DC Comics' Villains Month has been, as Tom Huxley noted, a bit of an opti-shambles. 3D covers allocated, severely in some cases, retailers made plans, got the 2D replacements and got used to the new status quo.
Retailers have received the following note;
Due to an error on Diamond's part, the following Villains Month titles from DC Entertainment — which are scheduled to ship with product carrying an on-sale date of September 25 — will be slightly allocated.
Action Comics #23.4: Metallo
Aquaman #23.2: Ocean Master
Batman and Robin #23.4: Killer Croc
Batman: The Dark Knight #23.4: Joker's Daughter
Detective Comics #23.4: Man Bat
Green Lantern #23.4: Sinestro
Justice League #23.4: Secret Society
Justice League of America #7.4: Black Adam
Wonder Woman #23.2: First Born
Any unfilled quantities of these titles will ship to retailers with product carrying an on-sale date of October 2.
As one retailer told me "thankfully, we can at least honestly tell customers why the books are missing. I love the "slightly" part when we're getting 30% of our initial allocation for First Born and Joker's Daughter. I look forward to my invoice tomorrow for next week's books to see if the books are, indeed, coming next week…"
That race for Joker's Daughter this week just got a lot scarier…