CBR News has learned that a number of Marvel Comics set to go on sale in direct market comic shops next week on Wednesaday, February 3 have been damaged in transit. Comic shops that are serviced primarily via Diamond’s Plattsburgh, NY Distribution Center may be affected, resulting in certain titles shipping one week later on February 10. Below is the release Diamond sent out to retailers informing them of which titles would have to be reprinted and reshipped. Stay tuned to CBR for more information on this story as it becomes available.
***** MARVEL COMICS DAMAGE ADVISORY
Dear Diamond Customer:
Due to a serious accident involving the truck transporting Marvel Comics titles from the printer to Diamond’s Distribution Centers, several Marvel titles were damaged or lost.
As a result, orders for several Marvel titles that were scheduled to arrive on February 3 will not be filled in full.
The situation affects three groups of titles.
***** GROUP ONE
Customers will be allocated to approximately 80%-95% of their total ordered quantities on the following Marvel books.
PLATTSBURGH CUSTOMERS, PLEASE NOTE: While a significant portion of your orders for these titles (about 60%-90%) will ship to you on February 3, you will receive some quantities of these titles ONE WEEK LATER, on February 10.
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE
DEC090501 INDOMITABLE IRON MAN B&W $3.99
DEC090497 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #23 $2.99
DEC090503 IRON MAN MAGAZINE SPECIAL EDITION $6.99
DEC090432 SIEGE #2 (OF 4) $3.99
DEC090434 SIEGE EMBEDDED #2 (OF 4) $3.99
DEC090458 SPIDER-MAN NOIR EYES WITHOUT A FACE #3 (OF 4) $3.99
DEC090464 ULTIMATE COMICS X #1 $3.99
DEC090558 WOLVERINE SAVAGE $3.99
DEC090456 X-MEN NOIR MARK OF CAIN #3 (OF 4) $3.99
***** GROUP TWO:
Two titles — INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #23 DEADPOOL VARIANT (DEC090498) and WOLVERINE SAVAGE DEADPOOL VARIANT (DEC090559) – incurred substantial damage and loss.
As a result, NO QUANTITIES of these titles will be distributed on February 3. These issues are being reprinted.
***** GROUP THREE
The following Marvel books will NOT be allocated by Diamond Distribution Centers.
PLATTSBURGH CUSTOMERS: You should expect to receive split shipments of your quantities of these titles, with approximately 80% or more arriving on February 3, followed by the balance on February 10.
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE
DEC090564 CABLE #23 $2.99
DEC090460 DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #896 $2.99
DEC090433 SIEGE #2 (OF 4) DELL’OTTO VAR $3.99
OCT098180 SIEGE #2 (OF 4) QUESADA SKETCH VAR (PP #898) $3.99
DEC090459 SPIDER-MAN NOIR EYES WITHOUT A FACE #3 (OF 4) VAR $3.99
DEC090518 TORCH #5 (OF 8) $3.99
DEC090466 ULTIMATE COMICS X #1 A ADAMS FOILOGRAM VAR $3.99
DEC090468 ULTIMATE COMICS X #1 A ADAMS SPOILER LINE-UP VAR $3.99
DEC090465 ULTIMATE COMICS X #1 A ADAMS VILLAIN VAR $3.99
DEC090551 WOLVERINE WEAPON X #10 $3.99
DEC090457 X-MEN NOIR MARK OF CAIN #3 (OF 4) VAR $3.99
Marvel is working to quickly reprint the impacted quantities of each book. Quantities not received on February 3 should ship from one to two weeks of that initial ship date.
Diamond regrets any inconvenience this situation creates for you and your customers. If you have additional questions regarding this announcement, please contact your Diamond Customer Service Representative. Thank you.
DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS