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Black Mask Latest to Sign With Lunar Distribution
Black Mask Studios is the latest comic book publisher who, previously exclusive with Diamond Comic Distributors, will now offer their comic books through the Lunar Distribution network, the exclusive distributor of DC Comics, as well as other comic book publishers. Black Mask publisher Matteo Pizzolo says "The comic market has always been driven by passionate comic-lovers creating[...]
DC Comics Signs New Deal With Universal For Canadian Distribution
Previously, Universal had been operating as a sub-distributor to Lunar Comics Beginning in October 2022, retailers will have the ability to place orders with Universal Distribution for DC's periodicals, graphic novels, and collected editions releasing in January 2023 and beyond Technically this would be available to anyone anywhere but in practice will be mostly confined[...]
Last week, just before C2E2 kicked off, Lunar Distribution held their first Retailer Summit With Lunar Distribution, CEX, Artists Elite and Merc to meet the publishers, and video footage for a number of publishers. Photo from Bleeding Cool source This was the first non-Diamond Comics summit this century, and reportedly "had a delightfully Mom and Pop feel."[...]
That Was The Bad Idea Comics SDCC Pin-Exclusive Party That Was
We caught art from Lewis LaRosa, Ramon Villalobos, Alberto Ponticelli, David Lapham and more. Also spotted at the party, Matt Kindt of course, but  Josh Dysart, Kevin McGuire, John Layman, Xander Canon, Gonzo, Kyle Higgins, Chip Mosher, Christina Merkler of DCBS and Lunar and the President of the CBLDF, Jenn Haines, President of ComicsPRO, Benny Potter of Comicstorian,[...]
No Marvel Or IDW Comics For Britain Next Week
Diamond UK did get all the Diamond and Lunar Distribution distributed comic books as usual. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ So these are the Marvel comics you may not be able to find in British, Irish and other dependent territories[...]
Scout Comics
In the Scout Comics ComicsPRO Retailer Summit video, representatives of Scout Comics talked about their large publishing line, their array of imprints (even grabbing Kevin Eastman in to talk about Drawing Blood) as well as teasing much to come from creators such as Pat Shand and Zack Kaplan.  Including the news from co-Publisher Charlie Stickney, that Scout[...]
Artists Elite Comics To Launch In June With Big Name Artists
Last November, Bleeding Cool reported that Artists Elite Comics was a new comic book publisher being created by Tyler Kirkham, Alé Garza, and Shawn Hudachko alongside a number of other famous comic book artists, with the aim to allow creator-owned artists to publish their own comic book stories and ship them directly through consumers and retailers, without distributors like Diamond,[...]
Lunar Distribution Launches "Next Phase" Previews Catalogue for DC, Scout,
Lunar Distribution is the exclusive monopoly comic book distributor for DC Comics to the direct market of comic books, and also DC's biggest company as mail order comic shop DCBS They have also taken on a handful of other publishers, such as Scout Comics, Ahoy, Floating World, CEX, Silver Sprocket and more to come And[...]
CEX Publishing Joins Lunar Distribution
CEX Publishing is the latest publisher to announce a distribution deal with Lunar Distribution, effective for January 2021-shipping books CEX joins an ever-growing list of publishers including Oni Press, Ahoy Comics, Uncivilized Books, Scout Comics, and of course DC Comics who have partnered with Lunar Distribution to distribute their books to comic book retailers and[...]
Oni Press Latest To Join Lunar Distribution?
Heard from the showfloor of San Diego Comic-Con: Special Edition is the news that Oni Press/Lion Forge is the latest comic book publisher to join Lunar Distribution for distribution to comic book stores. Lunar, set up by online comic book store DCBS, is the exclusive monopoly distributor of DC Comics to the direct market of comic[...]
Penguin Random House Lost Their First Marvel Comics Shipment To DCBS
And as Penguin Random House begins increasing packaging protection for the Marvel Comics titles they ship, there are issues regarding packaging from other distributors as well. Lunar Distribution, the comics distribution wing of DCBS, with exclusive distribution rights to DC Comics into the direct market of comic book stores, send high tier variant covers bagged and[...]
Penguin Random House Lost Their First Marvel Comics Shipment To DCBS
Well, that's not a great start for Penguin Random House is it? DCBS is the biggest retailer of direct market comic books in the world, which is why it was picked by DC Comics to become their exclusive distributor of direct market comic books to other retailers, Lunar Distribution They are now also distributing Ahoy[...]
Now Z2 Comics Signs Up With Lunar Distribution Too
Z2 Comics is following Scout Comics, Ahoy Comics and DC Comics in being distributed by online comics retailer-turned-comocs distributor Lunar Distribution CEO and publisher Josh Frankel says "As we have grown, we have been actively considering all avenues for stores to carry our product; beginning with our move to Simon & Schuster for the book[...]
Lunar Thinks Shops May Order Too Many DC Free Comic Book Day Titles
DC Comics' Free Comic Book Day titles are not being distributed by FCBD's owner Diamond Comic Distributors in 2021 for the first time, after Diamond quit DC Comics and went exclusive with their largest customer DCBS's Lunar for the distribution of comic books to comic stores in the direct market It was quite a thing[...]
DC Comics Delays Through Lunar Over Cardstock Covers
Lunar Distribution has informed retailers that cardstock covers for Flash #772, Justice League #65, and Shazam #1, with their added dollar price courtesy of the cardstock, will be delayed next week, the 20th of July, until the 27th of July Also delayed (shame with Space Jam 2 out) is Looney Tunes #261, which has no[...]
Ahoy Comics Signs Up With Lunar Distribution
And now there is Ahoy Comics, joining the Lunar Distribution family Lunar told comic book retailers today "We would like to welcome Ahoy Comics to Lunar Distribution We will have their full line of periodical titles starting with October releases Until then, we have Snelson #1 on FOC this weekend and Snelson #2 was added[...]
DCBS and InStockTrades Reduce Marvel Discounts Available
DCBS and InStockTrades, the online comic book ordering service and also the home of Lunar Distribution, have changed their Marvel Comics discount offers, as a result of Penguin Random House taking on Marvel as an exclusive distributor PRH has offered retailers a 50% discount flat rate including the cost of shipping to retailers Bleeding Cool[...]
Lunar Distribution
Well, now Lunar Distribution have revealed their DC Comics Discounts and qualifying levels for comic shop retailers The figure on the left is the amount of DC Comics product each store has to order every month, at retail price, in order to qualify for the respective discount level on the right. Purchases per month at retail DC[...]
Lunar To Distribute Marvel Comics To Comic Stores Next Year
Bleeding Cool ran a couple of articles on the big moves that DCBS, InstockTrades and Lunar Distribution have been making recently, moving to massive new facilities – with massive new tax breaks Christina Merkler gave a few interviews to local media, some of whom managed to get hold of completely the wrong end of the[...]
Lunar & DCBS Move To New Haven, Indiana With A Million In Tax Credits
We mentioned the other day that comic book stores were to expect backstock distribution delays in the next few weeks as Lunar Distribution, the DC Comics direct market exclusive distributor created by their biggest customer, DCBS, is in the middle of moving locations Lunar and DCBS are to move from Fort Wayne, Indiana, to New[...]
PrintWatch: Basilisk, Locust, Made In Korea Get Second Prints
Then they stopped that as well and went digital-only, listed on their website and that of new distributor, Lunar Distribution We learned that DC Comics had seen an order and sales drop off as a result of this change, especially with launch titles not being prominent in the minds of consumers The recent launch of[...]
Lunar Distribution
Lunar Distribution, based in New Haven, Indiana, has told comic book stores that they are moving their operation to a new warehouse and operating facility Stating "New Lunar Warehouse! We are thrilled to announce our move to a brand new facility" they warn about the coming "next few weeks" And that "as a result of[...]
The New Marvel Comics/Diamond Deal And The End Of The Big Discount?
It is noted that Lunar deliveries arrive from a week before sale, to the day before. So the question is, why stick with Marvel when you get no better — or worse — discount than direct with Penguin, and have to pay 2.5% extra for shipping on top? The only rationale might be that it would[...]
Lunar Distribution
They had moved to DCBS/Lunar Distribution for comic store direct market distribution, but Penguin Random House already handled all their graphic novels bookstore trade Indeed, Bleeding Cool was told by DC Comics sources that DC had a deal that PRH could not distribute Marvel's graphic novels into the bookstore market. Lunar Distribution logo Well, sources now tell[...]
DC Comics To Print Monthly Solicitations Catalog, DC Connect, Again
Then they stopped that as well, and went digital-only, listed on their website and that of new distributor, Lunar Distribution. DC Comics Monthly Solicitations Catalog, DC Connect Bleeding Cool understands from sources that DC Comics has seen an order and sales drop off as a result of this change, especially with launch titles not being prominent in[...]
Penguin Random House Promise Free Shipping And Dedicated Sales Reps
But PRH won't charge you freight." Peter Fisico, Toronto retailer behind All New Comics wrote in the BC comments "I have used PRH for trades as a test and the discount they offer is 10% percent less than I get from Lunar or Diamond While it's great they offer free shipping so many times I have[...]
Scout Comics To Be Distributed By Lunar
Scout Comics is the second publisher to sign a distribution deal to the comic book store market with Lunar Distribution Lunar is the distribution company set up by DCBS with DC Comics, to provide an alternative distribution source a year ago, when Diamond Comic Distributors temporarily closed due to the pandemic and shutdown. Scout Comics To[...]
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[...]
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. Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc logo. Publishers have been told that the New Memphis centre is closed, immediately, and they should reroute any products to either their Olive[...]