Kids reading comics in a US store, in 1952

Creating Comics Guest Post: Is the Shine Coming Off Diamond?

Comics creator and publisher Brett Uren argues for the need for alternative distribution methods for independent comics into comic shops, outside of US market leader Diamond Distributors – and how, with some caveats, Kickstarter is proving a game changer… Talk to a longtime US comics fan or collector for long enough, and you’ll probably get ontoContinue reading Creating Comics Guest Post: Is the Shine Coming Off Diamond?

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New Service tracks Independent Comic Publishers

  Here’s an interesting and clearly well thought project: Indie Comics Tracker, a service enabling you to not only keep track of your favourite independent comic titles – but discover new ones, too. Indie Comics Tracker allows you to discover paid and free  indie comics from all over the world in various languages, purchase them,Continue reading New Service tracks Independent Comic Publishers

Panini’s Marvel Deal Under Threat?

Back when Disney bought out Marvel Comics, here at downthetubes we speculated Panini, which reprints Marvel titles across Europe, may find their titles under threat. Now, news site Bleeding Cool reports that as Disney has now finally taken charge of Marvel’s international licensing, those concerns might have some substance. Panini license Marvel extensively outside ofContinue reading Panini’s Marvel Deal Under Threat?