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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 […]

Comic Store In Your Future - Avengers: Endgame Hurt Our Sales and No New Customers - Unlike Hellboy

Comic Store In Your Future- Avengers: Endgame Hurt Sales, Unlike Hellboy

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. What a wild and crazy ride it has been these last few weeks. The Avengers: Endgame movie came out and created a new reality for us. Where before with big blockbuster movies based on comics, we saw little to no increase in foot […]

Comic Shop In Your Future - We Need to Do Free Comic Book Day Differently

Comic Store In Your Future – We Need to Do Free Comic Book Day Differently

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Free Comic Book Day is this weekend. From what I am being told locally we are the only ones promoting it currently. Granted that is what I am being told, so it could very well be wrong. That said a quick search online by […]

Comic Store In Your Future - 17 Hot Comics Right Now

Comic Store In Your Future – 17 Hot Comics Right Now

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. After buying the comic collection that was the subject of last week’s column, I did more work trying to figure out what certain issues are worth. Plus, I am pleasantly surprised at how much of a hit the old collection is with customers. People […]

Comic Store In Your Future - and Chromium Covers Of The Past

Comic Store In Your Future – and Chromium Covers Of The Past

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. As I mentioned in the previous column I was going to go and check out a collection of comics over the weekend. I ended up buying the whole collection. All seventy comic boxes. Granted not all of them were long boxes, some were short. […]

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Comic Store In Your Future – Preparing For That Future

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. It looks to be a heck of wild ride coming up. As I type this up on Saturday I am going to drive out and check out a large comic collection that the person got from their father. They are a comic newbie so […]

Comic Store In Your FUture - But You'd Have to be Nuts to Open One Today

Comic Store In Your Future – But You’d Have to be Nuts to Open One Today

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Nuts. Currently that is how I feel the comic market is right now and if someone wanted to open a new comic store I would think they were nuts. Eight years of Rodman Comics and I will admit years ago I never thought it would […]

Comic Store In Your Future: The People You Deal With

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. One of the many things I have learned is people make up an organization that shape what people think of an organization. As time goes on people change along with what people are involved in an organization. As the owner of Rodman Comics, I […]

Comic Store In Your Future – Two-And-A-Bit Days Till Detective Comics #1000

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Detective Comics #1000 comes out next week. Action Comics #1000 was a big deal for us last year. Thankfully DC had plenty of copies of Action Comics #1000. So many that comic stores are able to still order it in as I type this […]

Comic Book Store In Your Future – Captain Marvel is Another Opportunity Missed

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Aquaman the movie made over a billion dollars worldwide. Aquaman the comic, issue #44 sold just over 26 thousand copies. Black Panther the movie made over a billion dollars worldwide. Black Panther the comic issue #8, managed to sell over 22 thousand copies. Deathstroke […]

Comic Store in Your Future – When Diamond’s Secret Shopper Comes By

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. 2019 has been a heck of a year so far. A few weeks ago the weather delayed our comics and slowed our sales. That was taken one step further the following week by most of our new comics arriving in Kansas City, Kansas on Tuesday. Which is just a few […]

Comic Store In Your Future – When Wizard World Goes Away

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. I already knew this, though it was recently published in our newspaper, that Wizard World is not returning this year to Des Moines. I wish it could have. Wizards World (Entertainment Inc. now) did get a lot of online hate which I do not […]