So, there is a bit of buzz about DC Comics splitting from Diamond Comics Distributors and making their comics exclusive with two new distributors – UCS and Lunar.
The most important thing you need to know is that we have an account with UCS and have no intention on missing even a single shipment of comics that you have ordered. We have entered our first order with them a full week before deadline.
From what I’ve learned, these new distributors seem to work just fine.
About the only hiccup you will experience is that for now the DC Comics assigned to you will not appear in the weekly emails we send out. This is because I use a system called ComicSuite which is owned by Diamond Comics – and the system is not currently set up for multiple distributors.
But as far as tracking your orders and making them purchasable through our register – that’s no trouble whatsoever. Just a little extra paperwork for us.
The handover will occur in about four weeks … the week after Batman #93 comes out, I think.
Is this a good thing or a bad thing? I don’t know. Right now it’s a minor headache for us, but long term … who knows? If it is for the reasons explained and if it is supposed to work the way it says it should, it is just a system that benefits DC Comics in some way and we have to adjust to it.
If it’s some diabolical plan to destroy the entire comic book world – as some have opined – well, we’ll just have to see.
For now, it’s my job to make sure we get the comics you want when they come out. And that’s what we are doing.