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Monday, 11 May 2020



Hello!
Well what can I report after yesterday’s Government roadmap recommendations?

Well we now know that June 1st is the earliest that retail will have a phased opening and I would expect that larger chain stores will be first, followed by smaller non essentials like ourselves a week or so later.
So that’s at least a goal post to aim after this way long sales sabbatical.

Now on to the comic news.

As I mentioned in our last post Diamond are hoping to start receiving new product as of the 20th BUT only of DC comics and a few late IMAGE titles.
Every company (with the exception of DC) have drastically scaled back production and have totally revised (tentative) shipping dates and are only releasing a fraction of the amount of titles that would normally ship across a month.
Marvel will begin to ship new comic product EVERY OTHER week starting from 27th May (bit weird that)
I’ve included the TENTATIVE SHIPPING DATES below for the next 6 weeks but until we see invoices we can’t confirm 100% but it’s going to be pretty accurate.

We were considering opening for standing order and pre-order pick up and postulated the 13th or 20th as potential dates. Thanks for everyone who dropped me a line regarding this and the general consensus was that you would rather wait a little longer before venturing out and now in light of the latest recommendations from Government we are in full agreement.

So what happens to the comics that are shipping between now and when we reopen?

Well Diamond just basically sit on them until we ask them to deliver to the store which is what they are currently doing with the boxes of comics that should have been release on the 25th March. Now here is what I CAN do in regard to comics until we reopen in Brighton.
First of all here’s a bit of background on why just popping to open up is not an option.

1 All the staff are furloughed and cannot by law undertake any work for the business so that totally rules out opening currently. If the Governments advice had been different we would have taken a part time local member of staff and un-furloughed them.

2 As the only Director of the business who isn’t classed as vulnerable I AM allowed to undertake minimal tasks as stated by the furlough scheme so that’s how all the background stuff has been covered over the past 7 or so weeks. I would have worked the store with our un-furloughed staff member on the 13th and 20th.
A lot of you will be aware that I’m based in Hastings and use public transport for commuting so I can’t just pop down to the shop and with the Government’s advice still in place to avoid non-essential journeys it’s not an option and a bit scary on the safety scale.

3 We are still waiting for 2 of the acrylic sneeze screens for our counter tops to be delivered and for all our sakes we need to ensure that the store is as safe as we can make it before we attempt to open. On the positive side I have received our printed Dave’s Comics masks in medium large and extra-large and they ROCK! Likewise the largest of the sneeze screens, my ‘Social distancing’ floor tape what a new world yeah?

Now what I can do is have the Diamond deliveries sent to me here in Hastings where I can process the standing orders ready for pick up when we reopen.

That would at least mean that if you drop me an email and request a list of what comics are waiting for you I can confirm what we physically have in hand. 
Some of you have inquired if you can pay in advance for your standing orders and with the comics actually in hand that would be possible. 
Very simply that would work by you contacting me for contents of your standing order, me sending you a list of the titles, 
you confirming or adding/subtracting to it, 
me sending you a Paypal invoice link for the cost of the comics. 
So when we reopen it will speed up the whole check out process for you. 
Now the only problem with this is I won’t have access to any comics that you have yet to pick up that are sitting in our standing order department in the shop.
 This only applies to customers who did not visit the store by the close of business on Saturday 21st March to clear their standing order.

So later this week I should be receiving the VERY late March 25th comic delivery.

And then every Wednesday starting from the 20th May through to when we reopen our doors (early to mid-June) I would receive deliveries here in Hastings and pull standing orders.

Now some of you may be mulling the mail order possibilities of this scenario but again I stress I can only process the current deliveries not anything sitting in Brighton. Below I’ve listed the tentative shipping lists and you can see just how slim the new releases are on the weeks Marvel are shipping let alone the weeks they aren’t.

Mail order is super expensive and super slow at the moment but if you really, really, really want comics sent out to you it can be arranged just don’t say I didn’t warn you about the cost…
So there are some possibilities for you to at least know what’s going to be waiting for you when we reopen I hope that’s some sort of consolation.

Anyway with no further fanfare here is the super odd TENTATIVE shipping dates for MARVEL,DC & IMAGE over the next 6 weeks:
All other publishers are a little up in the air so they are not included check out the shipping this week/next week tabs on the blog from next week to get a hopefully full 100% accurate list of everyone.
                                                          WEDNESDAY 20TH MAY
DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/20/20
Batman #89 3rd Ptg.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/20/20
Batman and the Outsiders #12 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/20/20
Batman Giant #4

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/20/20
Daphne Byrne #4  (MR) Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/20/20
DC Super Stars #17 Facsimile Edition

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/20/20
DCeased: Unkillables #3 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/20/20
Dollhouse Family #6  (MR) Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/20/20
Dreaming #20 (MR)

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/20/20
Flash #753 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/20/20
Flash Giant #4

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/20/20
Green Lantern: Season 2 #3 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/20/20
Hawkman #23 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/20/20
House of Whispers #20 (MR)

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/20/20
Joker

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/20/20
Justice League #44 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/20/20
Nightwing #70 2nd Ptg.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/20/20
Plunge #3  (MR) Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/20/20
Red Hood: Outlaw #45 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/20/20
Wonder Woman #755 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/20/20
Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3  3rd Ptg.

IMAGE COMICS
05/20/20
BIRTHRIGHT #43                                             

IMAGE COMICS
05/20/20
BOG BODIES OGN (MR)                                        

IMAGE COMICS
05/20/20
Deadly Class #44

IMAGE COMICS
05/20/20
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #45 (MR)                      

IMAGE COMICS
05/20/20
Savage Dragon #248

IMAGE COMICS
05/20/20
SNOTGIRL TP VOL 03 IS THIS REAL LIFE                       



 WEDNESDAY 27TH MAY

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/27/20
Aquaman #59 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/27/20
Basketful of Heads #7  (MR) Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/27/20
Batman Beyond #43 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/27/20
Books of Magic #19 (MR)

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/27/20
Flash #754 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/27/20
Harley Quinn #72 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/27/20
He Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #6

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/27/20
Justice League #45 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/27/20
Lois Lane #10 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/27/20
Low Low Woods #5  (MR) Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/27/20
Metal Men #6 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/27/20
Our Fighting Forces Giant #1

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/27/20
Suicide Squad #5 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/27/20
Teen Titans #41 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/27/20
Terrifics #27

DC ENTERTAINMENT
05/27/20
Wonder Woman Giant #4

IMAGE COMICS
05/27/20
20XX #4 (MR)

IMAGE COMICS
05/27/20
EXORSISTERS #6 CVR A LAGACE & PANTAZIS                     

IMAGE COMICS
05/27/20
FARMHAND #15 (MR)                                          

IMAGE COMICS
05/27/20
MIRKA ANDOLFO MERCY #1 (OF 6) 2ND PTG (MR)                 

IMAGE COMICS
05/27/20
MIRKA ANDOLFO MERCY #2 (OF 6) CVR A ANDOLFO (MR)           

IMAGE COMICS
05/27/20
OUTER DARKNESS CHEW #2 (OF 3) CVR A CHAN (MR)              

MARVEL SHIPPING UPDATES
05/27/20
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #43

MARVEL SHIPPING UPDATES
05/27/20
AVENGERS #33

MARVEL SHIPPING UPDATES
05/27/20
MARAUDERS #10

MARVEL SHIPPING UPDATES
05/27/20
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #1

MARVEL SHIPPING UPDATES
05/27/20
VENOM #25


 WEDNESDAY 3RD JUNE

BOOM! ENTERTAINMENT
06/03/2020
Buffy: Every Generation #1 Cvr. A Main

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/03/2020
Action Comics #1022 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/03/2020
Batman Superman #9 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/03/2020
Birds of Prey #1 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/03/2020
Catwoman #22 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/03/2020
Catwoman 80th Anniv. 100-page Super Spect. #1 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/03/2020
Detective Comics #1022 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/03/2020
Event Leviathan: Checkmate #1 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/03/2020
Far Sector #6

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/03/2020
John Constantine: Hellblazer #6 (MR)

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/03/2020
Justice League Dark #22 Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/03/2020
Last God Sourcebook #1

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/03/2020
Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #104

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/03/2020
SHAZAM! #12 (RES) Std.

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/03/2020
Swamp Thing Giant #4

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/03/2020
Wonder Woman #756 Std.

IMAGE COMICS
06/03/2020
COPRA #6                                                   

IMAGE COMICS
06/03/2020
NAILBITER RETURNS #1                                       

IMAGE COMICS
06/03/2020
PAUL IS DEAD OGN                                           

IMAGE COMICS
06/03/2020
REAVER #8 (MR)                                             

IMAGE COMICS
06/03/2020
NOVEMBER HC VOL 02

IMAGE COMICS
06/03/2020
POSTAL DELIVERANCE #8



 WEDNESDAY 10TH JUNE

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
AMETHYST #3 (OF 6)                                         

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
BATMAN #92                                                 

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
BATMAN #92 1 25 PUNCHLINE JIMENEZ CARD STOCK VAR ED        

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
BATMAN #92 CARD STOCK ARTGERM VAR ED                       

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
BATMAN SECRET FILES #3                                     

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
BATMAN THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE #1 (OF 6)                   

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
BATMANS GRAVE #7 (OF 12)                                    

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
DC Classics: The Batman Adventures #1

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #7

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
FLASH #755                                                  

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
HARLEY QUINN #73                                           

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
HARLEY QUINN & THE BIRDS OF PREY #2 (OF 4) ARTHUR ADAMS VAR

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1                   

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE  #1 1940S ARTHUR ADAMS

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE  #1 1950S DAVID FINCH V

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE  #1 1960S F MATTINA VAR

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE  #1 1970S JIM LEE VAR E

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE  #1 1980S SEINKIEWICZ V

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE #1 1990S G DELLOTTO VA

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE  #1 2000S LEE BERMEJO V

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE  #1 2010S JOCK VAR ED 

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
JUSTICE LEAGUE #46                                         

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #21                                 

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #6                                  

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
LOIS LANE #11 (OF 12)                                      

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
NIGHTWING #71                                              

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
NIGHTWING #71 ALAN QUAH VAR ED                             

DC ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
SUPERMAN GIANT #3                                          

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
10/06/20
Boys: Dear Becky #1 (MR)

IMAGE COMICS
10/06/20
ADVENTUREMAN #1                                            

IMAGE COMICS
10/06/20
BITTER ROOT #8 CVR A GREENE (MR)                           

IMAGE COMICS
10/06/20
DECORUM #2 CVR A HUDDLESTON (MR)                            

IMAGE COMICS
10/06/20
DIE DIE DIE #10 (MR)                                       

IMAGE COMICS
10/06/20
ICE CREAM MAN #19 CVR A MORAZZO & OHALLORAN (MR)           

IMAGE COMICS
10/06/20
KILLADELPHIA #6 CVR A ALEXANDER (MR)                       

IMAGE COMICS
10/06/20
REDNECK #27

IMAGE COMICS
10/06/20
SONATA #10 CVR A ANACLETO & HABERLIN (MR)                  

IMAGE COMICS
10/06/20
STEALTH #2 (OF 6)                                          

IMAGE COMICS
10/06/20
UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #6 CVR A CAMUNCOLI (MR)               

MARVEL SHIPPING UPDATES
10/06/20
BLACK CAT #11

MARVEL SHIPPING UPDATES
10/06/20
DAREDEVIL #20

MARVEL SHIPPING UPDATES
10/06/20
DEADPOOL #5

MARVEL SHIPPING UPDATES
10/06/20
EXCALIBUR #10

MARVEL SHIPPING UPDATES
10/06/20
MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #17 OUT

MARVEL SHIPPING UPDATES
10/06/20
NEW MUTANTS #10

 

 WEDNESDAY 17TH JUNE

DC ENTERTAINMENT
17/06/20
AQUAMAN GIANT #4                                           

DC ENTERTAINMENT
17/06/20
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #13                               

DC ENTERTAINMENT
17/06/20
DAPHNE BYRNE #5 (OF 6) (MR)                                

DC ENTERTAINMENT
17/06/20
DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL #1 (OF 6)                          

DC ENTERTAINMENT
17/06/20
DETECTIVE COMICS #475 FACSIMILE EDITION                    

DC ENTERTAINMENT
17/06/20
FLASH ANNUAL #3                                             

DC ENTERTAINMENT
17/06/20
GREEN LANTERN SEASON 2 #4 (OF 12)                          

DC ENTERTAINMENT
17/06/20
HAWKMAN #24                                                

DC ENTERTAINMENT
17/06/20
MAD Magazine #14

DC ENTERTAINMENT
17/06/20
METAL MEN #7 (OF 12) BRIAN BOLLAND VAR ED                  

DC ENTERTAINMENT
17/06/20
NIGHTWING ANNUAL #3                                        

DC ENTERTAINMENT
17/06/20
QUESTION THE DEATHS OF VIC SAGE #3 (OF 4)                  

DC ENTERTAINMENT
17/06/20
STRANGE ADVENTURES #2 (OF 12)                              

DC ENTERTAINMENT
17/06/20
STRANGE ADVENTURES #2 (OF 12) EVAN SHANER VAR ED           

DC ENTERTAINMENT
17/06/20
SUPERMAN #22                                               

DC ENTERTAINMENT
17/06/20
WONDER WOMAN #757                                          

DC ENTERTAINMENT
17/06/20
WONDER WOMAN DEAD EARTH #3 (OF 4) (MR)                      

DC ENTERTAINMENT
17/06/20
YOUNG JUSTICE #15                                          

DC ENTERTAINMENT
17/06/20
YOUNG JUSTICE #15 BEN CALDWELL VAR ED                      

IMAGE COMICS
17/06/20
AFTER REALM #2                                              

IMAGE COMICS
17/06/20
BIRTHRIGHT #44                                             

IMAGE COMICS
17/06/20
FAMILY TREE #6                                             

IMAGE COMICS
17/06/20
GIDEON FALLS #22 CVR A SORRENTINO & STEWART (MR)           

IMAGE COMICS
17/06/20
HARDCORE RELOADED #5 (OF 5) (MR)                           

IMAGE COMICS
17/06/20
MOONSHINE #18 (MR)                                         

IMAGE COMICS
17/06/20
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #46 (MR)                      

IMAGE COMICS
17/06/20
TARTARUS #3 CVR A COLE                                     

IMAGE COMICS
17/06/20
SAVAGE DRAGON #249



 WEDNESDAY 24TH JUNE

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/24/20
AQUAMAN #60                                                

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/24/20
BATGIRL #46                                                

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/24/20
BATMAN #93                                                 

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/24/20
BATMAN BEYOND #44                                          

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/24/20
BATMAN THE SMILE KILLER #1 (MR)                            

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/24/20
BOOKS OF MAGIC #20 (MR)                                     

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/24/20
FLASH #756                                                 

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/24/20
GREEN LANTERN 80TH ANNIV 100 #1 1940S VAR E

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/24/20
HARLEY QUINN & THE BIRDS OF PREY 

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/24/20
JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER #7 (MR)                        

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/24/20
JUSTICE LEAGUE #47                                         

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/24/20
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #23                                    

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/24/20
LOW LOW WOODS #6 (OF 6) (MR)                               

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/24/20
PLUNGE #4 (OF 6) (MR)                                       

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/24/20
RED HOOD OUTLAW #46                                        

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/24/20
SUICIDE SQUAD #6                                           

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/24/20
SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN #11 (OF 12)                      

DC ENTERTAINMENT
06/24/20
TEEN TITANS #42                                            

IMAGE COMICS
06/24/20
DEAD BODY ROAD BAD BLOOD #1 (OF 6) (MR)                    

IMAGE COMICS
06/24/20
DIE #11 CVR A HANS (MR)                                    

IMAGE COMICS
06/24/20
MIDDLEWEST #17 (MR)                                        

IMAGE COMICS
06/24/20
MIRKA ANDOLFO MERCY #3 (OF 6) CVR A ANDOLFO (MR)           

IMAGE COMICS
06/24/20
MONSTRESS #28 (MR)                                         

IMAGE COMICS
06/24/20
NOMEN OMEN #6 (OF 15) CVR A CAMAGNI (MR)                   

IMAGE COMICS
06/24/20
OUTER DARKNESS CHEW #3 (OF 3) CVR A CHAN (MR)              

IMAGE COMICS
06/24/20
SEX CRIMINALS #29 (MR)                                     

IMAGE COMICS
06/24/20
SPAWN #307 CVR A MCFARLANE                                 

IMAGE COMICS
06/24/20
THAT TEXAS BLOOD #1

MARVEL SHIPPING UPDATES
06/24/20
2020 RESCUE #2 (OF 2)

MARVEL SHIPPING UPDATES
06/24/20
CAPTAIN AMERICA MARVELS SNAPSHOT #1

MARVEL SHIPPING UPDATES
06/24/20
EMPYRE AVENGERS #0

MARVEL SHIPPING UPDATES
06/24/20
IMMORTAL HULK #34

MARVEL SHIPPING UPDATES
06/24/20
IRON MAN 2020 #4 (OF 6)

MARVEL SHIPPING UPDATES
06/24/20
SPIDER-HAM #5 (OF 5)

MARVEL SHIPPING UPDATES
06/24/20
STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNTERS #3

MARVEL SHIPPING UPDATES
06/24/20
THOR #5





There we have it then.
Please don’t hesitate to drop me a line after Wednesday if you want to know about your order or to prepay or just a chat.
Stay safe we miss you all
All the love Stephen & The Alert Dave’s Family


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