TFW2005 member Gaastra updates our previous coverage of halted comics shipments with word that Diamond Comic Distributors plans to resume distribution of new weekly product. A letter sent to publishers and retailers reads, in part:
While there are many steps and conversations that need to happen between today and resuming distribution of new weekly product, we are currently targeting mid- to late-May with the hope that, as an industry, we can all work toward that timeframe. Of course, as we have all seen, target dates sometimes need to be adjusted in this ever-changing new-normal. But we cannot wait for firm dates. We have started the planning process and are having these important conversations with publishers and retailers so that once we have more clarity, we are in a position to restart and scale operations over time.
Product that was originally scheduled for release on April 1st and 8th will be distributed over a longer period, allowing publishers to work with printers to deliver new product without further interruption.
Review the letter in its entirety at Bleeding Cool, then share your thoughts about this news on the 2005 boards!