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Dennis Barger On That DC Retailer Chicago Summit

This morning, Bleeding Cool ran a report on a recent DC Retailer Summit at Chicago a couple of nights ago. During which our anonymous retailer clerk took exception to some comments from Michigan retailer Dennis Barger of Wonderworld Comics. We …

Clowns, Jokers And 3D Covers – A Comic Store Clerk Attends DC’s Retailer Summit Before C2E2

An unnamed comic store employee attended the DC Retailer Summit in Chicago, the evening before C2E2 began. This is what he told Bleeding Cool. DC Comics once again had a meeting hall in the adjoining hotel to the show reserved …

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 …

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 …

Mark Waid Buys A Comic Shop

Comic Writer Mark Waid announced today that he has bought a comic store in Indiana. Announced on his website that he and Christy Branch will be partnering with Jason Pierce to grow Alter Ego Comics. Here is some of what he …

The Retailer Variant Covers For Masks #1

There is something mesmeric about the retailer specific variant covers when laid out like this… here’s the latest batch for Masks #1, out this week, from Dynamite. Think of it as a league of extraordinary pulp characters…

Thanks to These Retailers for Stocking Up!

Bleeding Cool would like to say “Thank You!” to all retailers who are carrying Bleeding Cool Magazine in their stores. The first issue, featuring over 100 pages of in-depth articles, interviews, previews and insider gossip – including the Top 100 list of …

Retailers to Throw Halloween Parties

Halloween comes but once a year. Halloween on a Wednesday (aka New Comic Day)? The next one won’t be until 2018 and the next one after in 2029. To celebrate this rare combination of geek-out fun, many comic shops are …

Which Retailer Will Win?

With the launch of Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath #1 debuting this Wednesday (Halloween), Avatar Press wants to reward the top three retailers who have the best events on Halloween! Will it be you?

The Comic Book Retailer VISA Gift Card Scam

Several comic book retailers have reported lately being hit by a “Visa gift card scam”. Here’s one account from a retailer who wishes to remain anonymous. We recently were the victims of credit card fraud.  What happened was someone came …

Comics On Sale December 26th – The List

On December the 26th, there will be no Diamond Comic Distributor delivery to comic stores around the wold. However, the week before retailers will get a special batch of comics to put aside, only to be sold from that date. …

Nicholas Yutko Of Dreamscape Comics Passes

This past Sunday, Nicholas Yutko, the owner of Dreamscape Comics in Bethelehem, Pennsylvania passed away, aged 51 An aimiable and much loved comic book retailer, he will be much missed by family and friends. We used to chat about comics, …

Those Marvel Retailer Variant Cover Incentives In Full

Here’s the Marvel variant covers post, where we don’t show a single one. Okay, maybe a single one.  Instead it’s a compilation of all the deals that retailers can get in November, as long as they order large amounts of …

NYCC Retailer Breakfast

Is your retailer going to New York Comic Con? They may come back with more than a case of bed bugs. Retailers who attend certain Diamond Comic Distributors meetings will return with a bunch of goodies, often of the limited …

The Lucille Cover To Walking Dead #100

This is the rarest of the variant covers to The Walking Dead #100. Courtesy of Wonderworld Comics of Detriot. The bloodied Lucille bat, in red, on a black cover, signed by Robert Kirkman. Five hundred copies, distributed one per store …

Is This The Walking Dead #100 15th Cover? Retailers To Receive Appreciation Signed Cover Next Week

While we don’t have a visual yet, this appears to be the previously-unidentified fifteenth Walking Dead #100 cover. An “appreciation” cover, sent to retailers who ordered Walking Dead #100 and, it seems, signed by someone. Possibly Robert Kirkman or Charlie …

Was This The Biggest Comics Story Of Comic Con?

The biggest story for the comics industry may well have been hidden in plain sight. The announcement at the Diamond Retailer lunch that comic book stores can received practically free POS systems with a very generous subsidy, both software and …

The Diamond Retailer Olympic Results!

We told you about Diamond’s Best Practice Awards, handed out at the Chicago Retailer Summit last week. But it wasn’t the only competition retailers could enter on those days. It was also the first Retailer Olympics. Here are the categories… …