Increasing Backlist a Boon for Retailers
March 12, 2001
Although its ability to execute its strategy is yet to be proven, Marvel is in fact pursuing a two-pronged strategy that includes substantially increasing its output of trade paperbacks and graphic novels as well as trying to imrove sales of its periodical comics.
Pulp Fiction RPG Due This Summer
March 8, 2001
White Wolf has announced that Warren Ellis, the writer of The Authority, Planetary , and Transmetropolitan for DC's Vertigo line has signed on to write for White Wolf's pulp fiction role-playing game, Adventure , which will debut this summer.
Quantity Estimates Based on Diamond Indexes and External Title Data
February 28, 2001
This article contains a chart showing the top 200 comic titles by quantity ordered, based on Diamond's reported index numbers, actual orders obtained from non-Diamond sources, and interpolation of the remaining numbers.
Diamond's Top Merchant Talks Pop Culture Merchandise
February 27, 2001
In this interview, Schanes talks about his career, the market trends in major pop culture product categories, Diamond's plans for product selections in the coming year, and what he sees as the next hot thing.
Games Workshop Grants Exclusive on Major License
February 25, 2001
Alliance Game Distributors and Diamond Comic Distributors have announced that they will jointly have the exclusive right to distribute Game Workshop's new table-top war game based on the film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Ri ngs trilogy.