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Top 100 Power List of Comics, 2019 Edition

The Complete Bleeding Cool Top 100 Power List of Comics 2019, in Full

Here you go folks, in full, the Top 100 Power List of Comics, 2019 Edition. Every year, Bleeding Cool runs its Top 100 Power List of members of the English-speaking comic book industry, weighted towards the direct market. It is judged by all manner of attributes, the ability to influence what comics exist and sell, […]


Steve Geppi Says 'Comic Industry Is Alive And Well'

Diamond CEO Steve Geppi Says 'Comic Industry Is Alive And Well' at San Diego Comic-Con

"The Comic industry is alive and well" – that was the message to the assembled Retailer Lunch crowd at Diamond Comic-Con today, the annual gathering of tribes of comic book store owners, managers and employees, with distributors, publishers and creators. And very gratefully, Bleeding Cool was allowed through these hallowed doors. Where we were greeted […]

At 69, Diamond's Steve Geppi Creates Office Of The Chairman, an Advisory Board and a New Line of Credit From JP Morgan Chase

At 69, Diamond's Steve Geppi Creates Office Of The Chairman, an Advisory Board and a New Line of Credit From JP Morgan Chase

Geppi Family Enterprises (GFE), the parent entity of Diamond Comic Distributors, Alliance Games Distributors, and other Stephen A. Geppi-owned companies,has announced a number of structural and leadership-level changes intended to help support the company's efforts to expand into new product lines and markets to raise sales and profitability for the companies. Formed in 2015, GFE […]

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Diamond's Steve Geppi to Talk About the Future of the Comics Industry Next Week

Diamond Comic Distributor founder, President, CEO, and sole owner Steve Geppi will give the Keynote Speech during Diamond's 2018 Retailer Summit, on April 6th at the McCormick Convention Center in Chicago, before C2E2. Geppi's address will focus on "The Past, Present and Future of the Comics Industry" and take place at the closing breakfast. "I'm […]

Steve Geppi, The New Year And Mark Waid (UPDATE)

Steve Geppi, CEO, President and owner of Diamond Comic Distributors seems to have had a New Year's Resolution. Not just the one he describes below, but one to speak out more about his opinions, with as much frankness as he can muster. As well as his takedown of President Obama, Democrats and Democrat voters, which […]



Steve Geppi Outbid On Action Comics #1 9.0 At $1.6 Million On eBay

There was a time when Steve Geppi looked like he might be made bankrupt. But that was before The Walking Dead became the monster hit it did. When the comics distributor he owned, Diamond Comic Distributors and Diamond Book Distributors found itself the exclusive print distributor for both the comic shops and bookstores – and […]

Be On The Lookout For "Missing" Denys Cowan Original Art Pages

  This is some of the missing artwork by Denys Cowan that was heading to the Milestones: African Americans in Comics, Pop Culture & Beyond exhibition at Geppi's Entertainment Museum in Baltimore by UPS. Only one page made it through. The rest, either stolen or lost. You can guess which Milestone's Michael Davis thinks it […]


Comic Store Sales Up 15% in 2013 Based On First Half Of 2012

From the Retailer's Lunch at San Diego Comic Con… The cold hard starts from Diamond Comic Distributors in graph form… Steve Geppi is holding court, talking about Free Comic Book Day and Halloween Comic Fest. News is good, folks. Geppi talked about the programs to expand stores and create new stores. There's also a three […]

Steve Geppi Talks About Collecting

It seems to have had three views so far. Including mine. That can't be right. President of Diamond Comic Distribution, Steve Geppi talks about collecting and his collection as part of the Geppi Museum, in Baltimore, Maryland's Camden Station, to Billie Rae Bates, his history in the comics industry and the history of distribition – […]


Steve Geppi Considered Bankruptcy In 2010

Last week, we ran an article courtesy of Daniel Best, that looked at Steve Geppi's current financial position, as exposed in a court case over his inability to pay for Archie original artwork he had bought from the family of Bob Montana. Now Best has posted the court transcripts from October 2010 that paint an […]


EXCLUSIVE: What Is The Olive Branch Lawsuit? Are Diamond Distribution About To Be Served?

Olive Branch is Diamond Comics Distribution's largest warehouse. Six hundred thousand square feet in size, it was set up last year with state-of-the-art technology to replace three distribution locations in Memphis. Half the volume of comics, graphic novels, toys, statues, books, DVDs distributed by Diamond goes through Olive Branch and visitors to the centre are […]