Scout Comics will begin self-distributing ther comics and graphic novels due to the stoppage of their Direct Market distributor, Diamond - and will continue after Diamond resumes operations.
"In light of the pandemic and the ever-changing distribution news, Scout Comics & Entertainment Inc. has decided to release new content directly at www.scoutcomics.com," CEO Brendan Deneen told Newsarama. "Once our distribution partners get rolling again, we plan on releasing through them as well."
"In the meantime, our retail partners will be able to pre-order June releases in May and we now have a program where readers can donate part of their online order to their local comic shop (at no additional cost to our fans)," Deneen continued. "All of our shipments are handled incredibly carefully with the safety of our employees and readers in mind."