Current publishing practices we just don’t understand (such as releasing 2 new #1’s one week but 0 the next; uneven numbering). Who is the new Transformers comic series for? More people than you may realize. So many good books are coming out this upcoming week!! An interview with local artist and comic format innovator Rachel Bard. Is it ever a good sign when publishers seek investors? What we look for in emails from publishers, and how what we don’t look for may benefit other stores.
This episode rundown will not be in the order these topics are discussed on the show. How we choose each week’s front counter Challengers Choice. Future Instagram strategy and we don’t mean Gwenpool posts. Challengers was (very briefly) mentioned on BBC Radio 1. The 2019 Sale Shirts are in! Mercenary sales grabs can be fun (DCeased) and can just be blatant (Return of Wolverine). Which should have more content, the single issue comics of a graphic novel or the collection itself? Yes, you can take photos and/or video in Challengers, but we’d appreciate it if you ask us first.
The perception of Challengers to the non-comics population. Apparently we are a business for neighbors to be warned about. The ComicsPRO Annual Meeting is happening right now, and we’re not there! But retailers and publishers alike are making plans to save the industry, so let’s talk about that! Specifically DC Comics and BOOM! Studios, and not Marvel. Marvel is NOT helping. Marvel has 115 single issues of comics coming out in May (that does not include variant covers or graphic novels). Yes, Queensrÿche does play a role in this week’s episode, but not with their music. Surprise Friday store visit from Patrick’s Dad! He hasn’t been to the store in 4 years! Ashly cleaned the hell out of the store today! We mean, someone has to now that Donovan is gone.