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Robert Kirkman Sings His ‘Oblivion Song’ at Image Expo 2018

With two weeks left before the new Image/Skybound sci-fi series Oblivion Song hits shelves, Robert Kirkman took to the stage of Image Expo 2018 to not only promote the book, but also to thank those in attendance for their support and explain why working on original material is important for an artist’s creative process: Here […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]


Announcing The Winners Of The 2017 Diamond ‘Best Practice Awards’ For Comic Retailers

At the Diamond Retailer Lunch at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, retailers were able to see the nominated candidates for the Summer’s Best Practice Awards, a retailer award set up by Diamond Comic Distributors to reward and acknowledge comic stores individual efforts. They made theuir judgment, cast their votes, the numbers counted and the winners […]



An Education In LGBTQ And Allies For Pride Month

Well, what an interesting start to Pride Month it’s been so far in the world of comics. From the controversies with artist Berliac to Howard Chaykin and Image Comics on The Divided States of Hysteria, what more could there be in the first week? Popping outside of comics for a moment, clothing store Abercrombie & Fitch […]

If Not Diversity, What Is The Cause of Marvel’s Comics Sales Slump?

As you know by now, we have been heavily dissecting, discussing, theorising and pointing at the recent candid discussions at the Marvel Retailer Summit between Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing David Gabriel, and a number of retailers who attended the event, as covered in an extensive report from ICv2. […]

Direct Market vs. Diversity: Another Look At The Issue

As Bleeding Cool has been breaking down and reporting in small, easily digestible chunks for readers from an extensive report from the Marvel Retailer Summit with ICv2 this weekend, Marvel has laid some of the blame for the comics sales slump, and presumably perceived weaker performance in their own sales, at the foot of the push […]


Bill Willingham Clarifies New Fantasy Comic Tease From ComicsPRO

At ComicsPRO, F1rst Comics/Devil’s Due teased a new fantasy comic book series for 2017 by Bill Willingham, his first since the end of Fables – but without any more details forthcoming. In comments, replying to Bleeding Cool posters who pointed out a number of similar projects that hadn’t been published, Bill Willingham wrote, I’ll be […]


52 Stories From ComicsPRO – Time To Catch Up On What You Missed Out On

Well, that was a busy few days in Memphis, Tennessee. Here are 52 stories from ComicsPRO – mostly covered by Bleeding Cool but there’s more besides. And bound to be more to come out later in the week… Full house at the Diamond Comics Q&A at @comicspro annual meeting. pic.twitter.com/HxCAnQGKAK — Matthew Price (@nerdage) February […]