NOT RECORDED IN A MOVING VEHICLE! You’re welcome. There’s a bunch of Marvel things to talk about: Legacy numbering, movie/TV advertising and geo-targeted character interaction, yet another new X-Men team book. We like SOME of this. We are 1 week into Women’s Comics Month. How is it going? 1st quarter 2017 sales are down 10% thus far. The number of brand new titles coming out in May is staggering. Will Patrick be on a Diamond Retailer Summit panel? We had a C2E2 scavenger hunt at the store. Having an actual, mailing address mailing list; not emails. Our business neighbor is now a Cards for Cash store. Read Grass Roots #1 (and Gwenpool, for Da
This is mercifully the last of our recorded-in-the-car episodes, on the way home from Memphis, Tennessee. Friday and Saturday of the conference in one episode. Valiant suite party. Workshop recap. The Keynote address! Stocking more Young Adult books. 32 roundtable discussions. Dinner with :01 First Second. (also, the name Patrick forgot was Miranda) Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Auction. Diamond warehouse tour in Olive Branch, Mississippi.
This is the second of out recorded-in-the-car episodes, on the way home from Memphis, Tennessee. It’s noisy and raining and you don’t have to hear us get lost this time. I mean, we DID, you just don’t hear it. It’s a full Thursday rundown of the conference. Marvel talks! How was their year? DC takes the rest of the day! Comics, trades, marketing and collectibles. Patrick only slept a tiny bit during the presentations. Lunch workshops. Patrick hosted one about store signings and Dal sat in on one about product diversification in stores. Dinner at King Jerry Lawler’s Hall of Fame Grille. Plus! A special guest appearance from 2 other Chicago podcasters (thanks to the MLW Radio Network)!
This is the first of three (3!!) recorded-in-the-car episodes, to and from Memphis, Tennessee. And that means rushing car noises abound. Sorry. On the way to the 2017 ComicsPRO Annual Meeting, listen as Patrick and Dal: -Get lost on I-57! -Talk about what they expect to be doing all weekend. -Learn Bane is getting a his own 12-issue series. -Realize Batwoman, Super Sons and The Wild Storm all debuted this week. -Tell you our retail neighbor, Boost Mobile, is going away. So is Impossible Industries. -Discuss that there is going to be a new Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man series, in which Peter returns to NY and gets mustard on his dress shirt. -And remind you our Revival Wake is this Wednesday! Opening song: “Memphis” by Joe Jackson.
Can a geek-centric marketing firm reach the audiences we don’t? Cancelling FiveStars is harder than getting FiveStars in the first place. Have you seen Legion? Dal has and likes it! As we predicted many, many episodes ago, Marvel’s next big “E” event is Captain America-centric and written by Nick Spencer. Is Marvel abandoning legacy characters and going back to the status quo? Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt are coming back to Challengers! Daniel Warren Johnson is also coming back to Challengers! Gene Ha wants to show you how special comic shops are. Working harder for 25% off.