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BusinessDiamond Comic DistributorsDiamond Comics Market ShareTop 300 Comics

Previously, we shared the market share data for comics that shipped in January 2017. Today, we have the complete list of the top 300 comics sold in the direct market during the month that was.

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BusinessFunkoIDW PublishingPress ReleaseSolicitations

The insanely popular Pop! vinyl figures have successfully reshaped the collectibles landscape and are now primed to take comics by storm in a special month-long event from IDW Publishing.

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BusinessDiamond Comic DistributorsDiamond Comics Market Share

Diamond Comic Distributors released the first market share data for comics sold in the direct market in January 2017. While 2016 was a great year for comics, 2017 is not off to a great start.

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BusinessPress ReleaseTop Cow

PRESS RELEASE – Elena Salcedo has been promoted to Vice President of Operations for Top Cow Productions. Elena will be handling the day-to-day operations and overseeing monthly comic book publishing.

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Archie ComicsBusinessMarvelPress ReleaseSolicitations

PRESS RELEASE –  Marvel Entertainment and Archie Comics, two of the leading pop culture and entertainment brands in the world, announced plans to create and distribute a new MARVEL COMICS DIGEST for “big box retailers,” newsstand, and comic shops, packaged and distributed by Archie. The digest format, long the specialty of Archie, will spotlight some of the best-loved Marvel Comics tales for new and young readers in a captivating way that will create new direct comic book market customers. 

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BusinessDark Horse ComicsMerchandiseMST3KToy FairToys

When I was in college, I discovered Mystery Science Theater 3000 when it was still in its infancy. It was a radical change in how I viewed television, and it became a touchstone for making new friends.  Now, while the revival gets closer to release, Dark Horse Comics has announced a new deal that will bring licensed MST3k comics and merch our way.

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BusinessDark Horse ComicsPress Release

PRESS RELEASE – Just in time for Toy Fair 2017, Dark Horse is proud to announce the promotion of Chris Gaslin to the role of director of Product Development. He will be responsible for helping to oversee the Product Development department in project management, scheduling management, budgeting, sourcing, and new product creation.

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BluefinBusinessMerchandisePress ReleaseToys

PRESS RELEASE –  Tamashii Nations, the collector’s toy division of Bandai Japan and its most premium label for ages 15 and up, is expanding its footprint in North America as it prepares to mark its 10th anniversary this Spring.

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Archie ComicsBusinessMark WaidPress ReleaseSolicitationsWarner Bros.

PRESS RELEASE – Archie Comic Publications and Warner Bros. Television have signed an exclusive deal to develop new original programming and content based on Archie’s vast catalog of characters and properties, as revealed earlier today by The Hollywood Reporter.

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booksBoom StudiosBusinessLumberjanesPress ReleaseSolicitations

Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS, will launch an original middle-grade fiction series based on Lumberjanes, the bestselling graphic novel series published by BOOM! Studios.

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BusinessMerchandisePress ReleaseValiant Comics

InLightz, the exclusive designer of LED logo boxes for fans and enthusiasts, is proud to announce a new partnership with Valiant Entertainment.

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BusinessDCPress Release

PRESS RELEASE – DC Entertainment continues to expand its roster of top-name talent, announcing today that it has reached agreements with artists Javier Fernández (NIGHTWING) and Jorge Jiménez (SUPERMAN, SUPER SONS) to create comic book content solely for the publisher’s DC and Vertigo imprints.

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BusinessImage ComicsPress Release

Image is pleased to celebrate the milestone anniversary with Image Day—Feb. 1, 2017.

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BusinessPress ReleaseValiant Comics

PRESS RELEASE –  Valiant is proud to announce that it has added 10 new foreign publishing partners to its extensive international publishing program that will bring its library of critically acclaimed titles to several new territories around the world.

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