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Battle Quest Comics announced a number of new comic book series at ComicsPro last week in Pittsburgh that I hadn't heard about And they are bringing Bill Sienkiewicz and Brent Anderson with them. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ The Young[...]
Buzz Building For Man’s Best Following ComicsPRO
As previously reported by Bleeding Cool, Platinum Sponsor Boom Studios made a big impression at this past week's ComicsPro Annual Industry Meeting alongside industry leaders Marvel and DC Comics In addition to an original Power Ranger and the frontman of Coheed and Cambria, Boom brought half a dozen creators to the event, including notably absent[...]
What Has ComicsPro Ever Done For Us?
ComicsPro states that it is a "not for profit trade organization dedicated to the progress of direct market comic book retailers" and that it will "abide by and follow both the letter and the spirit of all U.S and International Antitrust and Competition laws ComicsPRO does not advocate or sanction any agreement or understanding with[...]
Promoted at the ComicsPro summit this week,  Mezo: Trial Of Roden #1 by Tyler Chin-Tanner, Jarred Lujan and Val Rodrigues will be published by A Wave Blue World in their May 2024 solicits and solicitations Telling the story of an empire dealing with one of its soldiers being a traitor, by showing mercy to the[...]
The Exclusive Retailer Variants Of ComicsPro
The ComicsPRO retailer conference in Pittsburgh saw publishers and retailers have their first meeting of the year, physically and virtually With the cancellation of Diamond's annual Retailer Summit, this has become the main retailer meeting of the year, challenged by the breakfast and lunch meetings at SDCC, ECCC, MCM and NYCC from Diamond and Lunar[...]
First Second Expand InvestiGators Into An Entire Universe
At ComicsPro, publisher First Second announced an InvestiGators Universe of books, the GatorVerse, so expect a lot more to come from a number of creators. 2020: InvestiGators 2020: InvestiGators: Take the Plunge 2021: InvestiGators: Off the Hook 2021: InvestiGators: Ants in Our P.A.N.T.S. 2022: InvestiGators: Braver and Boulder 2022: InvestiGators: Heist and Seek 2023: Agents of S.U.I.T. 2024: InvestiGators: All Tide Up 2024: InvestiGators: Class Action 2024: Agents of S.U.I.T.:[...]
Marvel Comics Commits To The $3.99 Price Point
But at the ComicsPro retailer summit in Pittsburgh this week, we hear that Dan Buckley, President Of Marvel Entertainment stated that Marvel Comics will be emphasizing the $3.99 comic price point for most issues, going forward Which represents quite a change Though of course it's not quite Todd McFarlane's Spawn titles, all still at $2.99. Dan[...]
Joe Murray Named New ComicsPro President As Jenn Haines Steps Down
Jenn Haines, the owner of The Dragon comic book store in Ontario, Canada, announced that she is stepping down after three years in the role as President of the Board of the ComicsPro retailer organisation at this week's summit in Pittsburgh. "It has been an absolute honour to work for all of you," she told the[...]
At ComicsPro, their Director of Marketing – and former Bleeding Cool writer and editor – Keith Davidsen, revealed the full details for both, getting their first outings for Free Comic Book Day. GATCHAMAN ONGOING SERIES (May) (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Chris Batista A mechanical terror has descended upon numerous cities and the world's greatest scientists are disappearing[...]
Flash Gordon
At ComicsPro, their Director of Marketing – and former Bleeding Cool writer and editor – Keith Davidsen, revealed the full details for both, getting their first outings for Free Comic Book Day. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ FLASH GORDON ONGOING SERIES (May) (W)[...]
Magma Comix, Previewing Big Names This Week At ComicsPro
Magma Comix made its first appearance at the ComicsPro retailer summit in Pittsburgh this week They talked about a multi-distributor approach so retailers can choose what works best for their business, with both Diamond and Lunar for the direct market, while considering other emerging distribution channels They promise returnability for the main covers of the[...]
Marvel Gives Away Spider-Man, Deadpool, Thor & Ms Marvel For Free
At the ComicsPro summit in Pittsburgh, Marvel Comics announced a new line of free comic books, separate from Free Comic Book Day and Halloween, the Marvel Must-Haves line Free comic books that collect multiple issues to spotlight the Marvel characters and comic book series, with over eighty pages of comic book stories in each issue[...]
Jason Aaron Adds Marvel's Uncle Scrooge To Writing List This Summer
And the first time Marvel Comics has published an Uncle Scrooge comic. And it's a weirder ComicsPro announcement than we might have expected, as Disney has been happier for other publishers like IDW, Dynamite, Viz Media, and now Mad Cave/Papercutz to publish comics based on their IP, but not for Marvel They tried it a bit,[...]
DC Comics Announces 25 Absolute Power Comics, All Written By Mark Waid
DC Comics has announced more Absolute Power tie-ins at ComicsPro, comic book retailer summit, their summer event which focuses on Amanda Waller's plot to remove all superpowers from superheroes and villains in the DC Universe The preview artwork released showed how that directly affects Superman. But as well as the previously announced Free Comic Book Day[...]
Deadpool & Wolverine To Barge Into Eight Other Marvel Comics
Ryan North and Javier Garrón have a new comic book crossover, announced by Marvel Comics at ComicsPro to a room full of comic shop owners.  Weapon X-Traction, starring Deadpool and Wolverine and running across eight Marvel comics this summer in special backup stories And yes, well timed for the release of the Deadpool & Wolverine/Deadpool[...]
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At the ComicsPro retailer summit in Pittsburgh, DC Comics has told the assembled comic book shop owners and employees that they will be moving back from comic books going on sale on Tuesdays, to Wednesdays The change will take place in July, according to DC reps at the show The announcement got a standing ovation[...]
Geoff Johns Plans For Ghost Machine Through 2024
At ComicsPro, Geoff Johns laid out a schedule for the new creator-owned shared universe Ghost Machine, publishing through Image Comics Also, more creators joining Ghost Machine will be announced soon. First, he is declaring the 3rd of April to be Ghost Machine Day for the publication of Geiger #1, Redcoat #1, and Rook: Exodus #1. October 2024[...]
First Look At Absolute Power #1 By Mark Waid & Dan Mora... What's Next?
As revealed at the ComicsPro comic book retailer summit, DC Comics is launching their summer event Absolute Power in July by Mark Waid and Dan Mora, which focuses on Amanda Waller's plot to remove all superpowers from superheroes and villains in the DC Universe The preview artwork released shows how that directly affects Superman. Superman using his heat[...]
DC Revives Elseworlds With Gotham By Gaslight & Batman The Barbarian
Now at ComicsPro, DC Comics announced the release schedule from June to November for the announced comics. June Gotham by Gaslight: The Kryptonian Age by Andy Diggle and Leandro Fernandez "This volume expands the mysterious and gothic world created by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola beyond the confines of Gotham City, introducing DC's greatest heroes as they[...]
Absolute Power, DC Comics' Summer Event With Mark Waid And Dan Mora
And for Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the other DC heroes to stop her. Announced at ComicsPro, Absolute Power will begin with their Free Comic Book Day Gold Title on the 4th of May, with a new story by Waid and a recap of the events from Dark Crisis, Knight Terrors, Beast World and the like that[...]
Jason Aaron Unleashes A Faceful Of Bullets On Keanu Reeves' Brzrkr
As reported earlier on Bleeding Cool, Boom Studios descended on ComicsPro's Annual Industry Meeting in a big way and promised 2024 would be a big year for one of their flagship, modern franchises – Keanu Reeves' Brzrkr. Boom President of Publishing and Marketing, Filip Sablik, announced during the publisher's morning presentation that award-winning and bestselling writer[...]
Something Is Killing The Children Celebrates 5th Anniversary With Erica Slaughter: Year One
Hot off the announcement of Tiny Onion's seed funding and expansion into a production company, at ComicsPro's Annual Industry Meeting, Boom Studios is promoting the 10th anniversary of creator James Tynion IV's debut as an original author at the publisher with The Woods In a first for Boom, they are centring one of their Free[...]
There Must Be More Than Batman & Spider-Man- Filip Sablik at ComicsPro
Boom Studios has shown up in force in Pittsburgh for ComicsPro's Annual Industry Meeting, alongside Marvel, DC, Lunar, Diamond, PRH and the like. Not only did they bring their entire direct market sales team, but Boom also showed up with their largest ever contingent of creators, including the original Pink Power Ranger Amy Jo Johnson,[...]
Image Comics Launch A New Retailer Award At ComicsPRO Summit
And so it seems that Image Comics and Lunar Distribution will be doing something similar instead. The Image Select Retailer Award, announced to coincide with the ComicsPRO Summit (though Image Comics isn't attending), is intended to reward comic shops that go "above and beyond to serve their customers, expand readership, and grow a healthier marketplace." The[...]
Diamond Calls Round Comic Shops To See If They're Switching To Penguin
In recent years, the former effective monopoly of the direct market from Diamond Comic Distributors was shattered by DC Comics, Lunar Distributors, Marvel Comics, Penguin Random House and everyone following suit, Lunar is known for incredibly secure shipping solutions, PRH for free shipping with Diamond caught in between.  They are still in between but are[...]
Birds Of Prey In Their Underwear, DC Asks What More Do You Want?
Because, while there is no mention of this in the solicitation, Bleeding Cool gets the word that retailers at ComicsPRO are being told that in end of Birds Of Prey #7 and the beginning of #8, will basically be a lingerie fashion show by the Birds Of Prey themselves, trying to flush their aggressor out[...]
Battle Quest Comcis And ComicsPRO
The ComicsPRO Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh is running this week, from the 22nd to the 24th of February Battle Quest Comics are one of the many comic book publishers who will be attending, and making a few announcements along the way One of which will be publishing a double-sized issue of their Epic comic Epic[...]
Diamond Cancels Comics Retailer Summit 2024 As ComicsPRO Steps Up
Previously, Diamond Comic Distributors announced that it was postponing its 2024 Diamond Retailer Summit, planned to coincide with Megacon in Florida next month, as part of a two-year deal with Fan Expo, to avoid a conflict with the ComicsPro Annual Meeting, which is also planned for February. ComicsPRO Now Diamond has decided to entirely cancel the previously[...]
Diamond Calls Round Comic Shops To See If They're Switching To Penguin
Bleeding Cool broke the story coming out of the ComicsPRO Summit over a week ago, that Diamond Comic Distributors was to reduce shipping charges to comic book stores by 40% by this summer and followed that with news as to how Diamond may achieve that, by bringing other family companies into the main areas of[...]
Knight Terrors is Freddy Vs The DC Heroes and Began in Superman #1
Josh Williamson has been talking up the upcoming DC Comics event Knight Terrors at the ComicsPRO event, and it appears to be a linewide two-month crossover like Convergence or Future State with comics renamed and relaunched for that period Will every comic get a spooky name? That's what I'd expect Decapitation Comics,  'Acksaw Comics,  The[...]