MyComicShop Status Updates
MyComicShop is temporarily closed
Updated April 7
We are temporarily closed. We hate to be closed, and we look forward to reopening as soon as we can responsibly do so. We're confident that we can get through this together, and hope all of our customers, consignors, sellers, partners, and friends among the broader comics community of retailers, dealers, publishers, creators, and all the unseen support staff that make everything else possible are staying safe and able to weather this difficult time.
Below are answers to common questions and a summary of everything impacted by this temporary closure. We will update this page as new information becomes available.
When will MyComicShop reopen?
We do not have a definite date yet, but our hope is to reopen before the end of April, circumstances permitting.
Can I order from you right now?
Our preorder and subscription order system remains open. You can submit preorders now at great discounts to receive your comics as soon as new comic publishing and distribution resumes.
We are not accepting orders for new or back issue comics until we reopen. Our site remains operational, and you can still browse and put items in your shopping cart so you'll be ready to submit your order when we reopen.
What's happening with new comic releases?
New comics released the week of March 25 were the last new comic releases any comic retailer will receive until the distribution system reopens. We do not currently know when new comic distribution will resume, but we look forward with eager anticipation to the day when we can once again bring you your weekly dose of new comics!
Preorders and Subscriptions
We are accepting preorders and subscription orders as usual. Current guidance from the publishers and the distributor is that there may be a delay in the eventual delivery dates, but that all preorders placed now will remain valid until distribution resumes.
If you have ongoing subscriptions set up, we will generate your usual order for April.
The weekly auction that began Monday, March 30 has been canceled, and all the items in that auction will be available for the sellers to relist in future auctions after we reopen. All upcoming auctions have been canceled and will be rescheduled after we reopen.
If you have previously won auctions that you had not yet purchased at the time we closed, the usual payment deadline has been extended until after we reopen. You will not be penalized for late payment due to being unable to complete your auction purchase while we are closed, and will have plenty of opportunity to complete the purchase of your auction wins after we open back up.
We have temporarily turned off the ability to make offers on items, because if your offer was accepted you would not be able to purchase the item until we reopen. Any recently made offers that were accepted by the seller, but that have not yet been purchased and shipped, will be kept on hold until we reopen and you're able to complete your purchase.
Selling Comics to Us
We are not currently accepting new offers of comics to sell to us. Any shipments that are already in transit to us will be safely held upon arrival but will not be processed until we reopen.
Any shipment of consignment items that wass already in transit to us prior to our closure will be safely received and held, but will not be processed until we reopen.
We are not currently accepting new consignment submissions. We will notify all consignors as soon as we reopen and are accepting new consignment submissions.
We issued payments to consignors as usual for the week of April 1, and will issue another group of consignor payments for the week of April 8 for any remaining payments currently due to consignors.