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Robert Kirkman Sings His Oblivion Song at Image Expo 2018

Robert Kirkman Sings His 'Oblivion Song' at Image Expo 2018

He appreciates that the comic book retailers' support for The Walking Dead gave him the power to negotiate what he wanted from the television series: "I appreciate the retailers who helped build Walking Dead so when the TV show came I was able to bargain a seat at the table."●  Which doesn't mean that retailers were[...]

Power Rangers and Labyrinth Exclusive Covers from Boom Studios at ComicsPro Tomorrow

Power Rangers and Labyrinth Exclusive Covers from Boom! Studios at ComicsPro Tomorrow

Retailers attending tomorrow's ComicsPRO summit in Portland will be able to take home a lot of swag This includes a couple of exclusive variant covers from Boom! Studios, one each per retailer. The first is Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation #1, which is already one of Boom!’s biggest launches in years, and may still be under-ordered based on[...]

Eric Stephenson Promoted to Image Comics Board of Directors

Eric Stephenson Promoted to Image Comics Board of Directors

"We hope this move emphasizes the stability we will continue to bring to our company and more importantly, with Eric’s addition to Image’s board of directors, it will assure retailers and creators alike that the key person you have all grown accustomed to working with is going to be there for you for many years[...]

Retailers at ComicsPRO 2018 to Receive Preview of Shadowman #1 in Doughnut Form

Retailers at ComicsPRO 2018 to Receive Preview of Shadowman #1 in Doughnut Form

Voodoo Doughnut will be making specially designed Shadowman doughnuts for retailers attending the ComicsPRO 2018 Annual Membership Meeting in Portland, Oregon.Each of two designs adorned with a hand-piped rendition of the character's mask — chocolate on a vanilla frosted doughnut filled with chocolate Bavarian cream, or vanilla on a chocolate frosted doughnut filled with raspberry[...]

Diamonds Annual Summit to Precede C2E2 2018 in Chicago

Diamond's Annual Summit to Precede C2E2 2018 in Chicago

Both Diamond Comic Distributors, the monopoly distributor of most comic books to the direct market of comic book stores, and ComicsPRO, the retailer advocacy group, are both holding three-day summits in the next couple of months.Some retailers may go to both, many will go to one, most will go to none But can any of[...]

ComicsPROs Annual Summit to Follow Image Expo 2018 in Portland

ComicsPRO's Annual Summit to Follow Image Expo 2018 in Portland

Both Diamond Comic Distributors, the monopoly distributor of most comic books to the direct market of comic book stores, and ComicsPRO, the retailer advocacy group, are both holding three-day summits in the next couple of months.Some retailers may go to both, many will go to one, most will go to none But can any of[...]

Steve Geppi to Give the Keynote Speech at Diamonds 2018 Retailer Summit &#8211 What Will He Say About 2017

Steve Geppi to Give the Keynote Speech at Diamond's 2018 Retailer Summit – What Will He Say About 2017?

Since then, Diamond has become the largest distributor of English-language comic books, servicing thousands of retailers worldwide Since Diamond’s opening, Geppi has developed and added numerous additional pop-culture companies under the Diamond umbrella, including Alliance Game Distributors, Baltimore Magazine, Diamond International Galleries, Diamond Select Toys, E Gerber; Gemstone Publishing, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, and Hake’s Americana & Collectibles.Now[...]

ComicsPRO Industry Awards Announce Nominees and Honour Dave Hawksworth

ComicsPRO Industry Awards Announce Nominees, and Honour Dave Hawksworth

ComicsPRO, the trade association for comics speciality retailers, proudly announces the nominees for its annual Comic Industry Awards The awards honour those people who are or have been the best at what they do, making a significant difference in the business of the comic-book speciality market.There are two categories for the ComicsPRO Awards, the Industry Appreciation Award[...]


Announcing The Winners Of The 2017 Diamond Best Practice Awards For Comic Retailers

Announcing The Winners Of The 2017 Diamond 'Best Practice Awards' For Comic Retailers

At the Diamond Retailer Lunch at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, retailers were able to see the nominated candidates for the Summer's Best Practice Awards, a retailer award set up by Diamond Comic Distributors to reward and acknowledge comic stores individual efforts They made theuir judgment, cast their votes, the numbers counted and the winners[...]



An Education In LGBTQ And Allies For Pride Month

An Education In LGBTQ And Allies For Pride Month

From the controversies with artist Berliac to Howard Chaykin and Image Comics on The Divided States of Hysteria, what more could there be in the first week?Popping outside of comics for a moment, clothing store Abercrombie & Fitch came under fire for a Pride Month tweet, which they have since deleted, that read "the pride community is[...]

If Not Diversity What Is The Cause of Marvels Comics Sales Slump

If Not Diversity, What Is The Cause of Marvel's Comics Sales Slump?

As you know by now, we have been heavily dissecting, discussing, theorising and pointing at the recent candid discussions at the Marvel Retailer Summit between Marvel's Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing David Gabriel, and a number of retailers who attended the event, as covered in an extensive report from ICv2.This[...]

Direct Market vs. Diversity: Another Look At The Issue

Direct Market vs. Diversity: Another Look At The Issue

Yes, it's all of that. Gabriel has since walked back on these comments somewhat, after a massive backlash. Discussed candidly by some of the retailers at the summit, we heard that some were not happy with the false abandonment of the core Marvel heroes and, contrary to what some said about characters “not working,” the sticking factor[...]


Bill Willingham Clarifies New Fantasy Comic Tease From ComicsPRO

Bill Willingham Clarifies New Fantasy Comic Tease From ComicsPRO

At ComicsPRO, F1rst Comics/Devil's Due teased a new fantasy comic book series for 2017 by Bill Willingham, his first since the end of Fables – but without any more details forthcoming. In comments, replying to Bleeding Cool posters who pointed out a number of similar projects that hadn't been published, Bill Willingham wrote, I'll be […]


52 Stories From ComicsPRO &#8211 Time To Catch Up On What You Missed Out On

52 Stories From ComicsPRO – Time To Catch Up On What You Missed Out On

And bound to be more to come out later in the week...https://twitter.com/nerdage/status/832324709912104962 State Of The IndustryMore Comics And Graphic Novels Sold In Comic Stores In 2016 Than In 2015, ComicsPRO Attendees Told By Diamond ComicsPRO Meeting, The Industry Equivalent Of The Bilderberg Group, Begins Today The Morning After The Night Before At ComicsPRO On Boycotting[...]