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Marvel won’t release any new comics (digital or physical) this week because of coronavirus

Marvel follows a similar move by DC Comics

This comic image released by Marvel Entertainment shows the cover of the upcoming “Iron Man,” part of Marvel Comics’ new initiative aimed at recharging the publisher’s heroes and villains.
This comic image released by Marvel Entertainment shows the cover of the upcoming “Iron Man,” part of Marvel Comics’ new initiative aimed at recharging the publisher’s heroes and villains.
Marvel Entertainment, Associated Press

Marvel Entertainment President Dan Buckley announced Tuesday that Marvel won’t release any new comics this week in either digital or physical format.

According to multiple reports, Buckley sent out the following statement to retailers about the decision:

“To all our partners in the retailer community,

“Thank you for all your notes, discussions, and the absolute resolve we have heard and seen from you over the past weeks. This situation has been challenging for everyone, and the safety and well-being of you, your families, and your communities continue to be at the front of our minds.

“As you know, unfortunately there will not be any new print titles available at your shops this week. Marvel will also not be releasing any new comic book titles digitally on April 1. This is a fluid situation with details changing every day, so we appreciate your patience and understanding as we all navigate our way through this. As soon as more information is available, we will outline our longer-term plans and opportunities to support you and the industry.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please continue to reach out and share your feedback. Revised release dates for our April 1 titles will be shared in the coming weeks.

Please stay safe and well.

Dan Buckley

President, Marvel Entertainment”

DC Comics already made a similar move

According to ComicBook.com, DC Comics postponed its April 1 releases for April 29. However, DC Comics announced it planned to release digital comics during the pandemic.

Why the delay