Sunday, June 7, 2020

Weekend Headlines | IDW Publishing Issue's Statement

While not addressing the shockwaves caused by DC cutting ties with Diamond Comic Distributors directly, Friday IDW Publishing issued a pledge of support for Direct Market comic book shop owners on one of the most volatile days in industry history.

The San Diego, CA-based publisher announced it is extending returnability for at least another seven weeks, in an effort to help alleviate financial risk for retailers caught in the middle of the sudden distribution upheaval.

"In a year of comic market volatility and uncertainty, IDW is pledging its support for Direct Market comic retailers by extending full returnability on all new releases through at least the end of July, and removing all associated fees for the foreseeable future," reads the publisher's pledge. "These moves help to provide comic specialty shops a risk-free opportunity to stock new launches and other key IDW releases -- allowing retailers to order with confidence and effectively gauge customer demand."