Over 70 Marvel Comics Delayed by COVID-19
In an article posted to GamesRadar.com on Friday, October 29th, 2021, it was reported that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused a supply chain delay that will lead to inevitable delays for upcoming Marvel Comics titles. For many of your favorite issues, this amounts to about a one to two week delay in the comic book’s release, which is worth noting if you’re scheduling a trip to your local comic shop (LCS)!
Supply Chain Delay
Marvel Comics is not the only publisher to be affected by the ongoing supply chain delays, which have also caused DC Comics to rearrange many titles on their release schedule. Meanwhile, Image Comics has announced that titles which sell out at the first printing will not be sent back to additional, subsequent printings… so you really want to plan your visit to your LCS early on new comics day if you have Image Comics on your pull list!
In many instances, paper shortages have caused delays in the release of books. However, according to the article on Games Radar, sources report that the issue is not a lack of paper, but rather logistical issues with Fry Communications (and possibly other printing companies with which Marvel Comics contracts).
Over on the Games Radar site, you can read a full list of the delayed titles, which include tie-in books for the ongoing Death of Doctor Strange event and, disappointingly, a Star Wars: Life Day anthology one-shot that was meant to be released on Life Day itself, November 17th, but will now be released on November 24th (that’s just the day before Thanksgiving, hardly a holiday at all).
Marvel Comics: Eventually Coming Your Way
While it may mean waiting a few more weeks for certain issues of Marvel Comics, I think we can handle that, Marvel Blog True Believers… If we can make it all the way through 2020 with no new Marvel movies, who knows what we can handle!
Which one of the delayed issues are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comment section!