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Diamond Cancels Its 2020 Retailer Summit in Orlando, Florids
As the impact and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, Diamond Comic Distributors has made the decision to cancel their 2020 Retailer Summit scheduled to take place from April 14th to 16th, originally planned to be held in conjunction with MegaCon in Orlando Diamond states that We do this out of an abundance of[...]
Eric Powell States the Obvious: Oversaturation and Tired Gimmicks are Killing Comics
At the Diamond Retailer Summit dinner at C2E2 in Chicago, Eric Powell took the stage for the Albatross Funnybooks presentation, and he used the opportunity to state the obvious: "oversaturation of products and tired gimmicks like alternate covers are killing our business." After a heavy sigh and some scattered applause from the crowd, Powell launched[...]
Marvel Editor-in-Chief Considers Eliminating Incentive Variants
It's a brilliant plan, if Marvel's goal is simply to look good in quarterly sales reports, which all evidence of the past decades seems to indicate is the case. But no more! Er… maybe. Asked at their presentation at the Diamond Retailer Summit at C2E2 if Marvel would eliminate this practice, which entices retailers to order extra[...]
Marvel's Fresh Start Brings a Fresh Trade Dress, Dual Numbers
Cebulski revealed the news at Marvel's presentation during the Diamond Retailer Summit at C2E2 today According to Cebulski, starting with Avengers #1 and running throughout all of Marvel's fresh, shiny #1 issues, Marvel will introduce a new trade dress featuring the dual numbering Cebulski specifically called out the move as geared toward collectors The trade[...]
Amazing Spider-Man #800
At the Diamond Retailer Summit at C2E2 today, Marvel's presentation was set to happen after lunch, with DC's presentation happening before that Marvel had some big news about the sales numbers for their landmark Amazing Spider-Man #800 — the comic has sold almost 300,000 copies to retailers so far That's a big accomplishment, even if it's less[...]
dk books dc everything c2e2 2018
But when that lunch is at the Diamond Retailer Summit, and the VD stands for Visual Dictionaries, it's another story During their lunchtime presentation at the summit before C2E2, international book publisher Dorling Kindersley (DK) revealed a slate of books that mostly consisted of visual dictionaries. They've got the Marvel Studios Visual Dictionary, the Star Wars Complete[...]
Retailers Reassured That GameStop Won't Steal Their Business as Bloodborne Comic Gets Ongoing
At the Diamond Retailer Summit at C2E2 this week, the spectre of GameStop muscling its way into the comics business reared its ugly head once more during a presentation from Titan Comics' Chris Thompson. After revealing that Titan's Bloodborne comic series by woodsman Ales Kot had been upgraded from mini-series to ongoing, Thompson assuaged the fears of retailers,[...]
Retailer Expelled From Marvel's Secret Facebook Group After Penning Critical Op/Ed
The existence of the group was quietly revealed back in April in Brian Hibbs' Tilting at Windmills column: This has led to Marvel taking several pretty unprecedented-for-them steps, the chief of which might be in holding a retailer summit in New York as well as building a "secret" Facebook group to discuss Marvel marketing with retailers[...]
Wrapping Up Retailer Summit Debacle, Marvel Is Not Blaming DC For Industry Woes, They're Just Saying It's DC's Fault
Gabriel's troubles began when Marvel allowed website ICv2 to attend a retailer summit that he and Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso treated like a candid closed door meeting Lots of things were said at this summit that have made for salacious headlines, with some claiming that quotes from the summit are taken out of context. Although… So take that,[...]
Marvel's Strategy To Super-Mega-Crossover Event Fatigue Is To Publish Events Inside Of Events
But to do when event fatigue sets in, and diminishing returns cause even super-mega-crossover event books to suffer from the same attrition as regular non-event comics? That's the problem Marvel has been facing lately, as detailed as part of the infamous Marvel retailer summit debacle that has been a wellspring of salacious news stories this weekend, after Marvel allowed[...]
Comics Store Retailer Best Practice Awards Spring 2014, From Coast To Coast
At the Diamond Retailer Summit we had the results of their Best Practice Awards, for retailers for a number of categories And the winners were from all across the country. BEST TWITTER PRESENCE Challengers Comics + Conversation BEST TV AD Jetpack Comics – Rochester, New Hampshire BEST NEW COMICS SECTION Dragon's Lair –Austin, TX BEST CONVENTION BOOTH Coliseum of Comics – Orlando, FL BEST STAFF[...]
'What Goes On In Vegas, Ends Up On Bleeding Cool'
That was a line from a publisher in a Las Vegas bar last night, reading Bleeding Cool on his phone. Bleeding Cool has been running a fair few articles over the last few days, sourced from the Diamond Retailer Summit in Las Vegas, courtesy of a number of friendly comic book retailers. In case you missed them,[...]