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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Civil War Delays Skips Two Months
posted by jepster2006

Delays, delays, sigh. Infinite Crisis had delays but it was only weeks. But you know what the delays of Infinite Crisis didn't seem to be worth it at all. They had too many fill in artists, and the whole feel of the book lost it's quality by issue 4. Issue's 1 to 3 were great, 4-7 where "Okay". Don't get me wrong, I totally digged Infinite Crisis.

Well, according to Marvel, the cause of the delay's were as follows:

“Over the next few weeks, the Civil War proper title and a few of the tie in books that are closely related to the story in the main book will be shipping later than originally planned. In an attempt to accommodate the creative team of Millar and McNiven and keep the artistic integrity and high standards of the event, we will be shifting the following titles:

Maint Titles:

CIVIL WAR 4 (JUN061952; $2.99) moves to 9/20
CIVIL WAR 4 TURNER VARIANT (JUN061953; $2.99) moves to 9/20
CIVIL WAR 4 TURNER SKETCH VARIANT (APR068201; $2.00) moves to 9/20
CIVIL WAR 5 (JUL061952; $2.99) moves to 11/15
CIVIL WAR 5 TURNER VARIANT (JUL061953; $2.99) moves to 11/15
CIVIL WAR 5 TURNER SKETCH VARIANT (JUL061954; $2.00) moves to 11/15
CIVIL WAR 6 (AUG062033; $2.99) moves to 12/20
CIVIL WAR 6 TURNER VARIANT (AUG062034; $2.99) moves to 12/20
CIVIL WAR 6 TURNER SKETCH VARIANT (AUG062035; $2.00) moves to 12/20
CIVIL WAR 7 moves to 1/17, Not yet solicited


CIVIL WAR FRONT LINE 6 (JUN061955; $2.99) moves to 9/27
CIVIL WAR FRONT LINE 7 (JUL061956; $2.99) moves to 10/11
CIVIL WAR FRONT LINE 8 (JUL061957; $2.99) moves to 11/22
CIVIL WAR FRONT LINE 9 (AUG062036; $2.99) moves to 12/20
CIVIL WAR FRONT LINE 10 (AUG062037; $2.99) moves to 1/4/07

TIE-INS:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 535 (JUN061938; $2.99) moves to 9/27
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 536 (JUL061941; $2.99) moves to 11/22
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 537 (AUG062018; $2.99) moves to 1/4/07
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 538 Not yet solicited

FANTASTIC FOUR 540 (JUN061961; $2.99) moves to 9/20
FANTASTIC FOUR 541 (JUL061965; $2.99) moves to 11/22
FANTASTIC FOUR 542 (AUG062045; $2.99) moves to 1/4/07
FANTASTIC FOUR 543 moves to 1/24/07, Not yet solicited

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL 2 (AUG062066; $2.99) moves to 12/28
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL 1 (JUL061988; $2.99) moves to 11/22
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL 1 (Black and White) (JUL061989; $2.99) moves to 11/22

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE CIVIL WAR CHECKLIST!

BLACK PANTHER 23 CW December 2006
CIVIL WAR: WAR CRIMES December 2006 ONE SHOT
BLACK PANTHER 24 CW January 2007
BLACK PANTHER 25 CW February 2007
CIVIL WAR FRONT LINE 11 February 2007

Also, starting in November some Marvel will be branded as “Casualties of War” -- similar to how they branded titles as “Spider-Man Unmasked” and “Road to Civil War”. Those titles are:

MOON KNIGHT 7

In December

CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER SPECIAL
IRON MAN/CAPTAIN AMERICA SPECIAL
MOON KNIGHT 8

In January 2007

BLADE 5
MOON KNIGHT 9

“The need for these shifts came about as the September [for November shipping product] Marvel Previews #37 was going to press and we were not able to make adjustments,” reads Marvel’s explanation to retailers. “The December Marvel Previews will reflect the changes and additions. At this point we do not anticipate further changes to the schedule. We apologize for the inconvenience but feel that this is in the best interest of the quality of the event and for retailers to continue to realize the immense sales for these books. We are announcing these shifts early enough in the hopes that retailers can adjust their buying patterns for the next few months. Also, we hope the addition of a few more key Civil War titles will make up for any lost sales that result from these moves.”

Yup, Marvel just skipped Civil War this month and October. All in all, the event ends next year in January. For schedule sensitive pricks, this is a total letdown. (I can hear Marvel haters jumping with joy) But for quality sensitive people, this seems to lay more on the good side. So, what would you rather have? A high quality delayed book, or a multi-artist "cool and okay" book?

Oh, and for those who don't know, Mark Millar is undergoing Crohn's disease treatment for quite sometime now. But really, is it his fault? Personally, I think they should have been done with a lot of the books before announcing the event. It's more of an editorial issue than an artist and writer problem.

By the way, this means one thing too. Your TPB's probably delayed too Jabs.

So, what do you think? Talk it out here!
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