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Robin Rises And Cable Toy Take Previews Cover For October 2014

When was the last time a toy took the front or back cover of Diamond’s Previews cover? A reprise of Rob Liefeld‘s classic cover to New Mutants #87 for Diamond Select Toys takes the back of Diamond’s new collection of …

Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel #1 Fully Returnable To Retailers – If They Order 12 Copies

Often retailers tie returnable promotions to a very large figure. 150% of a previous bestselling comic, for example. It’s hoe Image Comics managed to build increased launch figure on increased launch figure by tying the new one to the previous …

LIVE! From The Baltimore Comic Con Retail Breakfast

Bright and early on the first day of the newly expanded 3 day Baltimore Comic Con, retailers turned out to hear about new announcements from publishers and new tools from Diamond. The presentations opened with Diamond online developments to aid …

Second Printing Of Bob’s Burgers #1 Under Printed By 55%

Unless there is some of that new “common core” math at work here, I think there is a numbers problem. Yesterday Rich shared with us the advance reorder numbers from Diamond and the second printing of Bob’s Burgers #1 was …

Will You Give Away Mini-Comics To Kids At The Door This Hallowe’en?

  For Hallowe’en this year, as well as giving away mini-comics, you’ll get the chance to buy a big bag stuffed full of mini-comics to give away to kids at the door, at parties, or whatever occasion you may need. …

The Wicked + The Divine Tops Advance Reorders Again, This Time Thanks To Kevin Wada

Greetings from the coal face of the direct comics market. Where retailers try to increase their orders of certain comics ahead of sale. Where supply and demand and most accurately reflected, where you can see which books are hot, where …

Does Your Comic Store Have The Best Customer Service? Get Them To Enter The Diamond Best Practice Awards!

The latest categories for the upcoming Diamond Best Practice Awards for comic book retailers have been announced. Best Counter Display Best Movie/Themed Boutique Best Customer Service Best Library/School Program or Event Retailers have to enter themselves individually, with photos and …

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. …

Diamond Offered Toys ‘R’ Us A Switch Of Gamora And Nebula For Yondu – #WheresGamora(UPDATE)

UPDATE: Diamond Select Toys got in touch with us after we ran the initial version of this article and said that, despite their specific wording, as reported verbatim by Bleeding Cool, Toys ‘R’ Us did not choose to have Yondu …

Boonana Tails For Halloween

Mark McKenna writes: If you’ve heard of me, then you may know I’ve been working in comics for nearly 30 years… I’ve been credited in over 500 comic book titles and have worked on over 10,000 pages of comic art …

Howard The Duck Omnibus Returns To Print And Digital

Howard The Duck has always had an infamous history from the changes demanded by Disney years ago, to issues between Marvel and co-creator Steve Gerber to the 1986 George Lucas flop (the second lowest grossing film in Marvel history, barely …

Diamond To Provide Tools For Retailers To Create Their Own Signage

As explained at the Diamond Retailer Lunch yesterday, Diamond are creating new applications for retailers to help create their own in-store signage. One of the factors in the Best Practice Retail Awards that Diamond also gave out was how good …

This Week’s New Doctor Who Comics From Titan Comics Have Sold 100K Each To Retailers

At the Diamond Retailers Appreciation lunch at San Diego Comic Con, Ricky Claydon from Titan Comics, talking about upcoming titles for the end of this year and also for 2015. They’ll be keeping up with Doctor Who and revealed 100,000 …

DST Nightmare Before Christmas MiniMate Revealed For Halloween Comic Fest From Diamond

At the Diamond Retailer Lunch at San Diego Comic Con, the announcement arrived that a Nightmare Before X-Mas MiniMate will be coming for Halloween Comic Fest, limited to 3K pieces, a small quantity free to retailers.  iamond

Which Comic Shop Has The Best Window Display?

As part of the Diamond Comic Distributors Better Practice Awards for retailers, they have the following nominees for the best Window Display… is your store here? Does yours rate? Should they have entered? POP Store – Torino, Italy For this …

Diamond Comic Distributors Says Goodbye To Its Toll-Free Number

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced that it is to discontinue its toll-free 800 number for retailers, a service that has existed for many years. But demands have changed, it seems. Diamond have told comic stores, The number is being discontinued …

A View From Behind The Counter – A Conversation With A Comic Retailer Of 38 Years

I recently covered a story about a store in Philadelphia called Fat Jack’s and how it was having a 38th Anniversary special. I put up a story about their signing event and month long sale… but it got me to …

Galley Drops, Grumpy Cats And J.R.R. Tolkien As Screenwriter? A Comic Con Vet’s Guide To Book Expo

By Ray Flook I was going to begin with a line about my not knowing how I ended-up at BookExpo America (BEA)/Book Con  this year, but that’s not entirely true. I may not have known what to expect, but I …