Comic Books are Strewn Across Highway in a Deadpool Related Accident
Some Deadpool fans will have to wait an extended period of time before receiving their copy of the latest comic, Deadpool, Vol. 9: Institutionalized. A semi carrying a shipment of the comics from the Plattsburgh Distribution Center to the Olive Branch Distribution Center was involved with an accident in the early hours of the morning February 18th. The semi carrying the comics had broken down on the side of the road at about five o’clock in the morning and called for assistance. Sometime in the timeframe between the breakdown and the accident, the driver had fallen asleep in the cab waiting for the assistance to arrive. Two hours after calling for help, however, another semi accidentally collided with the back of the first semi, ripping open the side of the trailer, and spilling its contents all over the highway. The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries and road crews are diligently working to clear up debris.
The rather ironic part of the whole situation was the situation surrounding the crash. When the Deadpool movie was being filmed in Vancouver, a stretch of highway had to be closed down for the crew to film a massive action scene on a highway. The accident involving the deadpool comics happened on I-71 in Madison County, not too far south of Columbus, Ohio and caused the right lane of the highway to be closed for a long period of time. Sounds like the kind of publicity stunt that Deadpool himself would pull to promote a movie about him if it had happened before the February 12th release. Perhaps a commercial is in order where Ryan Reynolds stands on the side of the highway in his Deadpool costume, a single tear rolling down his cheek as Deadpool debris tumble down the road. Considering how in-character Ryan Reynolds has been during this whole time promoting Deadpool, this commercial might not be too far of a stretch.
Diamond Comics has released an official statement via email to their customers, giving them a heads up of the accident. The letter reads as follows:
“Dear Diamond Customer: As you may be aware, a truck carrying Diamond product from the Plattsburgh Distribution Center to the Olive Branch Distribution Center was involved in a serious accident that will delay some customer shipments of product on sale February 24. The driver was unhurt. Affected customers have been notified of the delay via a separate email. If you have not received that email, your shipment should arrive as scheduled. If you have additional questions regarding this advisory, please contact your Diamond Retailer Services Representative. Thank you.”
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