In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the comic industry has explored ways to continue operating and serving the needs of its loyal customers.
It was just yesterday that Diamond Comic Distributors (the biggest distributor of comics) gave the “OK” for shops to sell new comics on Tuesdays, instead of the standard Wednesday weekly release date.
And now, BOOM! Studios is doing their part and sharing a worldwide map to help bring attention to shops that are able to safely distribute comics to fans.
Years ago, the CEO & Founder of comic book publisher BOOM! Studios Ross Richie rallied the industry with #BoostYourLCS (LCS: local comic shop).
Today BOOM!’s Retail Sales Coordinator, Morgan Perry, is reviving it during these troubling coronavirus times to help comic readers find shops with safe services such as curbside pick up or home delivery.
Continue being safe at home, Dorkaholics! #DorksAtHome
Access their worldwide map here: http://bit.ly/BoostYourLCSmap
We've put together a worldwide map with BOOM! Guarantee retailers and comic shops offering safe services (marked with a star): https://t.co/aOsTOyu24Q
— BOOM! Studios (@boomstudios) March 18, 2020
ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates New York Times best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints: the “Studios” imprint is home to The Woods, Grant Morrison’s Klaus, and Big Trouble in Little China; imprint “BOOM! Box” publishes Lumberjanes, Steve Jackson Games’ Munchkin, and Giant Days; All-Ages imprint “KaBOOM!” publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; and Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time. And the “Archaia” imprint is home to Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, and numerous Jim Henson Company properties. Since 2013, BOOM! Studios has had a unique first-look feature film relationship with 20th Century Fox and since August 2014 BOOM! has had a similar first-look relationship with Fox’s television studio to develop properties for the small screen.