'Howard the Duck #1' allocated

Thu, January 24th, 2002 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

Official Press Release

Hey, True Believers!

HOWARD THE DUCK has landed -- and has already ruffled plenty of tail


We received word yesterday that his first issue under the MAX

imprint was allocated to retailers around the world by 15%. This was a

result of a printer error. Normally, comics are packed 300 copies per case,

but this issue was packed 250 per case. This went undetected because no one

at the printer made note of the change that caused the 15% shortage of

inventory to Diamond Comics Distributors.

The good new is, we have worked things out with the printer and

Diamond so that retailers will receive the balance of their orders for next

Wednesday, the 30th.

We apologize for this shortage, and wish to assure all of the retailers and

readers that the debut issue by Steve Gerber and Phil Winslade will soon be

winging into stores across the globe! And, hey, if you can't wait a week,

then you need to fly into your local comics shop today!

Bill Rosemann

Marketing Communications Manager

Marvel Comics

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