Following the news that broke earlier this week from DC regarding the shortages for Villains Month, we've now had confirmation of our allocations for the first week of September from Diamond UK.
It's not as bad as it could have been. We will satisfy most of our orders. But it also could have been better. There are three titles were we simply won't have enough 3D covers to supply all of the orders we received before the deadline in July.
- BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #23.1 VENTRILOQUIST
- EARTH 2 #15.1 DESAAD
- JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7.1 DEADSHOT
I'll be ordering 2D covers to cover the shortfall and fill those orders. I'll be contacting the customers affected today to check this is acceptable.
In addition there were seventeen Reservation Customers who didn't respond to the original Villains Month solicits in June/July. For those customers I generated full orders based on their usual DC pulls. Those orders will still be filled with 3D covers where we have remaining allocated stock, but the remainder will obviously have to be filled with 2D covers. I apologise for any inconvenience, but we simply don't have enough stock coming to do otherwise.
Should anyone wish to check their order status, or voluntarily downgrade their order to 2D covers (which are only $2.99 rather than $3.99) please contact me ASAP on 01242 525636 or via email.
News on subsequent weeks of Villains Month is to follow.
OK Comics in Leeds pretty much summed up my thoughts on this whole frustrating debacle on their Facebook page earlier today:
Yeah, thanks DC. Thanks a bunch.
Ben Fardon needs another holiday.