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Matt Maxwell On Diamond’s Post-Christmas Skip Week
posted August 20, 2009

I won't pretend to know what the repercussions of Diamond's skip week after Christmas will be, but it does send a chill.

I'll also add that I've been to more than one comic store that hosts large end-of-year sales (though not typically on new stock) to clear out inventory and fill up the books for the calendar year. If there aren't new books to draw people in (at a time when they're likely to have some extra money or gift certificates or whatever), that reality will likely take a bite out of end-of-year festivities as well.