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DC Comics Drops UCS Comic Distributors For Lunar Sets Minimum Orders

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

It was the New Distributor Wars.Now DC Comics is doing it again, and is dropping UCS completely, in favour of Lunar, so that DC now has three print distributors in Lunar, Diamond UK and Penguin Random House Which means that everyone with UCS accounts are now going to have to switch to Lunar - including[...]

DC Comics Street-Date Fail &#8211 Comic Stores Not Playing By The Rules

DC Comics Street-Date Fail – Comic Stores Not Playing By The Rules

When all new comic books were solicited for Wednesday sale date in the direct market, and a system was instigated where comic book stores received comic books on the Monday or Tuesday before, Diamond Comic Distributors ran a Secret Shopper system that comic book stores paid a few bucks into, that ensured that no one […]

UCS Comic Distributors Close Phone Lines From Today

UCS Comic Distributors Close Phone Lines From Today

UCS Comic Distributors, the comic book distributor set up by Midtown Comics to initially distribute DC Comics titles when Diamond Comic Distributors went into shutdown, is now one of two exclusive comic book distributors to the direct market of DC comic books in the USA. I get conflicting reports of their success from retailer perspectives […]

UCS Comic Distributors Updates COD and Credit Card Fees

UCS Comic Distributors Updates COD and Credit Card Fees

UCS Comic Distributors is the comic book distribution company started by Midtown Comics to cover East Coast distribution of DC Comics after the publisher left Diamond Comic Distributors. You may have heard mention on Bleeding Cool over the last few months. Well, yhey have just updated their terms of service for retailers. Launching a website […]

Diamond Comic Distributors On Working With 50% Of Staff Numbers

Diamond Comic Distributors, On Working With 50% Of Staff Numbers

Diamond Comic Distributors, has issued an update on how they are working right now. The distributor, still the backbone of most of the direct market of comic book stores, closed in April because of the coronavirus global shutdown and only recently returned to something close to full distribution, and having to implement restrictions regarding social […]

The Difficulty Getting DC Comics to Berlin Right Now

The Difficulty Getting DC Comics to Berlin Right Now

Bleeding Cool has reported that Diamond UK and British comic shops have had a reprieve from DC Comics decision to drop Diamond from distribution, in favour of Lunar, UCS, Penguin Random House and Sideshow. British comic stores get to use Diamond until the end of the year – but what about the rest of Europe? […]

DC Comics List Of Returnable Comics Through Diamond

DC Comics List Of Returnable Comics Through Diamond

Before leaving Diamond Comic Distributors, DC Comics announced that upcoming affected comics and collections would be made returnable through Diamond. They have added to the initial list a number of titles that would have been returned during the quarantine and have removed the qualifiers from the additional returns. There are three groups of returns, and […]

Lunar Comic Stores Get CGC Slabbed DC Comics Free as Well as UCS

Lunar Comic Stores Get CGC Slabbed DC Comics Free as Well as UCS

A few weeks ago, Bleeding Cool reported that UCS Comic Distributors customers were to receive a free graded DC comic book as a thank you for choosing them. Turns out Lunar Distribution customers got one too – though there appears to have been some shipping delays this week – some retailers reported that their Diamond […]

Amerang to Distribute DC Direct Statues and Toys to UK Comic Stores

Amerang to Distribute DC Direct Statues and Toys to UK Comic Stores

UPDATE: Contrary to Amerang's press releases, Bleeding Cool has now been informed that Amerang will only be subdistributing DC Direct items from Sideshow, so Amerang is not a direct DC Direct distributor as reported below. The original article runs below with claims struck out. Bleeding Cool has been told by DC representatives that we were […]

Steve Geppi Takes Back President Role At Diamond

Steve Geppi Takes Back President Role At Diamond

In a letter to employees, vendors, and retailers, owner and founder of Diamond Comic Distributors, Steve Geppi, announced that he is resuming the role of President, Geppi Family Enterprises (GFE), in addition to his Chairman and CEO role. He writes; "Today I am announcing an organizational change that will help us lean even further into […]

UCS Customers to Receive a Graded DC Comic as a Thank You

UCS Customers to Receive a Graded DC Comic as a Thank You

On April 17th, Bleeding Cool broke the news that DC Comics was splitting from being exclusive with their distributor to comic stores, Diamond, and instead was empowering two comic book stores to become temporary distributors to all the others. On June 5th, Bleeding Cool broke the news that DC Comics had decided to quit Diamond […]

Diamond UK Returns to Weekly New Comics in July

Diamond UK Returns to Weekly New Comics in July

Since Diamond UK reopened they have been distributing new comics to comic stores every two weeks rather than every week. Bt as of July, that all changes. Just as in England the social distancing will be reducing from two metres to one week, the comic store distribution schedule will shrink from every two weeks to […]

Diamond Comic Stores to Get MAD Magazine #13 and #14 on Same Day

Diamond Comic Stores to Get MAD Magazine #13 and #14 on Same Day

DC Comics has informed those still ordering their titles through Diamond Comic Distributors that they will be receiving copies of both MAD Magazine #13 and #14 for sale on the same day, July 1st 2020. In a move that could only have come from America's #1 stupid magazine, MAD Magazine #13 and 14 are now both scheduled […]

DC Comics Rumoured to Expand Walmart Presence

DC Comics Rumoured to Expand Walmart Presence

DC Comics launched their line of 100-Page Giants exclusively in Walmart a couple of years ago, with a couple of similar titles of Target, before relaunching them all and making the titles available to comic book stores through Diamond. Now that DC has dropped Diamond (almost) entirely, in favour of its two home-grown distributors Lunar […]

Now Marvel Adds #BackTheComeback Stickers to Their Comics

Now Marvel Adds #BackTheComeback Stickers to Their Comics

Image Comics did it first for this week, Bleeding Cool running the news a week ago. But Marvel Comics will be joining them. Including the Diamond #BackTheComeback stamp on their covers on books coming out on July 15th. Including a certain Empyre #1. They will also have Back the Comeback in-store promotions for game stores […]

DC Comics to Continue Distribution Through Diamond UK Until 2021

DC Comics to Continue Distribution Through Diamond UK Until 2021

what about Canada? Continue our coverage of the New Distributor Wars of 2020 at this link.[caption id="attachment_1184690" align="aligncenter" width="600"] DC Comics to Continue Distribution Through Diamond UK Until 2021.[/caption] When DC Comics announced that they were dropping Diamond Comic Distribution entirely, in favour of two new US distributors Lunar and UCS, set up with comic[...]

Hasty Sociopathic Decisions &#8211 Image Comics Publisher On DC Comics

"Hasty, Sociopathic Decisions" – Image Comics' Publisher On DC Comics

You can catch up with previous articles on the New Distributor Wars of 2020 right here And now, Eric Stephenson... 6.11.2020Dear Creators—“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” It’s true: We can either learn from past mistakes, or we can make them again.In comics, it often seems as though we like[...]

DC Comics Has News For Comics Shops in the USA and Abroad

DC Comics Has News For Comics Shops, in the USA and Abroad

After checking out all the other New Distributor Wars 2020 coverage first.DC Comics has issued another letter to comic book retailers regarding the current changes in distribution At the end, they state that both two new distributors Lunar and UCS have "solutions and affordable options" for international customers such as the UK No sign[...]

Chuck Rozanski of Mile High Comics Responds To DC Sucks Criticism

Chuck Rozanski of Mile High Comics Responds To 'DC Sucks' Criticism

Over the weekend, Chuck Rozanski of Mile High Comics launched a DCSUCKS 50% off sale, detailing his issues with the decision of DC Comics to leave Diamond Comic Distributors. As you can tell, he had issues, other people opposed his issues, and now Chuck has a response to all those responses. And a final plug […]

UCS Adds ComicHub and ComicSuite Promises More Changes

UCS Adds ComicHub and ComicSuite, Promises More Changes

You can also catch up with what we have been dubbing the New Distributor Wars of 2020 with this handy link Why not keep it bookmarked?[caption id="attachment_1196848" align="aligncenter" width="350"] UCS Adds ComicHub and ComicSuite, Promises More Changes.[/caption] One of the big complaints I have heard from stores regarding DC Comics' switch from Diamond Comic Distributors[...]