Monday, 6 February 2017

CEREBUS IN HELL? #1 delayed!

Owing to a miscue at Diamond, the HOLD on CEREBUS IN HELL? #1 that they installed when the misprinted edition occurred and was recalled accidentally stayed on after the replacement printing arrived.  That has been fixed, but it means that the cover-dated January issue won't actually be in stores until February 22nd.

Which has meant that #2, which is already printed and should be at Diamond (but isn't for some reason)  will have to be delayed until March so the stores aren't getting two issues at once.

Sincere apologies.  Just goes to show: you can get a #1 done in July and put a January cover date on it and that doesn't mean that it will actually ship in January.  SOMETHING always happens.

14 comments:

Jeff Seiler said...

Two thoughts: Why *not* two issues at once? I mean; double your money, double your fun, right? But, then, there would be a longer wait for the next one, and everyone would just get bored and go back to their video-games (PONG, and the like) and then you'd have a FINANCIAL CRISIS!

Wait. What was the other question?

Jeff Seiler said...

Um, the other question is actually a comment. You know, like here, where people are (supposedly) free to comment, at will. Or, previously, post.

My comment is: Lately, Diamond Distributing sucks. It sucks so much, it blows.

Now, I gotta go on down to the College of Comic Book Knowledge to pick up my copy of the remastered Cerebus Volume I and drop off the copy of my hand-colored Periodic Table of Cartoon Characters (featuring Cerebus as CE) *before* I can pick up my copy of CIH? #1.

Like Carson, sometimes, I value efficiency.

Two trips.

Ugh.

Dave Sim said...

Yeah, I wondered about shipping two issues at once but I think the big problem is that that penalizes -- in particular -- the stores who are ordering copies for the shelves: that is, at their own expense trawling for impulse buyers. To the extent that someone will impulse-buy one issue impulse-buying two issues is an unlikely event.

Also CIH?#1 seems to have been cursed from the git-go. I almost hate to say that when we're still in the process of getting it to market, but that does seem to be the case. I've held off on soliciting for the trade in June because I want to make sure all 4 issues have shipped and have had time to sell before the stores get the trade. The only way I can see guaranteeing that is to wait until #4 is a) in my hands b) in the stores.

If you want to save on trips to the CofCBK, you could just go in May and, hopefully, get all 4 at once. The weather in your neck of the woods should be nicer then, too. Less snow, anyway.

Paul Slade said...

I've just bought a copy of CIH? #1 off the shelves in Gosh! Comics here in London. It seems to have arrived there routinely with the rest of this week's new comics.

Robbie Foggo said...

I picked my copy up at Forbidden Planet in Glasgow off the shelf this afternoon too.

Dave Sim said...

As you can see, I never get my news first.

Paul, Robbie and other U.K. readers: Can you check to see if your copy is a BLACK ANGEL or PARTIAL BLACK ANGEL copy (in the "Tony Bennett" gag strip)? I'm wondering if the U.K. copies shipped from Diamond Plattsburgh before Marquis could recall them all. And did anyone get one in the US or Canada yet?

If you did get a BA or PBA, great news! Jeff Seiler is paying $200 for them!!

Just kidding! Little joke there! No reason to have a heart attack, Jeff!

Paul Slade said...

Mine's the regular edition.

Robbie Foggo said...

There's no BA or PBA in my copy unfortunately. There goes my chance to make a fortune in this new take on variant comics!

CIH? 4 still comes with a gatefold, glow in the dark chromium Black Angel though doesn't it?....

Sean R said...

LBA! (Lensticular Black Angel TM)

rlsharer said...

I must have been in a fog to just now find out about this....just finished online back ordering #0 and will grab the rest from the closest store. Yes, Jeff, video games have replaced comics, but nothing can replace Sim comics. :-D

TTM

Travis Pelkie said...

CIH? 1 is on the Previews list for next week (2/15)

https://www.previewsworld.com/NewReleases?releaseDate=2/15/2017

So those of us in the US should get it then. And I hope to get a review up by that weekend, then!

Jeff Seiler said...

Made me laugh, Dave. But, seriously, I'll gladly reimburse anyone who gets one the full cover price, plus shipping. For those of you who get a "pull discount", that's a tidy little fiddy-cent profit!

Dave Sim said...

Late word from Matt D at Diamond that, yes, CIH? 1 is supposed to be in stores on Wednesday the 15th.

Lovekraft said...

CIH is great. Glad to see your wit is still sharp, Dave. Hope your health is good. BTW, couple youtubers I recently found (Capn Cummings, and Diversity & Comics) are taking a chainsaw to the SJW comicsforest.

K Kraft