Marvel Comics has confirmed it will not be releasing new comic books for Wednesday, Apr. 1 in shops or on digital.
The news follows the announcement from Diamond Comics Distributors, Inc. that Diamond will not be shipping any new comics until further notice.
Marvel Comics filled in retailers Tuesday as Marvel Entertainment president Dan Buckley released a statement announcing the publisher has decided to withhold releasing new titles digitally and in print for this week.
The statement did note that Marvel Comics may decide to change their decision as it is "a fluid situation with details changing every day."
Marvel Entertainment president Dan Buckley statement to retailers:
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.
President, Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Comics originally scheduled for release on Wednesday, April 1 included: Empyre: Avengers #0, Empyre: Fantastic Four #0, Black Widow #1, Taskmaster #1, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1, Strange Academy #2, Daredevil #20, Marauders #10, Excalibur #10, Deadpool #5, Miles Morales: Spider-Man #17, Doctor Doom #7, Black Cat #11, The Magnificient Ms. Marvel #14, Doctor Strange #5, Spider-Man Noir #2, Strikeforce #8, Ant-Man #4, Avengers of the Wastelands #4, Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #8, Swordmaster #10, X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills Extended Cut #1, True Believers: Introducing the Black Widow #1 and True Believers: Black Widow - Red Guardian #1.
Regarding DC Comics, DC has also will not be releasing new comics, though DC is releasing select comics digitally for Apr. 1.