Top Shelf Comics saved!
Top Shelf Comics has been saved by netizens who rushed to buy their stuff to keep them in business after they were nearly fatally stiffed by a bankrupt distributor. Well done, Internet!
On Tuesday, after we made the announcement of our book trade distributor filing for Chapter 11 (and the subsequent fatal impact that this had on our own operation), we received over 200 phone orders and 850 on-line and email orders to boot. This staggering 1000 orders has not only made us operational again (and put several thousand copies of our graphic novels into circulation), but has also reaffirmed to us that the comics industry is back, revitalized, and ready to take on the world. We’re even estimating that over 100,000 people received the news or were personally involved in the discussion of this on-line event on that day.