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Kelly Cassidy 12/12/2012 News, Reviews

For many individuals who are big on IDW books, note that there are some delays in items that were scheduled to be released in the month of December. Along with a strike at the port in Los Angeles, delays in distributing books are further hampered with the holiday season upon us. Unfortunately, some books are delayed at this time. Here is the press release from IDW.

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

This is sad news, especially for many who were hoping to have some of these books during the holidays but this was most definitely out of IDW’s control.

Are any of these books impacting your Christmas list?

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About The Author

Kelly Cassidy has been collecting comics for around 30 years and can actually list the first comic he bought with his own money. By day, he works as a technology manager and community leader in web technologies, presenting at web conferences around Canada. By night, he struggles to actually create the list of comics he owns as he keeps adding more to his collection. He also struggles with talking in third person.

  1. Scorp_Moonopoly 12/12/2012 at 11:39 pm

    Well, that is unfortunate.

    • jeffhillwriter 12/13/2012 at 1:15 am

      Indeed. Sort of sad when real world affects our comic worlds. :(

  2. arsautbine 12/13/2012 at 2:10 pm

    Unfortunate indeed! It seems IDW has all the good stuff… if anyone has to be late, why them?

  3. Hamilton 08/14/2013 at 7:11 am

    The delays on books are may be due to technical reasons but in my opinion it can really affect the readership and these comics are having huge fans and equally competitive in the market so it can affect the business side. Keep posting more information regarding comics in future also. outlook email helps

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