Some Marvel Comics and IDW Publishing comics that were due to be released on May 24 will be delayed becuase the physical issues were damaged or destroyed when the truck bringing them to Diamond Comic Distributors' Plattsburgh Distribution Center was involved in a serious traffic accident last week.  “While some product may ship from reserves/backstock, some will need to be sent from the printer for a delayed release,” Diamond told affected retailers in an e-mail.

Full orders for the following titles will arrive with shipments for sale on May 31 and June 7:

IDW Publishing:

  • Dead Seas #6, cover B
  • Dungeons & Dragons Saturday Morning Adventures, cover C, 10-copy incentive variant
  • TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo WhereWhen, covers C, D, E, F, all incentive variants

Marvel Comics:

  • Daredevil and Echo #1, Cheung 25-copy incentive variant
  • Extreme Venomverse #2, Inhyuk Lee 25-copy incentive variant
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #1, second printing, Kev Walker variant
  • Hallows Eve #3, Sauvage 25-copy incentive variant
  • Hellcat #3, Gargett 25-copy incentive variant
  • Marvel Previews Vol. 6, #21, June 2023
  • Spider-Man 2099 Dark Genesis #4, Mason 25-copy incentive variant
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader, Black, White and Red #2, 25-copy incentive variant
  • Star Wars: High Republic #10, Yu 25-copy incentive variant
  • Storm #1, Artgerm 100-copy virgin variant
  • Storm #1, Clarke 25-copy incentive variant
  • Warlock Rebirth #2, Kane Remastered 25-copy incentive variant

Partial orders for the following titles will arrive with shipments for sale on May 31 and June 7, with outstanding copies coming from the printer; Marvel’s outstanding copies will come with the June 14 titles and IDW’s with July 5 product.

IDW Publishing

  • Dead Seas #6, Cover A
  • Dungeons & Dragons Saturday Morning Adventures #3, covers A and B
  • TMNT Usagi Yojimbo WhereWhen #3, covers A and B

Marvel Comics

  • Bishop War College #4, main cover and Cory Smith variant
  • Daredevil and Echo #1, main cover, Caselli Marvel Icon variant, Declan Shalvey variant
  • Extreme Venomverse #2, main cover, Lashley Symbiote variant, Peach Momoko variant, Stegman variant
  • Fury #1, main cover, Del Mundo variant, Samnee variant
  • Hallows Eve #3, main cover, Swaby variant, Young variant
  • Hellcat #3, main cover, Cola variant, David Baldeon Spider-Verse variant
  • Iron Man #1 Facsimile Edition
  • New Mutants Lethal Legion #3, main cover, Lopez variant
  • Spider-Man 2099 Dark Genesis #4, main cover, Lashley frame variant, Reis connecting variant
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader, Black, White, and Red #2 main cover, Larocca variant
  • Star Wars High Republic #10, main cover, Lopez variant
  • Storm #1, main cover, Caselli Marvel Icon variant, Klein Stormbreakers variant
  • Thor #34, main cover, Garron Spider-Verse variant, Matteus Manhanini variant
  • Warlock Rebirth #2, main cover, Noto variant, Werneck Stormbreakers variant
  • X-Cellent #3, main cover, Bustos variant

A similar accident in 2010 also caused significant delays (see “Accident Compounds Diamond Weather Woes”).  More recently, a ransomware attack in November 2021 hit Diamond’s websites, ordering systems, and warehouse operations, affecting shipments from Diamond Comics Distributors and Alliance Game Distributors (see “Diamond Operations Returning to Normal”).