Illusive's Weekly Newsletter
YOU GUYS- I HAVE SOME REALLY MIXED NEWS
The guys are enjoying practicing Social Distancing. We're doing all we can to try to laugh instead of cry...
We do have this week's New Releases in hand, now, so you WILL get new comics this week.

Earlier today I sent out an email to all of our Subscribers, to help you all set up Delivery/Shipping of New Releases. (Thanks to the many of you who are replying!)

But now I have some very unfortunate news that just guts me to share with you-- this afternoon Diamond Comics notified the world that there will be no new comics shipping out after this week, until further notice.

The good news? YOU'LL FINALLY HAVE TIME TO CATCH UP READING ALL YOUR COMICS!!! We will be introducing you all to series you've missed before! We'll find gems in our Back Issues and you'll have time to peruse the giant book collection we got in! We may not have new comics, but we have THOUSANDS of Current Comics.

However we are reaching out to our book distributors to try and get new Graphic Novel and Trade Paperback Releases.

I have also asked publishers if anyone would be willing to ship comics directly to us. I have not heard back from them, yet. I will, of course, keep you apprised of any good news.
By the way, Diamond postponed Free Comic Book Day until further notice, too.

Also related topic- Lee's Comics in Mountain View just closed down a few days ago.
HERE'S WHAT WE'RE DOING TO MAKE THINGS BETTER
We've been adding hundreds of items each day to our Illusive eCom Site and dozens to our Isle Webstore. We've added Games, our Kids Books and we're working on the regular Book/Graphic Novel section next.

We can order any in-print book for you. Yes, books without picture Books! We have accounts with all major book distributors. As long as they're still shipping, we can order!
One more piece of unfortunate news- Alliance Distribution, which holds exclusive distribution rights to many major game publishers (and is owned by Diamond), is ceasing all shipping as of tomorrow afternoon, until further notice. However, we have several other distributors that we are happy to order from. Please just let us know what you'd like us to order and we'll do our best to order it for you.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP US?
We're extending our Buy $1200 Gift Card/Store Credit for only $1000 this week! Please buy one. Or four.
Share our Social Media posts and our Newsletter! We will be posting far more often featuring in-stock comics and books that you may have overlooked.

Talk to us! Ask us for recommendation s! We are always happy to give them. And then let us get you some awesome comics and games to your door, with no-contact delivery to keep you safe!
RENT BOARDGAMES!
We are happy to help reduce your bord-om! We have over 300 boardgames in our Demo Library At Isle of Gamers.

Rental Period:    3 days.    When you return a game, you have a same day opportunity to purchase a copy of that game with a Special Discount equal to your Rental fee.

Rental games are being quarantined for 3 days after they are used, to minimize germ spread.
COMICS
STAFF SUGGESTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

Anna: Wolverine #2
Mark: Giant Sized X-Men #1 Nightcrawler
Nic: Suicide Squad #4
Perry: Hellions #1
Rob: XO Manowar #1
Not able to pick up your Subscription?  We ship everywhere! Contact us for details.
COMICS YOU MISSED LAST WEEK - STILL IN STOCK!
Artemis and the Assassin #1
Dragon Whisperer #1 (signed!)
Hotell #1
Iron Age 2020 #1
Outlawed #1
The Resistance #1
Starship Down #1
Wicked Things #1
X-Ray Robot #1
WE ARE A PART OF A BAD IDEA
New Publisher Bad Idea has a 4-part series called Enaic #1, releasing this May. These comics will only release as single issues, not be collected into trades. They will be self-distributing through 100 stores around the world. We're one of the Chosen. (They're not distributed through Diamond Comics)

If you choose to subscribe to Enaic we will ask you to subscribe to the full series, not just the first issue. You cannot Subscribe via PullBox, but you must have a Pullbox Account with us to Subscribe.
GAMES & TOYS
NEW RELEASES & BACK IN STOCK
SPECIAL PREORDERS
Challenger Decks are four, individual, 75-card decks geared toward Standard play for the Friday Night Magic player. Each deck comes with a 60-card main deck and 15-card sideboard and is intended to be playable and competitive at a local level right out of the box. All cards will have been previously printed in Standard and are Standard-legal.
Magic: The Gathering journeys, for the first time, to the plane of Ikoria! According to head designer Mark Rosewater, Ikoria is an exciting world of monsters. “You get to play with monsters, and you get to make monsters,” Rosewater said during a recent live stream.

Every box of Ikoria comes with a bonus Box Topper sitting right on top. The first 60 boxes sold for in-store pick up will also come with a Buy A Box Card.
Clash with the gods of Theros in this campaign sourcebook for the world’s greatest roleplaying game. The world’s most popular roleplaying game meets the world’s most popular trading card game in this campaign sourcebook, detailing the Magic: The Gathering world of Theros for use in Dungeons & Dragons.
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
KIDS D&D ONLINE
We have a host of new DM's and I aim to have a schedule of Online Kids D&D Events ready for registration in the new few days (it would have been sooner, but every day has been an entirely new challenge the past two weeks).

Feel free to let me know if you have a whole group of kids ready to sign up to play! We'll have multiple Beginner and Intermediate Level events. Stay tuned for registrations!
IKORIA: LAIR OF THE BEHEMOTH TAKE HOME PRERELEASE
Wizards has relaxed the rules, so you can purchase a Prerelease Pack and/or a Commander Deck and you will count as being as a part of our event. 

You can either choose Door Pick Up or Local Delivery.

We do plan on offering some special prizes and events via Discord. Stay tuned!
KID'S D&D SUMMER CAMP ONLINE!
We warmly welcome ASD kids, LGBTQ+ kids - gamers of all level.
We are reassessing Summer Camp offerings.

Kids D&D will definitely go on, via  Roll20   , at the least. We will send out kits of dice, dice bags and character sheets before camp starts.

We're working out the other Camps and will keep you informed!