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GameStop to Trial Selling Monthly Comics in Ten Days
Once upon a time, James Parker took the Hastings chain and put direct market comics into the chain store, creating hundreds of new comic stores ordering from Diamond Comic Distributors And, it seems, that side of the firm worked really well, launching exclusive cover variants even as the rest of the store atrophied, and the stores closed. But[...]
Pink Slips On All Funko And Diamond Comics And Toys At Hastings Today
This is the Wichita Falls, Texas branch of entertainment store Hastings This was the first to make the expansion into comics and collectibles back in 2009. And this is where it seems to end, as the company goes into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection See all those pink slips everywhere? Today, Hastings has ordered their staff to take[...]
Will Hastings Sell Two Weeks Of Comics Tomorrow?  Including Han Solo #1 And Batman #1 Exclusives
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUY4kK0rBdIVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Hastings And Comics Tomorrow, For Bleeding Cool (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUY4kK0rBdI) Last week, the entertainment chain Hastings did not get their direct market comic books  including their retailer exclusive cover variants of Han Solo #1 and Batman #1 from Diamond Comic Distributors[...]
Hastings, The Largest Comic Book Chain In America, Is In Trouble
By Ian Melton News broke on Friday that Hastings Entertainment Superstore is changing their policies at all of their stores throughout the United States and that layoffs and store closings may be in the companies' future as they search for investors to put capital back into the business.  As well as making employees and the public[...]
Hastings And Valiant Team For Comics College
Hastings stores across the country are teaming with Valiant Entertainment for a four-week Comics College This follows up on last years The Craft of Comics series and will be broadcasted into 140 locations nationwide starting Saturday January 30th and running through Saturday February 20th Each class will feature a Valiant writer or illustrator demonstrating the[...]
Valiant And Hastings Create Live Streaming Events Every Saturday
We mentioned that the planned Local Comic Shop Day event from ComicPRO for November had been engineered with a "No Hastings" clause. Well, Hastings seems to have noticed, and have engineered their own series of days instead with Valiant Entertainment. Hastings will be live steaming a Q&A with Valiant to all of their 140 stores every Satirday[...]
Here's The Hastings Star Wars #1 Variant Cover – That's No. 63
Time to add another to the big list – from retail chain Hastings Up on the website any second now I shouldn't doubt Time to add it to the big list! Time to add another to the big list – from retail chain Hastings Up on the website any second now I shouldn't doubt Time[...]
Cover Feature: Hastings And Gamestop's SHIELD, Manga Big Hero 6 And Doctor Who
#1 out on Wednesday, while on the right is the Hastings version. They join a bunch of other variants… With another one-per-store B&W Party variant to join Deadpool's colour standard Party version… Ooh look at that, that cover, as well as "cumin", has Terrigen Mists as an ingredient… instead of tarragon perhaps? That's a total of 13 covers[...]
When Deadpool Macks On To The New Thor – 8 Exclusive Covers From Hastings
The largest direct market comic store in the US, Hastings, has a batch of new variant editions for upcoming Marvel, Image and IDW titles… let's take a peek. Deadpool welcomes the new female Thor to the Marvel Universe as you might expect. And sees off Wolverine as… you might not expect.   We get to identify another of the[...]
Exclusive Swamp Thing Sofubi Vinyl Figure From Hastings, If You Have $150 Spare
Exclusive to Hastings, it is sporting a $150 price tag. The swamp creature features a mold by Bear Model and a paint design by Frenzy, combining to give the character a unique look Swamp Thing stands over 12inches tall (the first oversized DC Sofubi from MEDICOM!) and comes inside an American classic-style window box package with[...]
Cover Variance: Wolverine Labbit Vs My Little Pony – Who'd Win?
Two upcoming variant covers from Hastings, a Marvel Wolverine Labbit to kick off the new Wolverines series, and a My Little Pony… Two upcoming variant covers from Hastings, a Marvel Wolverine Labbit to kick off the new Wolverines series, and a My Little Pony… Two upcoming variant covers from Hastings, a Marvel Wolverine Labbit to[...]
Cover Variance: Labbits Come To Marvel, Via Hastings
Hastings, the largest direct market comic book store chain in the world, has announced a new run of exclusive covers, in a deal with Marvel and Kidrobot They begin with Superior Spider-Man and feature the Marvel range of Labbit vinyl toys, the first featuring Venom They will continue to Captain America, Wolverine and more, six[...]
Bargain Of The Day: Fall Of The Mutants Omnibus Down From $100 To $16
It may be used, but reports on conditions have been positive. Hastings is selling the $1o0 Fall Of The Mutants X-Men Omnibus for $15 if you add the DEALOFTHEDAY codeword when picking it up, plus a dollar postage. It is selling on Amazon.com new for $90 and used copies for over $40. So… a pretty good way to[...]
Cover Variance: Jim Lee's Sandman
After announcing DCBS and Things From Another World as their first comic store corporate sponsors, they will be giving exclusive CBLDF variant covers to retailer members who sign up. This includes a variant of Sandman Overture #1 by Jim Lee and a Comics Code-style variant cover of Mighty Avengers #1. Retailer membership costs from $100 a year. [...]
If Deadpool Was An 8-Bit Video Game…
Welcome to a Hastings variant cover for Deadpool. I'm on the way back from the pub I hope I'm making sense. He's already in one video game Looks like he may be getting another Greedy sod Welcome to a Hastings variant cover for Deadpool. I'm on the way back from the pub I hope I'm making sense. [...]
Welcome To Kansas – Dream Thief Hits Hastings
But more of that later. That said, Hastings has taken an interest in Dream Thief.  They're doing an exclusive variant cover by Smallwood and the creative team are touring five branches of Hastings – and taking the majority of this cover with them. "Welcome To Kansas…"   Next week sees the debut release of Dream Thief by Jai[...]
Hastings Puts Its Comics Online – Including The Variants
And we've been following its progress ever since. One of the interesting wrinkles is Hastings commissioning of variant covers for comics Because the chain in concentrated in certain states, and not present at all in many, this has led to people paying ridiculous prices to get copies of the variant covers in halfway decent condition. Well that[...]
Captain America Fights Bigotry, Censorship And Terrorism At Hastings
Here's the Hastings variant edition of Captain America #1 for Marvel NOW! Of course this does behoove me to point out that Hastings were signees supporting internet censorship… Also, probably not a good place for Rivera to add his name… also, is Captain America is fighting graft, or is Graft the name of the inker or colourist…? Here are[...]
Don't Buy The Avengers DVD/Blu-Ray/Uncanny Avengers Hastings Exclusive Combo
This is the Uncanny Avengers #1 Hastings Cover/Avengers Blu Ray combo deal for $49.99 Bleeding Cool recommends that you do NOT buy it. Why? Because tomorrow it will be $39.99. And that's much more like it. Available to order online, the comics in question come straight from the warehouse (so no store dings or creases to worry about) and[...]
Hastings Variant Cover For My Little Pony #1
Bleeding Cool has been running a number of stories of the Hastings variant covers for comic books, sold exclusively at Hastings stores in certain parts of America, There have been all sorts of appealing covers before, from True Blood to Doctor Who to Uncanny Avengers, and lots of people who don;t live near a Hastings, who[...]
Uncanny Avengers #1 From Hastings Selling For $35 – If You Can Find One!
But the Hastings exclusive Uncanny Avengers #1 cover is already selling for $35 on eBay Easy pickings if you live near a store, yes? Not necessarily… One reader writes; Actually Rich, the Hastings variants aren't available at every Hastings Plus Hastings damages their comics so often that getting near mint copies is near impossible at times. For example[...]
The Doctor Cosplays As Himself On Doctor Who #1 Hastings Variant Cover
This is the Hastings variant cover for the new Doctor Who series from IDW… The scarf from Fourth The trousers from Fifth The jumper from Seventh The cuffs of Eight Three The coat of Tenth The ring and stick of One While Amy wears the coat of Six, the cravat of Eight and the hat[...]
Hastings Launches A Nationwide Pullbox
Twenty states. Bleeding Cool has been following the progress of Hastings, a multimedia entertainment superstore retailer, moving into comic book store territory Increasing massively the stock and knowledge base of 138 stores, and creating the largest direct market comic book chain, and the largest single buyer of comic books in the USA. They've sold exclusive variant covers,[...]
FCBD 2012: Collector's Paradise In California… And Hastings
California's Collector's Paradise has two stores involved heavily with Free Comic Book Day this May the 5th, one in Padadena, the other in Canoga Park. Signing talent includes Ed Brubaker, Steven Niles, Josh Fialkov, Jim McCann, Kyle Higgins, Rodin Esquejo, Sonia Oback, Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko, Cbisy and Shane Houghton and Matt Whitlock. Theor Free Comic[...]
The Hastings Star Trek/ Legion Variant That's Burning Up On eBay
Yesterday a copy of the Hastings cover variant to the Star Trek/Legion Of Superheroes crossover from IDW sold for over $75 on eBay. Yet there are still copies on the shelves of many Hastings for cover price. So if you live near a Hastings… feel free to take advantage of those who don't. Yesterday a copy of[...]
Want DC Relaunch First Prints? Head To Hastings
Comic shops the country over may have sold out of lots of the DC relaunch first prints, with second and in some cases third prints on the way. But it's not just comic shops that have copies. Bleeding Cool first broke the story that Hastings was moving into comics in a big way, and we've been following[...]
Marvel To Change The Face Of Newsstand Comics
Bleeding Cool has been the first to bring you news as to how both Hastings and Barnes & Noble have been massively increasing the amount of comic book material they carry. Well, Marvel seems to have sat up and noticed I understand that they are launching a massive amount of new ongoing titles for[...]
Hastings And The Lady Death Exclusives (UPDATE)
Hastings continue their roll out of comic stores across certain parts of the country, and have now established the largest direct market comic chain in the world. And as part of that , they are extending their line of exclusive variant comics that ha ve proved so popular – and valuable – in the past. But because[...]