This is the week that C2E2 ticket sales reach a frenzied level. The ComicsPRO Annual Meeting s happening RIGHT NOW in Portland. And we’re not there. BOOM! Studios presentation at ComicsPRO says all the right things. Turning the $1.00 spinner rack into a Reprint spinner rack. What if we just stopped stocking variant covers…? The results of 2 Twitter polls conducted this week. Batman #89 and how DC Comics has found a new playbook for the future of comic sales, and why that is horrifying. Dan DiDio is no longer the Co-Publisher of DC Comics. Why does another medium have to validate comics? Why can’t they be lauded for what they are?
Transportation to Store #2. How’d our only storewide sale of the year turn out? New store banner woes. Using and abusing Instagram. The new Signing Wall in River North. Phantom titles in Diamond’s system. It’s a great week for new books this coming week! DC got all of Dal’s letters and is making a Legion of Super-Heroes 5 Years Later omnibus!
There’s a new publisher in comics, full of familiar faces, and they have a whole new take on today's publishing market. References to AWA (Artists Writers Artisans) and TKO. Who’s up for a 5-issue Juggernaut series? We predict our sales numbers for the series. Y’all are flocking off of Batman (and Amazing Spider-Man). Is Dark Horse’s BANG! The next big speculator book? What about DC’s new character, Punchline? Thanks, ladies!