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Comic Store In Your Future: 2019 Was the Year of Hype – What Will 2020 be?

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. What stuck out for me during the year of 2019?The most recent memories are how many people wanted to sell collectibles to us in the last month of 2019. People with comics and Magic were hoping we would buy from them. My employees and […]

Comic Store In Your Future - Saying Goodby to Free Comic Book Day For 2020?

Comic Store In Your Future – Saying Goodbye to Free Comic Book Day For 2020?

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. 2020 has just arrived. Our planning for 2020 has begun. After talking with customers about trying something new on Free Comic Book Day in May, we have not heard anything positive about Free Comic Book Day in itself. We are being told that they […]

Comic Store In Your Future – A Look Back At The 2019 Past

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. What a year. Wizards of the Coast, the company behind Magic the Gathering threw a wrench into our sales by simply not selling as much to us as we would have liked. One cannot sell what one does not have. Now we are prepared […]

Comic Store In Your Future – A Wizard Did It

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. It has been a wild year. Sales slowed for us more than usual after the summer was over with. Back issue comics are booming. We have people that are much more interested in older comics than current comics being issued. To combat slowing sales, […]

Comic Store In Your Future: Yet Another 25 Hot Comics in Iowa

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Hello. Welcome back to the latest 25 Hot Comics. In today’s world, a back issue could be in a dollar bin one day and then jump ten or more dollars over one announcement.  Such as with the upcoming Black Widow movie and announced Black […]

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Comic Store In Your Future – What Am I Thankful For?

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. It is the season. I have been working a lot to push our sales before the end of the year. With the holidays I have also been thinking of those no longer with us. To be truthful I have been feeling a touch of […]

A Slightly More Sober Look at Tonight's Marvel Executive Changes - How Will This Affect the TV and Comics?

Comic Store In Your Future, All-Hail New Overlord of Marvel Comics Kevin Feige

Rod Lamberti, comic store owner of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Marvel now has Kevin Feige as Chief Creative Officer, who will oversee Marvel publishing. What will change, if anything, is anyone’s guess. After C. B. Cebulski took over Axel Alonso‘s as Editor in Chief nothing noticeably changed in my eyes […]

Comic Store In Your Future – Still More 25 Hot Comics

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Here is the latest 25 hot comics. In researching these I am amazed a lot at what I discover. Some characters’ first appearances are pretty cheap even though they are decades old. Renee Montoya’s first appearance in Batman #475 from 1992 seems on the […]

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Comic Store In Your Future – Nine Years Later

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. We celebrated nine years of Rodman Comics recently. We had a Rod Deals sale to celebrate and it went great. I cannot think of anything throughout the whole day that was a negative. People were happy and they were spending money. Makes me even […]

Comic Store In Your Future – 25 More Hot Comics

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Announcements of new movies and shows based on comic properties continues to spread interest of back issues. Rumor is Bloodshot teasers for next years Bloodshot movie may come out this month which should further interest in all things Bloodshot, such as his first appearance […]

Comic Store In Your future - One Miiiiillion Copies

Comic Store In Your Future – One Miiiiillion Copies

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Back in May Marvel’s Editor and Chief C.B.  Cebulski sent this out:  “The last comic to sell a million copies was Star Wars #1. Which was almost five years ago. I feel it’s about time we publish another title that sells over seven figures. And […]



Speculators Corner: Marvel Comics Presents #6 - First Appearance of Wolverine's Daughter?

Comic Store in Your Future – Speculators, Cornered

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. With brand new recent issues over the last few months going for at times up to three times cover price or more right after their release, comic stores have had to deal with a lot more flippers (people wanting a comic only to flip […]

Comic Store In Your Future – Is There a Comic Back-Issue Boom?

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Are back issues for comics booming? I would say they are on the rise. As someone that was around (as a comic collector) for the 1990s comic speculation bust, I would also say we are nowhere near the level of the 1990s boom or […]


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Comic Store In Your Future – 25 Hot Comics Right Now

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Welcome back to more back issue madness. Here in store back issues have been doing very well. I just gave a customer credit for Teen Titans #12, the first Batman Who Laughs and put it on the back issue wall here. Sold another copy […]


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Comic Store In Your Future – 21 Hot Comics Right Now

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Here is a follow up to his previous 17 hot comics column he wrote. Now up to 21 hot comics…. As stated in the previous column, prices can change quickly. I had a person call and put Major X issue 2 on hold and […]

Comic Store In Your Future – Becoming The Comic Book Guy From The Simpsons

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. He writes: Hello, I will be going to the upcoming Las Vegas Diamond Summit. If there are any publishers interested in doing interviews feel free to drop me a line at rodmancomics@aol.com. Now on to our regular program. I remember as a kid going […]