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Satellite Sam’s Tijuana Bible Not For British Eyes

British comic book retailers have been told by Diamond UK that the Satellite Sam Tijuana Bible incentive will not be available within these shores. Image Comics had previously announced that a fictional “Tijuana bible”, based on the small press pornographic publications …

Best Practice Spring Retailer Nominees Announced – Including Best Comic Shop TV Ad

The winners of the Diamond Comic Distributors Spring 2014 Best Practice Awards are  to be announced at the Las Vegas Diamond Retailer Summit in May. But before then, here are the nominees, to be voted on by fellow retailers (who can …

St Jude’s And The Life After, A New Oni Comic From Joshua Fialkov And Gabo

At the Diamond Retailer Summit at Las Vegas in May, attending retailers will be getting a goodie bag full of stuff, as well as getting a package send to their stores. Their haul will include Star Wars: Darth Maul – …

Titan Comics Lays Out Its Stall At Diamond Retailer Day, London

Yesterday, Diamond Comics held a Retailer Day ahead of today’s London Super Comic Con. Which consisted of a room full of British comic book store owners with publishers and creators talking up their wares. Titan Comics were up first, with …

Storm At Diamond Comic Distributors

America has weather again, it seems. And so, because of a severe winter storm, Diamond Comic Distributor’s Home Office in Hunt Valley, Maryland is closed today, though expected to reopen tomorrow. Also, direct ships from Diamond’s Olive Branch have similarly …

Diamond Comics Closes Their Digital Distribution Line

One of the surprising stories of late is that digital sales in a number of markets are shrinking in growth or hitting a plateau. Even shrinking. How will that affect digital comics? Well, digital comic distributors are exceedingly stingy about …

Diamond Comic Distributors Launches Best Practice Awards For May

The Diamond Best Practice Awards: Spring 2014 will be presented from the comic book distributor to a number of retailers at this year’s Diamond Retailer Summit, held May 17-19th in Las Vegas. The categories are as follows. Best New Comics …

Diamond Comic Distributors Head Offices Closed Until Tomorrow, Due To Weather

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced that, due to a severe winter storm, its home office in Maryland is closed today. So if you pop into your local comic store and your retailer is a little stressed, be patient, whisper kind …

Batman Takes Top Two Slots, Marvel Still Dominates Marketshare, But Image On The Rise – January 2014 Statistics

Batman #27 beat Detective Comics #27 in January’s sales, taking the top two spots as distributed in North America by Diamond Comic Distributors. Marvel Comics have dropped their dollar share from 35.42% to 34.09% but increased their unit share from …

TMNT, Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Dexter’s Laboratory And Regular Show Comics Banned From The UK

This again. Sigh. It emerges that, despite being successfully distributed and sold for months in the UK, recent lines of licensed comics have, apparently, only been licensed for North American distribution. And everyone kinda forgot. Until now. British retailers have …

Image Comics Wins Publisher Of The Year At Diamond Awards

Here are the full results of the Diamond Comic Distributors 2013 Diamond Gem Awards (find the full list of nominees here) as voted on by comic book retailers. With Image beating back the traditional winners of the Publisher Of The …

How MailOrderComics.Com Went Down

So what happened with MailOrderComics.com that necessitated DCBS stepping in and taking on their unfulfilled orders. How would that be possible anyway? Bleeding Cool investigations have unearthed that MailOrderComics.com over extended their credit with Diamond, in the region of a …

The Best Selling Comics In Comic Shops In 2013

This looks like it will be the Top Ten list for 2013, to be supplied by Diamond Comic Distributors shortly. Barring surprise numbers for Inhumanity #1, this may be as good as we get until it goes official, as far …

These Are The Nominations For The Annual Diamond Gem Awards 2013 (UPDATE)

Retailers are invited to vote for the following products for the Diamond Gem Awards 2013, for items sold through the year. Here are the nominations. Retailers have until January 17th to vote – and get entered for a $100 worth …

In One Week, In Two Weeks – Inhumanities, Happy Kitties And Garth Ennis’ Doggies

Next week, Marvel launches Inhumanity by Matt Fraction and Oliver Coipel. Avatar Press launches Garth Ennis‘s new book about dogs in the apocalypse, Red Rover Charlie, as well as the Absolution Happy Kitty oneshot. And in two weeks? The launch …

Forever Evil Tops Advance Reorders, Image Grabs The Rest

Retailers have been caught on the back foot on the continual success of DC’s big crossover event, Forever Evil, without suffering the sales dropoff that retailers seemed to expect, necessitating they increase orders rather dramatically. That’s followed sharply by recent …

Godzilla And The Metal Men Grab The Covers Of February’s Previews

The front and covers of Diamond’s Previews catalogues are serious comic book real estate. DC Comics are guaranteed a cover each month, as part of their initial exclusive deal with Diamond Comic Distributors. As a result of this Marvel got …

Mike Costa Going Solo On God Is Dead

Word from on high is that Jonathan Hickman’s God Is Dead will be on-going and bi-weekly starting with issue #7 in the December Previews. Also with the issue Hickman’s co-writer for the first six issues Mike Costa will be going it …