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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 […]

25 Modern Comics That May Jump In Price &#8211 Comic Store In Your Future

25 Modern Comics That May Jump In Price – Comic Store In Your Future

The question now is which characters from the JSA will be making it to the big screen? Could Cyclone be one of them?[caption id="attachment_1225778" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 25 Modern Comics May Increase In Price - Comic Store In Your Future.[/caption] Justice Society of America #1 $9 from 1992 Jesse Quick's first appearance A favorite character of[...]

Comeback May Be Bigger But Logo Isnt &#8211 Comic Store In Your Future

Comeback May Be Bigger, But Logo Isn't – Comic Store In Your Future

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa, writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. He writes, "Our Comeback will be bigger than our setback!" That is the slogan for Diamond Comics, formerly the only carrier of comics for comic stores. Stickers on Diamond shipments, posters with the slogan and T-shirts being sent to specific people, […]

When DC Left Diamond &#8211 Comic Store In Your Future

When DC Left Diamond – 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 DC and Diamond, I am stunned about the recent announcement that DC is leaving Diamond. The Diamond monopoly is over. I am also saddened by this though most likely not for the reason or reasons you may think. […]

Comic Store In Your Future &#8211 Are You Sure We Have One

Comic Store In Your Future – Are You Sure We Have One?

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. In these uncertain times, I just found out last week some of our customers did us a heck of a solid. They bought items from the Binc Foundation and listed us so some of the proceeds would go to the store. […]

Will You Find Corona Collectibles in a Comic Store In Your Future

Will You Find Corona Collectibles in a 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 the latest in corona collectibles; I read this on Bleeding Cool's article on ICV2's interview with Steve Geppi. "Our comeback will be bigger than our setback." – "If you recall, back in the 50s, when the government wanted […]

Magic Marvel and Monitoring Pullboxes &#8211 Comic Store In Your Future

Magic, Marvel and Monitoring Pullboxes – Comic Store In Your Future

Will they up their game after DC went and got vendors? After years of Diamond not worrying about competition how will they handle it? Will we see some improvements? Will stores that cut back their comic business due to dealing with Diamond look to increase their business now that there are other vendors? Will customers[...]

Comic Store In Your Future &#8211 From The Heart Of The Diamond Shutdown

Comic Store In Your Future – From The Heart Of The Diamond Shutdown

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa writes the Comic Store in Your Future column weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. and catch up with Bleeding Cool's coverage of the current Diamond situation and how it affects the comic book industry with this tag Lamberti writes,I just wrote my last check to Diamond Comics[...]

Comic Store In Your Future &#8211 A Whole Lot Of Not Knowing

Comic Store In Your Future – A Whole Lot Of Not Knowing

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa writes the Comic Store in Your Future column weekly for Bleeding Cool Find previous columns here and catch up with Bleeding Cool's coverage of the current situation and how it affects the comic book industry with this tag Lamberti writes,We are now into week #2 of no new[...]


Comic Store In Your Future &#8211 If It Has One

Comic Store In Your Future – If It Has One

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. This article will give an update on our situation and my thoughts on it. Last Thursday here in Iowa, the governor gave the order that non-essential retail such as my store had to close. Currently, the closing is to last until […]

Comic Store In Your Future No More

Comic Store In Your Future No More?

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. We are in uncharted territory. I am still stunned. I went to Florida in the last week of February and now many of the places that were packed are shut down. Las Vegas is now for the most part shut down. […]

Comic Store In Your Future &#8211 The King Is Dead But The Emperor has No Clothes

Comic Store In Your Future – The King Is Dead But The Emperor has No Clothes

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. As many of you know DC Publisher, Dan DiDio, is no longer with DC Comics. It was a quite out of the blue announcement. I, along with a group of store owners had dinner with Dan years ago in Kansas City. I left impressed […]

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

Comic Store In Your Future – Replacing Free Comic Book Day

Some were more serious than others.Don't be Cheap Day Get Some Great Comics Day Not Free Comic Book Day Classic Comic Book Day Superior Comic Book Day Fun Comic Day Not Free Day Read the Classics Day Buy a Comic Book Get a Great Comic Book Most Excellent Comic Day Incredible Comic Day Eight Hours[...]


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

Comic Store In Your Future – 25 Hot Comics For February

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Comics back issues prices currently are largely influenced by comic-related movies. There are notable exceptions such as Batman Beyond back issues being influenced by its current story arc. A Batman Beyond issue 25 foil cover we sold online for $24.50 before including shipping. The […]

Comic Store in Your Future &#8211 Replacing Free With Paid-For

Comic Store in Your Future – Replacing Free With Paid-For

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics, Ankeny, Iowa writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. In previous columns, I have written about not having Free Comic Book Day. About having something else instead. Changing things up. Being unique and different is a large part of why Rodman Comics is still open. When we first opened, we […]