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    Just got my order of comics in the mail, from mailordercomics.com, and Alpha Flight # 2 is not in amongst them. Unshipped this month, this means I have to wait a whole 'nother month before receiving it.

    My 0.1 issue shipped a whole month late to me, as well. Is Marvel having some sort of trouble getting this comic to their major online retailers?

    The delays I am experiencing (which are unprecedented), and sometimes having to wait two months betweeen issues, is making it very hard to be excited about the series. No fault of the creative team, so where does the fault lie? Is it Marvel's fault, or is mailordercomics.com just having some sort of difficulties they have never experienced before in the three or four years I have been using their service, and only with the Alpha Flight title?
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    Absolutely nothing to do with Marvel.
    They print & ship according to Diamond numbers & Diamond then distribute allotted issues to stores according to orders.
    What's more likely is that the site you've ordered from under-ordered & sent your copy to someone who didn't originally order it but gets their comics more frequently that now wants a copy, hoping they could back order you a copy in time.

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    If so, it didn't work. And with me (especially lately, wanting to sample all the new DC series) ordering 30 comics a month lately, you'd think that I would have priority...
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    Blame the post office.

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    The urge to quote South Park is over whelming.
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    Blame the post office.
    Can't. All comics ordered are shipped once per month, at end of month. Everything was sent, BUT Alpha Flight.

    Fired off an email, requesting clarification. Not very happy about 8 to 9 weeks wait between reading issue 1 and issue 2.
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    Still, blame the post office. They probably have something to do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flightpath07 View Post
    If so, it didn't work. And with me (especially lately, wanting to sample all the new DC series) ordering 30 comics a month lately, you'd think that I would have priority...
    It tends to be people that have been using the service longer that get priority.
    I can't say for sure though, never having used the site in question.
    I may be completely wrong.

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    I may be completely wrong.
    And I may be completely right. Doubtful, but mathematically possible.
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    I drove to the city (two + hours away) with the kids for the day, that's how I got my 0.1-#3.
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    That's gotta be sooo frustrating. Sorry, man. :/

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    Not as frustrating as when Bendis killed off Alpha Flight. or when Volume 3 ended on such a bad note. Or when Byrne killed off Guardian. or...

    ...you get the picture.

    Mildly annoying, that's what this is.
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    As mildly annoying as this?

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    Don't worry...

    I'm sure no one will spoil number three;s shockers like Puck actually being a disguised Howars the Duck since it is hunting season, and the mastermind behind Unityis Pink Pearl.

    Nope, no one would do anything so foolish...

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    Uh, Jason, you weren't supposed to say those things on this thread. We have spoiler threads for that!

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