Via Simon & Schuster
March 27, 2020

Simon & Schuster is continuing to receive new VIZ Media manga and other book titles from printers and shipping them to accounts including book chains and online retailers.

Collecting Long-Running Series in Successful Format
March 27, 2020
The new series will put the long-running manga in the hardcover format that’s proved so successful for Dark Horse Comics in its repackaging of Berserk.
Share of Online Sales, and Free Comics with Comic Store Gift Cards
March 26, 2020
Black Mask is offering a share of online sales, and Vault Comics is incentivizing comic store gift cards.
In Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
March 26, 2020
Archie will pause Direct Market releases, delay Direct Market launches, and continue to ship newsstand and subscriber-focused titles.
Which Close 'Non-Essential' Retail
March 26, 2020
Lockdown orders in 21 U.S. states and another 53 locales are now keeping at least 196 million people at home unelss they are engaged in essential activities.
With Print to Come Later
March 26, 2020
Artists, Writers, and Artisans Studios is going ahead with a launch for its first title, The Resistance , by J. Michael Straczynski and Mike Deodato, Jr., in webtoon format.
Convention Turmoil Continues
March 26, 2020
The turmoil in the convention business continues, as the country’s largest library show is canceled; more.
'Where Is DC Comics During this Pandemic?'
March 25, 2020
Peter DeFelice of Pyramid Comics and Cards in Sparta, New Jersey is looking for something from the #2 comic publisher.
In Message to Retailers
March 25, 2020
Dark Horse CEO Mike Richardson has released a message to retailers via Twitter announcing a cut in output and returnability for comic stores in response to the coronavirus crisis.
At 92
March 25, 2020
Asterix co-creator Albert Uderzo passed away at 92.
This Week
March 25, 2020
The CBLDF has created a resource document for retailers that want to continue to reach customers without being able to do so in-store, and plans a webinar panel discussion on the topic this Friday.
Column by Rob Salkowitz
March 24, 2020
Patron companies count some of the largest fan and comic con organizers in the industry as customers, including ReedPOP, Otakon, Anime Expo, and Leftfield Media, among others.