Welcome… To Comics Tuesdays

Welcome… To Comics TuesdaysThe week after next, Marvel's new Earth Season One original graphic novels begin publication.

But rather than being on sale on Wednesday as you might expect, one comics retailer tells me that they will be able to sell them from Tuesday, the day before, as and when they receive them.

That's because Tuesday is the on-sale date through the bookshop chain distribution system, and that's when the Season One books will be available from likes of Barnes & Noble.

So Marvel want to give comic shop retailers the chance to make those books available on the same day. In the past, this meant shipping the book the previous week and relying on retailers to hold the book until the chosen date. This solution, if nothing else, is a little simpler.

So that means that Fantastic Four Season One by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and David Marquez will be on sale from Tuesday, February 7th. with subsequent volumes available on the Tuesday of their week of release.

Combined with the Avengers Vs X-Men Launch parties happening on Tuesday, April 3rd, it looks like there may be new reasons to go to your local comic store the day before New Comics Day over the next few months…

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.