Next week Diamond UK will return to importing comics on a weekly basis, however due to the ongoing air freight issues, there is a possibility that on some weeks the deliveries to the stores will be a day late.
We are told we will be advised during the preceding weekend if this will be the case for the coming week and we will pass on notifications of any delays via social media posts in a timely manner.
Our physical store has not re-opened yet; we are working on a way to trade safely and will announce a date as soon as we are able: COVID-19 and re-opening safely
Here are a few of the biggest titles out this week.
A MAN AMONG YE #1
High adventure on the high seas in the waning days of piracy, when men were men, and the best pirates were... women?
Writer STEPHANIE PHILLIPS (Butcher of Paris, Descendent) and artist CRAIG CERMAK (Red Team, Voltron) bring to life the tale of Anne Bonny and Mary Read as they hoist the skull and crossbones, draw cutlasses, and seek a treasure that will make them legends. In an era when sailing with women was thought to be bad luck, Anne and Mary might just be the only people capable of saving the pirate way of life.
BATMAN THE SMILE KILLER #1
It wouldn't be a Joker story without a surprise... and right on cue, here's an unexpected one-shot epilogue to Joker: Killer Smile!
Young Bruce Wayne grew up watching The Mr. Smiles Show - and the show might have been watching him back! And not only was young Bruce watching, he was listening... listening as Mr. Smiles spoke across the airwaves only to him...
The Eisner Award-winning creative team of writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino land one last gut-punch - turning the mythos of the Batman on its head in the most devastating trick The Joker has ever devised!
THAT TEXAS BLOOD #1
Like Paris, Texas gut-punched by No Country for Old Men, this mature neo-Western crime series kicks off when the search for a casserole dish leads to a dark and tense confrontation on Sheriff Joe Bob Coates' 70th birthday.
CRIMINAL colorist and first time solo artist JACOB PHILLIPS and writer CHRIS CONDON break onto the scene with a brand-new ongoing series!
"CHRIS & JACOB pull off something remarkable here. A vivid and bright story that nails a thorough sense of foreboding and darkness. A shocking amount of talent for a duo so fresh to comics!" - CHIP ZDARSKY (SEX CRIMINALS, Daredevil)
SENSATIONAL SECOND ISSUES!
PLEASE NOTE: it has come to our attention that several intervening issues of ongoing titles have not arrived since the start of the lockdown - mainly from DC. Examples include (but are not limited to): Flash #753, Green Lantern Season Two #3 and Hawkman #24. This is likely due to misallocations of the print runs by DC Comics to their two new US suppliers during the US lockdowns, but this has yet to be confirmed.
Diamond UK assure us all missing issues are on order and will arrive in the next few weeks.
This matter is out of our hands and our normal Reservation Service terms and conditions will apply to all issues regardless of the order in which they are shipped.
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GRAPHIC NOVELS & BOOKS
DOOMSDAY CLOCK PART 02 HC WITH SLIPCASE
The fate of the DC Universe is decided in a confrontation between Superman and Dr. Manhattan in this concluding hardcover collecting Doomsday Clock #7-12!
With the Earth teetering on the brink of an international super-war, Black Adam and his followers make their move! And while our heroes are busy elsewhere, Dr. Manhattan has set his endgame into motion.
The Doomsday Clock continues to tick toward midnight with the fate of the Multiverse hanging in the balance.
Doomsday Clock Part 2 HC ships in a free slipcase with enough space for Doomsday Clock Part 1 HC - a comics shop exclusive!
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