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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 …

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 …

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 …

All-New Marvel Now Tops Advance Reorders

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 …

Bleeding Cool Bestseller List: Superior Spider-Man Gets A Little Additional Venom

A collation of the top ten charts of a number of disparate stores, measuring sales on Wednesdays and Thursday, measuring the buying patterns of those who can’t wait till the weekend to buy their comics. A indication of unstoppable desire… …

All-New Marvel Now Kicks Off Retailer Promotions

To support it’s All-New Marvel Now! line, Marvel Comics has kicked of a handful of retailer based promotions. They are stressing the new titles and jumping-on points for the existing titles. Some of what they are offering are: Deep Discounts …

Jupiter’s Legacy Slips From October To January, But Tops Advance Reorder Chart

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 …

Comic Book Evangelism – The Store That Becomes A Church On Sunday

You go once a week. You meet with like minded believers. You receive a sermon from the man in charge about what you should think. You hand over at least 10% of your income, or more. And you leave feeling …

Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – The End Of Infinity

A collation of the top ten charts of a number of disparate stores, measuring sales on Wednesdays and Thursday, measuring the buying patterns of those who can’t wait till the weekend to buy their comics. A indication of unstoppable desire… …

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 …

A Las Vegas Store Closes Its Doors

Wishing Well Comics of Las Vegas posted on their Facebook page; So, we are sad to announce that we are going to be closing our doors at the end of the month. December 1st (Sunday) is going to be our …

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 …

Before Thanksgiving And Black Friday Comes… Massive Wednesday!

Get ready for comic stores too rock to the ground under the weight of sales tomorrow. Welcome to Massive Wednesday. Why so massive?  Won’t everyone be saving their money for Black Friday sales? Maybe not. In this week comes… A …

Black Friday Part Three – Larry To Wade

Part One and Part Two here… Larry’s Comics in Lowell, MA. Golden Apple of Los Angeles, California… with some Batfolk in residence; P Dot’s Comics & Collectibles, Pasadena, CA. From 9am to 12pm is giving 50% off everything in the …

Black Friday Part Two – From New York To California

Part One here… retailers, customers, publisher feel free to let us know any more plans… Comics Conspiracy of Sunnyvale, California, is doing its first Black Friday sale in years. Elite Comics of Overland Park, Kansas, is having a Pink Friday sale …

Comic Book Stores On Black Friday – Part One

Things From Another World is having a huge sale at their four stores and at TFAW.com. It’s going on now, but will increase iun discount until Black Friday. Online, they’ll have 60% off select graphic novels and 80% off select comics …

Is This An End For Tiered Returnability?

Bleeding Cool has been looking at the topic of returnability of late, where publishers make certain items fully returnable if retailers order large amounts of them. It’s a good way to combat retailer conservatism over a new untested comic book, …

Manifest Destiny Owns Advance Reorders This Week

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 …