Marvel Comics has just confirmed that in addition to not having any new comic book titles printed in store this week, they will not be distributing any digitally either. Whether through the Marvel app, ComiXology or Kindle, although the wording indicates that they can continue with the digital editions of the collected editions. This is in line with the decision made by most of the other major comic book publishers, including DC Comics. This represents a unified response to the direct comic book publisher marketplace, Dan Buckley, The president of Marvel Entertainment has made the following statement to retailers and the press.
To all our partners in the retail community,
Thank you for all your notes, discussions and the absolute determination we have heard and seen from you over the past few weeks. This has been a difficult situation for everyone, and the safety and well-being of you, your families and your communities continues to be at the heart of our concerns.
As you know there will unfortunately be no new print titles available in your stores this week. Marvel will also be will not be releasing any new comic book titles digitally on April 1. This is a fluid situation with details changing every day, so we appreciate your patience and understanding as we all navigate through it. As more information becomes available, we will outline our long term plans and opportunities to support you and the industry.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please continue to contact us and share your comments. Revised release dates for our April 1 titles will be shared in the coming weeks.
Please stay safe and healthy.
President, Marvel Entertainment
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