Marvel moving comic distribution to Penguin Random House

Unfortunately, this is common practice…and is why the forklift is the most dangerous piece of equipment in the world.

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Yeah, I was an 19 year old racing other 19 year old’s behind Lowes acting like idiots on forklifts… :wink:

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Sounds like the mini-game in the first, “Shenmue,” where you’d race forklifts at the docks.

…along with all other Marvel and IDW titles distributed by PRH.

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With this it will make PRH the biggest single issue distributor, I read.

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Hey Diamond, the bell tolls for thee

bleeding cool is “reporting”

  • Boom Studios rumored to be sold to Penguin Random House.
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While I think Bleeding Cool is more a gossip column than journalism, I would not be shocked to see Boom struggling and needing to make a major change.

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When SIKTC reprints are paying the bills apparently, you know you have issues as a publisher…

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plus either power rangers is getting a reboot and they are losing the rights


All I can say on this, as history has shown, when a big company buys an “indie/non-big-2” comic book publisher, the quality and sales tank.

Not sure why Ross sold BOOM. Maybe they took on too much debt.

Also, not sure why PRH bought BOOM. Maybe they want to exploit all available IP’s for media deals.

there are going to be a lot of unhappy people if they get rid of all their returnability

and at the same time i saw somewhere dstrly is going diamond only ( guessing lunar dropped them )

Buying the brand and they got the cash flow… makes stock holders happy on acquisitions is probably main reason most companies do this.

BOOM! is probably better off with PRH… hopefully the first thing they do is stop reprinting the same old junk with new cover and get on with obtaining new creators with fresh new ideas… I’m so sick of the same old shit being produced from not only BOOM! but plenty of others, like Image, they’re just as bad at the cash cow milking…

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when big corporation acquires a smaller company usually it is only a matter of time until it’s absorbed into something else or completely decimated and shut down. I have concerns…

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Oh wait, I finally read the entire message from Ross Richie… seems like he sold BOOM! because he wants to go on long vacations now… that’s the real reason it was sold! :wink:

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That returnability is a reason their books don’t pop anymore. Well, one of a few reasons. I hope they get rid of it.