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First Reactions To Marvel Comics/Penguin Random House/Diamond News
Penguin Random House is starting to up the game as they get closer to becoming Marvel's exclusive direct market distributor to the direct market of North America It looks like that, as with DC Comics, Diamond UK's monopoly on the direct market of Marvel may be retained – I'm trying to get further confirmation on[...]
Retailer Exclusive Marvel Covers Only Through Penguin Random House
Bleeding Cool understands that Marvel Comics will only be offering retailer exclusive covers of comic books directly through their new exclusive direct market distributor Penguin Random House Retailers, shows, subscription boxes, or creator studios will not be allowed to order them through the wholesale distributor, Diamond. Bleeding Cool has been looking at the  Diamond/Penguin Random House/Marvel[...]
The New Marvel Comics/Diamond Deal And The End Of The Big Discount?
We wondered what the new Diamond/Penguin Random House/Marvel Comics deal would be, to entice comic book stores to stick with Diamond Comic Distributors for their Marvel titles rather than switch to PRH We expected a deal where Penguin would have a worse discount for bigger retailers but free shipping And Diamond would have a better[...]
Liana Sposto The 9 Trials
The 9 Trials is the first of a middle-grade fantasy graphic novel series, the first book of which sees a young warlock-in-training burdened with two conflicting magics within himself decides to leave his school for good, but in order to escape he must defeat nine harrowing trials that are meant to test the most wicked parts[...]
Hector Torres, The New PRH International Comics Senior Sales Manager
Because Penguin Random House (PRH), recently appointed the exclusive direct comic book distribution company for Marvel Comics, has its sights set on more than the USA More than Canada and the UK as well It appears to be taking the direct market truly global. Which is why, as part of PRH's ramping up of their International[...]
Penguin Random House Promise Free Shipping And Dedicated Sales Reps
Last month, Bleeding Cool reported the news that Marvel Comics was moving its exclusive direct market business to Penguin Random House and away from Diamond Comic Distributors Although retailers could still order through Diamond, as a wholesale customer of Penguin Random House We also had 52 questions asked and answered by Penguin Random House to potential comic[...]
First Reactions To Marvel Comics/Penguin Random House/Diamond News
Last month, Bleeding Cool reported the news that Marvel Comics was moving its exclusive direct market business to Penguin Random House and away from Diamond Comic Distributors Although retailers could still order through Diamond, as a wholesale customer of Penguin Random House We also had 52 questions asked and answered by Penguin Random House to potential comic[...]
Diamond Calls Round Comic Shops To See If They're Switching To Penguin
Yesterday, Bleeding Cool reported that Diamond Comic Distributors has been calling round comic book stores, asking if they were switching to Penguin Random House to provide their Marvel Comics titles Today, we have learned that Diamond has been telling comic book shops that they are reconsidering the cost of shipping comics books – and everything else[...]
Ten Thoughts About Marvel Replacing Diamond With Penguin Random House
Find previous columns here. And it's time to talk, penguin. Most people, including me, were hoping for a return to a more "normal" year, closer to how 2019 was Change keeps happening whether we like it or not People were crying the sky was falling when DC left Diamond after Diamond had a twenty-five-year monopoly as the[...]
Marvel Comics Cancels Orders For Predator #1, Delays Until November
But the rumour elsewhere amongst comic book executives is that it's all because of the move from direct market exclusivity for Diamond Comic Distributors, to Penguin Random House for October 2021 And with rumours of better profit margins for Marvel, the prospect of a new direct marketplace through PRH's network of 11,000 independent bookstores, and[...]
Batman/Catwoman #4 Massive Trigger Warning For Those Who Like Penguins
With a very specific threat to cooperate with her. Batman/Catwoman #4 Maybe National Lampoon Magazine should have gone with a "shoot this penguin" threat? Batman/Catwoman #4 Could this have done with a Threat To Penguin notation on the cover or solicitation. BATMAN CATWOMAN #4 (OF 12) (W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann The Joker has hidden a bomb in Gotham—but there might[...]
Matthew Klein Leaves Valiant For Penguin Random House & Marvel Comics
Next month, Matthew Klein joins the Penguin Random House Direct Comic Market Sales team, led by Tyne Hunter, exclusively distributing Marvel Comics to the direct market of comic book shops. Matthew Klein is currently Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Valiant Entertainment, and has been for three years, but will be leaving to join Penguin[...]
Tyne Hunter, The New Face of Marvel Comics At Penguin Random House
Who is Tyne Hunter? Two days ago, Bleeding Cool reported the news that Marvel Comics was moving its exclusive direct market business to Penguin Random House and away from Diamond Comic Distributors Although retailers could still order through Diamond, as a wholesale customer of Penguin Random House We also had 52 questions asked and answered[...]
Why Marvel Comics Didn't Go "All-In" With Penguin Random House
Yesterday, Bleeding Cool reported the news that Marvel Comics was moving its exclusive direct market business to Penguin Random House and away from Diamond Comic Distributors Although retailers could still order through Diamond, as a wholesale customer of PRH. Though, as Bleeding Cool emphasised, "You can order Marvel through Diamond and through PRH[...]
Ten Thoughts About Marvel Replacing Diamond With Penguin Random House
Yesterday, Bleeding Cool reported the news that Marvel Comics was moving its exclusive direct market business to Penguin Random House and away from Diamond Comic Distributors Although retailers could still order through Diamond, as a wholesale customer of PRH. Though, as Bleeding Cool emphasised, "You can order Marvel through Diamond and through PRH[...]