Discount Comic Book Service offers comics at a heavily discounted price. Their business model is all about pre-ordering months in advance with the option of having pull-lists. They ship out comics weekly, and offer heavy discounts that range from 30% to 50% off cover price. That makes them an incredibly affordable option for new comics, with the only drawback being that you have to order sometimes 2-3 months in advance when the actual comic solicitations hit the press.
Full disclosure, I’ve been a regular customer of DCBS since the summer of 2013.
It’s a great discussion, and you can listen to the full interview here:
We understand there are a lot of questions about what you can expect regarding February, March, and eventually April pre-orders in the wake of the Diamond shutdown.
We are told that publishers are assessing their ability to print and release the issues scheduled for the month of April. Diamond currently has 4/1 releases in their warehouse, and although they do not plan to distribute those titles for next week, they are planned to be fulfilled at a later date. Most titles set for 4/8 release have also been printed and are in a holding pattern until more comprehensive measures can be made.
We are processing and shipping orders currently for week 4 customers, and plan to ship week 1 and Previews customers next week as normal. Our hope is that we receive enough information by the end of this week to make a determination about week 2 shipping and beyond. In case no new product is released in the month of April, and we will let you know our contingency plans if that happens.
This is a very fluid time, where decisions are made and changed within hours. As information is provided by Diamond and the publishers, we will do our best to apprise customers of all pertinent information regarding their shipments and what they can expect.
The DCBS Team