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The Daily Waffle: Episode Fifty Eight


UMBRELLA ACADEMY SEASON TWO GETS A RELEASE DATE

We know you've seen this already, but if we're honest we're just sharing this because it's a really good excuse for sharing this slice of pure joy again. And of course, this:

PEOPLE ARE VERY ANNOYED WITH NEIL GAIMAN

You've probably seen this story too. We mentioned Gaiman's apparent split with his wife Amanda Palmer a week or so ago. They were isolating together in New Zealand.

Gaiman has since confirmed that he is now self isolating alone. At his home on the Isle of Skye, having flown from New Zealand to L.A., and then to London, and then borrowing a friend's car and driving to Scotland. Which is still locked down. The Scottish Police have confirmed that they have spoken to the writer to advise him that his actions violated Scotland's travel regulations.

He's caught rather a lot of flack for this - and understandably so. We're all supposed to be "sheltering in place" as the Americans would say, not flying literally half way around the world. To be fair, he is coming from on e of the countries that seem to have squashed the virus effectively, and people in relationship difficulties don't, on the whole, make the best decisions.

He has said that he'll be isolating himself completely in his Skye home for two full weeks, but if he did pick the virus up on his travels and requires hospital treatment he'll have made himself pretty unpopular in the Highlands.

NEWSLETTER COMING SOON

We'll be launching The Venusian Times next week (if we can make everything work properly) as a supplement to the Daily Waffle. The intention is that once lockdown is over The Waffle will end (or at least become the semi-regular Wednesday Waffle again) and The Venusian Times will be how we keep you all up to date with shipping dates and new comics. Click HERE to send us an email to let us know you'd like to get The Venusian Times direct to your inbox once a week.

DIAMOND CONFIRM NEW SCHEDULE FOR DELIVERIES

We have previously announced that Diamond would be recommencing weekly deliveries from 20th May. As a result of various factors (their own warehouse capacity if they are to maintain social distancing and protect their staff, availability and cost of air freight and the need to be consistent) they have now revised and reduced this schedule. Deliveries will now re-start on Wednesday 27th May, and be fortnightly until the end of June, at which point they will reassess the situation.

The new schedule is as follows.

Wednesday May 27th (Regular timed deliveries to be made on Wed 27th due to Bank Holiday Mon 25th May) Wednesday June 10th Wednesday June 24th

What will actually be shipping on those dates is unclear at present. We'll keep you informed.

GRAPHIC NOVELS ON DEMAND SERVICE NOW ACTIVE

For various logistical reasons we don't list our range of graphic novels and trade paperbacks online. However, we are now able to offer an ordering service - just tell us what you want, either by e-mail, through our social media or using the form on our website (click HERE to go to the appropriate page), we'll send you an invoice and have your book (or books) shipped directly to your door. We can even have them gift-wrapped if you're sending them to somebody else. (Or if you just like unwrapping things...)

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SILVER SPOONS

We've not shared much comedy since we started doing this, so here's something that I remember fondly from weekday teatimes at my Grandma's while my mother was working across the road at the Library.

PREVIEWS AVAILABLE FOR FREE ONLINE

Click HERE for the main catalogue, HERE for the UK pages and HERE for Marvel, Image and DC.

COMIC CONTEST STILL ONGOING

Click HERE to go to the contest page.

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE ONLINE

Click HERE to purchase, remember to select "Free in store pick up" at checkout.

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