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DC Comics Leaves Diamond Previews Catalogue, Launches Its Own

When Marvel Comics went exclusive with Diamond Comic Distributors a couple of decades ago, after the fall of their own bought-in distributor Heroes World, they clashed against the already-established Diamond deal with DC Comics, where DC got the lion share of the front and back pages of the Previews catalogue every month. So they started their […]

Marvel Comics to Relaunch Captain America #1 On the Fourth Of July, 2018

Bleeding Cool first reported the rumour that award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates would be the new Marvel writer on Captain America back in June last year, but that Mark Waid and Chris Samnee would have a run on the character first. And that their run had gone down so well, it had been extended. And this […]

The First of the Exclusive ComicsPRO Variants Hit eBay, from $10 to $50

We must applaud eBay user spurio1234the, a comic book retailer who has listed his ComicsPRO exclusive variant cover swag directly from the show while sitting at one of the presentation tables. But he's not the only one getting their swag on eBay as quickly as possible from the ComicsPRO retailer meet in Portland, a group that […]

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Amazing Spider-Man #794 Goes to Third Printing

Spinning out of the ComicsPRO presentations in Portland comes the sly bit of news that Amazing Spider-Man #794 is going to a third printing. The original issue sold out fast and went to a second printing using the cliffhanger page from that issue as the new cover, Norman Osborne receiving the Carnage symbiote, as everyone […]

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One Final Mission for All-New Wolverine in May?

Following the conclusion of the Old Woman Laura storyline in All-New Wolverine, May's issue of the title doesn't appear to name a new storyline and feels a bit final. Check it out: ALL NEW WOLVERINE #35 LEG (W) Tom Taylor (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) David Lopez The world has been saved. Its people, never happier. […]

Marvel Rumours Spilling Out of ComicsPRO – A Cosmic Ghost Rider Series?

Gossip starts to spill out of ComicsPRO, the retailer advocacy group having their annual summit in Portland, right now. I'm doing my best to keep my ears open in London, England to hear what filters through. One such nugget is that with the announcement that Donny Cates will be writing the new Venom series launching in […]

Could We Get a New Hulk #1 for June?

Just looking at the Marvel May 2018 solicitations that Bleeding Cool broke out earlier today reveals these listings for the Incredible Hulk, the series that currently stars Amadeus Cho in the Hulk role. INCREDIBLE HULK #716 LEG (W) Greg Pak (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Greg Land WORLD WAR HULK II CONTINUES! Amadeus Cho has always […]

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Power Rangers and Labyrinth Exclusive Covers from Boom! Studios at ComicsPro Tomorrow

Retailers attending tomorrow's ComicsPRO summit in Portland will be able to take home a lot of swag. This includes a couple of exclusive variant covers from Boom! Studios, one each per retailer. The first is Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Coronation #1, which is already one of Boom!'s biggest launches in years, and may still be under-ordered based […]

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Eric Stephenson Promoted to Image Comics Board of Directors

Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson is moving up in the world. According to a press release sent out by Image, Stephenson has joined the Image board of directors, an esteemed group that includes Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino. In the press release, Image did some bragging about their success under […]

Diamond Brings Spinner Racks Back to Comic Stores

Earlier this year, Bleeding Cool noticed that Barnes and Noble were no longer selling DC Comics on the newsstand. Turns out they had been gone for a few months. But it seems that Diamond Comic Distributors is at least preserving the spirit. By commissioning and making available these US-made pocket comic spinner racks. It'll cost you $299 if you […]

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Retailers at ComicsPRO 2018 to Receive Preview of Shadowman #1 in Doughnut Form

Voodoo Doughnut will be making specially designed Shadowman doughnuts for retailers attending the ComicsPRO 2018 Annual Membership Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Each of two designs adorned with a hand-piped rendition of the character's mask — chocolate on a vanilla frosted doughnut filled with chocolate Bavarian cream, or vanilla on a chocolate frosted doughnut filled with […]

Diamond's Annual Summit C2E2 2018

Diamond's Annual Summit to Precede C2E2 2018 in Chicago

Both Diamond Comic Distributors, the monopoly distributor of most comic books to the direct market of comic book stores, and ComicsPRO, the retailer advocacy group, are both holding three-day summits in the next couple of months. Some retailers may go to both, many will go to one, most will go to none. But can any […]

ComicsPRO's Annual Summit to Follow Image Expo 2018 in Portland

Both Diamond Comic Distributors, the monopoly distributor of most comic books to the direct market of comic book stores, and ComicsPRO, the retailer advocacy group, are both holding three-day summits in the next couple of months. Some retailers may go to both, many will go to one, most will go to none. But can any […]

ComicsPRO Industry Awards Announce Nominees, and Honour Dave Hawksworth

ComicsPRO, the trade association for comics speciality retailers, proudly announces the nominees for its annual Comic Industry Awards. The awards honour those people who are or have been the best at what they do, making a significant difference in the business of the comic-book speciality market. There are two categories for the ComicsPRO Awards, the Industry Appreciation […]

Black Friday Comic Shop Deals For 2017: Part Two, Over 130 More Stores

Here's a look through some comic store Black Friday 2017 deals being planned. If you are such a store or know of such a sale, send your flyer and details to pretty sharpish… Part One ran yesterday. We'll do a final post tomorrow… ARIZONA Jesse James Comics, Glendale Cab Comics 1471 S Milton Rd, […]

Comic Store In Your Future: Bad Times And Good Customers

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics, writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. As I type this up I have gotten three hours of sleep. I returned from a wedding in Vegas days ago. Found out my family actually reads my columns on Bleedingcool. Even was asked how I knew Rich Johnston. Makes typing these up […]