This issue was slated to appear on Friday, April 1, 2016. It went live on Podbean that day, but not on the JCU site.
Welcome to another milestone issue of Hey Kids, Comics!
For our 175th issue, your host Andrew Farmer sought to shine the HKC! spotlight on an oft overlooked segment of comics - the retailer.
Earlier this year the annual Comics Pro meeting was held in Portland, Oregon. This conference of the professional organization of comic book retailers marked the tenth year that comic shop owners gathered to meet executives and directors of comic companies, to share insights in marketing their business and their wares, and generally meet with their peers from across the country.
This year was remarkable in that DC Comics set out to promote the upcoming "Rebirth" event that is notable for flooding the market with twice-monthly publication of a large volume of titles. This conference is one of the most important gatherings of the year for comic book retailers and proved a fascinating topic of discussion. Join Andy and Cole "JediCole" Houston as they explore the challenges facing the interconnected aspects of comic publishing and retail today and in the months and years to come.