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Dan DiDio Didn’t Realise Jinny Hex’s First Appearance Would be in a Walmart Comic

At the ComicsPRO meeting of comic book retailers at Charlotte, North Carolina a couple of weeks ago, DC Comics publisher Dan DiDio talked to assembled retailers there about the Walmart DC Exclusive 100-Page Giants. Four – and then six – monthly titles reprinting DC Comics with exclusive stories from DC’s most popular talents. And he […]

Will BookScan Come to Comic Book Stores?

The ComicsPRO summit was held a couple of weekends ago in Charlotte, North Carolina, in which comic book retailers met to discuss the state of the industry, meet publisher, distributors, creators and more. There were a bunch of announcements made, discussions had, speeches given and solutions proposed. One group of attendees was particularly notable, representatives […]

Alternative Forms Of Distribution Discussed at ComicsPRO

The ComicsPRO summit was held a couple of weekends ago in Charlotte, North Carolina, in which comic book retailers met to discuss the state of the industry, meet publisher, distributors, creators and more. There were a bunch of announcements made, discussions had, speeches given and solutions proposed. And while some news made it out straight […]



Mister Miracle and White Knight Hardcovers, Just for Comic Shops

We mentioned that DC Comics announced a Mister Miracle hardcover exclusive to the comic book store direct market at ComicsPRO this past weekend. Well, we have the new cover and news of Batman: White Knight joining it in this endeavour. Batman: The White Knight HC collects the eight-issue miniseries by Sean Murphy with a new cover […]


IDW, Diamond and Hooked On Comics in Pennsylvania Win Comic Books For Kids! Awards

ComicBooks For Kids! is a not for profit organization that provides comic books to children in hospitals and cancer centres across North America. You may have read about their activities previously on Bleeding Cool. At ComicPRO this weekend, the Board of Directors of ComicBooks For Kids! announced their 2018 annual awards to those organizations within […]


More ComicsPRO 2019 Comics Flipped on eBay

We ran a batch of these yesterday, here’s some more comic books picked up by comic book retailers at ComicsPRO in Charlotte, North Carolina, being flipped on eBay to help offset the cost of travelling to the show… and to promote the existence of the comics as well. We had sales of Little Bird, Buffy […]

Titan Comics Promises to Stop Reusing Barcodes

Barcodes on comic books used to mostly be seen on newsstand editions of comic books from the seventies, but not for comic store direct market editions. Often it would be that which wiuld separate them and make one more collectable… or not. There was great resistance to the UPC bar code creeping into comic stores, […]

DC Comics to End Their Exclusive Walmart 100-Page Giant Comics Line

Over the last year, DC Comics has been publishing an exclusive line of 100 Page Giant Comics through Walmarts- first four a month and recently six a month-  Superman, Batman, Flash, Titans, Swamp Thing and Wonder Woman. Each features reprint material across DC’s line as well as brand new exclusive-to-Walmart stories by some of DC Comics’ leading and […]

The First Three ComicsPRO Comics to be Flipped on eBay

It’s not the easiest task for retailers to flip their free incentive comic books picked up at ComcisPRO on eBay. You know, while you are actually there. There are all sorts of other temptations around. And some people disapprove of such sudden mercantile behaviour while still at the show. But it is possible. And, hey, […]

Retailers Can Now Buy More Copies of DC Previews – For Some Reason

Mentioned by Diamond Comic Distributors at ComicsPRO in Charlotte, North Carolina, comic book retailers are now able to order more copies of DC Previews – at a price. Currently, DC Previews, the separate magazine listing the upcoming solicitations from the comics publisher to the direct market, comes with a free copy of DC Previews. That’s […]

Thank FOC It’s Friday, 22nd February 2019, Once And Future ComicsPRO

Welcome to Thank FOC It’s Friday, a weekly mailing list, similar to The Daily LITG, but every Friday and planned to coincide and cover the demands of Final Order Cut Off. The date when retailers have a last chance to amend their advance orders for comic books without penalty. A last chance for publishers to promote […]


BOOM! Studios Has Two Explosive Announcements Today at ComicsPRO

DC Comics’ Dan Didio made some news in Charlotte, North Carolina at ComicsPRO in front of some of the biggest comic shop retailers. While Marvel Comics launched a Black Cat title. But with BOOM! Studios presenting this morning, I’m told to expect TWO big announcements – the first about a new original series from one […]


What Swag Your Retailer Will Be Bringing Back From ComicsPRO

Brave New World of Santa Clarita, California, has this collection of DC Comics swag already at ComicsPRO, the comics retailer advocacy meeting taking place this week in Charlotte, North Carolina. With advance readers copies of their all-ages Zoom line of graphic novels and their young adult Ink line. Our owner Andy is currently attending the annual […]