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The Daily Waffle: Episode Fifty Four


DIAMOND BACKS COMICS COMEBACK!

Comeback logo

Diamond Comics is behind an internet campaign to support the return of comics to stores, the stores that sell them and the creators who make them.

Diamond Boss Steve Geppi promises "big things", although right now the movement is a website, a hashtag and a slogan. As with all things, at the moment the campaign is focused on the North American market, but we're sure that Diamond UK will be jumping on board. In the meantime, we absolutely back the sentiment.

DIAMOND ANNOUNCE DEADLINE FOR APRIL PREVIEWS ORDERS BUT I CAN'T READ A CALENDAR


Yeah, so I have you all the wrong deadline for ordering from April's Previews yesterday. If you haven't checked out April's Previews yet, you have in fact until 5pm on Tuesday 19th May to do so and let me know if you want to add anything to your order, not 8th April as I said yesterday.


After 19th May the "initial order cutoff" falls, and Diamond won't guarantee any additional orders. The links to the various Previews catalogues are still at the bottom of every Waffle, so take a look and let us know.


DEATH METAL EXPANDS

Batman: Death Metal was originally scheduled to have six issues, but the Snyder and Capullo helmed sequel to the original Metal series has expanded into a seventh.

Issue #1 ships 24th June in the US, and will likely ship in the UK around the same time - as reported yesterday (and below), there is a UK delivery scheduled for that date. There will also be a bunch of tie ins, although the whole Death Metal Bandwagon will be skipping September, with no titles in the series slated to ship in that month.

Call me cynical, but DC has had a poor track record of sticking to a schedule with its event books of late, so we're expecting that some of August's books will end up coming out in September...

READ COMMANDO COMICS FOR FREE!

Commando: Red Snow

When I was a kid, one of the few non-humour comics easily available at the newsagent was Commando, a digest sized collection of war stories and takes of derring-do. You might be surprised to discover that it's still available and still publishing new stories.

Well, now you can try it out for free, as Dundee based publisher D.C. Thompson (of Beano fame) are making an issue (#5309, for those who like issue numbers) free to read on their website - click the cover to go and take a look!