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Month: March 2017

KowCast Ep 20 Take 2! – Listener Q&A: Variant Artists, Chasing Variants, and NYX #3

KowCast Ep 20 Take 2! – Listener Q&A: Variant Artists, Chasing Variants, and NYX #3

Let’s try this again!  After an audio issue sidelined this episode, James and Eric sat down to re-record.  This episode contains a cornucopia of variant cover questions, and some post Logan spec discussion about the outlook on the value of NYX #3. We discuss who the best variant artists to look at are, what considerations you may want to make, as well as what the turn around/flip market is for variants. Included in the discussion are some variants, or rare covers…

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KowCast Ep 19 – Shop Talk: Diamond Distribution & Distribution Wars

KowCast Ep 19 – Shop Talk: Diamond Distribution & Distribution Wars

  Once again James and Eric are joined in the “studio” by guest Chris, Kowabunga’s former owner, to discuss the distributor wars and what built up to Diamond’s sole distributorship in the current comic industry.  We also foray into what we think it would take for someone to mount a challenge to compete with Diamond, as well as other distributor disruptors. Talk of Wal-Mart, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Target, Archie, Marvel and more! If you have thoughts or questions about…

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KowCast Ep 18 – Shop Talk: Big Two vs Licensed vs Independent

KowCast Ep 18 – Shop Talk: Big Two vs Licensed vs Independent

Jump into the world of marketing comics in your shop with Eric and James. In this episode we discuss marketing and selling big two books versus licensed properties, as well as how independent books fit in to the fold.  This is the first discussion of what could be many about marketing books! We also tackle some overdue listener questions about flops, surprise hits, and why each happened. If you have thoughts or questions about what we discussed, join in the discussion…

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