Marvel Comics Return To Shelves Later This Month

There’s light at the end of the tunnel! Marvel Comics will start filling local comic book shops with super-hero and horror titles by the end of the month.

Marvel plans to implement a revised and limited release schedule for the end of May through the summer months, according to The Hollywood Reporter, but some comics are better than none for fans who been deprived through this COVID-19 crisis.

As reported here at Horror News Network, Diamond Comics Distributors will start shipping comics to stores May 20, but the new Marvels won’t hit shops until May 27, with five titles–including two horror-themed books–heading for shelves.

For Wednesday, May 27, Marvel plans to ship Venom No. 25 and Marauders No. 10, along with Amazing Spider-Man No. 43, Avengers No. 33 and the premiere issue of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra.

The following Wednesday–June 3–will not have any single issues released, the comics giant said, but eight book collections will ship, with the following two weeks alternating between single issues and collected editions.

As explained, this new revised schedule is a departure from the pre-shutdown slate of books. Marvel titles that had been scheduled for April 1 have been bumped to the next few months, with some books–including the premiere issues of Black Widow and Taskmaster–being eliminated completely.

This new schedule, as explained in a statement from Marvel–is “a balanced schedule for comics and collections as the industry continues to restart distribution, and comic shops begun to reopen and adapt to current social distancing policies.”

The revised Marvel schedule for June and July includes the following horror-themed books: (June 3) Ghost Rider Vol. 1 ; Mephisto (Classic); Spider-Man and Venom: Double Trouble;  (June 24) Amazing Fantasy Omnibus; Morbius: The Living Vampire Omnibus; (July 8) Dr. Strange No. 5; Ghost Rider No. 7; and Strange Academy No. 2.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any additional updates on the release of Marvel comic books and the plans for Diamond Comics Distributors.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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