At the tip of every week with no new Marvel Comics releases in any respect, sources have confirmed to Polygon that Marvel Comics plans to place a piece of its publishing line on maintain within the months of May and June, because of disruptions within the firm’s distribution chain attributable to the coronavirus pandemic.
With comedian retailers across the nation shuttered because of shelter-in-place restrictions, Diamond Comic Distributors, the unique distributor for almost all of comedian e book publishers within the US, introduced on March 23 that it might stop delivery till additional discover. Since then each retailers and publishers have scrambled to regulate, with many retailers stridently pushing again towards the continuation of digital releases.
Many smaller publishers have stopped manufacturing completely, whereas DC Comics has mentioned it would pursue different distribution fashions. Marvel’s final assertion on the matter was earlier than Diamond’s announcement, on March 20, when it supplied deep reductions to retailers who’re in a position to stay open and obtain product.
Polygon’s sources have confirmed that Marvel is at the moment planning to pause about one third of the problems it deliberate to launch in May and June. Given that a number of the firm’s titles launch greater than as soon as a month, this quantities to placing a pause on 15 to 20 % of its whole books. This would appear to point that both a few of these twice-monthly books are included within the pause, or will might merely transfer to once-monthly. Marvel revealed round 100 single points in March.
Sources couldn’t verify which books will likely be paused, however have assured Polygon that Marvel will formally define its long-term plans within the coming weeks, as soon as extra info is on the market — and likewise that every one of Marvel’s expertise engaged on paused titles will likely be paid for his or her work so far.