As America and the UK start coming to trees with this current pandemic, it’s good to see further shoots appearing suggesting that things will soon start returning to a new kind of normal somehow, some way. And so we have a another piece of good news as AWA Studios announces an exclusive distribution deal fro their floppies with Diamond Comic Distribution.
What’s interesting in the accompanying PR is the mention of forthcoming trade paperbacks of titles such as The Resistance, Year Zero, Archangel 8, Red Border, and Hotell. Now, I don’t want to read too much into this, but does this suggest they’ll go straight to trade paperbacks after this break in publication and distribution, one that Diamond had some part to play in, let’s not forget? Could this be one way of resetting the dial, so to speak, and keep fans happy and get us all back on track? We’ll have to wait and see, but it could be one solution for a company like AWA Studios who’s won launch was greatly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Whatever happens, it looks like there may be plenty of new innovations in the world of comic book distribution ahead of us.