NOT on sale on 12/19/2012

Brian Hibbs

A poster in the comments thread in the “arriving” thread mentioned a few books I didn’t list — that’s because they are NOT meant on sale on 12/19. These books are to be HELD until 12/26, and any store that DOES sell them (in person, or online) is breaking Street Date and, frankly, is a giant cad.

It is important that we keep Street because it was a right we fought incredibly hard for (for over 20 years!), that increases the professionalism of stores.  Seriously, to be able to have a full day to process orders, to merchandise your store, to ensure every pull is 100% accurate, to be able to have a night’s sleep and take a shower between the most grueling labor of any given week and when the customers want to buy the comics — these are vital and important things to the honest working retailers.

Someone will break street, we all know it — either because they can’t keep it in their pants, or because they’re stupid and don’t understand how to read, or even because they’re just plain malicious — but you the consumer can show your support of street dates by refusing to buy any of these books before 10/26, and telling a violating retailer why.  You could also report the violation directly to Diamond, though I know why a lot of people would feel hinky about that.

Anyway, don’t buy these books before 12/26 — in store OR on-line! — those of us who fought tool and nail for Street Dates will thank you.

 

PREMIER VENDORS
DARK HORSE COMICS
EERIE PRESENTS
EL CID HC
(AUG120059)
STAR WARS OMNIBUS:
THE CLONE WARS TP
VOLUME 3:
THE REPUBLIC FALLS
(AUG120080)
DC ENTERTAINMENT
BEFORE WATCHMEN:
NITE OWL #4
(Reg./Var.:
OCT120144 / OCT120145;
Combo Pk.: OCT120146)
NOTE: Not final cover
JUSTICE LEAGUE #15
(Reg./Var./
Throne of Atlantis/BW:
OCT120147 / OCT120148 /
OCT120149 / OCT120150;
Combo Pk.
: OCT120151)
AQUAMAN #15
(Reg./Var./
Throne of Atlantis/
We Can Be Heroes
:
OCT120152 / OCT120153 /
OCT120154/ OCT120155)
IMAGE COMICS
MARA #1 (OF 6) (MR)
(OCT120448)
HIP FLASK:
OURBOROUS
(MR)
(OCT120450)
MARVEL COMICS
AVENGING
SPIDER-MAN #15.1
(OCT120625)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700
Regular
(OCT120626)
Ditko Variant
(OCT120627)
50th
Anniversary Variant

(OCT120628)
Martin Variant
(OCT120629)
Ramos Wraparound Variant
(OCT120630)
Coipel Variant
(OCT120631)
Quesada Variant
(OCT120632)
COMIC VENDORS
AVATAR PRESS

CROSSED: BADLANDS #20

Regular Cover
(OCT120842)
Wrap Cover
(OCT120843)
Torture Cover
(OCT120844)
End of the
World Cover
(OCT120845)
Red Crossed Incentive Cover (OCT120846)
BOOM! STUDIOS

DEATHMATCH #1

Regular Cover:
(OCT120874)
Triple Gatefold
(OCT120875)
9.8 CGC Portacio Sketch (OCT120876)
Morgue Variant
(OCT120877)
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
THE SHADOW SPECIAL #1
(OCT120992)

2 Responses to “ NOT on sale on 12/19/2012 ”

  1. Yeah, that was me.

    I will say, I get automated emails from the store in question. Doesn’t mean I get the books. Apparently I am so focused on the 25th, and the Barbie Camper I needed to assemble tonight (decals 2 and 3 were particularly nudgy), I spaced on the special deal in place for the 26th. I will bet my copy of SAGA #1 I don’t get those outliers, in fact.

    I will say, I have been in on my way home on a Tuesday night to grab bags or such and while I can totally see they are doing pull lists, never have I been offered my books. And get stink eye if I leer too much.

    Some will break. But it won’t be my LCS.

    (And Brian, and this is totally inside baseball….my LCS has a pre-pay for subs. Mara, et al, I paid cash for 60 days ago. I’m costing nobody a rack copy, but my bet stands that I still WON’T get them, even by accident)

  2. Nah, Corey, I just took that as a good moment to remind *consumers* about how things work — more eyes on a topic can never hurt.

    -B

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