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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[...]
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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[...]
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 and the British Isles - They Have A Plan
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[...]
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UCS Comic Distributors is one of the two new premiere distributors of DC Comics monthly titles They were formed when DC Comics approached Midtown Comics for a solution during Diamond shutdown, and now it's become part of DC's permanent solution, dropping Diamond entirely One question is if UCS will distribute my other publishers as well[...]
Today, Bleeding Cool ran the news that DC Comics is to quit Diamond Comic Distributors, in favour of their newly created distributors UCS Comic Distributors and Lunar Distribution In the Q&A, DC Comics blamed the existing direct market There was plenty of gossip all round. In the latest of a series of statements that are totally[...]
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There are now to be just two DC distributors of monthly serialised comic books, UCS (formed by Midtown Comics) and Lunar (formed by DCBS) handling all of DC Comics' monthly output It seems hard not to recall Marvel and Heroes World, but both those organisations were already solid online sellers, shippers and distributors Will either[...]
IDW Makes A Very Marked Statement About The Direct Market
Oh look, IDW Publishing has noticed that DC Comics has pulled out of Diamond Comic Distributors, in favour of UCS and Lunar, everyone's pretty angry and there's plenty of gossip around IDW has decided to put out their own statement With an IDW (LOVES) DM image, they state; IDW PUBLISHING PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR DIRECT MARKET, EXTENDS[...]
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Bleeding Cool has been reporting on DC Comics decision to quit Diamond Comic Distributors entirely, to go with their own formed distributors UCS and Lunar We also reported what DC Comics were saying about why they did what they did, which just posed more questions People had things to say, beginning with retailers. Mike Wellman of[...]
DC Officially Rebrands, Dropping Vertigo
Bleeding Cool just ran the news that DC Comics is to quit Diamond Comic Distributors, in favour of their newly created distributors UCS and Lunar This comes after twenty-five years of Diamond being the exclusive distributor of DC Comics – at least until the shutdown, DC Comics has provided retailers with a Q&A – but[...]
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Bleeding Cool is being told by, well, everyone it seems right now, that DC Comics is completely quitting being distributed by Diamond Comic Distributors in favour of the two new distributors they set up with the biggest direct market retail accounts Midtown Comics (UCS Comic Distributors) and DCBS (Lunar Distribution). The original change in distribution occurred[...]
USC Retailers, Don't Sell Stejpan Sejic's Aquaman #59 Yet - Too Late?
With UCS Comic Distributors, Lunar Distribution and Diamond Comic Distribution all distributing DC Comics products to comic book stores right now, there is likely to be some market disparity with books arriving through one distributor at a different schedule to the other We'd noted that Diamond Comic Distributors had reported late titles, with Lunar having[...]
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It could be that the existence of UCS and Lunar have led them to up their game, especially for relatively smaller stores like Rodman's Comics You can read up more on recent comics distribution moves, with this link. Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics, Iowa, got his Diamond Comic Distributors delivery for this coming Wednesday, yesterday[...]
Let's have a look around the three distributors of DC Comics titles this week, Lunar Distribution, UCS Comic Distributors and Diamond Comic Distributors Diamond is doing their big comeback campaign and have even gotten the former publisher of DC Comics Dan DiDio to wear the short Mine must be lost in the mail. The New Distribution[...]