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Has anyone received their Serenity Comics shipment yet?

POSTED BY: SHINY
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 15:10
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Thursday, July 14, 2005 6:14 AM

SHINY


My order at TFAW still says 'pending' (although to be fair, I didn't order all that long ago...maybe 2-3 weeks, so I could be backlogged behind thousands of other browncoats)

Anyone receive their orders from TFAW or 258W.A. or any other online outlet yet?

Jayne, your mouth is talkin. Might want to look into that.

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Thursday, July 14, 2005 9:06 AM

SHINY


I guess no one's received thiers yet. :-/

Jayne, your mouth is talkin. Might want to look into that.

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Thursday, July 14, 2005 9:20 AM

FRSCPE1


Still says pending for me too.

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Thursday, July 14, 2005 9:39 AM

CYBERSNARK


Wasn't at my local comic shop either.

I'm gonna have to order issues 2 & 3, but I'm hoping to find the first one before I have to move back to Cornwall (with its zero comic stores, bookstores, and music stores ).

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Thursday, July 14, 2005 9:49 AM

SOUPCATCHER


Drat. Made a special point of being around when the mailman showed up. No love. At least not today.

*eta (I've pre-ordered mine ordered through poplollies and here's what their website says, "Hot off the press's! issue #1 is running late it will now be shipping after July 19th").

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Thursday, July 14, 2005 10:13 AM

EMBERDIONE


Me neither.. :( But a friend of mine went to the brick and morter shop and got his, so he let me read it.

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Thursday, July 14, 2005 11:29 AM

SHINY


What's worse, TFAW won't let you cancel a preorder either, so if you give in and get it at the corner comic book shop, you still have to pay for the TFAW order (although having extra Serenity comics can't be all that bad...) ;)

Jayne, your mouth is talkin. Might want to look into that.

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Thursday, July 14, 2005 12:54 PM

MUTT999


My TFAW account no longer says pending, it just says shipping week of 7/13. So hopefully in a few days.........


"That's the buffet table....."

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Thursday, July 14, 2005 2:29 PM

FIREFLYWILDCARD1


My order from TFAW also still says pending.

I have a coworker who baught it Wednesday at a local comic shop though. So some places released it.

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Thursday, July 14, 2005 2:39 PM

EXCITINGNEWCRIME


I've had an email from 258WA tonight to say that mine's been sent.

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Friday, July 15, 2005 11:06 AM

FFYING2


Quote:

Originally posted by Shiny:
What's worse, TFAW won't let you cancel a preorder either, so if you give in and get it at the corner comic book shop, you still have to pay for the TFAW order (although having extra Serenity comics can't be all that bad...) ;)



I'm in the same boat. I went to a comic book store yesterday and bought it anyway, then got online and found that there was no cancelling any of the three issues from TFAW. Oh, well. The guy at the store (the day after stores had it) was surprised. He said TFAW is usually ahead of them--which is why I ordered online. Maybe more of that patented unprecedented fan responese.

But I couldn't wait till next week; there was translating to be a-attempin!

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Friday, July 15, 2005 11:26 AM

EMBERS


this is really annoying, I pre-ordered w/tfaw too and haven't gotten mine yet either...
they are supposed to be Dark Horses' "official" online seller, but they are really not doing good with this comic...
we should have had them the same day as the comic book stores (I'm thinking of writing angry letters now...grrrr argh).

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Friday, July 15, 2005 11:36 AM

FFYING2


Quote:

Originally posted by embers:
they are supposed to be Dark Horses' "official" online seller, but they are really not doing good with this comic...



Oh, I'd forgotten that bit of info. Very annoying. Everyone being delayed a week is one thing, but not having them when retailers do--while being an official reseller--is pretty bad. If I could have, I would have cancelled my other TFAW Serenity pre-orders.

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Friday, July 15, 2005 12:37 PM

BEA


I preordered June 27th with tfaw and I was pending until yesterday now it also claims to be shipped, yeah! Well, I won't hold my breath. Something is odd, though. I copy it here, check thisut:

Title Est. Release Date Status
Serenity #3 (of 3) (Yu Cover) 09/07/2005 Pending
Serenity #2 (of 3) (Chen Cover) 08/03/2005 Pending
Serenity #1 (of 3) (Hitch Cover) 07/20/2005 Shipping week of 07/13/2005
Serenity #3 (of 3) (Phillips Cover) 09/07/2005 Pending
Serenity #2 (of 3) (Quesada Cover) 08/03/2005 Pending
Serenity #2 (of 3) (Bradstreet Cover) 08/03/2005 Pending
Serenity #1 (of 3) (Cassaday Cover) 07/20/2005 Shipping week of 07/13/2005
Serenity #1 (of 3) (Jones Cover) 07/20/2005 Shipping week of 07/13/2005
Serenity #3 (of 3) (Middleton Cover) 09/07/2005 Pending

The shipping and release dates for the first comic are weird. Any explanation? Maybe we will get the comics on the 20th

You know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I go get and beat you with 'til you understand who's in ruttin' command here. (Jayne)

You can't open the book of my life and jump in the middle. Like woman, I'm a mystery. (Mal)

We gotta go to the crappy town where I'm a hero. (Wash)

The government is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned (Book)

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Friday, July 15, 2005 4:24 PM

SERENITYRISING


I ordered my copy of Serenity #1 in advance from Midtown Comics, which is a chain of comic stores in Manhattan. They ship to their customers via UPS Ground. It arrived this morning (Friday), even before the fricking rest of my mail arrived!

So, obviously I was very happy. I do live in New York City, so that might explain the quickness.

BUT, they also ship to addresses throughout the United States, so you might try their website if your local store is not stocked:

http://www.midtowncomics.com/


Hope things work out well, it's definitely worth the trouble.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 9:30 AM

EMBERS


Quote:

Originally posted by Shiny:
Anyone receive their orders from TFAW or 258W.A. or any other online outlet yet?


I'm getting VERY frustrated, last week TFAW stated that my comics were mailed the week of July 13th...
NOW they claim they are to be mailed the week of July 20th!!!!!
WTF?
Has anyone gotten a shipment from TFAW yet?

I've written to complain to them and to Dark Horse, because I can tell you that Marvel always got my Astonishing X-men comics to me on the day they arrived in stores.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 10:02 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


Two of our members at our Firefly meetup this past weekend said that their orders are showing "delayed". I walked into the comic store next door to the place where we met, and lo & behold there sat a pile of Serenity #1s in all three covers. They each picked up one of each cover and left to cancel their orders.



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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 10:21 AM

HEB


Recieved my comics in the Uk from comix-shop.co.uk today and I only ordered them on Friday.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 10:36 AM

NAKEDANDARTICULATE


recieved mine from www.258west.com last friday.shiny!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 12:31 PM

BEA


Quote:

Originally posted by embers:
I'm getting VERY frustrated, last week TFAW stated that my comics were mailed the week of July 13th...
NOW they claim they are to be mailed the week of July 20th!!!!!
WTF?
Has anyone gotten a shipment from TFAW yet?



Nope, my status is also claiming that it ships the week of 7/20 (changed from 7/13 as seen in my previous post) and I am not happy with the way they are handeling the whole situation.

You know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I go get and beat you with 'til you understand who's in ruttin' command here. (Jayne)
You can't open the book of my life and jump in the middle. Like woman, I'm a mystery. (Mal)
We gotta go to the crappy town where I'm a hero. (Wash)
The government is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned (Book)

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 2:06 PM

MUTT999



TFAW--><--me!
Anyways, according to TFAW, they WILL ship this week (hopefully Wednesday). They said the shipment from Darkhorse arrived late. Hmmm...
I think they just couldn't handle the volume which caught them by surprise! Can't cancel my pre-order for #2, but I will order #3 from 258west which seems to have their act together!



"That's the buffet table....."

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 2:24 PM

DARKJESTER


I got mine from 258West in good time. I signed up for all nine covers, plus an extra of each three comics to read. The first three (plus 1 extra Mal) all showed up in clear plastic storage sleeves, with a thick paper liner, and were shipped in a cardboard "envelope". Granted, this is the first I've ordered from him, but I am pleased so far!

MAL "You only gotta scare him."
JAYNE "Pain is scary..."

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 2:32 PM

MUTT999


Quote:

Originally posted by DarkJester:
I got mine from 258West in good time. I signed up for all nine covers, plus an extra of each three comics to read. The first three (plus 1 extra Mal) all showed up in clear plastic storage sleeves, with a thick paper liner, and were shipped in a cardboard "envelope". Granted, this is the first I've ordered from him, but I am pleased so far!

MAL "You only gotta scare him."
JAYNE "Pain is scary..."



Thanks, sounds good!

"That's the buffet table....."

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 3:21 PM

EMBERS


Quote:

Originally posted by Mutt999:
TFAW--><--me!


I complained to TFAW and they offered to cancel the shipment that is due to be sent out tomorrow
(yeah, THAT would be a BIG help!)
but I cannot cancel my pre-orders for the future items...
I really think they suck big time and I wish I had ordered through someone else.

If they delay tomorrow's shipment for any reason at all then I'm going to complain to BBB and make sure that TFAW knows I will cancel any payments they try to put through my credit card, so they'll be forced to cancel my pre-orders.

I've never had this problem with Marvel

eta: do you think I'm too angry?
If the shipment goes out I'll be willing to let by gones be by gones

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 6:41 PM

UNCHARTEDOUTLAW


Okay, I'm gonna go out on a limb here and see what comes back. I'm on my last night in San Diego before heading back to NorCal (no, wasn't here for ComicCon) and I have no transportation, but does anyone know if there's a comic book store in downtown or the Gaslamp district. Is there an SD Browncoat who can score a copy and get it to me at the hotel I'm at? I'd love to read it on the flight home. Worse comes to worse, I'll just pick it up when I get back to the Silicon Gulch.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2005 7:03 AM

BRUISERSMOM


I ordered my comics through 258 West and he put them in the mail last Wednesday but I am having them shipped media mail, so they will take longer than first class or priority mail and 258 West is in New York while I am in Los Angeles, so they have to cross the country.

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Saturday, July 23, 2005 2:13 PM

BEA


I can't believe it, got a mail from TFAW yesterday that they actually shipped my first order! Only 10 days late, maybe it will arrive by the time the secound ones are due

You know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I go get and beat you with 'til you understand who's in ruttin' command here. (Jayne)
You can't open the book of my life and jump in the middle. Like woman, I'm a mystery. (Mal)
We gotta go to the crappy town where I'm a hero. (Wash)
The government is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned (Book)

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Saturday, July 23, 2005 4:11 PM

258WESTAUTHENTIC


Thanks for the good comments all. Unlike a lot of comic places I saw the demand for serenity comics coming a mile away. Most places ordered like 10 or 12 copies ( total ) I ordered 3000. I also see a huge spike in demand after the movie comes out as well.

I am still working on shiping out more orders by the way so those who havnt got theirs yet, dont worry they are on the way and will be 1st prints to. Not 2nd printings most places who are restocking will be getting.

By the way, I just got Ron Glass to agree to sign 258 copies of the comic. ( woot )

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Saturday, July 23, 2005 4:29 PM

MUTT999


Quote:

Originally posted by bea:
I can't believe it, got a mail from TFAW yesterday that they actually shipped my first order! Only 10 days late, maybe it will arrive by the time the secound ones are due



If they screw us with issue #2 like they did with #1, then I'll know TFAW is being run by ex-FOX executives!


"That's the buffet table....."

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Sunday, July 24, 2005 3:09 AM

GWYNETHH


My orders from TFAW have not showed yet. I hope I can read them before I leave for the WorldCon in 10 days.(Or at least before the BDM!)


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Sunday, July 24, 2005 3:22 AM

EMBERS


Quote:

Originally posted by Mutt999:
I think they just couldn't handle the volume which caught them by surprise!



it makes no sense to say they were taken by surprise,
these were f*cking PRE-ORDERS
they've known for a couple of months what the volumn would be!

But I got mine yesterday (Saturday the 23rd)
and interestingly?
Marvel got my Amazing X-Men #11 to me the same day!
(Marvel is SO much more professional!)

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Sunday, July 24, 2005 4:19 AM

ANNIE


I have not received mine from 258West yet either. No e-mail about a delay, so I have been watching the mail eagerly every day. Guess I will have to go and mail them now. :(

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Sunday, July 24, 2005 7:20 AM

ROCKETJOCK


I didn't pre-order; day before yesterday I just walked into my favorite comics shop and picked up issue #1.

I've got a real advantage here; I live right close to a truly world-class comic shop, Flying Colors in Contra Costa County, CA. Happy to report that they had all three variants on good display in their "Media Tie-Ins" section.

I've a feeling what happened here is that most Browncoats who were going to buy the comic (which is to say, most Browncoats), pre-ordered theirs just as most of the folk on this thread did.

Then some drone at the pre-order point waited for the last minute to check his/her ordering figures, and got caught flat-footed. This ain't an excuse, just a possible explanation.



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Monday, July 25, 2005 1:58 PM

MOOSE


I just got email from TFAW that mine are on the way. In 7-14 short days (media mail), I'll have the same issues I picked up almost a week ago from my local shop...

TFAW ain't getting anymore of my $$.

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Monday, July 25, 2005 3:27 PM

BEA


I am still in shock, I guess I go down to the infirmary to be checked out by Simon. I HAVE RECEIVED MY SHIPMENT! Now I gotta find out what the chinese phrases mean...

You know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I go get and beat you with 'til you understand who's in ruttin' command here. (Jayne)
You can't open the book of my life and jump in the middle. Like woman, I'm a mystery. (Mal)
We gotta go to the crappy town where I'm a hero. (Wash)
The government is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned (Book)

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Monday, July 25, 2005 6:32 PM

FLIGHTOFSERENITY


I just got an email that said that is was shiping and going to oome in 7-14 days. I should have bought an issue when I went to the comic store last week for Angel #2(which they didn't have, does anyone have that one?)

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Monday, July 25, 2005 6:45 PM

MER


*blushes* I have Angel #2. Why you ask?

I keep trying to go to Tfaw.com and getting a "Not available" page. What gives?

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Monday, July 25, 2005 9:03 PM

SARDONICA


I just went into my local comic shop and picked up Serenity #1 (all three covers) two weeks ago...

No spoilers: It was GREAT!!! My question... is this an original story, or is the comic an adaption of the movie? They really don't say one way or another anywhere in the comic...

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Monday, July 25, 2005 10:09 PM

RELFEXIVE


My Issue 1's arrived here in the UK yesterday.

Excellent!

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Monday, July 25, 2005 10:38 PM

QUIETUDE


The comic book series is to bridge the gap between the TV series and the BDM. So no problem reading the comic book before the movie, in fact I am sure it is the preferred way to do it.

I got to say I was a little disappointed in the comic, and that is to say there just wasn't enough in it. It was over before it began, but no problem I only paid to have it shipped by UPS over from the U.S. to the U.K.

Damn!!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2005 7:32 AM

LETOV


I stopped into Oxford Comics here in Atlanta this weekend and they had plenty. I was pleased when the store manager saw what I was buying and commented to one of the other employees there that they should be sure to order some more copies if/when there is another printing. He said it had been selling quite well.

While I was thrilled to have it in my hands, I was also a little dissapointed, it was over so quickly and made me simply want more. I'm hoping that the next two issues combine with it to make a single satisfying story. Still, have no doubt, I will be picking up the next two.

- Leto_V

"Well, my days of not taking you
seriously are certainly coming to
a middle." - Mal

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Tuesday, July 26, 2005 3:51 PM

BRUISERSMOM


I received my copies from 258 West this week and I had them sent from New York to California via media mail which is the slowest mail that you can order. People who had UPS as their shipping method received their comics a week earlier than I did.

I have the same complaint as other people. The story was over too quickly. I expected the comics to cover a six month period but the first third of the series only covered a couple of hours.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2005 3:10 PM

FFYING2


Mine finally shipped (first-class mail*) from TFAW last Friday, and I got it yesterday. Not quite two weeks late.

*So I could get it FASTER (sigh)

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