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UCS Comic Distributors Reborn For Back Issues And Variants

UCS Comic Distributors Reborn For Back Issues And Variants

Last month, Bleeding Cool broke the news that the distribution arrangement between DC Comics and Midtown Comics' UCS Comic Distributors was no more We later learned that DC Comics didn't drop UCS – UCS dropped DC Comics After all, we were also able to discover that UCS had three-to-four times the volume of DC Comics than DCBS-formed Lunar[...]

Lunar Distribution Gets A Logo And Consumer Facing Website

Lunar Distribution Gets A Logo And Consumer Facing Website

Previously, Bleeding Cool pointed out that the UCS Comic Distribution choosing to no longer distribute DC Comics had an unfortunate side-effect for, well, people like me UCS has a consumer-facing website that listed upcoming titles, DC Comics solicitations and other aspects such as upcoming FOC, forthcoming sale dates and additional DC Comics information While its[...]

Retailers Dont Lose All Your Orders For Dark Night: Death Metal #7

Retailers! Don't Lose All Your Orders For Dark Night: Death Metal #7

Comic book retailers who have been ordering their DC Comics titles through UCS Comic Distributors, the distributor set up by Midtown Comics, and being urged to take action over a number of already-ordered titles.UCS has declined to continue offering DC Comics titles to comic book retailers from January 2021, not willing to take on the[...]

That Was UCS Comic Distributors Final FOC For DC Comics

That Was UCS Comic Distributors' Final FOC For DC Comics

Last month, Bleeding Cool broke the news that the distribution arrangement between DC Comics and Midtown's UCS Comic Distributors was no more We later learned that DC Comics didn't drop UCS – UCS dropped DC Comics After all, we were also able to discover that UCS had three-to-four times the volume of DC Comics than[...]

UCS Selling Two Three Four Times More DC Comics Than Lunar

UCS Selling Two, Three, Four Times More DC Comics Than Lunar

Recently, DC Comics and UCS Comic Distributors have parted ways UCS is one of two distributors set up with DC Comics from two of DC's biggest comic book retailer accounts, to replace Diamond Comic Distributors, with whom DC had fallen out within the shadow of the shutdown Set up by Midtown Comics, it was recently[...]

Some Comics Shops Are Now Regularly Breaking Street Dates

Some Comics Shops Are Now Regularly Breaking Street Dates

DC instead set up two new distributors, from their two biggest retail accounts, Midtown/UCS and DCBS/Lunar They also moved their on-sale date to Tuesdays And many retailers started getting those comic books the previous week When Diamond returned, the fee for the mystery shoppers was dropped and the service went away.With these temptations coming to[...]

Lunar Restricts DC Comics Distribution No eBay Stores Buying Clubs

Lunar Restricts DC Comics Distribution, No eBay Stores, Buying Clubs

Bleeding Cool broke the news that UCS Comic Distributors would no longer be distributing DC Comics to comic book stores from January 2021 and that as a result, Lunar Distribution would be distributing all of the DC monthly titles in North America We also learned that this was UCS' decision rather than that of DC[...]

DC Comics Didnt Drop UCS &#8211 UCS Dropped DC Comics

DC Comics Didn't Drop UCS – UCS Dropped DC Comics

A couple of days ago, Bleeding Cool broke the news that the distribution arrangement between DC Comics and UCS Comic Distributors was no more We reported "DC Comics Drops UCS Comic Distributors For Lunar" and we were totally, 100% wrong DC Comics did not drop UCS UCS dropped DC Comics.[caption id="attachment_1244496" align="aligncenter" width="350"] DC Comics[...]

DC Comics Drops UCS Comic Distributors For Lunar Sets Minimum Orders

DC Comics Drops UCS Comic Distributors For Lunar, Sets Minimum Orders

Lunar Distribution and UCS Comics Distributors, respectively, distributed DC Comics when Diamond were not and, when Diamond returned to distribution, DC Comics dropped Diamond completely Then, as Lunar and UCS struggled to distribute efficiently to Europe, DC went back to Diamond UK, first temporarily and then permanently It was the New Distributor Wars.Now DC Comics[...]

DC Comics Street-Date Fail &#8211 Comic Stores Not Playing By The Rules

DC Comics Street-Date Fail – Comic Stores Not Playing By The Rules

Back the Wild West of comic book distribution this kind of thing saw rival distributors shipping comic books by air from one part of the country to another to gain an extra p[recious 24 hours for one store to beat its neighbours to the punch - so suddenly everyone had to do it, spending vast[...]

UCS Comic Distributors Close Phone Lines From Today

UCS Comic Distributors Close Phone Lines From Today

UCS Comic Distributors, the comic book distributor set up by Midtown Comics to initially distribute DC Comics titles when Diamond Comic Distributors went into shutdown, is now one of two exclusive comic book distributors to the direct market of DC comic books in the USA I get conflicting reports of their success from retailer perspectives[...]

UCS Comic Distributors Updates COD and Credit Card Fees

UCS Comic Distributors Updates COD and Credit Card Fees

UCS Comic Distributors is the comic book distribution company started by Midtown Comics to cover East Coast distribution of DC Comics after the publisher left Diamond Comic Distributors You may have heard mention on Bleeding Cool over the last few months Well, yhey have just updated their terms of service for retailers.[caption id="attachment_1242818" align="alignright" width="350"][...]

Lunar Comic Stores Get CGC Slabbed DC Comics Free as Well as UCS

Lunar Comic Stores Get CGC Slabbed DC Comics Free as Well as UCS

A few weeks ago, Bleeding Cool reported that UCS Comic Distributors customers were to receive a free graded DC comic book as a thank you for choosing them Turns out Lunar Distribution customers got one too - though there appears to have been some shipping delays this week - some retailers reported that their Diamond[...]

UCS Customers to Receive a Graded DC Comic as a Thank You

UCS Customers to Receive a Graded DC Comic as a Thank You

On June 5th, Bleeding Cool broke the news that DC Comics had decided to quit Diamond for good and was moving everything across to new distributors/comic stores UCS and Lunar, and to Penguin Random House for graphic novels We asked the then-unanswered question, what about the UK, which was due to receive shipping costs ten[...]

Diamond UK Returns to Weekly New Comics in July

Diamond UK Returns to Weekly New Comics in July

Since Diamond UK reopened they have been distributing new comics to comic stores every two weeks rather than every week. Bt as of July, that all changes. Just as in England the social distancing will be reducing from two metres to one week, the comic store distribution schedule will shrink from every two weeks to […]

Diamond Comic Stores to Get MAD Magazine #13 and #14 on Same Day

Diamond Comic Stores to Get MAD Magazine #13 and #14 on Same Day

That's right -- it's double the MAD for just double the price (cheap!)Since issue #13 was originally scheduled for an April 15 on sale date and #14 was originally scheduled for a June 10 on sale date, both of these issues will be made returnable at a later date. However, those with Lunar and UCS accounts who made[...]

DC Comics to Continue Distribution Through Diamond UK Until 2021

DC Comics to Continue Distribution Through Diamond UK Until 2021

When DC Comics announced that they were dropping Diamond Comic Distribution entirely, in favour of two new US distributors Lunar and UCS, set up with comic stores DCBS and Midtown, Bleeding Cool instantly spotted a problem What about international distribution, especially to the UK which represents 10-15% of the sales of the direct market? Costs[...]

Hasty Sociopathic Decisions &#8211 Image Comics Publisher On DC Comics

"Hasty, Sociopathic Decisions" – Image Comics' Publisher On DC Comics

Bleeding Cool has confirmed the following was a letter sent by Eric Stephenson, Publisher & Chief Creative Officer at Image Comics, to Image Comics creators and Image Comics staff. It subsequently leaked to Bleeding Cool. We reproduce it, below. We get a history lesson, a look at the current state of events, and a condemnation […]

DC Comics Has News For Comics Shops in the USA and Abroad

DC Comics Has News For Comics Shops, in the USA and Abroad

At the end, they state that both two new distributors Lunar and UCS have "solutions and affordable options" for international customers such as the UK No sign of them yet though, we have been promised more this week The full letter runs below; Dear DC Direct Market Retailer,Following this past Friday's announcement that DC's long-standing relationship[...]

UCS Lunar DC Comics &#8211 They Have A Plan For the UK and Beyond

UCS, Lunar, DC Comics – They Have A Plan For the UK and Beyond

Diamond UK is estimated to represent 10-15% of the entire US direct market, but UK retailers have reported that shipping costs from Lunar or UCS are often more than the cost of the order itself, which would lead to a doubling or tripling of the cost of a DC comic book in the UK, compared[...]