December 28, 2011: Barnes & Noble Slowly Returning DC Titles to Store Shelves
Bleeding Cool reports that DC Comics titles that were pulled from Barnes & Noble stores back in October may be returning to store shelves sooner than expected.
According to article, Bleeding Cool has received reports from across the nation that certain Barnes & Noble locations have begun returning the once boycotted DC Comics titles to their shelves. The article goes on state that Bleeding Cool has also received confirmation from sources close to Barnes & Noble executives that the company is returning the titles to store shelves months before they had originally planned to.
Barnes & Noble began removing DC Comics titles from it's stores in October following the DC Comics announcement that they would be offerring all digital versions of their comics exclusively for four months on the new Amazon Kindle Fire which is the top competitor for Barnes & Noble's eReader, the Nook.
100 copies of DC Comics graphic novels were pulled from Barnes & Noble's physical stores including such titles as Watchmen, V For Vendetta, and The Dark Knight Returns. The option of on-line ordering was still available but was limited to home delivery only.
Thus far, Bleeding Cool reports that Barnes & Noble stores in Los Angeles, California, Eugene, Oregon and San Antonio, Texas have begun returning the DC titles to their shelves.
Barnes & Noble has yet to release an official statement in regard to this latest news. Until such time that a statement is released, check with your local Barnes & Noble stores to see if they have also begun returning DC Comics titles to their store shelves.