So, uh, We Might Not Have Comics Anymore…
The virus apocalypse has finally struck at the very heart of me: the comics industry might have to shut down. Diamond Distributors, the one company that takes all the comics we love and delivers them to comic book shops, is shutting down due to the virus. They won’t be shipping any comics after this week.
We haven’t heard from Marvel and DC, but places like IDW have announced putting a hold on printing new comics.
I get all of my comics digitally from Comixology, which is apparently going to continue…but again, we don’t know what Marvel and DC are going to do. Are they going to suddenly stop all print publications and go digital-only? How long is that going to last? Print comics are already hanging by a thread. There’s no guarantee that market will come back like normal when this quarantine is over.
Obviously, I have no idea what’s going to happen. I love comics and will try to read whatever comes out. But in very short order, nothing might be coming out…nothing might be coming out ever again!