Amazing Spider-Man #700Media Release -- With the holiday skip week approaching, Diamond has announced the titles that will ship early to retailers on December 19 so that they may make the most of the lucrative post-holiday sales period on December 26.

"We'd like to thank our Premier Vendors -- Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, and Marvel Comics – along with Avatar Press, BOOM! Studios, and Dynamite Entertainment for helping us make the skip week a profitable one for our customers," said Diamond Vice President of Purchasing Bill Schanes. "All of them plan to release high-profile titles designed to generate maximum excitement for consumers and sales for retailers."

Please Note: The titles shown below will ship to retailers with product carrying an on-sale date of December 19. However, these titles are not to be placed out for sale before the following Wednesday, December 26, and will be clearly labeled to that effect. These items will be billed to customers at zero cost on their December 19 invoicing. They will be billed for the items on their invoicing for product with an on-sale date of Wednesday, January 2.

AVATAR PRESS
CROSSED: BADLANDS #20

BOOM! STUDIOS
DEATHMATCH #1

DARK HORSE COMICS
EERIE PRESENTS EL CID HC
STAR WARS OMNIBUS: THE CLONE WARS TP VOLUME 3: THE REPUBLIC FALLS

DC ENTERTAINMENT
BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL #4
JUSTICE LEAGUE #15
AQUAMAN #15

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
THE SHADOW SPECIAL #1

IDW PUBLISHING
TMNT: SECRET HISTORY OF THE FOOT CLAN #1 (OF 4)

IMAGE COMICS
MARA #1 (OF 6)
HIP FLASK: OURBOROUS

MARVEL COMICS
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700