Port Strike Delays Some December IDW Releases Publisher Clarifies What the Delay Means for Fans and Retailers
San Diego, CA (December 12, 2012) – In the wake of the strike that closed the L.A.-Long Beach Port last week, IDW regrets to inform fans and retailers that some of the titles scheduled for release on December 19, 2012 will not be available for purchase until January 2 or, in some cases, January 9, 2013.
Additionally, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE FOOT CLAN #1, originally scheduled for release on December 26, 2012, will be moved to January 9, 2013.
Along with the time lost by the strike at America’s largest cargo shipping complex, the impact of this delay is furthered by the holiday schedule of IDW’s global distributor. As Diamond Comic Distributors does not ship books during the last week of December, IDW will miss out on a last opportunity to get the December 19 and 26 books to retailers and fans before the New Year.
“It’s frustrating to have circumstances be out of our control,” said IDW’s CEO and Publisher Ted Adams. “It’s a shame to be unable to get these books—which were completed well in advance of their ship date—in the hands of fans and retailers. Fortunately, however, we’re still left with a very strong slate of titles to finish out 2012 and lots of great books for everyone to enjoy in the New Year.”
Below is a list of the revised release dates for the titles in question.
IN-STORES 12/19 Archie: Best of Dan DeCarlo, Vol. 1 TPB Classic Popeye #5 Joe Palooka #1 Judge Dredd #2 Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland HC Killogy #2 Locke & Key: Ω #2 Magic: The Gathering – The Spell Thief #3 2nd Print Mars Attacks #6 Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #20 Sparrow Box Set Star Trek 100 Page Winter Spectacular Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #8 Star Trek: TNG: Hive #3 TMNT Classics, Vol. 3 TPB Top 100 Fantasy Movies Transfusion #2 Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #12 True Blood: Where Were You HC
IN-STORES 1/2 Complete Dick Tracy, Vol. 14 HC Doctor Who #4 Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms HC G.I. JOE: Cobra #20 G.I. JOE/Danger Girl #5 Godzilla #8 Godzilla: Half-Century War #4 Mars Attacks Popeye One-Shot My Little Pony #1 2nd Print My Little Pony #1 Complete Box Set 2nd Print My Little Pony #2 Star Trek Ongoing #16 Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #2 Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Vol. 2 TPB Transformers: Prime Season 2 TPB Wallace Wood: Woodwork HC
IN-STORES 1/9 Adventures of Augusta Wind #3 Classic Jurassic Park, Vol. 5 TPB Classic Popeye #6 G.I. JOE: Cobra Son of the Snake TPB Gil Kane’s Amazing Spider-Man: Artist’s Edition HC The Hollows #2 Jinnrise #1 Joe Palooka #2 Kiss #7 Li’l Abner, Vol. 5 HC Love and Capes: What to Expect #6 Mars Attacks Kiss One-Shot Popeye, Vol. 1 TPB TMNT Adventures, Vol. 3 TPB TMNT: Color Classics #7 TMNT: Secret History of the Foot Clan #1 Transformers: Regeneration One #87 Transformers: Robots in Disguise #13 Transformers Spotlight: Thundercracker
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