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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 […]

To Be Is To Be Perceived &#8211 Comic Store In Your Future

To Be Is To Be Perceived – Comic Store In Your Future

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa, writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Perception. A quick Google search comes up with the definition of perception as: "Perception is the organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information to represent and understand the presented information or environment. All perception involves signals that go through the […]

Comic Store In Your Future &#8211 Lunar Makes Us More Money Than Diamond

Comic Store In Your Future – Lunar Makes Us More Money Than Diamond

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa, writes Comic Store In Your Future weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here.The year 2020 is about over Many people will be glad to see it go and are hoping for a much better 2021 There were a lot of lows Shutting down for months was never something I[...]

Comic Store In Your Future &#8211 A Wish List For 2021

Comic Store In Your Future – A Wish List For 2021

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. And he is looking to a potential 2021. What do I hope to see in 2021? The end of the virus, of course. The return of "normal." Retail wise? For new comics, I would like to see new art talent that clicks with the […]

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 […]

Comic Store In Your Future &#8211 Goodbye 2020 Here Comes 2021

Comic Store In Your Future – Goodbye 2020, Here Comes 2021

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa, writes Comic Store In Your Future weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here.What a year, and 2020 still isn't over Stores were forced to close DC left Diamond Comics as their distributor, causing some people to act like the sky was falling Others were bringing up the failure of[...]

Thanksgiving For 25 Hot Comics &#8211 Comic Store In Your Future

Thanksgiving For 25 Hot Comics – Comic Store In Your Future

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics in Ankeny, Iowa, writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Happy Thanksgiving, all, and we have a lot to be thankful for. Including a welcome back to Rod Lamberti's 25 Hot Comics. There are a lot of hot comics out there. I was surprised at what I learned researching […]

The Joy Of Shoplifters &#8211 Comic Store In Your Future

The Joy Of Shoplifters – Comic Store In Your Future

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa, writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here.  This week? Shoplifters. Inventory, retail is all about inventory. Inventory, of course, is what retail uses to make a profit. The enemy of a retail business? Shrinkage. Inventory shrinkage occurs when a retailer has fewer items in stock than in […]

In The Orbit Of Lunar &#8211 Comic Store In Your Future

In The Orbit Of Lunar – Comic Store In Your Future

It must have taken a heck of a hit from FedEx.[caption id="attachment_1290985" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In The Orbit Of Lunar - Comic Store In Your Future Photo by Rod Lamberti.[/caption]I am hoping this is not a sign of an upcoming brutal shipping season With the virus and the holidays coming up, I am guessing there very[...]

Happy Tenth Birthday To Rodman Comics &#8211 Comic Store In Your Future

Happy Tenth Birthday To Rodman Comics – Comic Store In Your Future

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa, writes Comic Store In Your Future weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here.On October 10th, we celebrated ten years of Rodman Comics! It went very well There were things I would have liked to have done, such as a group picture of our customers; of course, with the coronavirus,[...]

The Very Secret Origin Of Comic Store In Your Future

The Very Secret Origin Of Comic Store In Your Future

Find previous columns here. Comic Store In Your Future columns has been coming out now for years I had to double-check when the first one was officially posted It was back on Feb 28th, 2017 I had written before for Bleeding Cool, though currently, I am not able to find the past articles One article I[...]

25 Hot Comics in September For a Comic Store In Your Future

25 Hot Comics in September For a Comic Store In Your Future

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Welcome back to 25 Hot Comics! There are a lot of hot comics out there. Action Comics 521 from 1981. First Vixen. $40 Annihilation Conquest Prologue 1 from 2007. Wraith cameo. $25 Annihilation Conquest Wraith 1 from 2007. 1st Wraith. $70 Batman 635 from […]

So Hows 2020 Going So Far Comic Store In Your Future

So How's 2020 Going So Far? Comic Store In Your Future

It is a mess.[caption id="attachment_1261607" align="aligncenter" width="600"] So How's 2020 Going So Far? Comic Store In Your Future[/caption]We, of course, announced the celebration of our 10th anniversary after the last Rod Deals was done before all the new announcements about the virus We will, of course, use Facebook to show off the sales[...]

Will DC Comics Cuts Bring Good Things &#8211 Comic Store In Your Future

Will DC Comics Cuts Bring Good Things? – Comic Store In Your Future

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa, writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. He writes; Recently, Bleeding Cool ran an article about DC Comics trimming the amount of comics they publish. I have had various people ask what I think of it. For a collector, I know it is one of the biggest disappointments […]

When A Derecho Hits Your Comic Shop &#8211 Comic Store In Your Future

When A Derecho Hits Your Comic Shop – Comic Store In Your Future

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa, writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. He writes about Derecho-time this week. The year 2020 keeps up with the weirdness. A derecho hit us here in Iowa. What is a derecho? Google has it as "a line of intense, widespread, and fast-moving windstorms and sometimes thunderstorms that […]

Replacing Free Comic Book Day For 2020 &#8211 Comic Store In Your Future

Replacing Free Comic Book Day For 2020 – Comic Store In Your Future

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa, writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. He writes: With everything going on, we had our replacement for Free Comic Book Day, Rodman Comics Day. This was our first sales day after reopening. To get people excited about Rodman Comics Day, one of the many things we have done with […]

25 Hot Comics Booster Gold to Warrior Nun &#8211 Comic Store In Your Future

25 Hot Comics Booster Gold to Warrior Nun – Comic Store In Your Future

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics in Ankeny, Iowa, writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Welcome back to 25 Hot Comics. Even with everything going on, comics can still be hot and in demand. Later issues of Spawn are selling for a pretty penny. Forty dollars for Spawn 261? A lot of Spawn back […]

DCs New Distributors Better Than Diamond Comic Store In Your Future

DC's New Distributors Better Than Diamond? Comic Store In Your Future

Too much of a gap between issues.[caption id="attachment_1238013" align="aligncenter" width="600"] DC's New Distributors Better Than Diamond? Comic Store In Your Future Photo Rod Lamberti.[/caption]2020 Wolverine actually sold due to the fact people want something featuring Wolverine while waiting for the next issue of his main series If not for DC, we would be in a[...]

Face Masks Are Not Fascist Just Polite &#8211 Comic Store In Your Future

Face Masks Are Not Fascist, Just Polite – Comic Store In Your Future

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa, writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. When I first started writing for Bleeding Cool, my intention was to help people who wanted to open a comic store. To show people what I went through to hopefully prepare themselves if they decided to become a small business owner. […]

Abandoned Pull Boxes &#8211 Will There Be A Comic Store In Your Future

Abandoned Pull Boxes – Will There Be A Comic Store In Your Future?

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa, writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Right now, things are actually going decently here. Magic: The Gathering sales are hot for us; comics sales are not what they were before the closing due to the virus, though the lack of Marvel material is a large part of […]