Former Comics Retailer, Marvel Director of Publicity, Friend of Geppi Family Enterprises
January 12, 2023

Gemstone Vice President of Publishing J.C. Vaughn shared his obituary for comics retailer, Marvel Comics Director of Publicity, and friend of Geppi Family Enterprises Garry Guzzo.

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'What Do They Think We Are Doing?'
October 14, 2022
Mike Boze of HawgHead Comics & Gaming comments on the challenges facing retailers as well as DC Comics' shrinking digital comics release window.
'Crowdfunding Sites Are Taking Sales Away from Us at Some Point'
June 13, 2022
Mark Craddock of Comic Book World, Inc. in Florence and Louisville, Kentucky saw Paul Alexander Butler's column about Twitter and RPGs, and shared his thoughts.
On Hot Comics, 'Magic' Sales, 'HeroClix', Action Figures, More
December 14, 2021
In this Talk Back, Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics in Ankeny, Iowa wraps up 2021 with some observations on hot comics, Magic: The Gathering sales, HeroClix plans, action figure sales, and more.
'The Retailer Is the Loser'
October 14, 2021
Andy Battaglia of Comics Etc. writes in to share his experience with the first two weeks of Marvel shipments from Penguin Random House Publisher Services.
2021 Didn't Turn Out to Be a Return to Normal
October 14, 2021
In this Talk Back, Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics looks at the differences between what he expected to happen in 2021 and what has actually transpired, and wonders if things will ever return to "normal."
To Hire or Not, the Return of 'Magic' Gaming and Free Comic Book Day, and Comic Tie-Ins that Don't Work (and One that Does)
August 9, 2021
Lamberti talks about the challenges of hiring to handle increased sales, the return in in-store Magic: The Gathering gaming and Free Comic Book Day, and tie-ins that drive new customers (and ones that don't).
Comic Distribution Changes, on 'Modern Horizons 2' Prerelease, Free Comic Book Day, More
July 19, 2021
In this Talk Back, Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics in Ankeny, Iowa shared his experience with his new comic distributors, plus his thoughts on Modern Horizons 2, Free Comic Book Day, and more.
'Ordering Comics Is Very Complex'
June 28, 2021
In this Talk Back, Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics in Ankeny, Iowa talks about the difficulties of budgeting for new comics when there are so many variables.
'I'm Not Closing Down--I'm Just Changing the Way I Do Business.'
June 12, 2020
Comic book retailer Michael Tierney, of the Comic Book Store and Collector's Edition, has announced a big change in how he'll be doing business in the future.
'The Changes Are Going to be Profound and Permanent'
May 28, 2020
Tom Skulan of publisher FantaCo sent in this post, formatted as a Q&A, to share his thoughts on coronavirus crisis and its impact on the comics business from a historical perspective.
April 21, 2020
Saunders shared his thoughts on DC's distribution plans, a message he’s also sending to his customers today.