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Comics 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 […]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]


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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?

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 – 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 - 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 – 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 […]

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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 […]

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Comic Store In Your Future: 2019 Was the Year of Hype – What Will 2020 be?

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. What stuck out for me during the year of 2019?The most recent memories are how many people wanted to sell collectibles to us in the last month of 2019. People with comics and Magic were hoping we would buy from them. My employees and […]

Comic Store In Your Future - Saying Goodby to Free Comic Book Day For 2020?

Comic Store In Your Future – Saying Goodbye to Free Comic Book Day For 2020?

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. 2020 has just arrived. Our planning for 2020 has begun. After talking with customers about trying something new on Free Comic Book Day in May, we have not heard anything positive about Free Comic Book Day in itself. We are being told that they […]

Comic Store In Your Future – A Look Back At The 2019 Past

I would like to restock better, though people are currently bringing in copies of issues such as Turok 1, the foil cover instead of comics we could sell.For the next Comic Store In Your Future 2020, what are we going do when the future gets here? Or formerly A Comic Store In Your Future before[...]

Comic Store In Your Future – A Wizard Did It

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. It has been a wild year. Sales slowed for us more than usual after the summer was over with. Back issue comics are booming. We have people that are much more interested in older comics than current comics being issued. To combat slowing sales, […]

Comic Store In Your Future: Yet Another 25 Hot Comics in Iowa

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Hello. Welcome back to the latest 25 Hot Comics. In today's world, a back issue could be in a dollar bin one day and then jump ten or more dollars over one announcement.  Such as with the upcoming Black Widow movie and announced Black […]

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Comic Store In Your Future – What Am I Thankful For?

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. It is the season. I have been working a lot to push our sales before the end of the year. With the holidays I have also been thinking of those no longer with us. To be truthful I have been feeling a touch of […]

A Slightly More Sober Look at Tonight's Marvel Executive Changes - How Will This Affect the TV and Comics?

Comic Store In Your Future, All-Hail New Overlord of Marvel Comics Kevin Feige

Rod Lamberti, comic store owner of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Marvel now has Kevin Feige as Chief Creative Officer, who will oversee Marvel publishing. What will change, if anything, is anyone's guess. After C. B. Cebulski took over Axel Alonso's as Editor in Chief nothing noticeably changed in my eyes […]

Comic Store In Your Future – Still More 25 Hot Comics

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Here is the latest 25 hot comics. In researching these I am amazed a lot at what I discover. Some characters' first appearances are pretty cheap even though they are decades old. Renee Montoya's first appearance in Batman #475 from 1992 seems on the […]