Captain Comics: More days of gloom and doom for comic book industry

Roughly every 20 years, Zombie Chicken Little rises from his grave and predicts the end of the comic book industry. The last time was in the late ‘90s, sooo … yep, here he comes, shambling along right on schedule.And, honestly, he could be right this time. A few weeks ago, Diamond Comic Distributors Inc. — which has a virtual monopoly on distributing comic books in North America — announced it would stop distributing to retailers all material scheduled for April and beyond, and directed printers not to send it any new shipments.That was unwelcome news to virtually everyone. Retailers need the ...


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