Archie Comic Publications has released info on its plans to accept returns from comic stores, pause Direct Market releases, and to continue to ship newsstand and subscriber-focused and book-format titles, when possible.
The company now plans to take returns on all titles released to comic stores in March, April, and May (it had previously pledged to take returns from March and April). Direct Market-focused titles planned for launch from late April through July are being suspended. Several titles from this group that are already in the pipeline will be released to comic stores when possible: Sabrina: Something Wicked #1, Cosmo the Mighty Martian #5, and Vampironica: New Blood #4.
Archie plans to continue to ship its regular slate of digests and other titles headed for the newsstand channel (mass merchants, grocers, etc.), and to ship book-format product as possible.