Marvel Entertainment is “pausing” work on one-third of its planned May and June comics output, per Newsarama.  Those issues come from 15 to 20% of Marvel’s titles, some of which were scheduled for twice-monthly release in May and June.  The move is being taken “to help spread the amount of publishing product over the coming weeks and months,” a Marvel spokesperson told Newsarama. 

The move is not unexpected, as Diamond Comic Distributors, the sole distributor of new comics to comic stores, shut down new comic distribution in March (see “Diamond Halting Distribution of New Product”), and most of the U.S. is now under stay-at-home orders.