Diamond Tells Retailers to Complete New DC FOC By Monday Night

The New Distributor Wars of 2020 continue apace. Diamond Comic Distributors is still in shutdown until mid-May over concern for their employees, as they undergo cleaning and implementing new policies. But DC has brought on two new distributors formed by two of the bigger comic book stores to get their comic books out earlier. First DC said that all DC orders through Diamond had been removed, Diamond said that wasn't true, and then DC said it was true and that Diamond now agreed with them. But retailers could put their orders back with Diamond if they really, really wanted.

 

Today Diamond has underlined that and said that retailers have until Monday night to do so. Under the title 'URGENT FOC Notice – Must Complete by April 27 11:59PM EST' Diamond has stated the following – note, DC prefers to be referred to as DC rather than DC Comics these days. Diamond totally knows this.

Diamond Tells Retailers They Must Complete New DC FOC By Monday Night,
Diamond Tells Retailers They Must Complete New DC FOC By Monday Night, Logo from Diamond.

At DC Comics' request, we have reduced the retailer order quantities of upcoming DC Comics products to zero. As we anticipate returning to the distribution of new, weekly products in mid- to late-May, we must provide DC Comics with updated order quantities.

DC Comics will be releasing these products through other sources prior to our distribution, but we will have inventory to fill your orders in our first shipment. It is crucial, however, that you submit updated orders for these products by 11:59 EST on Monday, April 27th! To assist you, we are providing custom web tools to facilitate this process.

IMPORTANT NOTE: DC Comics periodicals with an on-sale date of May 26th will be added to the FOC list on Monday, April 27th, along with a small number of DC Collectibles products. A follow-up email wil be sent Monday with this information, but we wanted to provide access to the currently adjustable items as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

To submit your updated orders for the affected products, you may use this customized FOC page, which displays your original order quantities and allows you to submit them again or provide an updated order quantity based on your anticipated demand for the products:

Here is the full FOC list, which will be sent to stores for sale on the 20th of May.

  • ABSOLUTE DAYTRIPPER HC (RES) (MR)
  • ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN BY GEORGE PEREZ HC
  • ANTI HERO TP
  • BATMAN #89 3RD PTG
  • BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #12
  • BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #12 MICHAEL GOLDEN VAR ED
  • BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS HC VOL 03 GREETINGS FROM GOTHAM
  • BATMAN GIANT #4
  • BATMAN HC BOOK 12 CITY OF BANE PART ONE
  • BATMAN LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH HC
  • BATMAN SUPERMAN HC VOL 01 WHO ARE THE SECRET SIX
  • BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III HC
  • DAPHNE BYRNE #4 (OF 6) (MR)
  • DAPHNE BYRNE #4 (OF 6) VAR ED (MR)
  • DC FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL HC
  • DC POSTER PORTFOLIO COMPLETE YEAR OT VILLAIN POSTER VARIANTS
  • DC SUPER STARS #17 FACSIMILE EDITION
  • DCEASED UNKILLABLES #3 (OF 3)
  • DCEASED UNKILLABLES #3 (OF 3) CARD STOCK F MATTINA VAR ED
  • DCEASED UNKILLABLES #3 (OF 3) CARD STOCK HORROR TASIA MS VA
  • DOLLHOUSE FAMILY #6 (OF 6) (MR)
  • DOLLHOUSE FAMILY #6 (OF 6) JAY ANACLETO VAR ED (MR)
  • DREAMING #20 (MR)
  • EX MACHINA COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01
  • FAMOUS FIRST EDITION NEW FUN #1 HC (RES)
  • FLASH #753
  • FLASH #753 JUNGEUON YOON VAR ED
  • FLASH BY MARK WAID TP BOOK 07
  • FLASH GIANT #4
  • FREEDOM FIGHTERS RISE OF A NATION TP
  • GOTHAM HIGH TP
  • GREEN ARROW YEAR ONE DELUXE EDITION HC
  • GREEN LANTERN BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 03
  • GREEN LANTERN SEASON 2 #3
  • GREEN LANTERN SEASON 2 #3 (OF 12) SCOTT WILLIAMS VAR ED
  • HARLEY QUINN #72
  • HARLEY QUINN #72 FRANK CHO VAR ED
  • HARLEY QUINN & POISON IVY HC
  • HAWKMAN #23
  • HAWKMAN #23 GERARDO ZAFFINO VAR ED
  • HELLBLAZER BY GARTH ENNIS OMNIBUS HC (MR)
  • HOUSE OF WHISPERS #20 (MR)
  • JOKER HARLEY CRIMINAL SANITY #4 (OF 9) (MR)
  • JOKER HARLEY CRIMINAL SANITY #4 (OF 9) MIKE MAYHEW VAR ED (M
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #44
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #44 NICOLA SCOTT VAR ED
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK TP VOL 03 THE WITCHING WAR
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #20
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #20 SKAN VAR ED
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA A CELEBRATION OF 60 YEARS HC
  • LOIS LANE #10 (OF 12)
  • LOIS LANE #10 (OF 12) TULA LOTAY VAR ED
  • LOST CARNIVAL A DICK GRAYSON GRAPHIC NOVEL TP
  • METAL MEN #6 (OF 12)
  • METAL MEN #6 (OF 12) GEORGE PEREZ VAR ED
  • MY VIDEO GAME ATE MY HOMEWORK TP
  • NEW GODS BY GERRY CONWAY HC
  • NIGHTWING #70 2ND PTG
  • NIGHTWING TP VOL 01 THE GRAY SON LEGACY
  • OMEGA MEN BY TOM KING DLX ED HC
  • PLUNGE #3 (OF 6) (MR)
  • PLUNGE #3 (OF 6) GARY FRANK VAR ED (MR)
  • POWERS THE BEST EVER HC (RES) (MR)
  • RED HOOD OUTLAW #45
  • RED HOOD OUTLAW #45 PHILIP TAN VAR ED
  • ROBIN THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS HC
  • SHAZAM THE WORLDS MIGHTIEST MORTAL HC VOL 02
  • STARGIRL BY GEOFF JOHNS TP (RES)
  • SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS HC VOL 03 LEVIATHAN HUNT
  • SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 02 LEVIATHAN RISING
  • SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN TP
  • SUPERMAN THE GOLDEN AGE TP VOL 05
  • SUPERMAN UP IN THE SKY HC
  • SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN #10 (OF 12)
  • SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN #10 (OF 12) BEN OLIVER VAR ED
  • SWAMP THING BY NANCY A COLLINS OMNIBUS HC (MR)
  • TALES OF THE BATMAN STEVE ENGLEHART HC
  • TEEN TITANS GO BOX SET VOL 02
  • TEEN TITANS TP VOL 03 SEEK AND DESTROY
  • TRANSMETROPOLITAN TP BOOK 03 (MR)
  • WEIRD WESTERN TALES JONAH HEX HC VOL 01 (RES)
  • WONDER WOMAN #755
  • WONDER WOMAN #755 IAN MACDONALD VAR ED
  • WONDER WOMAN & JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK WITCHING HOUR TP
  • WONDER WOMAN HC VOL 02 LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD
  • WORLDS FINEST GUARDIANS OF THE EARTH HC
  • YEAR OF THE VILLAIN HELL ARISEN #3 (OF 4) 3RD PTG
  • YOUNG JUSTICE TP VOL 01 GEMWORLD

And these are the titles that have had their orders set to zero.

  • ACTION COMICS #1022
  • ACTION COMICS #1022 L PARRILLO VAR ED
  • AQUAMAN #59
  • AQUAMAN #59 TYLER KIRKHAM VAR ED
  • BASKETFUL OF HEADS #7 (OF 7) (MR)
  • BASKETFUL OF HEADS #7 (OF 7) GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ VAR ED (MR)
  • BATGIRL #46
  • BATGIRL #46 INHYUK LEE VAR ED
  • BATMAN #89 3RD PTG
  • BATMAN #92
  • BATMAN #92 1 25 PUNCHLINE JIMENEZ CARD STOCK VAR ED
  • BATMAN #92 CARD STOCK ARTGERM VAR ED
  • BATMAN #93
  • BATMAN #93 1:25 THE DESIGNER VAR ED
  • BATMAN #93 CARD STOCK FRANCESCO MATTINA VAR ED
  • BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #12
  • BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #12 MICHAEL GOLDEN VAR ED
  • BATMAN BEYOND #43
  • BATMAN BEYOND #43 FRANCIS MANAPUL VAR ED
  • BATMAN GIANT #4
  • BATMAN SUPERMAN #9
  • BATMAN SUPERMAN #9 MIKE MAYHEW VAR ED
  • BOOKS OF MAGIC #19 (MR)
  • CATWOMAN #22
  • CATWOMAN #22 CARD STOCK J T TEDESCO VAR ED
  • CATWOMAN 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1
  • CATWOMAN 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 1940S ADAM HUGHE
  • CATWOMAN 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 1950S TRAVIS CHA
  • CATWOMAN 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 1960S J SCOTT CA
  • CATWOMAN 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 1970S FRANK CHO
  • CATWOMAN 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 1980S STANLEY LA
  • CATWOMAN 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 1990S GABRIELLE
  • CATWOMAN 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 2000S JIM LEE VA
  • CATWOMAN 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 2010S JEEHYUNG L
  • CATWOMAN 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 BLANK VAR ED
  • CATWOMAN 80TH ANNIVERSARY PAPER MASKS (BND OF 25) (Net)
  • DAPHNE BYRNE #4 (OF 6) (MR)
  • DC SUPER STARS #17 FACSIMILE EDITION
  • DAPHNE BYRNE #4 (OF 6) VAR ED (MR)
  • DCEASED UNKILLABLES #3 (OF 3)
  • DCEASED UNKILLABLES #3 (OF 3) CARD STOCK F MATTINA VAR ED
  • DCEASED UNKILLABLES #3 (OF 3) CARD STOCK HORROR TASIA MS VA
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1022
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1022 CARD STOCK LEE BERMEJO VAR ED
  • DOLLHOUSE FAMILY #6 (OF 6) (MR)
  • DOLLHOUSE FAMILY #6 (OF 6) JAY ANACLETO VAR ED (MR)
  • DREAMING #20 (MR)
  • EVENT LEVIATHAN CHECKMATE #1 (OF 6)
  • EVENT LEVIATHAN CHECKMATE #1 (OF 6) VAR ED
  • FCBD 2020 BATMAN OVERDRIVE ONCE UPON A CRIME FLIPBOOK (Net)
  • FCBD 2020 GENERATION ZERO GODS AMONG US (Net)
  • FLASH #753
  • FLASH #753 JUNGEUON YOON VAR ED
  • FLASH #754
  • FLASH #754 CARD STOCK RAFAEL GRAMPA VAR ED
  • FLASH GIANT #4
  • GREEN LANTERN SEASON 2 #3
  • GREEN LANTERN SEASON 2 #3 (OF 12) SCOTT WILLIAMS VAR ED
  • HARLEY QUINN #72
  • HARLEY QUINN #72 FRANK CHO VAR ED
  • HAWKMAN #23
  • HAWKMAN #23 GERARDO ZAFFINO VAR ED
  • HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE MULTIVERSE #6 (OF 6)
  • HOUSE OF WHISPERS #20 (MR)
  • JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER #6 (MR)
  • JOKER HARLEY CRIMINAL SANITY #4 (OF 9) (MR)
  • JOKER HARLEY CRIMINAL SANITY #4 (OF 9) MIKE MAYHEW VAR ED (M
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #44
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #44 NICOLA SCOTT VAR ED
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #45
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #45 DAN MORA VAR ED
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #22
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #22 CLAYTON CRAIN VAR ED
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #20
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #20 SKAN VAR ED
  • LOIS LANE #10 (OF 12)
  • LOIS LANE #10 (OF 12) TULA LOTAY VAR ED
  • LOW LOW WOODS #5 (OF 6) (MR)
  • LOW LOW WOODS #5 (OF 6) JENNY FRISON VAR ED (MR)
  • LUCIFER #19 (MR)
  • MAD MAGAZINE #13
  • METAL MEN #6 (OF 12)
  • METAL MEN #6 (OF 12) GEORGE PEREZ VAR ED
  • NIGHTWING #70 2ND PTG
  • NIGHTWING #71
  • NIGHTWING #71 ALAN QUAH VAR ED
  • OMEGA MEN BY TOM KING DLX ED HC
  • PLUNGE #3 (OF 6) (MR)
  • PLUNGE #3 (OF 6) GARY FRANK VAR ED (MR)
  • QUESTION THE DEATHS OF VIC SAGE #3 (OF 4)
  • QUESTION THE DEATHS OF VIC SAGE #3 (OF 4) H CHAYKIN VAR ED
  • RED HOOD OUTLAW #45
  • RED HOOD OUTLAW #45 PHILIP TAN VAR ED
  • ROBIN THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS HC
  • RWBY #7 (OF 7)
  • RWBY #7 (OF 7) CARD STOCK DERRICK CHEW VAR ED
  • SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #104
  • SHAZAM #12 (RES)
  • SHAZAM #12 KEN LASHLEY VAR ED (RES)
  • STRANGE ADVENTURES #2 (OF 12)
  • STRANGE ADVENTURES #2 (OF 12) EVAN SHANER VAR ED
  • SUICIDE SQUAD #5
  • SUICIDE SQUAD #5 JEREMY ROBERTS VAR ED
  • SUPERMAN #22
  • SUPERMAN #22 BRYAN HITCH VAR ED
  • SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN #10 (OF 12)
  • SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN #10 (OF 12) BEN OLIVER VAR ED
  • SWAMP THING GIANT #4
  • TEEN TITANS #41
  • TEEN TITANS #41 KHARY RANDOLPH VAR ED
  • TERRIFICS #27
  • WONDER WOMAN #755
  • WONDER WOMAN #755 IAN MACDONALD VAR ED
  • WONDER WOMAN GIANT #4
  • WORLDS FINEST GUARDIANS OF THE EARTH HC
  • YEAR OF THE VILLAIN HELL ARISEN #3 (OF 4) 3RD PTG
  • YOUNG JUSTICE #15
  • YOUNG JUSTICE #15 BEN CALDWELL VAR ED

So… which decisions will be made? By whom?

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