The Fight For Joker's Daughter Tomorrow Just Got More Brutal

BMTDK_23-4 Jokers DaughterDC 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.

Then there were more allocations. They winced, but found a way. Joker's Daughter seemed the hot ticket, heavily allocated, and advance copies selling for up to $130 on eBay.

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…

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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.
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