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.
PRESS RELEASE – BOOM! Studios announced that it has hired Arune Singh as Vice President, Marketing. In this newly created role, Singh will report to Filip Sablik, President of Publishing and Marketing, while overseeing all day-to-day aspects of marketing, communications, and social media, in addition to brand development and new corporate initiatives. The BOOM! Studios marketing team includes Mel Caylo, Marketing Manager, and Stephanie Hocutt, Social Media Coordinator.
PRESS RELEASE – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) (the “Company”), a leading exhibitor in the pop-culture and comic con space, today announced that it has entered into a definitive financing agreement with Bristol Investment Fund, Ltd. (“Bristol”), one of its largest shareholders and long term investors. The net proceeds of the offering will be used by the Company for the purpose of providing working capital for existing operations and for the creation of new vertical operating units.
As mentioned last week, Marvel was able to climb back up to the top of the comic book stack, but it didn’t have the number one comic. This morning, Diamond Comic Distributors has released the complete list of the top 300 comics released in the direct market in October 2016, and it is worth checking out.
For those who were biting their nails waiting to see if DC would once again trump Marvel in the race to the top of the sales charts, you are either breathing a sigh of relief or running in the streets looking for someone to blame. Marvel has moved to the top of the charts for October 2016.
PRESS RELEASE – Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comic books, graphic novels, and pop-culture merchandise announced today the promotion of Tim Lenaghan to Vice President of Purchasing. Tim has been with Diamond for over 6 years, previously serving as Executive Director of Purchasing, overseeing the company’s buying relationships with comic book publishers, toy manufacturers and other Diamond suppliers.
PRESS RELEASE – Valiant today named Josh Johns to the position of Director of Digital Media and Development. A key member of the company through multiple departments since Valiant’s relaunch in 2012, Johns joined the company as Assistant Editor in 2011 before being tapped to spearhead Valiant’s digital media development and subsequently being promoted to his previous position as Associate Director of Digital Media and Development in 2015.
[Business] Diamond Comic Distributors and Diamond Book Distributors announce agreement with Benitez Productions
PRESS RELEASE – Diamond Comic Distributors has signed a multi-year deal with Benitez Productions to be the exclusive distributor of the publisher’s comics and graphic novels. The agreement includes worldwide distribution rights into comic book specialty stores, and into bookstores, libraries, mass-market chains, and other specialty outlets under the banner of Diamond’s book market division, Diamond Book Distributors.
PRESS RELEASE – Marvel Entertainment, publisher of the most famous Super Heroes in the world — Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, and more, today join forces with Italian publisher, Panini Comics, to launch a vast library of digital Marvel collections and trades individually in French, German, and Italian.
Here’s something I didn’t expect to see this morning, SAG-AFTRA has gone on strike against video game companies after failing to get a new contract in place for its voice actors.
Last week, we learned DC Comics was able to snag the top publishing spot in September 2016 with eight titles in the top ten. Today, we have a rundown of the top 300 comics sold in the direct market during the month.
Diamond Comic Distributors has announced DC Comics took the top spot once again in September for comics released in the direct market. Is this the sign of a major market change, or is the apocalypse upon us all!?
PRESS RELEASE – ComicBlitz, the “All You Can Eat” subscription service, announce a partnership with IDW Publishing, as a digital distributor for the premier comics publisher. Hundreds of comics and graphic novels will be rolling out over the next few months on the platform, starting today with over 125 issues of titles such as Transformers, GI Joe, Star Trek, My Little Pony, Dungeons & Dragons, Locke & Key, The Crow, Angel, Judge Dredd and more. Upcoming titles include 30 Days of Night, Jem and The Holograms, Angry Birds, Skylanders, Samurai Jack, The Maxx, Danger Girl, and even more from the