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    Default Image Comics Publisher Asks for Retailer Relief Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    Eric Stephenson has penned an open letter asking other companies to let stores return inventory.
    As the comics industry reacts to the social isolation response to the coronavirus, Image Comics publisher and CEO Eric Stephenson has released an open letter about what his company the third-largest publisher in the U.S. market is doing to lessen pressure on retailers struggling with reduced traffic to stores and enforced closures. He is also asking other publishers to follow suit.

    In normal times, comic book stores must estimate how many issues of each comic they will sell, and pay upfront for inventory from publishers. However, as the coronavirus has dramatically shifted how many customers are coming into shops, Stephenson said Image will allow comic book stores to return orders for the next 60 days....
    Here is the link to the full article link
    "The Marvel EIC Chair has a certain curse that goes along with it: it tends to drive people insane, and ultimately, out of the business altogether. It is the notorious last stop for many staffers, as once you've sat in The Big Chair, your pariah status is usually locked in." Christopher Priest

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    Glad to see Image do this, hope Stephenson's able to lead other publisher to do the same - particularly DC/Marvel.

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