Ed Greenberg of Collector's Paradise three-store comic book chain in California has come up with a new business solution in this time of strife. He writes, "sometimes during times of crisis, you come up with your best ideas, and I had an idea last night at 2am. I spent the next 3 hours building it […]
Scout, Black Mask and TKO are giving 50% of their online sales directly to comic shops during the coronavirus pandemic.
Diamond Comic Distributors will not be able to pay comics publishers, and other suppliers, this week as planned.
Marvel Comics has just confirmed that, as well as not having any new print comic book titles in stores this week, they will also not be distributing any of them digitally. Whether via the Marvel App, ComiXology or Kindle, though the wording indicated that they may continue with digital editions of collected editions. This matches […]
Legendary comic book creator Jim Lee is the sole publisher of DC Comics, in Burbank, California. But like everyone else, he is stuck at home right now. And with some comic book retailers screaming blue murder over DC Comics' plan to continue with digital comic distribution this Wednesday, and potentially using regional print distribution channels, […]
DC Comics' Director Michael Shelling has announced the new listing of their titles that will be available digitally this Wednesday.
Bill Schanes, former Vice President of Purchasing of Diamond Comic Distributors, is a comics legend. He founded Pacific Distributors almost fifty years ago, and joined Diamond almost twenty years after that. He stepped down from Diamond Comic Distributors in 2013, though he continues to visit comic book stores, travelling the world. We briefly quoted him […]
Bleeding Cool has heard from multiple senior comic book industry sources that long before the current impact on the comic book industry from the coronavirus pandemic, book publisher/distributor Penguin Random House was looking into buying Diamond Comic Distributors. Given recent events and their impact on businesses around the globe, Bleeding Cool has subsequently heard that […]
Bleeding Cool pointed out that all comic book publisher had pulled their Final Order Cut-Off Listings for this week, including Marvel Comics, for titles most of which were to be shipping to comic book stores for the week of April 22nd. There is still a lot of concern for the effect of the coronavirus pandemic, […]
I'm not entirely sure how but I appear to have found myself with copies of Batman #92, out this week digitally (and maybe more) and of Batman #93, the final chapters of the first James Tynion Batman arc Dark Designs, and kicking off the subsequent Joker War. Now, I know Bleeding Cool is famous for […]
While a number of comic book publishers have announced they are suspending or restricting publication, physically and digitally, DC Comics announced last night that they are going to use multiple distribution options to get their comic books out in the world. physically and digitally. Which means a new printer, new distributors, venues that are still […]
Last night, as comics publisher DC Comics' statement to retailers regarding their plans for publishing comic books during the coronavirus shutdown was sent to a number of media organisations, Bleeding Cool was able to confirm that DC Comics would be publishing a select number of titles digitally this Wednesday as well. This move has caused […]
It's been a hectic month full of announcements from comic book publishers reacting to the rapidly-changing business conditions created by the coronavirus pandemic. We've been keeping you informed about current matters within the industry here at Bleeding Cool, as every comic book publisher in the business assesses how to navigate these unprecedented conditions. Here's a […]
Last week, Boom Studios' made an address to comic book stores still in business during the coronavirus pandemic. They advised such comic book retailers that while they had stopped providing new comics to Diamond Comic Distributors, and as a result to ComiXology as well, to keep direct market parity, they were still shipping trade paperbacks […]
Bleeding Cool just ran DC's statement to comic book retailers, confirming that they will be seeking alternative distribution (and presumably printing as well) during the current coronavirus pandemic shutdown that has seen Diamond Comic Distributors close, their printers Transcontinental close and thousands of comic book stores and bookstores close. As well as getting certain comics […]
Since the Diamond Comic Distributor shutdown and the closure of DC's printer Transcontinental in Canada, there has been much discussion wondering what DC and Marvel Comics would be doing, regarding comic books published this coming week. A number of publishers have declared they will suspend publication, print and digital, while many comic stores are also […]
This week saw a most excellent issue of John Constantine: Hellblazer #5 from Si Spurrier and Matias Bergara. It's an excellent issue that, due to coronavirus greatly impacting all aspects of comic distribution, many stores in Britain get copies of. As Britain celebrated the work of doctors, nurses and other staff of the NHS with […]
Comic book publisher Boom Studios has issued the following to comic book retailers, in the light of the current coronavirus pandemic shutdown of the comic book direct market. Including letting us know that Diamond Comic Distributors has two weeks worth of the industry's comics in storage, that Boom won't be printing any more for now […]
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 […]
TKO Studios, the non-Diamond specialty comic book publisher has issued the following edict, for comic store patrons during the coronavirus epidemic shutdowns. Comic Book Shops are the lifeblood of our industry, and Coronavirus is threatening their existence. Over the last week, we've seen empty comic book shops, mandatory shut-downs, and shop owners worried they will […]