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Diamond Comics Makes The Case As To Why They Can't Do Free Shipping
At the recent Baltimore Comic Con, Diamond Comic Distributors held a retailers summit, during which they made the case for…  Diamond Comic Distributors At a time when Dark Horse has joined Marvel Comics and IDW as going exclusive with Penguin Random House, with Diamond now a third party distributor, as DC continues distribution with Lunar[...]
Grants & Scholarships For Comic Shops at Diamond Summit in Baltimore
The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation announced today that they will be offering two $750 scholarships to comic book store owners and their employees to attend the Diamond Summit in Baltimore, Maryland on October 26th and 27th, 2022 The funds may be used for travel, replacement wages, lodging, and meals. The Diamond Summit, being held before[...]
Diamond Comics Issues Warning About Social Security Number Leaks
Diamond Comic Distributors has issued the following warning to certain vendors about a data breach – including those from a decade and a half ago, such as Ben Tinsley Diamond has informed them that their names and social security numbers were part of a leak Why would Diamond even have vendors social security numbers? Well,[...]
AfterShock, Titan, Ablaze, Frank Miller Made Deluxe Diamond Publishers
Diamond Comic Distributors has lost almost all of DC Comics ito Lunar Distribution, most of Marvel and IDW to Penguin Random House, and a goodly chunk of Ahoy, Oni, Scout, CEX, Vault and more So it appears that it is improving the deals to the publishers that have chosen to stay exclusive with Diamond. As well[...]
Diamond Comic Distributors Sues Gamestop For Three Million Dollars
Last week, Bleeding Cool broke the news (only followed up by Comic Book so far) that Diamond Comic Distributors was suing the largest gaming retail chain in the USA for almost three million dollars $2.8 million but what's a couple of hundred thousand between friends?  The lawsuit alleges that GameStop refused to pay for products[...]
Diamond Comic Distributors Sues Gamestop For Three Million Dollars
Comic book store direct market distributor of 40 years Diamond Comic Distributors has filed a lawsuit in the district court of Maryland against GameStop, the largest gaming retail chain in the USA, who also sell a number of comics, statues, toys and other products distributed by Diamond Diamond Comic Distributors usually distributes products on a[...]
Marvel, IDW & Kodansha Free Halloween Comics Trick-Or-Read Through PRH
Last month, Bleeding Cool scooped the news that, for another year, there would be no Halloween ComicFest giveaway of comic books, with cosplay events at comic book stores, organised by Diamond Comic Distributors Well, it seems that Penguin Random House have decided that if Diamond doesn't want to do it, then they will, with offerings[...]
Forbidden Planet Launches Its First Curbside Service In The UK
This weekend, British comic book retailers received the following message from Diamond UK, the international comic book distributor that remains the exclusive distributor of Marvel, DC, Image, IDW, Dark Horse, Boom, Dynamite and more American comic book publishers to the UK and Ireland direct market of comic book stores and many other European destinations as[...]
Retailer Lunch Boom Studios
Yesterday saw the return of the Diamond Retailer Lunch at San Diego Comic-Con  San Diego Comic-Con, the likes of which we have not seen since 2019 I mean, comic bookshop retailers have certainly had lunch in that period, but not on Diamond Comic Distributors' dime and not at San Diego In that period, they have[...]
Auto Draft
Because yesterday saw the return of the Diamond Retailer Lunch at San Diego Comic-Con  San Diego Comic-Con, the likes of which we have not seen since 2019 I mean, comic bookshop retailers have certainly had lunch in that period, but not on Diamond Comic Distributors' dime and not at San Diego In that period, they have[...]
On Next Week's Previews Covers
Next week sees the August edition of Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly Previews catalogue arrives in comic shops and digitally on the 29th of June, and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning October 2022. Damn Them All & Junkyard Joe On Next Week's Previews Covers The front[...]
Overstreet Price Guide Launches Digital Subscription Overstreet Access
Vaughn, and Overstreet's Shawn Sippel. And there are demonstrations at the Diamond Previews booth on the showfloor. Overstreet Access is releasing during San Diego Comic Con with demos available at the PREVIEWSworld Booth (#2401) at the convention The subscription-based service will offer three tiers – Bronze, Silver, and Gold – with each tier allowing users to catalog[...]
Retailers Report On Marvel Comics Damages From Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House is the exclusive distributor of Marvel Comics and IDW Publishing comic books to comic book stores, though they do allow sub-distribution through previous exclusive distributor Diamond Comic Distribution PRH has just issued the following message to comic book stores that next week's titles will be delayed. Hello Retailers, We wanted to let you know[...]
No Marvel Or IDW Comics For Britain Next Week
But what I have also learned, as part of a delivery truck delay from Penguin Random House to Diamond, no comic book stores in the UK will get Marvel or IDW books now, both publishers are now exclusively distributed by Penguin Random House, with Diamond – and Diamond UK – as a sub-distributor Diamond UK[...]
Comic Shops Lose Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Last Ronin Advantage
But the book was late and, in the interim, IDW signed an exclusive distribution deal with Penguin Random House, making Diamond a sub-distributor of PRH Which means that this policy has changed And now comic book retailers, even though they will still be receiving the book a week early as planned,  this coming week, are[...]
Two High Profile Graphic Novels Comic, Both Called Dreamer
One upon a time, Mark Herr used to be director Of Purchasing at Diamond Comic Distributors, and worked there from 1985 to 2005 Now he works in grocery retail on the shop floor But he has such stories to tell and he has allowed Bleeding Cool to share a few of them Such as[...]
Top 400 Comics & Graphic Novels From Diamond in April 2022
The caveats on these charts get bigger with each edition as more and more publishers stop being Diamond Comic Exclusive DC Comics has gone to Lunar Distribution, aside from Diamond UK, which these charts never include Marvel has almost gone, aside from Diamond UK and third party distribution by Diamond from Penguin Random House And[...]
The caveats on these charts get bigger with each edition as more and  more publishers stop being Diamond Comic Exclusive DC Comics has gone to Lunar Distruibution, aside from Diamon UK, which these charts never include Marvel has almost gone, aside from Diamond UK and thrid party distribution by Diamond from Penguin Random House[...]
Star Wars & Love Everlasting On Next Week's Previews Covers
The June edition of Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly Previews catalogue arrives in comic shops and digitally on May 25th and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning August 2022 With Dark Horse Comics' new tales of the Clone Wars in Star Wars Hyperspace Stories #1[...]
When Billy Tucci Saw New Ways For Diamond To Make Money
When I first has comic books published and solicited through Diamond Comic  Distributors back in the mid-nineties, I dealt with Mark Herr We all did The great gatekeeper of Diamond, he let a nobody student in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne have worldwide access for his comic books, long before webcomcis could be a realistic thing It was a[...]
First Page Of Tomorrow's Saga #56 by Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Looks like Diamond Comics forget to send out February 2022 statistics, so here we go, out of order with March! Two issues in and the return of Saga was the best-selling comic book of February 2022 ordered through Diamond Comic Distributors Though now no DC Comics title comes through Diamond US, most of Marvel Comics[...]
Will Something Is Killing The Children #21 Be The #1 Comic In March?
A new story arc began in James Tynion IV and Werther Dell'Edera's comics Something Is Killing the Children #21 from Boom Studios, as predicted by Bleeding Cool to be the best-selling comic book of March 2022 ordered through Diamond Comic Distributors While The Hero Initiative's charity reprint of JLA/Avengers was March's best-selling graphic novel Though[...]
No, I Have Not Become Diamond Book Distributors Vice President, Sales and Business Development.
And now, courtesy of one of his other publishers Comics Beat announced that he was joining Geppi Family Enterprises as Diamond Book Distributors Vice President, Sales and Business Development.  And what happens? An inbox of congratulations, a bunch of misguided subtweeting, and this kind of thing in public. Twitter screencap So, no folks, this is not me[...]
We Have Demons & Astro City On Cover Of Diamond Previews #400
Diamond Previews is the big catalogue of the direct market of comic shops But with Marvel and DC departing and IDW on its way out of the door, with Lunar Distribution also stepping up to the plate, it seems a curious time for Diamond Previews to go up in price when there is less in[...]
Walking Dead's Clementine & Gargoyles On Next Week's Previews Covers
Diamond Previews cover time! Graphic novelist Tillie Walden carries on the story of Clementine from The Walking Dead video games in Image Comics' Clementine Book One, the first volume of a young adult graphic novel trilogy, and appearing on the cover of next week's Diamond Previews catalogue for June-shipping titles. Walking Dead's Clementine & Gargoyles On Next[...]
Cover image for SPAWN SCORCHED #1 CVR B CAPULLO
Now Spawn has been chosen by Diamond Comics Distribution as the 100.00 rank number which every other comic book sale will be compared to Here are the top 400 ordered comic books and graphic novels through Diamond Comic Distributors for January 2022. Top 400 Ordered Comics/Graphic Novels Through Diamond In January 2022 Top 400 Ordered Comics Quantity Dollar Index Publication Price Publisher 1 1 604.75 SPAWN SCORCHED[...]
Four Spawn Comics In Diamond Comic Distributors January 2022 Top Ten
Image Comics' Spawn: The Scorched #1 was most-ordered comic book through Diamond Comic Distributors One of four Spawn books in the top ten While Boom Studios' Something Is Killing the Children Volume 4 was the month's most ordered graphic novel Now of course much of this is because Marvel and DC Comics have quit much of their[...]
Scout Comics
In the Scout Comics ComicsPRO Retailer Summit video, representatives of Scout Comics talked about their large publishing line, their array of imprints (even grabbing Kevin Eastman in to talk about Drawing Blood) as well as teasing much to come from creators such as Pat Shand and Zack Kaplan.  Including the news from co-Publisher Charlie Stickney, that Scout[...]
Vault Comics Is The Latest To Join Lunar Distribution
Vault comics and graphic novels are now available to order with Lunar Distribution beginning with titles shipping in May 2022. Vault Comics Latest Publisher To Join Lunar Distribution Vault Comics joins an ever-growing list of publishers including CEX, Oni Press, Ahoy Comics, Uncivilized Books, Floating World, Silver Sprocket, Scout Comics, and of course DC Comics who originally[...]
Bone Orchard & Shaolin Cowboy On Next Week's Diamond Previews Covers
The front cover of next week's Previews catalogue from Diamond Comic Distrubutors features the launch Jeff Lemire's new shared horror universe with his original Image Comics graphic novel, The Bone Orchard: The Passageway, with Andrea Sorrentino and Dave Stewart. While the back has the new Geof Darrow next chapter of The Shaolin Cowboy in Dark Horse Comics' The Shaolin[...]