Batman #92, in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, is set for debut some time in June. The objective of DC is to maximize the number of stores able to sell physical copies.
Batman writer James Tynion IV took to Twitter to get fans psyched for the continuation of his story arc. “Just got the go ahead to let you all know that we’re holding Batman #92 back for a June release, so we can make sure to get it to as many of you as possible on its release day.”
This announcement comes days after the company announced a multi-distributor model to compensate for the shutdown of main distributor Diamond. This plan has targeted the April 28 delivery date. In response, Diamond released this statement:
“We value our partnership with DC and will continue to support them as a distributor. Our focus is squarely on getting our industries’ entertainment products in the hands of fans as quickly and as safely as possible. As we shared this morning with our vendors and retailers, we are currently building our restart plans and targeting mid- to late-May to being shipping new weekly product. If we see signs that it is safe to resume shipping earlier, we certainly will. However, with the limited number of retailers open and most customers on stay-at-home orders, our focus is on supporting our industry and the health and safety of our stakeholders.”
However, that still does not solve the problem of multiple comic book stores and hobby shops still in lockdown.
Can DC soar above COVID-19’s limits and deliver to its readership? Will Bat-fans, in particular, see what new Joker flame Punchline has in store for Harley Quinn?
For these answers, stay tuned for more updates. Same Bat-Time, same Bat-Channel.