Donny Cates Wishes a Happy Thanksgiving to the Comic Shop That Leaked Thor #1

We've looked at the reaction of Donny Cates – and the rest of the comic book industry – to the issue of comic book piracy. We even had a few suggestions of our own to prevent it, including utilising hard digital marking tech to identify pirates. Well, we didn't expect a ready example of the principle involved to be provided quite so speedily. Tonight, Donny Cates was tweeting, regarding PDF previews of Thor #1 that were sent out to comic book stores recently, before the Final Order Cut-Off date. And that he found being passed around a private Facebook group for collectors and speculators.

This is the kind of thing that can cost a comic book store their Diamond account. So… yeah. Here's a more official and sanctioned sneak peek…

Exclusive: Our First Look at Thor #1 by Donny Cates and Nic Klein

Exclusive: Our First Look at Thor #1 by Donny Cates and Nic Klein

Exclusive: Our First Look at Thor #1 by Donny Cates and Nic Klein

(W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel
The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long. The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm will be powerless before it.In Shops: Jan 01, 2020
Final Orders Due: Nov 25, 2019 SRP: $4.99

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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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