The big snowstorm which smacked much of the Northeast has claimed Diamond Distribution’s phone and power lines, as John Jackson Miller writes:
The first Monday of the month is normally when the Top 300 lists to be released — but against the great snowstorm, not even comics sales charts can stand. Power is out at the Diamond home offices in Timonium, Md., this morning, affecting all websites (including the Comics Shop Locator service), e-mail, and phone traffic, according to Cheryl Sleboda, Diamond’s customer service manager for technical support. Sleboda writes on the Comic Book Industry Alliance forum that crews are working on the problem, and that Diamond hopes to reopen this afternoon.
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