ComiXology To Distribute Comics as Usual on Wednesday… For Now

Given that Diamond Comic Distributors has made this Wednesday's new comics available in comics store today and tomorrow, ahead of certain US state lockdowns, as well as the UK getting the news that it won't be getting any print comics this week, some have wondered what this means for digitally distributed comic books from the likes of ComiXology.

I have heard from ComiXology representatives that they will be releasing comics this Wednesday at the usual time, usually Wednesday morning in the UK, and late-night Tuesday in the USA.  That's as it stands now of course, events do have a habit of changing best-laid plans. And while this is the only way to buy such comics in the UK now, they are also priced up to 70% more than they cost a few weeks ago… given the coronavirus pandemic, might this be seen as price-gouging by some?

What happens in a week time, when Diamond Comic Distributors while not be distributing any new product, is not yet known. Will ComiXology be allowed to go ahead anyway, digital-first? Or will they have to wait until traditional print distribution is achieved? What percentage of one will trigger the other?

Lots more to come. Continue keeping an eye on the comics industry under coronavirus, with this handy tag.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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