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Next Week Will Be A Monster Week In Comics &#8211 If They All Arrive

Next Week Will Be A Monster Week In Comics – If They All Arrive

Lunar Distribution works up to a week ahead, so most US stores will have their DC comic books for next Tuesday in stock already There aren't many DC books that week, but what they have will sell a LOT.Nocterra #1 by Scott Snyder and Tony Daniel will be the big Image Comics launch I reviewed[...]

Diamond Comic Distributors Closes New Memphis Warehouse

Diamond Comic Distributors Closes New Memphis Warehouse

It is understood that this is a direct result of DC Comics leaving Diamond in favour of Lunar Distribution - though they still use Diamond for UK and European distribution.[caption id="attachment_1185019" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc logo.[/caption]Publishers have been told that the New Memphis centre is closed, immediately, and they should reroute any products[...]

Will Comic Book Shops Miss Out On The Joker #1 For FOC

Will Comic Book Shops Miss Out On The Joker #1 For FOC?

This week, DC Comics FOC Final Order Cut-Off date will be Thursday at midnight rather than Sunday midnight. The last time this happened, a number of retailers forget and missed out on setting their DC Comics orders. And this time Joker #1 is up for FOC. This time it is due to the President's Day […]

Diamond Trucking DC Books To Lunar Distribution

Diamond Trucking DC Books To Lunar Distribution

Lunar Distribution sent the following word to comic book retailers about the shipping of DC Comics collections. We have been working diligently to update our site and the product that we have available We are activating as many graphic novels as quickly as possible, so this list will be consistently growing until we have all DC[...]

Comic Shops May Have Sold Death Metal #7 &#038 DC Future State By Mistake

Comic Shops May Have Sold Death Metal #7 & DC Future State By Mistake

There was not a single word about the street dates from DC or Lunar, which was surprising One of my employees mentioned it, so I checked and only found it on the invoice that came with the shipments And on their "checklist" posters, which are often incorrect by the time titles actually ship We are[...]

Lunar Distribution Gets A Logo And Consumer Facing Website

Lunar Distribution Gets A Logo And Consumer Facing Website

While its DC distribution rival, Lunar Distribution, didn't Well, that all changed last night Not only did Lunar launch a consumer-facing website but also they got themselves a logo for the first time I was very close to running a Bleeding Cool competition for people to create one so that we could have something to[...]

No American Comics In The UK Between Christmas And The New Year

No American Comics In The UK Between Christmas And The New Year

Of course, if you use one of the few European comic book stores using Lunar to order your DC Comics titles, you may be a week ahead of everyone else.Are any stores doing that? It would be interesting to know Otherwise, expect ComiXology UK to get more of a Christmas bump this year.Currently, DC Comics[...]

Retailers Dont Lose All Your Orders For Dark Night: Death Metal #7

Retailers! Don't Lose All Your Orders For Dark Night: Death Metal #7

As a result, Lunar Distribution, which was distributing between half and a third of UCS' number, will be taking on an exclusive distribution deal with DC, distributing comic books to North American comic book stories in the direct market.However, as the switch is imminent, a number of books that will be distributed by Lunar to[...]

That Was UCS Comic Distributors Final FOC For DC Comics

That Was UCS Comic Distributors' Final FOC For DC Comics

After all, we were also able to discover that UCS had three-to-four times the volume of DC Comics than DCBS-formed Lunar had The remaining contract was until the end of the year, but I understand that DC Comics wanted to cut distribution margins further UCS couldn't see a way forward to pulled out And all[...]

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[...]