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BusinessMarvel

Marvel has announced its new marketing initiative will make use of GeoTargeting technologies to guide fans, new and old, to the LCS in their area.

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BusinessGamingIDW PublishingPress Release

Atari and IDW Games, announced they have entered into a partnership to produce a line of tabletop games based on several classic Atari videogame titles.

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BusinessDiamond Comic DistributorsDiamond Comics Market ShareTop 300 Comics

Diamond Comic Distributors has released the complete list of the top 300 comics sold in the direct market in February 2017. We already know the top ten, now it is time to see where the rest of the titles fell during the month.

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BusinessIDW PublishingPress Release

IDW Publishing is thrilled to announce the arrival of Shelly Bond to its editorial ranks.

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BusinessDiamond Comic DistributorsDiamond Comics Market Share

We are only a few days into March, but we know how comics sold for the month that was. As the headline suggests, Star Wars: Darth Maul #1 was able to snag the top spot for February.

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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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