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BusinessMarvel

Marvel Entertainment has announced it has promoted Dan Buckley to the position of president and expanded his responsibilities.

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BusinessIDW PublishingPress Release

IDW Media Holdings begins trading today on OTCQX under the symbol “IDWM.” U.S. investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on www.otcmarkets.com.

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BusinessLion Forge ComicsPress Release

PRESS RELEASE – With this year’s American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Atlanta on Friday, the self-described publisher of “comics for everyone” begins to roll out news of its upcoming spring lineup!   Lion Forge made headlines late last year with the announcements of its teen and younger readers imprints—Roar and CubHouse—as well as news of the acquisition of boutique publisher Magnetic Press. The publisher “roars” into 2017 with an ambitious and approachable slate of books to make good on the promise of diverse offerings for every reader at every age! “2017 will be a big year for us, and

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BusinessDiamond Comic DistributorsDiamond Comics Market Share

Yesterday, Diamond Comic Distributors released market share information for comic book and graphic novels sold to the direct market during December 2016. Today, we present the top 300 comics sold during that period.

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BusinessDiamond Comic DistributorsDiamond Comics Market Share

It’s time once again to look back at the month that was and see how good (or bad) it was for the comic book industry.

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BusinessImage ComicsPress ReleaseWalking Dead

PRESS RELEASE – Image Comics partner and pop culture phenomenon Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard’s THE WALKING DEAD #163 is the Direct Market’s highest ordered comic in nearly 20 years.

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AnimeBusinessPress ReleaseVIZ Media

PRESS RELEASE – Kitsu, a startup changing the way the community experiences anime, announced today that it has raised six hundred thousand dollars in a seed round between San Francisco, California-based entertainment company VIZ Media, LLC, and Manila, Philippines-based entrepreneur Bernard Chong. Kitsu will use these funds to build out its world-class content discovery platform at kitsu.io, led by Kitsu founder and CEO, Josh Fabian, who started the project under the Hummingbird name. Josh previously was Lead Designer, Groupon Stores, and Lead Designer, oBaz.

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Alterna ComicsBusinessPress Release

PRESS RELEASE –  For 10 years, Alterna Comics has produced over 50 different graphic novels for distribution in comic shops and bookstores.  Now entering their 11th year, Alterna is announcing plans for a single issue lineup that will feature throwback style covers, a new logo, prices under $1.99 an issue, and the distant but familiar feel of newsprint.

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BusinessIDW PublishingMarvelPress ReleaseThorToys

PRESS RELEASE – IDW is excited to announce that Figurama Collectors Limited has been added to the roster of IDW licensees. Figurama will be producing collectible 1/6 scale Ragnarök figures based on the award-winning comics from Walter Simonson, Laura Martin, and John Workman.

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BusinessMerchandisePress ReleaseSolicitationsVIZ Media

PRESS RELEASE –  VIZ Media continues to generate momentum for its smash hit anime and manga property, ONE-PUNCH MAN, as it announces a pair of key new consumer product license partners, FUNKO and ThreeZero.

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BusinessPress Release

PRESS RELEASE –  Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD), North America’s largest producer of pop-culture and comic con events, and Front Gate Tickets, North America’s leading festival ticketing platform, today announced a long-term ticketing partnership. Front Gate Tickets will provide a full range of presale and onsite ticketing services for all Wizard World shows, beginning with the Wizard World Comic Con in Portland, running from February 17-19, 2017. Fans will be able to purchase tickets for that event and 14 other subsequent 2017 Wizard World comic cons.

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BusinesscomixologyDigital ComicsPress Release

PRESS RELEASE –  Yen Press and comiXology announce a distribution agreement making more than 1200 manga from Yen Press available for sale on comiXology.

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BusinessDiamond Comic DistributorsDiamond Comics Market Share

November was not a good month for overall comic sales, but Batman is still number one! Take the jump for a rundown of the top 300 comics sold to the direct market in November 2016.

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BusinessDiamond Comic DistributorsDiamond Comics Market Share

Diamond Comic Distributors has released the first wave of market share data for comics shipped to comic book and specialty stores in November 2016. The good news? Marvel and DC nearly tie in the top ten, but overall comic sales have slipped.

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