distributor wars


DC Comics Leaves Diamond and The Earth Still Continues to Revolve

DC Comics Leaves Diamond and The Earth Still Continues to Revolve

Dan Wallace of Impulse Creations Comics & Collectibles read Mile High Comics' Chuck Rozanski's notice about DC Comics leaving Diamond Comic Distributors and deciding to launch a DC Sucks 50% sale as a result. Wallace has a very different take on the situation. He writes; For many years, Diamond Comics Distributors has had exclusive contracts […]

Mile High Comics Launches DC Sucks 50% Off Sale

Mile High Comics Launches 'DC Sucks' 50% Off Sale

We will all survive, because, love is love... With Mike Wellman of Atomic Basement running a DC $1 sale on everything, might there be more from other comic stores in this vein to join Mile High Comics? You can catch up on the rest of the New Distributor Wars of 2020 here Say, will there be[...]

Now UCS Distributes Marvel Image Dark Horse Etc &#8211 Midtown Backstock

Now UCS Distributes Marvel, Image, Dark Horse Etc – Midtown Backstock

Also, it is getting in there early - Steve Geppi of Diamond Comic Distributors talked about the idea of distributing back issues to comic book stores, well, Midtown Comics may have just gotten in there first.This is yet another level to the New Distributor Wars of 2020, and you can follow along with our previous[...]

Diamond Says DC Comics Terminated Relationship Rather Than Answer Qs

Diamond Says DC Comics Terminated Relationship Rather Than Answer Qs

I wonder if we will ever get a peek? You can keep following the New Distributor Wars of 2020 with this link.[caption id="attachment_1204488" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Diamond Says DC Comics Terminated Relationship Rather Than Answer Questions.[/caption] Today, Bleeding Cool ran the news that DC Comics is to quit Diamond Comic Distributors, in favour of their newly[...]

UCS Makes Statement Over Being DC Premiere Distributor

UCS Makes Statement Over Being DC Premiere Distributor

There are now to be just two DC distributors of monthly serialised comic books, UCS (formed by Midtown Comics) and Lunar (formed by DCBS) handling all of DC Comics' monthly output. It seems hard not to recall Marvel and Heroes World, but both those organisations were already solid online sellers, shippers and distributors. Will either […]

IDW Makes a Very Marked Statement About The Direct Market

IDW Makes a Very Marked Statement About The Direct Market

Oh look, IDW Publishing has noticed that DC Comics has pulled out of Diamond Comic Distributors, in favour of UCS and Lunar, everyone's pretty angry and there's plenty of gossip around. IDW has decided to put out their own statement. With an IDW (LOVES) DM image, they state; IDW PUBLISHING PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR DIRECT MARKET, […]

Dennis Barger and Brian Hibbs Agree Over DC Quitting Diamond

Dennis Barger and Brian Hibbs Agree Over DC Quitting Diamond

Bleeding Cool has been reporting on DC Comics decision to quit Diamond Comic Distributors entirely, to go with their own formed distributors UCS and Lunar. We also reported what DC Comics were saying about why they did what they did, which just posed more questions. People had things to say, beginning with retailers. Mike Wellman […]

DC Comics Q&#038A On Quitting Diamond After 25 Years Exclusivity

DC Comics Q&A On Quitting Diamond After 25 Years Exclusivity

Bleeding Cool just ran the news that DC Comics is to quit Diamond Comic Distributors, in favour of their newly created distributors UCS and Lunar. This comes after twenty-five years of Diamond being the exclusive distributor of DC Comics – at least until the shutdown, DC Comics has provided retailers with a Q&A – but […]

DC Comics Quits Diamond For Good For UCS/Lunar &#8211 What About UK

DC Comics Quits Diamond For Good, For UCS/Lunar – What About UK?

Bleeding Cool is being told by, well, everyone it seems right now, that DC Comics is completely quitting being distributed by Diamond Comic Distributors in favour of the two new distributors they set up with the biggest direct market retail accounts Midtown Comics (UCS Comic Distributors) and DCBS (Lunar Distribution). The original change in distribution […]

UCS Retailers Dont Sell Stjepan Sejics Aquaman #59 Yet &#8211 Too Late

UCS Retailers, Don't Sell Stjepan Sejic's Aquaman #59 Yet – Too Late?

With UCS Comic Distributors, Lunar Distribution and Diamond Comic Distribution all distributing DC Comics products to comic book stores right now, there is likely to be some market disparity with books arriving through one distributor at a different schedule to the other. We'd noted that Diamond Comic Distributors had reported late titles, with Lunar having […]

Diamond Comic Distributors Now With Added Bubble Wrap

Diamond Comic Distributors, Now With Added Bubble Wrap

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics, Iowa, got his Diamond Comic Distributors delivery for this coming Wednesday, yesterday. Which is pretty early for Diamond, but there's more besides. We'd previously looked at the large amounts of packaging that comic book stores had been receiving from new DC Comics distributor Lunar Distribution created by DCBS, especially in […]

DC Replaces DC Previews With Digital-Only DC Connect #1

DC Replaces DC Previews With Digital-Only DC Connect #1

So we are getting a new Diamond Previews on Wednesday. But we may now no longer be getting the DC Previews that goes along with it. Instead DC Comics is launching a digital-only version, DC Connect, and the first issue is available right here, right now, at this link. DC Comics describes it thus: DC […]

Diamond Boxes Arrive at Comic Stores With Stickers and Letter

Diamond Boxes Arrive at Comic Stores, With Stickers and Letter

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics in Ankeny, Iowa shows off the Diamond Comic Distributors boxes coming through, with products on sale today. With the big friendly Our Comeback Will Be Bigger sticker on the side of the Diamond packages. So what will one find on the inside? It's not quite the Lunar Distribution massive bubble […]

Oops &#8211 a Few DC Comics Through Diamond Will Be Delayed Further

Oops – a Few DC Comics Through Diamond Will Be Delayed Further

Diamond Comic Distributors shut their doors to new comic book product at the end of March. DC Comics looked to their two biggest comic store customers, DCBS and Midtown Comics to create two new distributors to ship DC Comics titles across the USA – and a little bit of Canada. It all got a little […]

Retailers Check Your Diamond Accounts For Marvel Rebates

Retailers, Check Your Diamond Accounts For Marvel Rebates

When the shutdowns began to look like becoming a thing, while other comic book publishers offered increased returnability or new distributors, Marvel Comics chose instead to increase the discount that comic book retailers received retroactively. That was at least the announced plan. Well, it took some time but two months later, the Marvel rebates seems […]

Magic Marvel and Monitoring Pullboxes &#8211 Comic Store In Your Future

Magic, Marvel and Monitoring Pullboxes – Comic Store In Your Future

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. He writes on Magic, Marvel and maintaining his customer base in this time of trial, Bleeding Cool ran an article recently about a comic store that closed due to having to wait for Diamond to start shipping comics again. One vendor for […]

Erik Ko of Udon on New York Cons Diamond Shutdown and Surviving This

Erik Ko of Udon on New York Cons, Diamond Shutdown and Surviving This

Erik Ko, Chief of UDON Entertainment, the anime and manga publisher, behind the Street Fighter comics, gives Bleeding Cool and update on what his studio has been up to during this pandemic – "As a little boutique publisher, UDON is lucky to be in a position to not rely on churning out tons of products […]

Graphic Novels Sales Up 43% in Bookstores During Diamond Shutdown

Graphic Novels Sales Up 43% in Bookstores, During Diamond Shutdown

could the bookstore be more of a competition to the comic book store in the months going forward?If you want to keep up with Bleeding Cool's coverage of the current global situation as well as the continuing New Distributor Wars of 2020, you can bookmark these links. Publishers Weekly reports that the numbers of print books sold in[...]

Diamond Comic Distributors Confirms May 20th Date for Comic Shops

Diamond Comic Distributors Confirms May 20th Date for Comic Shops

Okay, so DC Comics jumped the queue, courtesy of Lunar and UCS. Diamond Comic Distributors has been saying that it was planning for a May 20th onsale date for comic book stores that are able to reopen in the current climate. The company, which has been closed to new comics since the beginning of April, […]

Lunar to Distribute Non-Diamond Comics Publishers in the Future

Lunar to Distribute Non-Diamond Comics Publishers in the Future

Might Lunar offer an alternative, with a structure that is already serving DC Comics - for now? Would UCS do something similar?The New Distributor Wars of 2020 are still playing out.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="588"] Lunar to Distribute Non-Diamond Comics Publishers in the Future Image from BC.[/caption] In a question-and-answer session with Newsarama's Chris Arrant, DCBS[...]