comics retail

Comics Alliance Presents 'Kate Or Die' In 'Clean House'
Welcome to the latest episode of ComicsAlliance Presents “Kate or Die,” a series of exclusive comic strips created by one of our favorite cartoonists, Kate Leth! In this episode, Kate -- a part-time comics retailer -- offers advice to those comics shops who could make their businesses …
5 Takeaways From Publishers Weekly's Comics Retailer Survey
The big headline on Publishers Weekly’s site when it published the results of its comics retailer survey last month blared that comics sales were down during the early months of 2014, though retailers seem relatively optimistic about it.
What comes after is a sometimes difficult-to-parse snapshot of …
What Does A 'New Number One' Mean To Comic Book Retailers?
Last week ComicsAlliance published an editorial by Matt D. Wilson's titled What Does A Number One Issue Mean? In that piece, Matt criticized American comic book publishers' reliance on the "all-new #1 issue" scheme, describing it as a "myth" with respect to creative di…
Touring the Marvel Retailer Resource Center [Review]
As evidenced by the fact that I still have the occasional nightmare about missing order deadlines, I worked at a comic book store for six years. During that time, I became pretty familiar with the struggles and annoyances that retailers go through, and even though I haven't been on that side of thin…
‘Justice League’ #1 Scores More Than 200,000 Pre-Orders
With DC Comics' line-wide relaunch kicking off next week, the industry has been holding its collective breath wondering whether the publisher's gambit will be rewarded with sales proportional to the event's robust marketing efforts. According to Hero Complex, DC's strategy seems to be paying off -- …
PSAs From Panels: How to Preorder Your Comic Books [Comic]
After the response to the recent Public Service Announcement by the cast of The Rack, a webcomic set in a comic book shop called Panels, ComicsAlliance will be featuring more helpful Public Service Announcements about comics culture on the regular in an exclusive feature called PSAs From Panels by K…