It’s certainly the biggest news story in the Comic Book Industry as Publisher DC Comics has cut ties with Diamond Comics Distribution! (Say it isn’t so!) Unfortunately, it is true according to Hollywood Reporter’s Graeme McMillan, an email to retailers was sent on Friday morning telling customers that all orders for DC products will be fulfilled by Lunar Distribution and UCS Comic Distributors for periodical releases and Penguin Random House for Graphic Novels and Collected Editions. Graphic Policy has an exclusive copy of the email, you can read the email here.
“We recognize that, to many of you, this may seem like a momentous decision. However, we can assure you that this change in DC’s distribution plans has not been made lightly and follows a long period of thought and consideration. The change of direction is in line with DC’s overall strategic vision intended to improve the health of, and strengthen, the Direct Market as well as grow the number of fans who read comics worldwide. In the near term, Diamond will only be fulfilling orders placed through June 1 Final Order Cut-Off and will not solicit the sale of new DC titles further. To ensure a smooth transition for retailers, DC will suspend Final Order Cut-Off for June 8, making those books available to order on Final Order Cut-Off on June 15.”Message to Retailers
For more on this story, THR has an exclusive statement from DC.DC Collectibles presents the 99th statue in its Batman Black and White line: Batman by Doug Mahnke. This gravity-defying statue features Batman in mid-leap with his grappling gun at the ready. The Batman Black and White line wouldn’t be complete without this statue, which showcases Mahnke’s extensive work on Batman from the early 2000s. The Batman Black and White by Doug Mahnke Statue is a limited edition of only 5,000 pieces and is individually numbered. The statue measures approximately 7 1/3-inches tall.
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