Gwen Stacy, Alienated, Harley & Ivy, Venom, Quite A Variety On… – The Back Order List 2/12/2020

Every week your Local Comic Book shop gets in the weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond.  Now some of these goodies sell our fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and let Diamond know they need more.  Or sometimes they go to unpack those Diamond boxes and find items missing, or too damaged to sell (it does happen), retailers have to let Diamond know.  However, the phrase no retailer likes to hear when they go to report those shortages, damages, or reorders is: "Sorry that item is on back order", which means there are no more copies to send out from the Diamond warehouse.

February returns for another week of solid releases. The second week of February was very different from the first week as books from many companies went on Back Order. (Though we did get a correction from Boom about the first week as by Monday the 10th the third issue of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 had gone to the Back Order list, so another company did get on the Back Order list after the weekend.)

So starting with three entries from DC as: Catwoman #20 Variant Cover

Gwen Stacy, Alienated, Harley & Ivy, Venom, Quite A Variety On... – The Back Order List 2/12/2020

And both Harley Quinn / Poison Ivy #6 Cardstock Covers by Mark Brooks

Gwen Stacy, Alienated, Harley & Ivy, Venom, Quite A Variety On... – The Back Order List 2/12/2020Gwen Stacy, Alienated, Harley & Ivy, Venom, Quite A Variety On... – The Back Order List 2/12/2020

Went on the Back Order list. Boom saw the Alienated #1 go on the Back Order list with all three covers gone.

Gwen Stacy, Alienated, Harley & Ivy, Venom, Quite A Variety On... – The Back Order List 2/12/2020

Gone.

Gwen Stacy, Alienated, Harley & Ivy, Venom, Quite A Variety On... – The Back Order List 2/12/2020

Gone.

Gwen Stacy, Alienated, Harley & Ivy, Venom, Quite A Variety On... – The Back Order List 2/12/2020

IDW also gets two entries.  With Star Trek Picard – Countdown #1 2nd print goes away on to the Back Order list,

Gwen Stacy, Alienated, Harley & Ivy, Venom, Quite A Variety On... – The Back Order List 2/12/2020

And a very odd entry that is probably on the Back Order list due to a very low print run, the 100 page reprint Transformers: Power of the Predacons #1.

Gwen Stacy, Alienated, Harley & Ivy, Venom, Quite A Variety On... – The Back Order List 2/12/2020

And Marvel has three entries.  Gwen Stacy #1 main cover goes on the Back Order list with a second print on the way:

Gwen Stacy, Alienated, Harley & Ivy, Venom, Quite A Variety On... – The Back Order List 2/12/2020

The Jeehyung Lee variant cover for #1 also disappears.

Gwen Stacy, Alienated, Harley & Ivy, Venom, Quite A Variety On... – The Back Order List 2/12/2020

And the Skottie Young variant for Venom #23,

Gwen Stacy, Alienated, Harley & Ivy, Venom, Quite A Variety On... – The Back Order List 2/12/2020

Gone onto the Back Order list.  Only Gwen Stacy #1, and Alienated #1 will get second prints, with the variants just gone. So if you are at your LCBS and see any of these "back order titles" grab them if you want them, because Diamond "likely" won't be sending any more 1st prints no matter how much your local retailer asks.

About Ian Melton

Japanese Teacher, Comic Book, Manga, & Anime collector, LCBS worker, father of 2, fan of far too many things for far too long...