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As We Head Into the Next Decade, Is It Time to Rethink Digital Comics?

As We Head Into the Next Decade, Is It Time to Rethink Digital Comics?

Ah, the new year. A time for change. For examining the past and looking forward to the future. For cranking out think-pieces on a holiday to fill an article quota. The perfect time to talk about comics’ greatest failure: digital comics. When digital comics were first introduced to the superhero comics industry over a decade […]

Diamond Confirms DC Comics' 5G

Diamond Confirms DC Comics’ 5G

DC Comics has not used the phrase 5G publically yet. First mentioned by Bleeding Cool last summer as a major project that DC Comics was planning, it was only when DC Comics publisher Dan DiDio talked about publishing a timeline for DC Comics shared continuity or ‘connective tissue’ at San Diego, then unveiled the four […]


Free Comic Book Day 2020 Gold Books FCBD

2020 FCBD Gold Books Revealed: Vin Diesel, Jack Kirby, X-Men, Legend of Zelda, More

Diamond has revealed the solicits for all of the Free Comic Book Day 2020 Gold Sponsor books, including an X-Men book from Marvel, Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee’s new series that we want to stress is definitely not an Iron Fist book, Riverdale, Legend of Zelda, Critical Role, Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology, Power Rangers, Investi-Gators, […]


Diamond Accidentally Leaks Marvel Ordering Data to 200 Comic Stores

Diamond Accidentally Leaks Marvel Ordering Data to 200 Comic Stores

Bleeding Cool has noted Diamond Comic Distributor’s campaign to get comic book stores to use their Final Order Cut-Off forms this past week for certain Marvel Comics for the first week in January. These titles weren’t on the retailer order form and can now only be ordered through FOC, today. And how around half of […]

The Rocketeer and Mandalorian Get New a Busts from Diamond

The Rocketeer and Mandalorian Get New a Busts from Diamond

The Rocketeer is a legend with such a cool retro-styled outfit. His first appearance wasn’t as far back as you would think with him only being introduced in 1982. He is a homage to the old style superheroes between the 1930s and 50s. If you don’t know his secret identity is Cliff Secord finds a […]


Marvel Maintains Marketshare, as DC Comics Claws a Little Back – October 2019

Last month, Marvel were down on their their close-to-50% share of August, but with September they still had an impressive 38.81% of dollars bought and 45.51% of units shipped marketshare. In second place was DC, rising with a market share of 27.80% and 29.15%, respectively. Image Comics ranked third, breaking over ten-percent market share thanks […]

Orbital Comics of London to Stop Selling New Weekly Comics

Orbital Comics of London to Stop Selling New Weekly Comics

Orbital Comics has, over the last twenty years, become my comic store of choice in central London. Smack bang next to Leicester Square tube station, and the Arts Theatre, they transformed the old photography studio into a store and gallery space. It gets great footfall, not least from being right next to the real-life position […]



Forge Fund-Supporting Comics to Get New Logo in Diamond Previews

Forge Fund-Supporting Comics to Get New Logo in Diamond Previews

At the Diamond Retailer Breakfast at New York Comic Con, Bleeding Cool reported the news that Lion Forge had announced plans to expand a vital safety net for the comic book direct market by establishing The Forge Fund in partnership with Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc). Lion Forge will donate $100,000 of seed money to […]

Diamond Announces Best Practice Awards for Autumn 2019 at NYCC

Yesterday saw Diamond Comic Distributors announce their Autumn Best Practice Awards for retailers, at the Retailer Breakfast Meeting. Here are the winners who can add this claim to their indicia… Best Manga Section, Winner: Comicopia, Boston, MA Best Charity Fundraiser, Winner: Comicazi, Somerville, MA Best Instagram Presence, Winner: Pulp 716, Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY Best Statues/Models […]

Joe Hill Will Announce His Artist For Plunge on Saturday at NYCC

Diamond Shortage Numbers Unchanged Since SDCC, Pullbox Usage Increases

At their presentation at the Diamond Retailer Breakfast at New York Comic Con, Diamond unveiled some impressive stats about their process improvements that have resulted in less shortages for retailers. To wit, Plattsburgh shortage numbers are down 34% since Diamond’s Illuminating Pick to Light technology went live in April, and Olive Branch shortage numbers are […]


Spinning Out Of Captain Marvel, Star Gets Her Own Series

Spinning Out Of Captain Marvel, Star Gets Her Own Series

Announced at the NYCC Retailer Breakfast, Kelly Thompson is to write a new Star series, spinning out of Captain Marvel. Five issues long, kicking off in January 2020, the artist will be revealed at the Women Of Marvel Panel during New York Comic Con. And we also got a look at how things are going […]

Marvel Comics to Announce Five New Titles for January 2020 #NYCC

Live from the Diamond Retailer Breakfast at New York Comic Con comes the Marvel Comics presentation. Along with the news that Marvel Comics will be announcing five new series beginning in January 2020/ What they are – we don’t know. I mean, The Masked Raider from Al Ewing, probably. Maybe something Iron Man 2020-ish. Each […]

Joe Hill Will Announce Artist For Plunge on Saturday

Joe Hill Will Announce His Artist For Plunge on Saturday at NYCC

During the DC Comics presentation at the New York Comic Con Diamond Retailer Breakfast, we had a good run through the Hill House Comics line – and T-shirts – from Joe Hill, as part of DC’s Black Label imprint. To be honest, it was a rather poor show from DC Comics, who just had the […]

Joe Hill’s Hill House Comics Line to Get T-Shirt Line as Well

We mentioned that Joe Hill was getting a pop-up comics imprint at DC Comics, Hill House Comics as part of the Black Label line. And that the first series, Basketful Of Heads was jumping from a 6 to a 7 issue limited series. Well, what’s an imprint without merchandise? As just announced at the NYCC […]