DC Comics announced it was parting ways with Diamond Comic Distribution, formerly the comic industry’s lone, monopolistic distributor. Geppi Family Enterprises owns Diamond. Comics published by DC will be distributed by the newly formed UCS Comic Distributors and Lunar Distribution, not by Diamond. This move began in late March. It was when the COVID-19 pandemic […]Continue Reading
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Steve Geppi, CEO of Geppi Family Enterprises and owner of Diamond Comic Distributors, announced a cockamamie scheme to capitalize on comic book shops reopening. Most comic book shops were forced to close their doors because of COVID-19. That, and because Diamond Comic Distributors, the lone distributor of comics, decided not to distribute. They also decided not […]Continue Reading
Independent comics publisher and prominent anti-Comicsgate YouTuber Preston Poulter registered the word “Comicgate” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Furthermore, Poulter is seeking a certification trademark. It will allow him to certify who gets to call their comic book “Comicsgate.” Those he deems worthy will get a unique logo to put on their book. […]Continue Reading
When I first heard Diamond Comic Distributors, the sole distributor for comic books in North America closed its doors, I didn’t think they had a choice. I was wrong. Even though the state of Maryland ordered all nonessential businesses to close because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it turned out Diamond didn’t have to close. Because […]Continue Reading
Diamond Comic Distributors sent a letter to comic publishers announcing it has decided not to them scheduled payments. This is the letter: Dear Diamond Vendor: As the world responds to the outbreak of COVID-19, our focus is on protecting employees, understanding the risks to our business, evaluating the risks to our industry and examining the […]Continue Reading
Perhaps when this COVID-19 pandemic is over, unprofessional comic book creators will begin treating customers better. For example, take a look at the following Twitter exchange: Newsarama tweeted a link to an article about a Summer cross-over event where all of the X-Men have swords. Aspiring comic artist Nate Niles responds to the tweet by […]Continue Reading