Comic Shop News is sold to comic shops in bundles of 90 and distributed for free; the publication has always been profitable, the owners said, but they announced in September that they were putting it up for sale (see “Batty and Biggers Put ‘Comic Shop News’ on the Block”).
Witting started his career in animation, including working on three seasons of Disney’s Gargoyles, then went on to produce video games before founding the software agency Rocket / DEPT, which he recently sold. Gile was a high school English teacher before becoming a comics retailer; he owns Stairway to Heaven Comics in Newington, NH.
Issue #1846, the last for Batty and Biggers, will feature the Red K awards with the best and worst of 2022. After that, Biggers will work on a graphic novel that he has had in progress for a while, and Batty will focus on his writing.