Always Soulja Boy wrote:
Yeah but as always with this sort of thing, I imagine that all the comics that are being sold here won't be picked up at other locations. It just doesn't work that way .Say for example the News of the World (Sundays biggest paper) shut down recently. After an initial bump, other Sunday papers didn't rise that much in circulation. For some reason I doubt every comic sold at Pheonix will now be sold somewhere else.
The thing is, if it is in Diamonds top 25% of sales, it's not massively out there to say that if something like this happens 2 or 3 more times it could be horrific for the comics industry.
Well, I know that the owner is transfering the pull lists to another store, which could transplant some of the customer base successfully, but you're right, not all the customer base will make the move to another store. There could very well end up being a supply issue as well as stores run out of books due to Atomics' closing. When there's not much overstock for many popular titles, it wouldn't suprise me if it comes out that stores can't accomodate and get in more stock in time. However, that's just me talking out of my ass and I could be 100% wrong in that regard.
However, this won't affect Diamond as much as Borders (who had a far, far bigger account) shutting down will.