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Tilting at Windmills - 10/23/2009

Tilting at Windmills - 10/23/2009

Brian Hibbs takes a look at Diamond Distributors and finds that, while he wouldn't call the comic book wholesaler blameless, the problems faced by today's retailers aren't solely due to the distributor's monopoly status.

Tilting at Windmills - 9/17/2009

Tilting at Windmills - 9/17/2009

Brian Hibbs looks back at what Paul Levitz has meant to the Direct Market over the last few decades, and what his exit from DC's executive branch may mean, not only for DC Comics, but for the entire comic book publishing industry.

Tilting at Windmills - 8/14/2009

Tilting at Windmills - 8/14/2009

This month, Brian takes a good look at the direct market, measures the pros and cons of the non-returnability aspect of it's set-up and explains why, in his mind, there's very little reason for retailers to want that to change.

Tilting at Windmills - 7/16/2009

Tilting at Windmills - 7/16/2009

What do Neil Gaiman, Tyrese Gibson, social networking and guerilla marketing have to do with each other? Quite a bit, it turns out, as Brian Hibbs illustrates in Tilting at Windmills latest cautionary tale.

Tilting at Windmills - 6/19/2009

Tilting at Windmills - 6/19/2009

"Captain America" #600's big release has come and gone, and fans have been debating the issue heavily all week, but what was the end result for the retailers? Brian Hibbs is back with his analysis of the event from the front lines.

Tilting at Windmills - 5/15/2009

Tilting at Windmills - 5/15/2009

This month, Brian Hibbs takes an in depth look into the whole "Wolverine" #73 before #72 controversy and whether or not it had the intended results for his store. Plus, Free Comic Book Day and how to make it even better.

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