Well that’s a pain. I preordered it on FP but they list release as tomorrow. The bank hol would explain that at least. I was looking on Comixology for a preview- now I’m even more confused that it was there last week.
The physical copy of #2 was delayed to the UK [along with some other Marvel books] and came out today.
The digital copy would have been released last week, when the book was supposed to have shipped.
Bank Holidays no longer delay UK releases by a day. Most shops get their comic deliveries on a Tuesday, so they can sort and have the new books on the shelves for opening Wednesday morning. The Bank Holiday delays the delivery by a day, so we get the delivery on a Wednesday and have to sort it and get it on the shelf the same day. It is not fun.
The reason for this is digital comics. Physical stores want to make sure they have product available the same day as digital, to avoid losing sales.
The big Marvel softcover of original DH is out. £36 in FPM. It does indeed lack the Doctor Who crossovers so no sale. I have the original issues and a nice trade would be lovely but not an incomplete one.
Well that's crap isn't it. Everything that was in the previous two volume release, except DWM 135 and the actual 8th issue of the comic because it had the Doctor in. I share your annoyance there. That's a shame.
There's no details about a second book - this collection is currently set to end at 220 but this is Hachette. I noticed Geoff Senior's name was not on the cover - he drew issue 9 - and asked Simon about it:
Pretty sure that if a second volume follows it will have #9. #10, The Body in Question, the What If? etc. It's more or less half of the bumper Marvel (US) collection coming out this month.
I made a brief visit to Forbidden Planet Southampton and spotted the new DH paperback. The only new addition is the Marvel Heroes UK comic where Death's Head meets The Hulk (disturbingly, the story was published 12 years ago!).