TweetOver on CBR, Titan publishing have announced that CLiNT magazine – the one established by Mark Millar, which was to promote and expand his ‘Millarworld’ brand – will end with issue 2.8 this month.
Tweet In a comment on his post regarding DC’s allocation of their Villains month promotion, veteran retailer Brian Hibbs mentioned that he had quit the retailer organization, ComicsPRO. I’ve, uh, decided to stop my membership with ComicsPRO because of the reactions of the Board to recent DC moves. I may or may not go to […]
Tweet by Leo McGovern, Crescent City Comics Greetings and salutations, Beat-readers! My name is Leo McGovern and I manage a comic shop in New Orleans, Louisiana called Crescent City Comics–next month we’ll celebrate our fourth anniversary in our current Uptown location (we were out of business for a few years following Hurricane Katrina), near Tulane […]
Tweet This news has been buzzing around for a bit and was apparently a topic of some discussion at this weekend’s Boston Comic-Con, but now news releases and statements have been made. It’s a little complicated so we’re simplifying it a bit for non-merchants, but basically, DC has been heavily promoting their September Villains Month […]
TweetWell, once again, we are repainting the kitchen to hide the stains we couldn’t clean, the comics cellar is being refiled, the liquor bottles refilled, and the linens have been burnt, per EPA regulations. (And the capuchin monkeys have been bribed with money directly wired to their E*Trade account.) The Beatrix shall return shortly from […]
Tweet Lone Star Comics, a five-store comic shop chain located in northern Texas, is known as one of the most venerable and successful comics shops in the US, with over 30 years in business. But after 50 years in comics retail, founder Buddy Saunders and wife Judy are selling three of their stores to spend […]
TweetBox Brown (“Belen!”, “Love is a Peculiar Kind of Thing”) is a fixture at indie comics shows, tirelessly producing his own bold and appealing short comics on a regular basis, but also, in 2011, launching an experiment in the return of the “floppy” or mini-comic via branding in the form of Retrofit Comics. Retrofit consists […]
Tweet Darwyn Cooke has created a “Ghost Variant” cover for FATALE #15. You can purchase it only at these shops. Although shrouded in a bit of mystery, Ghost Variants are commissioned and purchased by the groups of retailers listed in the above link, and available only at their stores. The covers tend to be pretty […]
Tweet The Wednesday crowd may just be a stay-at-home crowd for some Manhattan readers. Midtown Comics has partneredwith Zipments, an on demand NYC delivery network which will zip your copy of Katana to you as soon as it comes out. They’re offering an introductory fee of $4.99 for the service, but the regular price will […]
Tweet DC is holding four “retailer roadshows” over the next few weeks to boost retailer confidence and tell them what’s coming up. If you were wondering why there was such a DC news dump on Monday, this is why: projects like JLA 3000 and Superman/Wonder Woman were unveiled to NYC area retailers on that day […]
TweetFor the next two weeks, UK publisher SelfMadeHero will be creating a pop-up shop in Bloomsbury, London. Running every weekday until the end of the month, this is a great chance to get out there and explore some of the comics published by the company. There’ll also be talks run by some of the artists […]
Tweet Well, here’s a feature on Parallel Worlds, the new NY Post comics site, that we’ll be reading every week: Ask A Retailer surveys locals on what are their surprise seller. The surprises here may surprise you — Hawkeye is a surprise seller? Have you looked at the book? The best surprise was from our […]
TweetThis is a two steps back, one step forward thing with two veteran comics shops closing, one new one opening, and one established store moving to a bigger location. Pretty typical count, really. § In Lansing, MI Jackson’s Nostalgia, Ink is closing after 29 years due to owner Leonard Litteral retiring: After nearly 29 years […]
TweetTitan Comics have really impressed with their creative and strange promotional tactics. From issuing military files which explained the details of their series ‘Chronos Commandos’ (complete with redactions and compromised photos) to the fake movie trailer for Dan Boultwood’s ‘It Came’, they’ve been trying some really fun and different things. Their latest bit of trickery […]
Fangrabs is a comics rental site. You pick up the books in your queue have them mailed to you, you read em and mail em back. Just like Netflix. They have over 6,500 titles to choose from, including manga, Walking Dead, DC, Marvel. etc. Several plans are available, including $15 for two books a month and unlimited plans starting at $20 a month.