While this weeks new book releases shouldn’t be affected, forthcoming comic book releases will be halted as Diamond stop shipping to warehouses until further notice due to the escalating Coronavirus pandemic.
Diamond Comic Distributors is requesting that no more product be shipped to any of its warehouse until further notice. Product already in its warehouses will be distributed, such that it can, but after that they will be distributing no more comics, magazine, books, toys, games, or any other product until further notice.
Diamond Comic Distributors are the exclusive distributors to the direct market of comic book stores for Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, Dynamite, Boom and man, many more publishers. Without Diamond, that would be it.
There are early plans for digital first releases and plans to ship to retailers who can accept them but whatever happens, this will inevitably change the industry going forward, perhaps forever.