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.
'Nothing But Good News'
April 19, 2020
Michael Tierney of two stores in Little Rock, Arkansas shared the response in his stores to the news that DC Comics would resume shipping some comics in late April.
'The End of DC Comics?'
April 18, 2020
Peter DeFelice of Pyramid Comics and Cards in Sparta, New Jersey saw the news of DC Comics' plans to begin distributing new comics and doesn't like it.
Marketing and Expanding the Base
April 7, 2020
Darin Henry, writer/publisher at Sitcomics, offers this two-step plan for saving comics.
'It Was the Middle of a Sunny Day of 1991 in Paris'
April 4, 2020
We received this statement from Humanoids Publishing about the passing of comics and game artist Juan Gimenez from the Covid-19 coronavirus.
'Profits Over Public Safety'
April 4, 2020
Longtime Diamond Comic Distributors executive Bill Schanes (retired) spoke up about the continuation of graphic novel operations in the book channel, arguing they put "profits over public safety."