CBR has learned that Marvel Comics will not be releasing any new comics digitally for the week of April 8.
CBR has learned that Marvel Comics will not be releasing any new comic book titles digitally on April 8. This is the second week in a row that the publisher has refused to publish comics digitally, after Diamond Comic Distributors halted shipping of new comics due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
For the week of April 1, Marvel Entertainment chairman Dan Buckley outlined the publisher’s plan to not release any comics digitally. “As you know, unfortunately there will be no new print titles available in your stores this week. Marvel will also not be releasing new comic book titles digitally on April 1,” the statement said. “This is a fluid situation with details changing every day, so we appreciate your patience and understanding as we all navigate through this. As soon as more information becomes available, we will present our plans and opportunities. longer term to support you and the industry. “
With no physical comics shipped or sold for the foreseeable future, individual publishers have decided whether or not to publish digital comics, with the majority of larger publishers deciding to forgo their release.
Diamond Comic Distributors CEO Steve Geppi released a statement on the disruption of the comic book market by COVID-19, promising to “work with our publisher partners to develop programs that will address products already in the pipeline and what which will happen when we resume distribution “.
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