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In The Orbit Of Lunar &#8211 Comic Store In Your Future

In The Orbit Of Lunar – Comic Store In Your Future

After my last article, when I mentioned not ever having any damages, the next Lunar shipment we received had damage I was quite surprised We looked over the box, and one of the corners had been caved in It had been hit so hard the second box inside of the outside box was also damaged[...]

Yesterday Lunar Distributed Two Weeks Of DC Comics At Once

Yesterday, Lunar Distributed Two Weeks Of DC Comics At Once

Some comic book stores that have signed up to Lunar Distribution (soon to be all of them) received yesterday's stack of comic books late last week But some received them yesterday, to go on sale the same day Consistency and reliability is not quite what it was But some stores who received their DC Comics[...]

UCS Selling Two Three Four Times More DC Comics Than Lunar

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

Set up by Midtown Comics, it was recently revealed that this relationship was coming to an end at the end of the year, and all of DC Comics' North American comic shop distribution shifting to rival store DCBS's Lunar Distribution Bleeding Cool broke that news as well as also the news that it this was[...]

Some Comics Shops Are Now Regularly Breaking Street Dates

Some Comics Shops Are Now Regularly Breaking Street Dates

DC instead set up two new distributors, from their two biggest retail accounts, Midtown/UCS and DCBS/Lunar They also moved their on-sale date to Tuesdays And many retailers started getting those comic books the previous week When Diamond returned, the fee for the mystery shoppers was dropped and the service went away.With these temptations coming to[...]

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 reported "DC Comics Drops UCS Comic Distributors For Lunar" and we were totally, 100% wrong DC Comics did not drop UCS UCS dropped DC Comics.[caption id="attachment_1244496" align="aligncenter" width="350"] DC Comics Didn't Drop UCS - UCS Dropped DC Comics[/caption]Basically, it seems that Midtown Comics, owners of UCS, had enough of dealing with DC Comics, at[...]

DC Comics Drops UCS Comic Distributors For Lunar Sets Minimum Orders

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

Lunar Distribution and UCS Comics Distributors, respectively, distributed DC Comics when Diamond were not and, when Diamond returned to distribution, DC Comics dropped Diamond completely Then, as Lunar and UCS struggled to distribute efficiently to Europe, DC went back to Diamond UK, first temporarily and then permanently It was the New Distributor Wars.Now DC Comics[...]

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

Back the Wild West of comic book distribution this kind of thing saw rival distributors shipping comic books by air from one part of the country to another to gain an extra p[recious 24 hours for one store to beat its neighbours to the punch - so suddenly everyone had to do it, spending vast[...]

UCS Comic Distributors Close Phone Lines From Today

UCS Comic Distributors Close Phone Lines From Today

While those who want to a cash-on-delivery payment system will instead receive a flat rate charge of $7.75 per order, in addition to shipping, excise and freight fees.Anyone know if Lunar Distribution are following up? AT least UCS have a nice new-looking logo.UCS Comic Distributors, the comic book distributor set up by Midtown Comics[...]

UCS Comic Distributors Updates COD and Credit Card Fees

UCS Comic Distributors Updates COD and Credit Card Fees

While those who want to a cash-on-delivery payment system will instead receive a flat rate charge of $7.75 per order, in addition to shipping, excise and freight fees.What the other direct market DC distributor Lunar Distribution will do, is yet unknown But since there are a number of shops that can use both Lunar or[...]

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

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 delivery yesterday arrived before their DC Comics delivery for once - even though the DC books are actually meant to go on sale yesterday But it was probably[...]

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

That's right -- it's double the MAD for just double the price (cheap!)Since issue #13 was originally scheduled for an April 15 on sale date and #14 was originally scheduled for a June 10 on sale date, both of these issues will be made returnable at a later date. However, those with Lunar and UCS accounts who made[...]

DC Direct Updates Retailers On New Ordering Procedures

DC Direct Updates Retailers On New Ordering Procedures

You can now choose from four different distributors for DC Direct products, including UCS and Lunar, but adding in Entertainment Earth and Sideshow Collectibles.[caption id="attachment_1222480" align="aligncenter" width="600"] DC Direct Logo[/caption] Hello DC Direct Customer,After careful consideration of the current distribution model, we have determined that we need to provide a more comprehensive global solution by transitioning[...]

DC Comics to Continue Distribution Through Diamond UK Until 2021

DC Comics to Continue Distribution Through Diamond UK Until 2021

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 stores DCBS and Midtown, Bleeding Cool instantly spotted a problem What about international distribution, especially to the UK which represents 10-15% of the sales of the direct market? Costs[...]

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

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

Bleeding Cool has confirmed the following was a letter sent by Eric Stephenson, Publisher & Chief Creative Officer at Image Comics, to Image Comics creators and Image Comics staff. It subsequently leaked to Bleeding Cool. We reproduce it, below. We get a history lesson, a look at the current state of events, and a condemnation […]

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

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

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 of them yet though, we have been promised more this week The full letter runs below; Dear DC Direct Market Retailer,Following this past Friday's announcement that DC's long-standing relationship[...]

UCS Lunar DC Comics &#8211 They Have A Plan For the UK and Beyond

UCS, Lunar, DC Comics – They Have A Plan For the UK and Beyond

Diamond UK is estimated to represent 10-15% of the entire US direct market, but UK retailers have reported that shipping costs from Lunar or UCS are often more than the cost of the order itself, which would lead to a doubling or tripling of the cost of a DC comic book in the UK, compared[...]

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

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

UCS Comic Distributors is one of the two new premiere distributors of DC Comics monthly titles. They were formed when DC Comics approached Midtown Comics for a solution during Diamond shutdown, and now it's become part of DC's permanent solution, dropping Diamond entirely. One question is if UCS will distribute my other publishers as well […]

Diamond Says DC Comics Terminated Relationship Rather Than Answer Qs

Diamond Says DC Comics Terminated Relationship Rather Than Answer Qs

Today, Bleeding Cool ran the news that DC Comics is to quit Diamond Comic Distributors, in favour of their newly created distributors UCS Comic Distributors and Lunar Distribution In the Q&A, DC Comics blamed the existing direct market There was plenty of gossip all round.In the latest of a series of statements that are totally[...]