Hal Kinney of The Bookie in
Just returned from the Diamond Comics Retailer Seminar in
I doubt that one-fourth of the retailers present were able to get a copy, but I've already seen a copy on eBay less than 12 hours later. How many will be on next week? I also wonder how those retailers will be able to gauge their orders if they are already selling this 'retailers only' so-called bible.
The line for DC for a Jim Lee signed book was equally bad but at least they didn't run out of books.
The morning presentation was sparsely attended with maybe one-third of the dealers present, yet when it was over and it was time to get into the exhibition hall there were several hundred people in line already that didn't attend any of the presentations. Those were undoubtedly the ones that got the Spider-Man biblw (we'll be sure to see those copies on eBay soon!).
Wake up Marvel! Isn't it time to support the dealers that actually sell your books? Diamond could have told you exactly how many dealers would be at their seminar. Why print 200 copies for 1000 people?
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