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Comics And Graphic Novel Sales Top $1.2 Billion In 2019

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Comics and graphic novel sales topped $1.2 billion in 2019, according to a new joint estimate by Comichron’s John Jackson Miller and ICv2’s Milton Griepp.  Total comics and graphic novel sales to consumers in the U.S. and Canada were approximately $1.21 billion in 2019, an 11% increase over sales in …

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DC Cuts Ties with Diamond Comic Distributors

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Hollywood Reporter disclosed that DC Comics has dropped Diamond Comics Distributors as its long-standing partner after Diamond cut payments to publishes claiming cash-flow issues. An email sent to retailers explained, “We recognize that, to many of you, this may seem like a momentous decision. However, we can assure you that …

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University Games Acquires Maranda Games

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University Games announced the acquisition of Maranda Games, the award-winning manufacturer of outdoor recreation games, including the tailgating classic, Ladderball, and strategy board games, including Sneaky Statues. Maranda Games was founded in 1995 by Dawn and Mark Fuchs as a way to share two enjoyable areas of life – outdoor recreation and …

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Magnetic Press To Operate Independently Under Polarity Banner

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Three years almost to the day after the acquisition of Magnetic Press was announced at New York Comic Con, the former Lion Forge imprint is announced to return to its status as full-service publisher under the David Steward II founded Polarity holding company, which also operates Lion Forge Comics and …

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Sony Interactive Entertainment To Acquire Insomniac Games

Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) announced that SIE has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Insomniac Games, Inc. (“Insomniac Games”), a leading game developer and long-time partner of SIE, in its entirety. Insomniac Games is the developer of PlayStation 4’s (PS4) top-selling Marvel’s Spider-Man and the hugely popular PlayStation Ratchet & Clank franchise.  Upon completion …

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Lion Forge And Oni Press Annonce Merger

Lion Forge (St. Louis) and Oni Press (Portland) announce a merger which will set the two companies on a path to becoming the premier destination for original graphic storytelling, gaming, entertainment, and more. Polarity, the parent company of Lion Forge, will become the majority owner of the new combined entity, with …

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Comics and Graphic Novel Sales Hit New High in 2018

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Comics and graphic novel sales hit a new high in 2018, according to a new joint estimate by ICv2’s Milton Griepp and Comichron’s John Jackson Miller.  Total comics and graphic novel sales to consumers in the U.S. and Canada were approximately $1.095 billion in 2018, an $80 million increase over …

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BBC Studios and Lionsgate Television Announce Partnership to Jointly Create Original Programming and Scripted Formats for U.S. Market

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BBC Studios Los Angeles and Lionsgate Television have teamed up to identify, co-develop and co-fund scripted formats and original intellectual property for the U.S. market. As part of the first look agreement, the parties will create original series and draw upon the extensive formats from the prestigious BBC catalog. The BBC …

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Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment Team Up with Girl Scouts of the USA to Inspire and Foster the Next Generation of Female Entrepreneurs

In just a few months, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) will team up with the DC Super Hero Girls to inspire more girls to participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program®, the largest girl-led entrepreneurship program in the world. The program gives girls real-world experiences managing money, setting goals, …

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