GameStop, the video game retailer, will start testing the sale of comic books later this month, according to a new report. The retailer already sells physical and digital video games, gaming consoles and accessories, as well as game-related toys and trinkets. The leak suggests GameStop will offer comic books from Marvel, DC, Image, and Oni Press.
Images reportedly showing comic book orders placed by GameStop have appeared at Bleeding Cool, which claims that GameStop will start selling the comics on June 15. What appear to be screenshots of the supposed orders show titles like “Rick & Morty #39,” “Moon Knight #195,” and “Captain America #703.”
The sales will take place as a trial, according to the report, with a total of 20 ThinkGeek stores and 20 GameStop stores being tapped to sell the products. The stores will reportedly stock new comics on a monthly basis. Only a small selection of popular comics will be stocked, at least during the trial.
The move is said to capitalize on the Collectibles trend, which is doing very well for the market at the moment. A successful trial could result in an expansion of the sales to other GameStop stores, but nothing is promised at this time. Exclusive variants of certain titles offered through GameStop have been teased.
SOURCE: Bleeding Cool