New 'Binge Age' Distribution Model Promises Triple-Sized $3.99 Comics

Binge Book Catalog
Credit: Sitcomics
Credit: Sitcomics
Press Release
 
Look alive, comic book fans! There’s still one more gift tucked under your trees. Introducing “Sell-Through Distribution,” a new national comic book distribution system from Santa Monica-based publishing startup Sitcomics™ that will ring in the new year by putting the buying power back in the hands of readers. “The last few years have seen a seismic shift towards binge entertainment,” says Sitcomics™ publisher and TV sitcom writer Darin Henry. “Audiences now expect their entertainment to be complete, immediate, affordable and very, very good. Sell-Through Distribution is a 21st century approach that gives comic book readers across the United States the accessibility and format that’s perfectly suited for this new Binge Age.” 
 
Sell-Through Distribution will usher in The Binge Age of Comics on Wednesday January 3rd when over 100 comic shops in all 50 states, including Comix Experience in San Francisco, Mile High Comics in Denver, Fat Jack’s Comicrypt in Philadelphia and all eleven locations of Graham Crackers Comics, begin handing out free copies of The 2018 Binge Book™ Catalog to their pull list subscribers. The glossy, 8-page catalog contains complete solicitations for Sitcomics’ 2018 wave of Binge Books™, the all-new, exclusive comic book format that gives readers a complete, 64-page, full-color, story arc for only $3.99. Customers have until January 25th to place orders at participating shops, but instead of the usual three-month gap between solicitations and release date, Sell-Through Distribution allows readers to pick up their brand-new Sitcomics less than a week later, on Wednesday January 31st, 2018! 
 
The creation of Sell-Through Distribution was inspired by Sitcomics’ unique 64-page Binge Book™ format which guarantees readers three times the usual amount of story and art for only $3.99. “Comics aren’t necessities. They’re entertainment and people now have infinite choices for how to spend their limited time and money,” explains Henry, whose TV credits include writing for Seinfeld and Futurama as well as executive producing the hit Disney sitcom KC Undercover. “Comic book publishers’ outdated approach of charging four dollars for an unsatisfying chunk of a story is no longer viable when that same amount of money can buy two weeks of online streaming. My new Binge Book™ format gives every reader, new and old, a satisfying, self-contained entertainment experience.” 
 
Sitcomics is inviting every comic book store in the US to take part in its Sell-Through Distribution System but retailers won’t be asked to stock any Binge Books™ unless and until their customers use the catalog to order them. Readers who want more for their four-dollar entertainment investment should ask their local comic book shop to order the totally free 2018 Binge Book Catalog by emailing the publisher at editor@sitcomics.net. Shops that do decide to stock Sitcomics for their shelves will be eligible for the company’s new returnability policy. 
Sitcomics will announce its complete solicitations, including plot summaries and creative teams on January 2nd, 2018. Additional announcements will follow, including locations of appearances by Sitcomics creators in comic shops across the USA on January 31st, 2018. 
Below is a list of all retailers participating in Sitcomics’ Sell-Through Distribution System as of 12/28/17: 
 
ALABAMA 
CAPITOL CITY COMICS 
 
ALASKA 
THE COMIC SHOP 
 
ARIZONA
JESSE JAMES COMICS 
 
ARKANSAS 
KAPOW! COMICS 
 
CALIFORNIA 
COMIX EXPERIENCE 
COMICS CONSPIRACY 
THE COMIC BUG 
HI DE HO/GEOFFREY’S COMICS 
YESTERYEAR COMICS 
THE PERKY NERD 
EMERALD KNIGHTS 
HOUSE OF SECRETS 
AVALON COMICS AND GAMES 
KIMZAR KOLLECTABLES 
P DOT’S COMICS & COLLECTIBLES 
LEGACY COMICS 
PULP FICTION 
PAPER HEROS COMICS 
HEROES COMICS (FRESNO)
4 COLOR FANTASIES 
COMICS FACTORY
 
COLORADO 
MILE HIGH COMICS 
 
CONNECTICUT 
THE COMIC CAVE 
 
DELAWARE 
CAPTAIN BLUE HEN COMICS 
FAMOUS FACES & FUNNIES 
 
GEORGIA 
DR. NO’S COMICS 
 
HAWAII 
OTHER REALMS 
 
IDAHO 
CAPTAIN COMICS 
 
ILLINOIS 
GRAHAM CRACKERS COMICS 
ALTER EGO COMICS 
 
INDIANA 
COMIC QUEST 
 
IOWA 
RODMAN COMICS 
 
KANSAS 
PRAIRIE DOG COMICS 
 
KENTUCKY 
COMIC WORLD 
 
LOUISIANA 
BSI COMICS 
 
MAINE 
COAST CITY COMICS 
 
MARYLAND 
CARDS, COMICS & COLLECTIBLES 
 
MASSACHUSETTS 
THE HALL OF COMICS 
 
MICHIGAN 
GREEN BRAIN COMICS 
 
MINNESOTA 
ISSUES NEEDED COMICS 
 
MISSISSIPPI 
SOUTHERN FRIED COMICS 
 
MISSOURI 
ALL AMERICAN COLLECTIBLES 
 
MONTANA 
MUSE COMICS 
 
NEBRASKA 
THE DRAGON’S LAIR 
 
NEVADA 
ALTERNATE REALITY 
 
NEW HAMPSHIRE 
DOUBLE MIDNIGHT 
 
NEW JERSEY 
DEWEY’S COMIC CITY 
FAT JACK’S COMICRYPT 
FUNNYBOOKS 
 
NEW MEXICO 
ZIA COMICS 
 
NEW YORK 
QUEEN CITY BOOKSTORE 
 
NORTH CAROLINA 
SSALEFISH COMICS 
HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND 
 
NORTH DAKOTA 
PARADOX COMICS 
OHIO LAUGHING 
OGRE COMICS 
 
OKLAHOMA 
IMPULSE CREATIONS 
 
OREGON 
ASTONISHING ADVENTURES 
 
PENNSYLVANIA 
FAT JACK’S COMICRYPT 
COMICS AND PAPERBACKS PLUS 
THE COMIC STORE COMIC STORE 
WEST COMIX CONNECTION 
PITTSBURGH COMICS 
COMIC WORLD 
 
RHODE ISLAND 
RAH-COCO’S 
 
SOUTH CAROLINA 
BORDERLANDS COMICS 
 
SOUTH DAKOTA 
RAINBOW COMICS 
 
TENNESSEE 
THE GOLDEN AGE, 1942 
 
TEXAS 
GEEK OUT 
 
UTAH 
BLACK CAT COMICS 
 
VERMONT 
KILLER RABBIT COMICS 
 
VIRGINIA 
VELOCITY COMICS 
 
WASHINGTON 
I LIKE COMICS 
 
WEST VIRGINIA 
COMIC WORLD 
 
WISCONSIN 
GRAHAM CRACKERS COMICS 
KOWABUNGA COMICS 
 
WYOMING 
DUGOUT COLLECTIBLES 
 
CANADA 
HOURGLASS COMICS
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