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The “Death” of indie comics?

Posted By Matt-M-McElroy On January 22, 2009 @ 7:49 am In Blogs | 2 Comments

Steve Bennett posted in his Confessions of a Comic Book Guy column It Was Fun While It Lasted [1] and then Michael Churchill of Pulp Nouveau Comix responded with Stop with the Doom and Gloom [2].

Basically Diamond has raised its minimum order level quite a bit and many of the small press/indie comics don’t sell enough to meet the new levels. This means several of these titles won’t be on the local shelves of your comic shop. You can check out Newsarama ‘s interview with Diamond’s Bill Schanes [3] for a bit more information.

I haven’t actually been in a local comic shop for some time. However, I still enjoy supporting small press comic publishers whenever I can. I buy them at conventions like Wizard World Chicago [4] and occasionally directly from the publisher’s website.

I also shop online at DriveThruComics.com [5] and IndyPlanet.com [6].

Here at Flames Rising we are hoping to further support small press comics with new comic reviews [7] and the occasional promotion. If you have a favorite Horror or Dark Fantasy comic, we encourage you to write up a review and send it our way.

So, what do you think, are indie comics dead? Why or why not?


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[1] It Was Fun While It Lasted: http://www.icv2.com/articles/talkback/14136.html

[2] Stop with the Doom and Gloom: http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/14138.html

[3] Diamond’s Bill Schanes: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/010921-Schanes-Diamond.html

[4] Wizard World Chicago: http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ch.html

[5] DriveThruComics.com: http://www.flamesrising.com=http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/index.php?affiliate_id=22713

[6] IndyPlanet.com: http://www.indyplanet.com/catalog

[7] new comic reviews: http://www.flamesrising.com/category/reviews/comic-book-reviews/

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