Free Comic Book Day Comics To Ship Separately From Regular Titles

ups_hydralic_1UPS is the new Logistics Sponsor for Free Comic Book Day 2013. Which makes them sound like the Olympics, I mean seriously, who sponsors Logistics?

Well, UPS, it seems.

This means Diamond Comics Distributors will be sending Free Comic Book Day boxes to comic stores separately from their usual shipment of weekly comics, via UPS.

Which should make it a lot easier for stores to separate the free from the expensive, ensuring that an employee doesn’t put everything on the shelves at once by mistake, or having to store a series of boxes building up over a number of weeks. The boxes will have big orange stickers that read “Hold for On Sale Free Comic Book Day”.

So, if you bare a shop clerk and you get a Diamond box with such a sticker on it do you

a) Put it in storage until Free Comic Book Day

b) Open it and stackj the conents on the shelf, charghing $3.9 a copy.

c) Scan them in and upload them

d) Put them on eBay.

I think you know the answer.

That’s how it’s wokring in the USA at least, Canadian and UK stores will still get their boxes all together in one shipment on April 10th or 17th.

UPS will also be subsidising freight costs for those who get their normal comics shipments without using UPS.



Slow Playing The Build Up To Adrian Chase / Vigilante


The Mystery Of Jeremiah Danvers

Doctor Strange’s Wong Will Be In Avengers: Infinity War

Steve Dillon, Greatest Living Englishman, Dies Aged 54

Co-Writer And Krampus Director In Talks To Direct Godzilla 2

Mondocon 2016: Horror Houses Come to the Mondo Gallery

Will Your Comic Shop Be Attending The Diamond UK Retailer Event At MCM London Comic Con Next Friday?

Wonder Woman Sets Off UN Protest: “Comic Book Character Wearing What Looks Like A Playboy Bunny Outfit… A Toxic Message”


Who Wants To Be A Los Angeles-Based Director Of Sales And Marketing For Humanoids Then?

75 Years Of The Emerald Archer