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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 […]




The Latest on PreviewWorld Pullbox from the Diamond Retailer Lunch at SDCC

The Latest on PreviewsWorld Pullbox from the Diamond Retailer Lunch at SDCC

At the Diamond Retailer Lunch at San Diego Comic-Con, Diamond gave the latest update on thier PreviewsWorld Pullbox service, which will offer stores the ability to allow their customers to place orders and manage their pull lists online through the Previewsworld website, for those orders to be shipped to local retailers. Stores set the terms […]

Diamond Unveils New, Stronger Boxes, Other Improvements at SDCC Retailer Lunch

Diamond gave their presentation at the Diamond Retailer Lunch at SDCC on Friday, kicking things off with a look at how things are going in Diamond’s distribution centers, including progress made in reducing issues thanks to their new Illuminating Pick to Light technology as well as upcoming improvements in shipping boxes to reduce damage.But first… […]


Rebellion to Republish Trigan Empire

Rebellion to Republish Don Lawrence’s Trigan Empire in Full

We knew that 2000 AD publisher Rebellion had bought the rights to the classic Trigan Empire comic book by Mike Butterworth and Don Lawrence, along with the rest of the IPC Publishing rights. And now, announced at the Diamond Retail Summit in Las Vegas last night, Rebellion is to republish and recollect the Trigan Empire […]