Diamond woes-Some news of diamond distributor's woes has crept out. some internet frenzy/complaining has gone on, but I'll take a few pennies extra as a floor for the distribution and a few layoffs to not having the company around entirely. If Diamond went down, this whole comic book thing would collapse. I don't think we could get another distributor up and running fast enough to prevent the whole industry from imploding - best case would be some DC product might wind up distributed newsstand, if they could piggyback on Time Warner, but newsstand distribution sucks, I don't think DC would be able to handle 65% returns on 4 or 5 monthly books.
Instead of scorn, I think it would be best to throw in a prayer for the Diamond people.