DC has informed retailers that a sizeable portion of its upcoming releases will be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic's ongoing impact on global supply chains.
"DC faces an unprecedented strain on the global supply chain, affecting all of us in the comic industry and beyond," reads a statement circulated to retailers by DC marketing manager Albert Ching on August 25.
"Up to this point, we've been able to keep delays and shortages to a minimum, but with recent notifications about covid-related port closures, international and domestic freight delays, workforce shortages, and a severely allocated paper supply, we are unable to continue to manage this situation without disruption."
DC has now revised the release dates for 28 upcoming single issues, along with five collected editions. Although this is the initial list, DC's spokesperson says the company does "expect further shifts in the future. DC will communicate these moves clearly and quickly."
Here is a list of the affected individual comic books, and their updated release dates:
Batman: Reptilian #5 - November 2
Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Two #4 - September 14
Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Two #5 - September 21
Batman: The Long Halloween Special #1 - October 19
Batman/Catwoman #8 - October 19
Batman the Detective #5 - September 21
Blue & Gold #2 - September 7
Blue & Gold #3 - September 28
Green Lantern 2021 Annual - September 7
Hardware: Season One #2 - September 21
Justice League #67 - September 14
Locke & Key/The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone #2 - September 28
Nubia & the Amazons #1 - October 19
Static: Season One #3 - August 31
Static: Season One #4 - October 12
Static: Season One #5 - November 16
Static: Season One #6 - December 21
Suicide Squad: Get Joker! #3 - November 2
Suicide Squad 2021 Annual - September 7
Superman: Son of Kal-El #3 - September 14
Superman '78 #3 - November 2
Superman Son of Kal-El #4 - September 21
Teen Titans Academy #7 - October 12
Teen Titans Academy #8 - November 2
Wonder Girl #4 - October 12
Wonder Girl #5 - November 9
Wonder Girl #6 - November 23
Wonder Girl #7 - December 7