Humanoids has made the decision to delay the shipment of books to all its retailers for four weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the comic book industry. In a letter sent to retailers, the newly-promoted Publisher Mark Waid (who also co-owns a comic shop) said Humanoids is delaying it for all its retailer partners - which would include Diamond Comic Distributors, the book trade, and digital outlets.
Here is the letter, republished with permission:
AN UPDATE FROM THE PUBLISHER
After a great deal of internal deliberation and consultation with key retailers, Humanoids has elected to delay shipments to our retail partners for, at minimum, the next four weeks, after which we'll reassess the situation. We're also working to provide whatever relief for retailers we can during this critical period and beyond.
Comics shops like yours are the lifeblood of the comics industry, and we want you to know how much we appreciate all you do. Good luck out there, stay safe, and feel free to reach out to us directly if we can offer further assistance in the days and weeks ahead.