Tag Archives: comic shops

New Widget To Let Comic Stores Show Off Upcoming Comics Goes Live

At the Diamond Retailer Lunch at San Diego Comic Con, attending retailers were told about a new widget that Diamond was making available, allowing them to use Diamond’s resources to place information about upcoming comics, direct on the retailer’s website. …

Hasbro Doubles Down On The Direct Market With Individual Figure Orders

By Jeremy Konrad Fellow toy enthusiasts, have you been desperately searching for the new Marvel Legends Infinite Black Widow figure for your movie Avengers display? How about attempting to army build the AIM or Hydra soldiers from wave one of …

Travel + Leisure Magazine Profile America’s 14 Finest Comic Stores

Everyone else came 15th. I promise. But the new Travel + Leisure Magazine profiles America’s thirteen best comic stores, as tourist destinations. And they are, Quimby’s in Chicago Meltdown Comics,  L.A Floating World Comics, Portland, OR Desert Island, Brooklyn, NY …

Matt Wade And His Issues – Talking With A Comic Shop Themed Webshow Creator

By Mike Federali Matt Wade is the creative force behind Issues, a web show about a troubled comic shop owner and his uncanny co-workers. Matt and I talked about the shows origins and where the show is headed. Mike Federali: …

A Pop Up Comic Store Saves Brick And Mortar Shopping In The UK

By Oliver MacNamee In a world where we are hearing more and more of the bricks and mortar comic shops closing down, whether that is through ever-decreasing readership, over-priced product by the Big Two or because of the drive to …

Comic Stores: You Are The Future And I Don’t Think You Know It – 2000AD’s Ben Smith Reaches Out To Retailers

2000AD’s publishing manager, Ben Smith, delivers a special message for us here at Bleeding Cool: About 10 years ago the panic really set in. You may remember it as earlier or later, but it was the time everyone realised that …

Kirby 4 Heroes To Honor Jack Kirby’s 96th Birthday

In a video message presented by Jillian, Jack Kirby’s 17-year-old granddaughter, Kirby 4 Heroes calls on comic book readers to help honor one of the all-time great artists by donating in his name to the Hero Initiative between now and …

An Editor Writes About The Big Bang Theory And Comic Shops

A Big Two Comic Company editorial staffer got in touch with Bleeding Cool last night. She wanted to share her thoughts on the recent coverage Bleeding Cool had run on tonight’s episode of The Big Bang Theory and the online …

Disproving The Big Bang Theory

Or should that be disapproving of The Big Bang Theory? Yesterday, we ran an article on the trailer to tomorrow’s episode which seems to give a rather female-unfriendly impression of comic stores. And also a comic store-unfriendly impression of females. …

War Goddess #0 – The Eight Retailer Specific Covers

There were almost eighty Godzilla #1 retailer-specific covers. There were one hundred and fifty Amazing Spider-Man #669 retailer-specific covers. There are eight for War Goddess #0 from Boundless. And rather than just having a specific aspect of the cover changed …