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April 27, 2012

Diamond Comics Shipment Involved In Fatal Car Accident

I don't spend a lot of time checking out Rich Johnston's Bleeding Cool site, but he picked up on a recent statement issued from Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. that I missed entirely: one of their trucks was involved in an accident that engendered a fatality to the driver of the car that hit the truck; both of their drivers were injured in a non-life threatening. I'm a little bit confused as to why May 2 material was on the road April 21 in a way that delays that material until May 9 -- as opposed to material from a previous week. There's also something to be said about the reminder how gossamer thin the delivery system for comics is in this country, and how much it depends on a kind of low-cost system of physical shipping that one wonders after in terms of it always being there. For now, though, the real story here is obviously the tragic loss of life and the injuries to the Diamond employees. Best wishes to their recovery, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
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