Thanks to Bleeding Cool for the initial article –
Well, I can only imagine it is due to Esad Ribic’s fantastic art style, issue four is running way behind and with its delay, the other titles are going with it.
I do remember when this happened with Civil War, but as I was only buying the X-Men tie-in, I wasn’t all that bothered by it. This on the other hand, I am super affected. I don’t usually post responses to news stories but since this changes my calendar, I thought I would do this as a quick reference to what I’m buying.
Though I imagine with
I would have kept up with it, regardless, but now I know with a month’s advance, which is nice.
Secret Wars 4 was due for June 17th and now is July 1st
Slipping one week
Master of Kung Fu 1
Years of Future Past 3
Age of Apocalypse 2 & 3
Slipping two weeks
Years of Future Past 2
Slipping three weeks
Secret Wars 2015 6
Star Lord and Kitty Pryde 2
Slipping four weeks
Star Lord and Kitty Pryde 1
Slipping six weeks
Secret Wars 2015 5
Slipping twenty weeks
Uncanny X-Men 600
I also just want to point out how, according to Rich Johnston, the fifth issue of the crossover comes weeks after the sixth issue. The story was published on May 31 and they still haven’t caught that so who knows if any of this is true.
Now that I’ve taken my list from the big one, it doesn’t seem all that bad.
Also, Star Lord and Kitty Pryde 2 comes out before 1, so that isn’t right either.
I’m sure these creative teams wouldn’t have minded knowing about the delay in advance, as I’m sure Marvel knew, and could have had more time to fine tune their own issues.
I’m sure they gave Ribic several months in advance to get started on this but I guess it could be Hickman too, but I have to imagine that he has all eight issues plotted and ready to go.
I just imagine that it isn’t Marvel purposely trying to push things out as they are going to have to get their issues printed prior to the eighth issue.
Though I guess that they really don’t as they have titles still bring printed that exist prior to Secret Wars 2015’s first issue and those are sent to still be printing by the crossover’s mid-point.
I’ve done a quick search and no one else is really covering this story so who knows what is really happening.
I did think that two issues a month was pushing the crossover pretty hard but that’s how we get in these messes.