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How Marvel Comics First Overtook DC Comics In 1972
The second is Random House But in the last half of 1972, that was suddenly Marvel Comics for the first time One of the earliest comic book retailers and comic historian Bob Beerbohm (author of Comic Book Store Wars) set up the Californian comic book store and the first comic book chain He has many tales to tell,[...]
Dragonlance: Dragons Of Deceit Announced For Q3 2022
Random House revealed a brand new chapter to the Dragonlance series is on the way in 2022 with Dragonlance: Dragons Of Deceit Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman have partnered up again for this new entry into the franchise, which has spanned nearly 38 years at this point with over 190 novels to its credit This[...]
Sina Grace Sells New Graphic Novel, The Big Deal, to Random House
But she is also still Senior Editor at Random House Graphic And has bought, in an exclusive submission, a contemporary middle-grade graphic novel trilogy by Sina Grace The first book, The Big Deal, features young Sasan Rad as he tries to navigate his Persian heritage with his American identity Sasan is determined to get the newest[...]
The US Department of Justice has announced it is suing to block a two billion dollar deal over German media giant Bertelsmann's Penguin Random House, the largest publisher in the world, buying US publisher Simon & Schuster, from ViacomCBS Or in comic book terms, see the exclusive distributor of DC Comics, Dark Horse and IDW[...]
Sami Brice's Ripple
Life was hard enough as she started high school, but now she has to deal with a new side of her identity she had been putting on the back burner, and deal with her cousins at the same time. Whitney Leopard at Random House Graphic has acquired world rights to Ripple, which will be published in[...]
Chris Grabenstein's Lemoncello Gets Graphic Novel Adaptations
Lemoncello's Library, the graphic novel, has been picked up by Michelle Nagler and Shana Corey at Random House to be published in the summer of 2023 Carrie Hannigan and Josh Getzler at HG Literary represented Chris Grabenstein, and Simon Bollinger at Shannon Associates represented Douglas Holgate. When Kyle Keeley learns that the world's world's most famous game maker, Luigi[...]
Diamond Responds To IDW Distriubution Announcement I Haven't Seen
IDW Publishing and Penguin Random House Publisher Services  today announced an exclusive worldwide multi-year sales and distribution agreement for IDW's newly published and backlist comic book periodicals, trade collections, and graphic novels to the Direct Market comic shops beginning June 1, 2022 The new agreement complements and expands their current partnership, in which PRHPS sells[...]
Tea Dragon's Kay O'Neill Auctions The Moth-Keeper OGN To Random House
In the end, the auction was won by Whitney Leopard at Random House Graphic and The Moth Keeper is planned to be published in 2023 Kay O'Neill's agent, Linda Camacho at Gallt & Zacker represented them for North American rights. Initially publishing on Tumblr, Oni Press picked up their webcomic Princess Princess, published as Princess Princess Ever[...]
Hugo and Dino by Jarod Roselló.
Hugo And Dino has been bought by Whitney Leopard at Random House Graphic, to be published in the autumn of 2023 as part of a three-book deal Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary negotiated the deal for world rights. Jarod Roselló's Hugo And Dino Jarod Roselló is a Cuban American writer, cartoonist, teacher and author of the[...]
Marvel Cancels More Diamond Orders, Shops Must Reorder On New Terms
Instead, they must be reordered from Diamond using the new less favourable terms, or through Penguin Random House's possibly less favourable terms Marvel Comics have now added some more titles that have had their orders cancelled and must be reordered. Marvel Cancels More Diamond Orders, Shops Must Reorder On New Terms ALIEN TP VOL 01 BLOODLINES FANTASTIC FOUR BY DAN[...]
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[...]
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[...]