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Marvel Comics to start releasing new comics again. Here’s when

New Empyre, Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men titles will be available

A general view of comic books set up at the Javits Center on the first day of New York Comic Con, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)
A general view of comic books set up at the Javits Center on the first day of New York Comic Con, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in New York.
Steve Luciano, Associated Press

Marvel will begin releasing new comics on Wednesdays again, Marvel Comics announced Friday.

  • New releases will begin on Wednesday, May 27, again.
  • Expected titles include: “Empyre,” “Amazing Spider-Man,” and “X-Men” titles, among several others.
  • Marvel will keep a balanced release schedule for its comics and trade collections as the industry continues to restart distribution and comic shops begin to reopen and adapt to current social distancing policies,” according to a release.

What has happened:

Marvel Entertainment President Dan Buckley announced back in March that the company wouldn’t release any new comic books due to the coronavirus pandemic, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

  • Diamond Comics Distributors — the only distributing company for comic books — announced it would suspend all shipments of physical comic books due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to Comic Book Resource.
  • This created a huge delay for DC Comics and Marvel Comics. But fans looked to counter the delay, suggesting Marvel and DC Comics create a crossover event, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.
  • Greg Gage, who owns Black Cat Comics in Sugar House, told me the delay in new comics has been hard for his business.
  • Gage said: “We’re surviving. The parking lot is very ‘28 Days later’ looking out there. But we’ve got seriously the most amazing customers in the world. We’ve got tons of people that are getting stuff mail-ordered to them. Our shipping has like gone through the roof. And it’s been crazy.”