Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Tuesday's Headlines | Diamond Issue's Statement

Last week, DC has announced plans to resume publishing and distributing some weekly comic books starting April 28 - though the publisher has not yet publicly announced how it plans to distribute those comic books to retailers with leading industry distributor Diamond Comic Distributors currently suspending distribution.

Diamond has responded to DC's plans, re-stating previously announced plans of their own to resume distribution in mid- to late-May, depending on safety concerns surrounding coronavirus.

Diamond's statement follows in full:

"We value our partnership with DC and will continue to support them as a distributor. Our focus is squarely on getting our industries’ entertainment products in the hands of fans as quickly and as safely as possible. As we shared this morning with our vendors and retailers, we are currently building our restart plans and targeting mid- to late-May to being shipping new weekly product. If we see signs that it is safe to resume shipping earlier, we certainly will. However, with the limited number of retailers open and most customers on stay-at-home orders, our focus is on supporting our industry and the health and safety of our stakeholders."