Unrest Hits the Comics Business – Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Unrest Hits the Comics Business – Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Who knew Corona Virus would still be here, and has apparently infected the minds certain muckety-mucks at DC Comics. They have decided to break the distribution system that has worked for over 24 years by terminating their agreement with Diamond Distribution. They will be distributing through other channels and leaving Marvel and Image and all the others with Diamond.

The last time something like this happened, Marvel pulled away from the status quo, went exclusive with Heroes World and almost stopped publishing as their comics were caught in a miasma of inexperience, stupidity, and incompetence. They later came crawling back to Diamond, the only survivor of the Distribution collapse. Will DC suffer the same fate, or will they “win” while Diamond suffers by the loss of volume. AND, will the number of comic stores start to dwindle as they are forced to deal with 2 suppliers, one of which is unproven and inexperienced? Will the decreasing number of stores then have a domino effect as smaller publishers lose sales of small quantities to small stores? Just saying, the destruction of “normal” is going to swarm over our industry, just like every industry and business sector in America, even the world. We don’t know exactly what “New Comics Day” is going to look like from now on, especially if DC holds tight on their insistence that THEIR comics will be on sale Tuesday, I’ll try to get the full update by next Tuesday, or Monday. Right here.

That’s some kind of disruption for the sake of destruction. I don’t know,  maybe you all WANT to come here twice a week for new comics, or you can wait until Wednesday for the rest of the batch, or there will be so much attrition in the ranks of the small publishers that Wednesday will just be Marvel Day, because Image, IDW, Boom and Dynamic all follow DC and that’s all there is 12 months from now. The only thing we know is that we’ll try to get everything we always have, and we don’t know exactly what we are going to have to do to do it. Word, Watch this space. THIS week is pretty small, again, and we are STILL (sort of) following the County’s Directive to be closed, but we will be allowing limited access. Please look at the list below and make an order online to…

fbgbob@aol.com

Please put in a time window when you would be in the neighborhood, and include a phone number. We are serious about limiting access to the store to singles, or close family-like units, and asking for a short stay to make room for the next group.

And please wear a mask!

Watch this space and our Facebook page for latest news about the rest of the month, season, year, millenium, etc. (And text messages from 5-Star.) The complete list is found below. If you want to know about the next sale or store event, or whether or not WE ARE EVEN OPEN click here. Sign in here to get an email reminder for for ALL sales and other events. Also, you can go to     fb.fantasybooksandgames.com and you’ll be taken to our Facebook page. We also use our in-store 5-Star Rewards system to text similar announcements to your phone.

Thanks to Comics on the Green for this week’s images, which include many of the comics and a few of the books and other items we received today, and may have pics of things we didn’t and/or won’t get. Use the list, and maybe the picture. 

ADVENTUREMAN #1 $ 3.99
AMETHYST #3 (OF 6) $ 3.99
ARCHIE MILESTONES DIGEST #8 $ 7.99
BATMAN #92 $ 3.99
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NEW MUTANTS #10 $ 3.99
NIGHTWING #71 $ 3.99
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STEALTH #2 (OF 6) $ 3.99
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COMIC SHOP NEWS #1712 $ FREE

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