DC Comics Blames Pandemic For Delays And Shortages

DC Comics has issued the following missive to comic book retailers, talking about upcoming delays to plenty of comic books, including for the planned Batman Day, the 18th of September, and when and where they may expect them to turn up. It states;

DC faces an unprecedented strain on the global supply chain, affecting all of us in the comic industry and beyond. Up to this point, we've been able to keep delays and shortages to a minimum, but with recent notifications about covid-related port closures, international and domestic freight delays, workforce shortages, and a severely allocated paper supply, we are unable to continue to manage this situation without disruption. A list of updated release dates for affected titles is below, and we expect further shifts in the future. DC will communicate these moves clearly and quickly. Please know that we are doing everything we can to keep a steady supply of product coming through the system until the supply chain strain begin to ease, but based on current industry feedback, this situation is likely to continue for several more months. Given the above supply chain issues, expect allocations for all Batman Day titles except for incentive covers. Initial orders for incentive covers will still be fulfilled.

DC Comics Blames Pandemic For Delays And Shortages
Batman: The World for DC Comics' Batman Day

Current DC Comics titles affected

  • Static: Season One #3 now in stores 8/31/2021
  • Green Lantern 2021 Annual now in stores 9/7/2021
  • Suicide Squad 2021 Annual now in stores 9/7/2021
  • Blue & Gold #2 now in stores 9/7/2021
  • Superman: Son of Kal-El #3 now in stores 9/14/2021
  • Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Two #4 now in stores 9/14/21
  • Justice League #67 now in stores 9/14/2021
  • Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Two #4 now in stores 9/21/21
  • Batman the Detective #5 now in stores 9/21/21
  • Hardware: Season One #2 now in stores 9/21/21
  • Superman Son of Kal-El #3 now in stores 9/21/21
  • Locke & Key/The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone #2 now in stores 9/28/21
  • Blue & Gold #3 now in stores 9/28/21
  • Deathstroke by Christopher Priest Omnibus now in stores 10/5/2021
  • Static: Season One #4 now in stores 10/12/21
  • Teen Titans Academy #7 now in stores 10/12/21
  • Wonder Girl #4 now in stores 10/12/21
  • Batman/Catwoman #8 now in stores 10/19/21
  • Batman: The Long Halloween Special #1 now in stores 10/19/21
  • Nubia & the Amazons #1 now in stores 10/19/21
  • Teen Titans Academy #8 now in stores 11/2/2021
  • Superman '78 #3 now in stores 11/2/21
  • Suicide Squad: Get Joker! #3 now in stores 11/2/21
  • Batman: Reptilian #5 now in stores 11/2/21
  • Wonder Girl #5 now in stores 11/9/21
  • Justice League Dark: The New 52 Omnibus now in stores 11/9/2021
  • Static: Season One #5 now in stores 11/16/21
  • Wonder Girl #6 now in stores 11/23/21
  • Superman and the Authority now in stores 11/30/21
  • Wonder Girl #7 now in stores 12/7/21
  • The Swamp Thing Volume 1: Becoming now in stores 12/7/21
  • Static: Season One #6 now in stores 12/21/21
  • The Books of Magic Omnibus Vol. 2 now in stores 1/11/22
  • Batman: No Man's Land Omnibus Vol. 1 now in stores 1/11/22
  • Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (Tabloid Edition) now in stores 2/15/22

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