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The Origin Of The First Blade Runner on Next Weeks Previews Cover

The Origin Of The First Blade Runner on Next Week's Previews Cover

Next week's Diamond Previews puts a new Blade Runner comic book series from Titan Comics on the front cover, Blade Runner Origins written by K Perkins, Mellow Brown and Mike Johnson, drawn by Fernando Bagnino, and published in February 2020.[caption id="attachment_1298115" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Origin Of The First Blade Runner on Next Week's Previews Cover[/caption] BLADE[...]

Diamond Cancels Comic Defense System Brand In Favour Of ComiCare

Diamond Cancels Comic Defense System Brand In Favour Of ComiCare

Diamond Comic Book Distributors has maintained two different comic book bags and board brands of products as a result of previous acquisitions but as the product line of each has become almost identical, they are going to cancel the Comic Defense System branding in favour of the ubiquitous ComiCare brand.[caption id="attachment_1293544" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Diamond Combines[...]

Diamond UK Will Continue Distributing Comics Through Lockdown 2

Diamond UK Will Continue Distributing Comics Through Lockdown 2

Diamond UK made the following announcement to comic book retailers yesterday, confirming that they will still be distributing comic books, even as English comic book stores go to lockdown from Thursday for a month - at least Diamond stated; Following on from the announcements over the weekend I can confirm that the Diamond UK facility is[...]

Vault Comics Announces Full Returnability Right Now As Vault Bound

Vault Comics Announces Full Returnability Right Now, As "Vault Bound"

Vault has now issued the following statement to comic book retailers, making all their comic books returnable, right now - even yesterday's Giga #1, if you so wished. Vault Comics is pleased to announce line-wide single issue returnability for all Diamond retailers, as part of the Vault Bound Retailer Support Initiative Now, under Vault Bound, all[...]

UCS Selling Two Three Four Times More DC Comics Than Lunar

UCS Selling Two, Three, Four Times More DC Comics Than Lunar

UCS is one of two distributors set up with DC Comics from two of DC's biggest comic book retailer accounts, to replace Diamond Comic Distributors, with whom DC had fallen out within the shadow of the shutdown Set up by Midtown Comics, it was recently revealed that this relationship was coming to an end at[...]

Lunar Restricts DC Comics Distribution No eBay Stores Buying Clubs

Lunar Restricts DC Comics Distribution, No eBay Stores, Buying Clubs

Bleeding Cool broke the news that UCS Comic Distributors would no longer be distributing DC Comics to comic book stores from January 2021, and that as a result Lunar Distribution would be distributing all of the DC monthly titles in North America. We also learned that this was UCS' decision rather than that of DC […]

DC Comics Didnt Drop UCS &#8211 UCS Dropped DC Comics

DC Comics Didn't Drop UCS – UCS Dropped DC Comics

We and other comic retailers are petitioning DC to resume distribution through Diamond Comics Distribution Lunar has actually done an excellent job thus far, but our industry will be better served with two distributors for retailers to choose from Competition breeds better service Our DC comics arrived pretty late this week (we just got them[...]

Venom Tops Diamond Comics Top 500 September 2020 Chart Marketshare

Venom Tops Diamond Comics Top 500 September 2020 Chart, Marketshare

We begin with the top ten comic books sold to comic book stores through Diamond Comic Distributors in September 2020 The top 500 lists follow after the marketshare.. no DC Comics of course, as DC left Diamond, but it does allow Image Comics to get a couple into the top ten And Spawn would have[...]

DC Comics Drops UCS Comic Distributors For Lunar Sets Minimum Orders

DC Comics Drops UCS Comic Distributors For Lunar, Sets Minimum Orders

In the summer, as shutdowns affected Diamond Comic Distributors and many comic book stores, DC Comics chose to set up two new comic book distributors from their two biggest retail accounts, DCBD and Midtown Comics, both with an existing and extensive mail-order operation Lunar Distribution and UCS Comics Distributors, respectively, distributed DC Comics when Diamond[...]

Lost In Transit To The UK: DCeased Dreaming Vampirella And More

Lost In Transit To The UK: DCeased, Dreaming, Vampirella And More?

When Diamond UK returned to distributing comic books - and took back the UK/European distribution deal for DC Comics to comic book stores - it had a lot to catch up on Months worth of comics that had been stuck in warehouses were gradually distributed around comic book stores outside of North America There have[...]

List Of Notable Items Stolen From Diamond UK Warehouses

List Of Notable Items Stolen From Diamond UK Warehouses

Last week, Diamond UK told retailers that they had been subject to a break-in at their Warrington warehouse, which was delaying comic book distribution that week We've now had an update over some of what was stolen, items that will be hard to source anywhere else right now, in case anyone comes across them.[caption id="attachment_1278767"[...]

DC Comics Will Continue To Be Distributed By Diamond UK In 2021

DC Comics Will Continue To Be Distributed By Diamond UK In 2021

When DC Comics chose to no longer be distributed by Diamond Comic Distributors, in favour of two US comic book shops-turned-distributors, it caused real problems for the UK market, serviced by Diamond UK The UK makes up between ten and fifteen per cent of DC's direct market sales Shipping charges multiplied, leading UK retailers to[...]

Diamond UK Broken Into Comics Delayed Until Thursday

Diamond UK Broken Into, Comics Delayed Until Thursday

Yesterday, Diamond UK could not be contacted by retailers over something they referred to only as an "incident" We've now learned that this incident was a serious break-in at the comic book distribution company's warehouses in Warrington/Runcorn in Greater Manchester.Diamond UK sent the following message to comic book retailers last night. Firstly thank you all for[...]

Diamond UK Had An Incident Over The Weekend

Diamond UK Had An "Incident" Over The Weekend

British comic store owners have had difficulty getting responses from Diamond UK this morning, but have now received the following mysterious message "SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Dear Retailer, There has been an incident at the Diamond UK warehouse & offices over the weekend For the time being calls & emails cannot be answered Updates will follow ASAP[...]

Top 500 Comic Books Graphic Novels From Diamond August 2020

Top 500 Comic Books, Graphic Novels From Diamond, August 2020

We ran the top ten comic books distributed by Diamond Comic Distributors in August 2020 You can read publisher marketshare right here - the only place to publish that so far Here's a look at the Top 500 comic books and graphic novels for the month Asterisks notate a comic book that has been declared[...]

Image Comics Ascends To Diamonds Number Two Spot

Image Comics Ascends To Diamond's Number Two Spot

It looks like Image Comics has managed to successfully capitalize DC Comics' decision to quit Diamond Comic Distributors and jockey ahead into the number two Diamond position alongside Marvel Marvel’s is still king with a record Diamond marketshare, but Image remains ahead of everyone else But might future months see them build on that marketshare?Image[...]

Without DC Comics Marvel Has 60% Diamond Marketshare Image 10%

Without DC Comics, Marvel Has 60% Diamond Marketshare, Image 10%

Yesterday I made a fatuous joke that, without DC Comics, the Diamond August 2020 marketshare results, not released yesterday by Diamond Comic Distributors would be about 95% Marvel and 5% everyone else It was meant to be an over-exaggeration for comic effect, but not everyone saw it in that way Which is why I now[...]

Marvel Comics Takes All Top Ten in Diamond August 2020 Chart

Marvel Comics Takes All Top Ten in Diamond August 2020 Chart

But if they were, Marvel Comics would still beat them when it came to sales and marketshare from Diamond Comic Distributors But without them? Well, Marvel Comics takes it all Diamond is no longer issuing the marketshare statistics for the month as it would basically read Marvel Comics 95%, everyone else 5% if they're lucky.“We’re[...]

Look At Where We Are &#038 Where We Started &#8211 Comic Store In Your Future

Look At Where We Are & Where We Started – Comic Store In Your Future

There was a lot of outcry over DC leaving Diamond Somehow the end of the comic industry would happen Overlooked was that Diamond failed to ship comics and was unable to pay the publishers The comic industry has not grown for years A shakeup needed to happen Repeating the same thing over and over again[...]

Marvel Comics Printers Issues Will See Delays Next Wednesday

Marvel Comics Printers Issues Will See Delays Next Wednesday

Marvel Comics has issued the following warnings for different retailers around the country regarding issues they have been having with printers of late.Comic book stores served out of Diamond Comic Distributors' Plattsburgh, NY Distribution Centre will be hit the hardest Orders for Thor #7, the latest in the Black Winter storyline, X-Men #12 kicking off[...]