Michael Tierney of Collector's Edition and The Comic Book Store, both located in Little Rock, Arkansas, shared the response in his stores to the news that DC Comics would resume shipping some comics in late April (see “DC to Resume Releasing New Comics April 28”).

I'd like to share how thrilled my customers were to hear that DC Comics would start shipping again at the end of April.  While it's a piddling small selection over the first three weeks, for stores like mine that were never involved in a quarantine, and the many who are soon to be coming out, this was nothing but good news.

Even though these new titles won't be available for another couple of weeks, excited customers immediately started coming back into my stores.  They weren't buying a much of anything new, because there hasn't been anything new for a while, but my DC back issue sales on both Friday and Saturday were outstanding.  With no Diamond invoice to pay, it made for a very good week in the middle of the April wasteland of 2020.

Couple the DC announcement with booming online sales, and a World War II quote by Winston Churchhill comes to mind.  "This is not the end.  This is not the beginning of the end.  But it is the end of the beginning."

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