ICv2: THE BUSINESS OF GEEK CULTURE
As They 'Engage in Active Conversation with Diamond'
March 29, 2020

In response to the coronavirus crisis, DC is exploring distributors in addition to Diamond Comic Distributors to get product to comic stores, the company said in an e-mail to retailers

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Made Profit in Fiscal Q4, But Lost Nearly a Half Billion Dollars for Year
March 27, 2020
An early indication of the demand for at-home entertainment in the coronavirus era has come in the form of GameStop’s reported same store sales for March, which were up 2%.
Via Simon & Schuster
March 27, 2020
Simon & Schuster is continuing to receive new VIZ Media manga and other book titles from printers and shipping them to accounts including book chains and online retailers.
Collecting Long-Running Series in Successful Format
March 27, 2020
The new series will put the long-running manga in the hardcover format that’s proved so successful for Dark Horse Comics in its repackaging of Berserk.
Share of Online Sales, and Free Comics with Comic Store Gift Cards
March 26, 2020
Black Mask is offering a share of online sales, and Vault Comics is incentivizing comic store gift cards.
In Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
March 26, 2020
Archie will pause Direct Market releases, delay Direct Market launches, and continue to ship newsstand and subscriber-focused titles.
'Mystery Boosters' for Stores, Admission Fees for 'MTG Arena' Tournaments
March 26, 2020
Wizards of the Coast will allocate free boosters to WPN stores, and allow them to charge admission fees for Magic: The Gathering - Arena tournaments.
To May
March 26, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Wizards of the Coast has announced new dates for Magic: The Gathering -- Ikoria: Lair of the Behemoths.
Which Close 'Non-Essential' Retail
March 26, 2020
Lockdown orders in 21 U.S. states and another 53 locales are now keeping at least 196 million people at home unelss they are engaged in essential activities.
With Print to Come Later
March 26, 2020
Artists, Writers, and Artisans Studios is going ahead with a launch for its first title, The Resistance , by J. Michael Straczynski and Mike Deodato, Jr., in webtoon format.
Coronavirus Shutdowns
March 26, 2020
In the wake of widespread state and local lockdown or “safer-at-home” orders, we’ve been receiving notices from a number of game companies that have suspended shipments.
Convention Turmoil Continues
March 26, 2020
The turmoil in the convention business continues, as the country’s largest library show is canceled; more.
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