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Diamond Cancels Its 2020 Retailer Summit in Orlando, Florids

Diamond Cancels 2020 Retailer Summit in Orlando, Florida, Over Coronavirus Fears

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[...]

Rebellion to Republish Trigan Empire

Rebellion to Republish Don Lawrence's Trigan Empire in Full

We knew that 2000 AD publisher Rebellion had bought the rights to the classic Trigan Empire comic book by Mike Butterworth and Don Lawrence, along with the rest of the IPC Publishing rights. And now, announced at the Diamond Retail Summit in Las Vegas last night, Rebellion is to republish and recollect the Trigan Empire […]

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

maybe.Asked at their presentation at the Diamond Retailer Summit at C2E2 if Marvel would eliminate this practice, which entices retailers to order extra copies of comics that no reader is actually going to buy just to get their hands on a variant they sell at an inflated price, Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B Cebulski seemed to agree[...]

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

Amazing Spider-Man #800 Has Sold 200,000 Fewer Copies Than Action Comics #1000

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[...]

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So We Hear You Like Visual Dictionaries: DK Books' Presentation at the Diamond Retailer Summit

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[...]

Lower Prices Coincide With 11% Q1 Unit Growth In Comics, While Diamond Overall Revenue Down 3.5%

During the Diamond Retailer Summit at C2E2 today, Diamond showed off a chart comparing sales in the first quarter of 2017 to the previous year's numbers Comics Beat reporter and #TeamTerror activist Heidi MacDonald captured a photo of the chart and posted it to Twitter: statistics show that single-issue comics sales dollars grew slightly at less than 1%, but[...]

Christopher Priest And Phil Noto Explore Inhumans Early Days In Once And Future Kings Mini-Series

[caption id="attachment_641335" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cover by Nick Bradshaw[/caption]Marvel is currently holding court at the Diamond Retailer Summit ahead of C2E2, where Bleeding Cool has eyes, ears, and noses on the ground, sniffing out stories (and occasionally butts) and posting them here for your reading pleasure At their presentation, Marvel is likely announcing the return of[...]

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. take that,[...]