Something that’s been happening more and more in the comics industry is the effort to place comics in locations other than local comics shops. Recently, Toys R Us and GameStop have been working at it, but now there’s a new entry in this attempt. As reported here at MajorSpoilers.com, DC Comics will start selling $4.99 monthly 100-page monthly anthologies with one new tale and several reprints in an attempt to attract new customers! This will happen in 3,000 participating Walmarts. At the risk of repeating myself, all I can say is, go, Walmart, go!
These days, a lot of folks are turning to trade paperbacks instead of what some now call “floppies” or individual issues. (I guess they use that term since computer discs have largely fallen out of favor.)
There are good and bad aspects to this, so I thought I’d elaborate a little on them.
I rarely talk about Diamond two weeks in a row, but I came across a story indicating that, like Marvel and Image, DC is pulling their part of the Previews out of that monthly publication some of us refer to as “the phone book” because of its immense size.
I’ve been a comics fan for a looooonnnnnnggg time, and one of the things I’ve always enjoyed has been arriving at my local comics shop and picking up the newest titles on Wednesday, the day they’re released. Apparently, that’s a dying practice!
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again – Free Comic Book Day is one of the most creative and successful ways to attract new readers/customers into local comics shops ever conceived. Well, following on the heels of that success is Halloween ComicFest, which hasn’t quite caught on with the same vigor. However, I think it’s time to make this event another great one when it comes to spreading the word about our love for comics!
This year’s “Christmas in May” for comic book fans is now over, and it was a big success for many of us. Still, I believe some folks don’t quite understand what Free Comic Book Day is all about, so it didn’t work as well in some instances I heard about.
Hastings, the largest comic book chain store in the United States, is in a spot of trouble, and if something doesn’t happen in the next 60 days, the chain store may be forced to close.
Boom! Studios has to be feeling rather euphoric going into the weekend.Â First it was news that the latest issue of Irredeemable sold out in a single day, now the company is letting everyone know that the second issue of its take on the Philip K. Dick Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep story has also sold out at the distributor level. If you haven’t picked up the first two issues, and you like PKD’s work, then I suggest you get out to your LCS and pick up DADOES as soon as possible. And if your LCS has sold out
The older we get the faster time flies, and this week was no exception as we woke up on Monday, and before we knew it Sunday was already upon is.Â In all the chaos that is our lives, here’s a recap of the week that was. The Intardwebz are full of Trolls, and that is just sad I hear there is a comic convention taking place in the upcoming week. Good thing we have you covered. Harry Potter movie opens, and takes in $100 million world wide in a single day The Major Spoilers Crew plus two sat down to