Diamond Comic Distributors and DC Comics have announced that they have reached an agreement to extend some aspects of Diamond’s distribution of comics and collected editions, including to UK comic shops.
Following the announcement that DC Comics was to utilise the services iof new distributors in the US and cut its ties with Diamond, the two companies have now extended their agreement to fulfil reorders of in-stock comic periodicals previously offered for sale, fulfilling reorders until 31st July 2020 in the United States. Graphic novels and collections previously offered for sale on Final Order Cut-off of 1st June 2020 or prior will be available for replenishment reorders through 16th December and Direct Ship reorders through 22nd December 2020.
For Diamond UK shops, Diamond will continue to distribute new and backlist DC Comics products through until 31st December 2020 and will be working with DC Comics to offer products with an FOC date of 15th June to retailer customers as usual.
“The recovery of our retailer partners is of utmost importance to Diamond and DC as stores reopen amid many challenges,” said Steve Geppi, Founder of Diamond Comic Distributors and Chairman & CEO of Geppi Family Enterprises. “With respect for our long partnership with DC Comics, we are happy to work on a smooth transition.”
With thanks to Jeff Chahal
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.