DIAMOND Puts Entire DECEMBER 2017 Solicitation Catalog Online, Then Takes It Down

"Dark Nights: Metal #5" cover
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Diamond Comic Distributors may have hell to pay from the publishers Wednesday morning. The comic book Direct Market distributor giant published what appears to be the entirety of their December 2017 on-sale solicitations catalog, including from publishers like DC, Marvel, and IDW, days before their standard release by the publishers on their own calendar.

The solicitations could be found at the URL https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/OCT followed by a six-digit item code to reveal the solicitation copy (sans image) of individual titles. By manually placing in a series of ascending item codes all books that will be solicited for release in December were available for viewing.

All the URLs were available up until about 10:20 AM Eastern time until Diamond seemingly corrected their mistake. The URLs currently show a ‘Page Not Found’ error.

Avatar Press' comic book news and rumor website Bleeding Cool seemingly mined solicitation information for some of the key books on sale in December from several publishers and has been publishing them Wednesday morning.

Diamond declined to comment for this story.

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