We're catching everyone up on the latest comic book drama.
Several publishers have inquired with the new Direct Market distributor Lunar about distributing their books to comic shops, this has been confirmed by Newsarama.com.
Lunar is one of two distributors, along with UCS, that were launched in the wake of Diamond Comic Distributors' decision to suspend operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lunar and UCS, new ventures for the long-time mail order comics giants Discount Comic Book Service and Midtown Comics, were launched after DC inquired with the two about stepping in during the Diamond hiatus.
Lunar co-owner Christina Merkler tells Newsarama.com that they have had "several inquiries" from "a few smaller publishers," but have confirmed that Direct Market leader Marvel is not among those interested parties at this time.