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Steve Geppi Responds To Dark Horse Penguin Random House Exclusivity
Bleeding Cool just ran the news that Dark Horse Comics was joining Marvel Comics and IDW Publishing, in going exclusive with Penguin Random House Publsihing Services for the direct market of comic book shops and bookstores, to begin in June 2023. Steve Geppi, founder of Diamond Comic Distributors and CEO of Geppi Family Enterprises, to whom[...]
Now Steve Geppi Gets In To NFTs With Geppi Treasury
Steve Geppi of Diamond Comic Distributors has announced the launch of Geppi Treasury, a collection of important pieces of pop art and collectibles from the last hundred years now available for fractional ownership as NFTs The first piece to be offered to the public is the 1937 movie poster illustration for Snow White and the[...]
Diamond Comics Buys CGA - Collectible Grading Authority
Steve Geppi, Founder and CEO of Diamond and parent company Geppi Family Enterprises told retailers today that "this acquisition further supports our mission to be the leading source for pop culture products and services worldwide It is also a testament to the strength and stability of our industry and the faith JP Morgan Chase has[...]
Diamond Comic Distributors' 40th Anniversary This February
Diamond is still distributing Marvel and DC comic books internationally, exclusively, as they can amortise the international costs far more effectively than their new rivals, but for how long? Steve Geppi screencap Well, it's been the Diamond Retailer Summit last weekend, with retailers taking roundtables, promotions and social interaction over the current comic book industry[...]
Josh Geppi Made CCO Of Geppi Family Enterprises/Diamond Comics
He has already started working on an exciting, to be announced project for Overstreet under the Gemstone Publishing brand." "Josh is incredibly talented with a passion for creative technology that makes him the perfect leader as we look to ignite innovation across the enterprise," said Steve Geppi, President, Chairman and CEO, Geppi Family Enterprises And also Josh's[...]
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Did you just get an e-mail from Diamond Comic Distributors owner, President and CEO Steve Geppi? Sorry, but you may not be quite as special as it thought, it turns out that pretty much everyone in the comics industry who deals with Diamond just did Steve Geppi had his e-mail hacked and everyone he has[...]
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In a letter to employees, vendors, and retailers, owner and founder of Diamond Comic Distributors, Steve Geppi, announced that he is resuming the role of President, Geppi Family Enterprises (GFE), in addition to his Chairman and CEO role. Steve Geppi Takes Back President Role At Diamond Screencap. He writes; "Today I am announcing an organizational change that will[...]
Steve Geppi's Lack of Social Media Filter - and Backing the Comeback
Steve Geppi is the CEO and owner of Diamond Comic Distributors, the largest physical distributor of pop culture in the world The distributor was closed to new products for a couple of months due to the recent pandemic but is roaring back to full distribution this week in comic stores across the world As a[...]
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As the comic book industry gears up for reopening following a coronavirus shut down that saw Diamond refuse to ship new comics, Diamond owner Steve Geppi has introduced a new catchphrase to celebrate the reopening: "Our Comeback Will Be Bigger Than Our Setback." The only problem is that Geppi stole that catchphrase from Mike "The[...]
Steve Geppi Live CBH Interview with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson 6pm West Coast/9pm East Coast 5/9/2020
Looking for some comic history to watch tonight? AT 9:oo PM ET, Steve Geppi of the Geppi Family Enterprises will be talking with Comic Book Historians' Alex Grand and Jim Thompson The trio will discuss Geppi's long and influential career in comics, and will likely include the formation of Diamond Comics and the Geppi Entertainment[...]
Dan Shahin's Comic Book News channel brought in publishers to talk to Steve Geppi, owner of Diamond Comic Distributors Humanoids' Mark Waid couldn't make it but Fantagraphics' Gary Groth, Boom Studios' Ross Richie, Dark Horse's Mike Richardson and IDW's Dirk Wood did The stream just wrapped. Along the way, Steve Geppi talked about the importance of[...]
Steve Geppi Talks Live With Direct Market Pulishers
Tomorrow, Steve Geppi will return to Dan Shahin's Comic Book New YouTube channel to talk about what's happening with the comic book industry and comics distribution right now He will be joined by a number of publishers, including Gary Groth of Fantagraphics with whom Geppi had quite the turbulent relationship with back in the days[...]
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Diamond CEO and owner Steve Geppi has been appearing on the Comic Book News with Dan Shahin YouTube channel with a number of prominent comic book retailers With much of the comics industry visiting to watch and chip in questions, as to the state of the comic book industry, its history and what should be[...]
Diamond CEO Steve Geppi Q&A on comics distribution shakeup
Tonight, the Comic Book News with Dan Shahin YouTube channel will host Diamond Comic Distributor CEO and owner Steve Geppi, talking about distributing comic books in this time of shutdown Including what happened with DC Comics and the launch of new distributors UCS and Lunar, and what has been going down during the shutdown The[...]
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Steve Geppi is no one's idiot, nor is Paul Levitz, who was in charge, back in the day nor is Jim Lee who's running things now Perhaps the new peeps at AT&T&A don't know or care about Diamond's pull among retailers They may assume Diamond needs them to such an extent they won't take action[...]
The Owner was Steve Geppi Though, our paths never crossed until 2000 when I started carrying new issues and opened my account with Diamond It was actually just a NOD in SDCC He was walking down a path from the stage after speaking to us However as he walked down past everybody he gave me[...]
Steve Geppi and Diamond Making Plans For After The Coronavirus Pandemic
Steve Geppi, Chairman & CEO, Geppi Family Enterprises; Founder, Diamond Comic Distributors, has issued another statement regarding the current state of play in the comics industry, while coronavirus pandemic strictures remain in place, and Diamond is not distributing new product in the USA after tomorrow, and not at all in the UK Summarising the current[...]
At 69, Diamond's Steve Geppi Creates Office Of The Chairman, an Advisory Board and a New Line of Credit From JP Morgan Chase
Steve Geppi, Chairman & CEO of Geppi Family Enterprises and Founder of Diamond Comic Distributors just confirmed the news with the following statement, in which he confirms that product intended for sale in April and beyond will not ship to stores in Northern America This week will be the last for the foreseeable While Diamond[...]
Top 100 Power List of Comics, 2019 Edition
And keeps pushing those variant covers that everyone says they hate but buy anyway. Steve Geppi (Up) President and sole owner of Diamond Comic Distributors, he has been taking a stronger hand on the tiller, moving people from Diamond to the overarching Geppi Family organisation, leading many to speculate if a massive change to the direct[...]
At 69, Diamond's Steve Geppi Creates Office Of The Chairman, an Advisory Board and a New Line of Credit From JP Morgan Chase
Geppi-owned companies,has announced a number of structural and leadership-level changes intended to help support the company's efforts to expand into new product lines and markets to raise sales and profitability for the companies. Formed in 2015, GFE was created to encompass all the companies owned by Diamond Comic Distributors' Founder and President & CEO, Steve Geppi[...]
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Diamond Comic Distributor founder, President, CEO, and sole owner Steve Geppi will give the Keynote Speech during Diamond's 2018 Retailer Summit, on April 6th at the McCormick Convention Center in Chicago, before C2E2. Geppi's address will focus on "The Past, Present and Future of the Comics Industry" and take place at the closing breakfast. "I'm looking forward[...]
Steve Geppi, The New Year And Mark Waid (UPDATE)
Steve Geppi, CEO, President and owner of Diamond Comic Distributors seems to have had a New Year's Resolution Not just the one he describes below, but one to speak out more about his opinions, with as much frankness as he can muster. As well as his takedown of President Obama, Democrats and Democrat voters, which seems[...]
A Complete Guide To Self-Publishing Comics: Comfort Love And Adam Withers Talk Shop, Plus Review
Let me name drop: * Michael Avon Oeming (The Victories, Powers) * Bill Willingham (Fables, Angel) * Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, Echo) * Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come) * Jim Demonakos (Emerald City Comicon Director) * Steve Sunu (Editor, Comic Book Resources Reviews) * Steve Geppi (President/CEO of Diamond Comic Distributor) That is just a small sample of the many other professionals, mainstream and[...]
Steve Geppi Outbid On Action Comics #1 9.0 At $1.6 Million On eBay
There was a time when Steve Geppi looked like he might be made bankrupt. But that was before The Walking Dead became the monster hit it did When the comics distributor he owned, Diamond Comic Distributors and Diamond Book Distributors found itself the exclusive print distributor for both the comic shops and bookstores – and for[...]
Be On The Lookout For "Missing" Denys Cowan Original Art Pages
Pressure on UPS will also be coming from the museum's owner Steve Geppi, the President of Diamond Comic Distributors, a very large customer of UPS'. Batman Ultimate Evil #1 Cover Denys Cowan & Kent Williams 11" x 17" Pen and Ink Fight For Tomorrow #1 Page 6 Denys Cowan & Kent Williams 11" x 17" Pen and Ink Flags of Our Fathers[...]
Comic Store Sales Up 15% in 2013 Based On First Half Of 2012
From the Retailer's Lunch at San Diego Comic Con… The cold hard starts from Diamond Comic Distributors in graph form… Steve Geppi is holding court, talking about Free Comic Book Day and Halloween Comic Fest. News is good, folks Geppi talked about the programs to expand stores and create new stores There's also a three hundredth anniversary[...]