Diamond Comic Distributors have educated retailers that the organization’s warehouse in the United Kingdom was ransacked over the weekend, impacting planned comic distribution to the comic shops who use Diamond as a distributor.
“I am concerned I must report the Diamond UK warehouse center was broken into over the weekend,” reads a letter by the distributor to influenced retailers delivered Monday morning. “We have been operating with law enforcement and their forensics teams during the afternoon but have been not able to get into the construction for the majority of the day.
“We’re currently in a position to begin cleaning the mess up and devastation the thieves left behind and are planning to re-open the UK warehouse [Tuesday] morning.”
Newsarama wasn’t able to reach Diamond to find out more on the alleged break-in, no matter how the business’s correspondence to retailers states that many pallets and boxes are transferred and they can not now guarantee orders would be stuffed within their entirety this past week.
Diamond plans to send out this week’s orders Tuesday (as they are able), to get a projected Wednesday coming – a day or 2 later than the customary shipping. As a result of this, Diamond is requesting UK retailers to maintain these deliveries out of going available until October 8 to the playing field with other retailers who might get it earlier than a few.
Diamond says its UK warehouses mean to have the ability to obtain all incoming deliveries as proposed this week, for the next week’s orders.
As for what this means to subscribers that buy comics from shops outside America? Anticipate a day or so delay in your shop using comics as you would ordinarily expect them to. Newsarama urges you to contact your retailer separately to learn more.