The Mystery of the Missing Trades!

The release of Atomic Robo and the Shadow From Beyond Time along with the re-print of Atomic Robo and the Fightin’ Scientists of Tesladyne have been plagued by some kind of curse. It may have been from when I ran over that gypsy stereotype’s kid with my car and she brushed my cheek and said in a rasp like the sigh of a tombstone, “Delaaay.”

What you should take from that is the following: both volumes will come out Wednesday. But your specific store may not get one or both. If this happens, do not panic. Your order has not been lost, you have not been cheated, everything is super kosher. It just means you won’t get your Robo book(s) until the next time Diamond ships to your store, Jan 6th, 2010. If you placed your order online, uh, I dunno! Assume Jan 6th as the release date if you don’t get a shipping confirmation e-mail by Dec 28th.

These delays have nothing to do with Team Robo or Red 5 Comics, by the way. The comics printer and the comics distributor are to blame. And that gypsy stereotype.

I guess a case could be made that I shouldn’t have run over her kid. But in my defense, I was running a red light and that’s something you just have to do all the way once you make the commitment.

  • David Gallaher

    I got this for my brother for the holidays!

  • Scott!

    My comps for the new Vol.1 and Vol.3 arrived yesterday.


  • Brian!

    Hope mine show up soon. I'd hate to leave them behind.

  • Brandmeister

    Hey guys, just letting you know that my bookstore now shows TPB #1 as Out of Stock Indefinitely. I've had it on order for months, and it only listed as Out of Stock. It looks like they're going to cancel the order. The only copies available were from some warehouse operation for $109 apiece–maybe you should cash in on the black market for your own comic! ;o

  • Brian!

    Sounds like the usual Diamond incompetence. The book is very much in stock and has been for many weeks.

  • Brandmeister

    Figured as much. Just thought you'd like to know.

  • Zach

    Hey, I’m in search of a copy of Volume 3, and, well, I can’t find one, unless I want to buy one used at triple the original price…. Help?

  • Brian!

    Try eBay and local retailers. Vol 3 is out of print and we’re not sure when it’ll be back. Hopefully the end of the year.

    Good luck!