short term for all of[...]
Jeez, let alone my own costs. And I am committed to making sure that everyone working for me gets paid as they should. You, comics consumer, check in with your local store, make sure your "pull list" is up to date, and (if your financial situation allows) that you've made arrangements for your store to charge you[...]
But we believe in this medium, and we believe in the role of comic shops as an important community hub Ours is an underappreciated medium, and having a place where we can all be united in our love for this unique, powerful means of storytelling matters Having a place where we can be exposed to[...]
Marvel Comics Significantly Increases Comic Store Discounts to Combat Effects of Coronavirus Pandemic
Marvel Comics has issued the following statement to comic book retailers, concerning the current state of business in relation to the coronavirus
A unified approach from all major publishers will make this process easier for each of you and, ultimately, for every one of your customers. While we'll shortly announce new, additional initiatives that will provide new cashflow opportunities for comic shops, we're also taking immediate steps right now, including paid support of our #BoostYourLCS program through social[...]
Two days ago, Lee's Comics of Mountain View, California, chose to close temporarily, for three weeks in light of the current coronavirus pandemic.
As the United States joins the list of countries entering country-wide shutdowns of many businesses and more people staying indoors, many folks in the comic industry have been wondering how they can support their local comic shops while also practising social distancing But Morgan Perry, Boom's direct market whisperer who Brian Hibbs named "my favorite[...]
A while ago, Bleeding Cool reported that despite the falling pound, and the increase in print comics prices in the UK as a result of Brexit, that digital
Yesterday, Bleeding Cool ran advance notice of 75 comic book shops starting Black Friday Sales today. Overnight we were inundated with more. So here is a
Powers Of X #1 Will Have the Most Important Scene in X-Men History, Apparently (Jonathan Hickman Video)
Jonathan Hickman was available for a little video at the Marvel Comics presentation, part of the Diamond Retail Summit being held in Las Vegas today. And
It's a busy show at the Diamond Retailer Summit in Las Vega you've been hearing about and following all weekend long on Bleeding Cool. Donny Cates was too
Esad Ribic is best known in English-speaking comics for his lush painted art on series such as Mighty Thor and Secret Wars for Marvel Comics. And also for