Inside the insane bombshell in the comics distribution world

So, here’s some news: DC Comics has cut ties with Diamond Comic Distributors Inc.Yes, I hear the yawns. Most people don’t know how comic books and graphic novels get to where they buy them, nor do they care. But in this case, it turns out to be important.Here’s why: Diamond has had a virtual monopoly on distribution of comics and graphic novels to comic shops since the mid-1990s. But while Diamond was closed during the coronavirus shutdown, DC Comics (publisher of Superman, Batman, et al) announced it would continue to distribute through two new distributors it helped create. Then this week DC...


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