The Daily Waffle: Episode Eighty Two

June 12, 2020

  

 

DC COMICS AVAILABILITY IS ASSURED

 

At least it is if they can get the prices right. We're putting in our first order with the new distributor today - for comics that we had previously ordered from Diamond, those orders having been cancelled.

 

What we don't know yet is what the price points are going to be, because Comic Toolbox, the distributor, doesn't know either. As a result, the orders are going in on the understanding that we can cancel them if the price is too high. Comic Toolbox say their optimistic that they can keep them down to the same sort of level they were at with Diamond - but your feedback would be appreciated. If you're a customer who buys DC comics, how much more expensive would they need to be before you decided they weren't worth it? 

 

DESTINATION VENUS WILL REMAIN LOCKED DOWN FOR A BIT LONGER

 

We know that many "non-essential" shops are re-opening next week as the lockdown regulations continue to be eased. We wish them all the best of luck. If you're going shopping, you'll be very welcome, but please remember to stay safe and respect social distancing. 

 

Destination Venus will remain closed for the time being. I have a provisional date for the Everyman to re-open, but that's for them, not me, to announce. And of course, as discussed in earlier waffles, the future of Desties as a physical location remains somewhat in the balance. We will, of course, keep you informed.

 

 

IT'S PRIDE MONTH!

 

Yoday's social media profile pic is Diana of Themyscria, Wonder Woman! Art by Jenny Frison

 

 

 

 DIAMOND DELIVERY SCHEDULE TO END OF JUNE

 

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 June 24th

 

What will actually be shipping on those dates is unclear at present. We'll keep you informed, and also let you know as soon as possible what's happening in July.

 

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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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.

 

 

WATCH STAR FLEET

 

Also known as X-Bomber, this is essentially Anime but with puppets. And a very catchy end credit song...