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BusinessDiamond Comic DistributorsDiamond Comics Market Share

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.

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BusinessDiamond Comic DistributorsPress Release

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.

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BusinessPress ReleaseValiant Comics

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.

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BusinessDiamond Comic DistributorsPress Release

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.

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BusinessMarvelPress Release

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.

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BusinessVideo Games

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.

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BusinessDiamond Comic DistributorsTop 300 Comics

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.

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BusinessDiamond Comic Distributors

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!?

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BusinessIDW PublishingPress Release

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

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BusinessLion Forge Comics

Lion Forge has launched a new children’s imprint, CubHouse.

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BusinessLion Forge ComicsMagnetic PressPress Release

PRESS RELEASE –  Award-winning Magnetic Press becomes the Magnetic Collection at Lion Forge Comics. Effective September 30, The Lion Forge, LLC acquires the assets of Magnetic Press, Inc.

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BusinessDark Horse ComicsPress Release

Dark Horse is proud to announce the promotion of Melissa Lomax to the role of director of Marketing.

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BatgirlBusinessDCSolicitations

DC Comics has announced it has hired Christian Wildgoose as the new artist for the Batgirl series.

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BusinessPress ReleaseVIZ Media

PRESS RELEASE –  VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, has tapped the premiere global licensing and brand management firm Evolution USA, LLC as its new licensing agent.

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