30 12 2009

So if you haven’t heard already, a vast majority of comic publishers — pretty much all of them — have decided to take this week off. Hell, even the Big Two, due to scheduling or in an interest to save a few bucks, have virtually nothing  coming out at your local comics shops save for the one comic (DC) and… a calendar (Marvel)?


Anyway, none of this wouldn’t be a big deal since we were planning on bring back one of our famous double-sized podcasts for our latest Best of, but then we heard word of this (Originally posted on the ICBW blog:

The other month Diamond Comic Distributors announced to comic shops that Diamond will not be shipping comics on the last week of December. That means on Wednesday, there will not be any new comics on the shelf of your local comic shop. There has been some talk about Diamond’s firm hold on the comic distribution industry, but I want to look past that and look at the opportunity this creates for small publishers and local comic book creators. This is a perfect storm that opens up those new release shelves for the independent community. We don’t have to be set aside to the small publisher shelf for once and can stand tall in the spots that the big, national publishers usually take. Not only is this an opportunity for creators, it’s a great opportunity for the reader as well. Instead of picking up their usual books, they can check out something new, different, and most likely something local.

In response to this, we at The Fourth Wall are coming back from our holiday hiatus early with our all-indie Comics Podcast. Our focus will be on all things Independent: from our reviews on some of this week’s ICBW exclusive titles, cover some books from such publishers like Radical, Dark Horse, and Dynamite that slipped through the cracks while we were away, and weigh in about our all-time favorites that weren’t made by anyone mainstream, so stay tuned for that.

But for right now, we’re here to help get the word out. We hope to do more justice with all this the next time ICBW comes around, but for now we leave it in the hands of the professionals.

Be sure to bookmark these links for the latest up-to-the-date news and, in the words of all those contributing,  “Get out there and celebrate Indy Comic Book Week!”



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