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BusinessDiamond Select ToysTop 300 Comics

Diamond Comic Distributors has released the complete top 300 listing of comics released in July 2016. As previously mentioned, July was the first month in a long time where DC Comics outsold Marvel. Where did all of the books rank? Take the jump for a look at our searchable table.

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BusinessDCtim seeleyVertigo

DC Entertainment has announced it has inked an exclusive deal with writer Tim Seeley to create content for the DC and Vertigo imprints.

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BusinessGamingPress ReleaseValiant Comics

PRESS RELEASE:   Valiant is proud to announce the debut of the all-new Valiant channel on Quidd, the world’s first platform for collecting and trading emojis, stickers and cards. Now, for the first time anywhere, discover, collect and trade the heroes behind the largest independent superhero universe in comics with limited edition chase sets and packs on any iOS device!

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Businesscomic convention

Last week, at the Tampa Bay Comic Con, Rick Whitelock had $85,000 worth of comics stolen from his booth. Those comics, are now back in the store’s possession, after an anonymous caller returned them as a “mistake”.

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BusinessOni PressPress Release

PRESS RELEASE: Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, is proud to announce the hiring of David Dissanayake as Sales Manager.

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With the new Us vs Them event happening at Marvel, Champions looks to be a big hit among readers. Marvel is helping you get your hands on Champions #1 with a series of launch parties on October 5th.

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Marvel has announced it has signed artist Aaron Kuder to an exclusive contract with the publisher.

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AnimeBusinessPress ReleaseVIZ Media

PRESS RELEASE:   VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, has announced a partnership with Rooster Teeth, the Austin, TX-based entertainment and media company behind the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed to Japan.

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BusinessDungeons And DragonsGamingwizards of the coast

Many of us use as a virtual tabletop for all of our RPG games. Recently, 5E data has begun appearing in the system, and this morning, Wizards of the Coast and Roll20 have announced a new licensing deal to distribute even more Dungeons and Dragons content via the Roll20 system.

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After a month of back and forth in bankruptcy court, and even with a seven day extension, Hastings will close for good at the end of October.

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BusinessIDW Publishing

PRESS RELEASE: It’s Alive! Like a bolt of lighting, a new publishing deal has struck and IDW Publishing is excited to present the most electrifying new imprint of the year, It’s Alive!

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BusinesscomixologyDigital Comics

PRESS RELEASE:   Europe Comics and Cinebook will make their comiXology debut today with a new distribution agreement to sell English translations of noted bandes dessinées (BD) on comiXology. Customers will be able to purchase over 45 titles today available digitally for the first time in English on comiXology. Noted titles include longtime fan favorites like XIII, Largo Winch, Lucky Luke, Thorgal and Valerian.

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BusinessPress ReleaseWizard World

Wizard World, Inc. (the “Company” or “Wizard World”), a leading producer of entertainment and pop culture events in North America, today announced that it has promoted Randy Malinoff to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. The announcement was jointly made by Paul Kessler, Chairman of the Board, and John D. Maatta, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wizard World with Mr. Malinoff reporting directly to Mr. Maatta.

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BusinessPress ReleaseSolicitationsTitan Comics

PRESS RELEASE:   Titan Comics is drawing down on the iconic crime imprint Hard Case Crime, ready to pull the trigger on a brand new line of comic books.

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