Monday, December 31, 2018
The newest selling wave hitting comic book stores? Facebook Live. And a consortium of comic retailers is looking to make an almost-24-hour network called the Comic Book Shopping Network. Read all about it HERE at icv2.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
|Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild|
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
|Stan Lee, courtesy Stan Lee/POW! Entertainment|
I was lucky enough to spend the better part of two decades having lunch with Stan Lee every month or so. In that time, I learned his favorite lunch, his second-favorite lunch, his thoughts on God, and his favorite line from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. You can learn all this, too, by reading the Wired article.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
|Tim Finn, photo courtesy Hub Comics|
Tim Finn already had three jobs. But when the owner of his local comic store passed away, he took on job 4, and bought Hub Comics. Now, seven years later, you can learn what he's learned over at icv2.
Friday, September 14, 2018
|Ed Greenberg (with thumbs up) at Collector's Paradise|
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
|Ryan Higgins of Comics Conspiracy|
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
|Chart courtesy icv2.com and comichron.com|
You'd think these would be great times for comic fans, but some see nothing but gloom. So we ask the question: Does comics have an inferiority complex? Spoiler alert: Probably, but it shouldn't. Read ALL about it over at Wired.
Monday, July 2, 2018
|Getting around at San Diego Comic-Con, 2018|
Monday, June 18, 2018
|Mike Banks, owner and operator of Samurai Comics|
Today, Samurai Comics is three stores strong, and you can learn what Banks has learned over at icv2.
|The cover to the original "Palace of the Silver Princess"|
So when Dungeons and Dragons was first becoming a Real Big Deal in the early ’80s, sales were doubling every year. Management had one clear directive: Crank out more product!
But one product was so bad, TSR had to bury the entire print run in a landfill. Check out what made it so bad, and why copies today trade for $5000 on the collector market over at Wired.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
|Part of the warehouse at InStockTrades|
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
|George Pérez at Bedrock City Comics via GetSynd.com|
Monday, April 30, 2018
Eggs are good for you! No, they're bad!
Red wine is great for you! No, it'll kill you!
Hey, look at this "cancer-busting" food!
There's a lot of hype in health, and Dr. Nina Shapiro has done her level best to separate fact from fiction in Hype, her new book in which she tells everyone how to calm down and focus on what really matters in health and wellness. Read an interview with Shapiro at LiveScience, and…have a glass of water. Just one will do.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
|Challengers Comics in Chicago, 110 suppliers!|
Read all about the wealth of different distributors stores use over at icv2.
Friday, March 2, 2018
Does Twitter Destroy creativity? The short answer is yeah, it sure can. You have to guard against it. For the longer answer, with some nuance from comic, TV, and novelist creatives, read the full story over at Newsarama.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
|Ryan Liebowitz at Golden Apple Comics|
Ryan Liebowitz knows all about legacy, food, and comic books. His journey took him through the catering business and back into his family business. As he enters his 14th year running Los Angeles' venerable Golden Apple Comics, see what he's learned at icv2.
Monday, January 22, 2018
|Tate's Comics (top) and Tate Ottati; photos courtesy Tate's Comics|
When you're 17 years old and just quadrupled your money in the stock market, what do you do? You open a comic store, of course!
That's what Tate Ottati did 25 years ago, and he's still going strong. Find out the wisdom he's gleaned after 25 years on the retail front lines HERE at icv2.