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New Comic Retailer Advocacy Group Launches, COBRA, In Opposition To ComicsPRO

Dennis Barger Jr, owened of the retailer Wonderworld (about to open a second store), writes on Facebook, My frustration with much of what is going on in comics has at least in a large part been set in motion for …

Comics Industry Reacts To… Eric Stephenson’s Speech At ComicsPRO

Bleeding Cool ran the speech as it was being read at the ComicsPRO retailer event at Altanta, Georgia. A message from Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson on the state of the comic book industry. He was forthright. And straight away …

‘Star Wars Comics Will Never Be The Real Thing’ – Eric Stephenson, Publisher Of Image Comics, Talks To ComicsPRO

This is the address that Eric Stephenson, Publisher of Image Comics, just gave to ComicsPRO in Atlanta, Georgia, I hope you don’t mind if I deviate from standard practice, but instead of talking about Image Comics this morning, I’d like …

All Star Western Cancelled By DC Comics (OR NOT – UPDATE)

Along with the news of 3D Covers for a Five Years Later event in September 2014  also announced at ComicsPRO was the cancellation of All Star Western. The Jonah Hex series by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray was unique in …

DC Comics’ 3D Covers Return For September 2014′s Five Years Later Event (VISUAL UPDATE)

They made a big splash in September 2013. If you could get them. The 3D lenticular covers used to launch Villains Month. And hideously underprinted as China ran out of enough plastic to make them (apparently) leaving retailers heavily allocated …

So… Who Is The Woman Writing David Finch’s Wonder Woman?

This week Bleeding Cool announced that David Finch was the new artist on Wonder Woman, taking over from Cliff Chiang. But would Finch write it himself in place of Brian Azzarello? Was there another writer involved? If so, who was …

Cullen Bunn’s Next Comic Is From… Boom

Last year, Boom! brought in the likes of Brian Stelfreeze, Si Spurrier, George Pérez, Paul Jenkins and Mike Carey to putting out new creator owned-or-participant series. Looks like they’ll be doing the same again, and beginning with Sixth Gun co-creator …

Here Are Your Retailer Exclusives From ComicsPRO – The Bunker, Samurai Jack, Winter Soldier And Eternal Warrior

The ComicsPRO retailer meeting is well underway at Atlanta, Georgia. One of the many incentives for retailers to attend is the goodie bag of exclusive items given to each attendee. With which, due to their exclusive nature, they can flip …

Rai Shot Glasses Opens Comics Pro Retailer Event In Atlanta

The Comics PRO Retailer event began last night in Atlanta… and it started well with Rai shot glasses courtesy from Valiant Entertainment. The rest of the evening seems to have been a blur. We look forward to finding out what …

Brian Hibbs Quits ComicsPRO Over Relationship With DC Comics

In an article in which Brian Hibbs directly addressed issues with DC’s Villains Month, he also wrote in the comments, regarding his membership of comics retailer advocacy group, ComicsPRO. Over the fact that he doesn’t entirely see it as a …

Amanda Emmert Steps Down, Sarah Gaydos Steps Across

Executive Director of Comics Pro and ex-comic retailer Amanda Emmert has stepped down from the position following this year’s Free Comic Book Day. Though reasons are not given she says; As a company, ComicsPRO is stable, established, and financially sound. …

The CBLDF Auction Kicks Off At ComicsPRO Tonight

Tonight, the CBLDF are holding an auction of comic book artwork at the ComicsPRO event, including the Francesco Francavilla piece above. Bill Schanes who is stepping down from his VP position at Diamond Comic Distributors has also donated considerable works …

ComicsPro Variant Covers Coming Your Way – Deathmatch, Sixth Gun, Black Beetle, Justice League Of America, Nowhere Men, Dejah Thoris, Shadow Year One, Red Ten, Rocketeer, Vampirella Strikes and Nova

As well as the ComiXology version of Invincible #100, handed out to retailer attendees at the current ComicsPRO retailer summit, were these very rare variant covers of Deathmatch, Sixth Gun, Black Beetle, Justice League Of America, Nowhere Men, Dejah Thoris, …

ComicsPRO Announces Industry Appreciation Nominees

Every year, members of the retailers advocate association ComicsPRO look to recognise a current member of the comics industry for exceptional praise, as well as reward the memory of member who has passed away. This year’s nominees are; Scott Dunbier, …

Dealing Cool #2: A Retailer Perspective from Third Eye Comics

Welcome to the second installment of Dealing Cool, our new regular feature which shares retailer perspectives from among the racks and at the register.  Today, we’re proud to present insight from Steve Anderson of Third Eye Comics.  Enjoy!     …

Snippets from ComicsPro Annual Meeting 2012

This past weekend, I attended the ComicsPro2012  Annual Meeting. As mentioned elsewhere on Bleeding Cool this past week, ComicsPro is an organization that ties together a few hundred retailers from across the USA and Canada, giving each retailer more of …

Mike Richardson’s Keynote Address To ComicsPRO

At the ComicsPRO retailer and publisher event taking place right now in Dallas, Dark Horse Comics President and Publisher Mike Richardson is giving the keynote speech for the event. Bleeding Cool is proud to reproduce it below; Hello. I want …

Retailers! Get Drunk On Valiant!

Retailers at the ComicsPRO meet in Dallas this weekend are getting all sorts of cool swag. And some of them, specifically the ComicsPro variant edition of Artifacts #13 and Witchblade #151 are already on eBay. Which is fast. But the …