History ScheduleSlip / ComicBooks

1st Mar '18 7:08:24 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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* ''[[Comicbook/SHIELD2010 S.H.I.E.L.D.]]'' by Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver. The second volume started in 2011, and four issues were published, bi-monthy. But Hickman had been so busy as one of the architects of the MarvelUniverse, he didn't have time to write #5. Then Weaver had medical issues that killed his productivity. In mid-2012, they decided to create #5 together, Marvel method. It was completed in 2013, but Marvel understandably decided to hold off on publishing until #6 was ready. Meanwhile, Hickman's role as linchpin of Marvel events was getting bigger, and he wasn't able to write #6 until he'd finished the ''Comicbook/{{Infinity}}'' crossover. As of January 2014, the script is complete, and Weaver is working on it. In October 2014, Weaver reported he'd completed the art. As of June 2017, nothing further has been heard.

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* ''[[Comicbook/SHIELD2010 S.H.I.E.L.D.]]'' by Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver. The second volume started in 2011, and four issues were published, bi-monthy. But Hickman had been so busy as one of the architects of the MarvelUniverse, he didn't have time to write #5. Then Weaver had medical issues that killed his productivity. In mid-2012, they decided to create #5 together, Marvel method. It was completed in 2013, but Marvel understandably decided to hold off on publishing until #6 was ready. Meanwhile, Hickman's role as linchpin of Marvel events was getting bigger, and he wasn't able to write #6 until he'd finished the ''Comicbook/{{Infinity}}'' crossover. As of January 2014, the script is complete, and Weaver is working on it. In October 2014, Weaver reported he'd completed the art. As of June 2017, nothing further has been heard. Finally, in February of 2018, issues 5 and 6 were solicited for a release in May, along with a special that collects the first four issues. That's about '''seven years late.'''



* The ''Dark Matter'' imprint spins out of the 2017 ''Dark Knights: Metal'' event. It was originally planned to launch in September 2017 with ''Sideways'' and ''The Silencer'', but slipped to December 2017, launching with ''The Immortal Men'' and ''Damage''. Then ''every'' Dark Matter title was resolicited in February 2018's solicitations... ''The Immortal Men'' #1 was ''then'' moved ''further'' back to ''March''.

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* The ''Dark Matter'' imprint spins out of the 2017 ''Dark Knights: Metal'' event. It was originally planned to launch in September 2017 with ''Sideways'' and ''The Silencer'', but slipped to December 2017, launching with ''The Immortal Men'' and ''Damage''. Then ''every'' Dark Matter title was resolicited in February 2018's solicitations... ''The Immortal Men'' #1 was ''then'' moved ''further'' back to ''March''.''March''.
* Every issue of the Creator/YoungAnimal ''Doom Patrol'' series by Gerard Way after the second issue. It's reached ''memetic'' status, even! It's so bad that they had some issues oversized just to make up for it! It got so bad that the first part of ''Milk Wars'' spoiled part of the ending of ''Doom Patrol'''s second arc which was so late that ''Milk Wars'' ''ended before said Doom Patrol arc''.
16th Feb '18 1:57:33 PM jormis29
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* ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' had an ambitious schedule of doing 8 issues between May 2015 and October 2015 to kick off the ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel''. Things went well until issue 4 dropped in July, then the mini-series gained a ninth issue and pushed itself all the way to January 20'''''16'''''. By this time, most of the ANAD titles have already released and the only thing we don't know is how it all ended. This had the misfortune of pushing back other titles as well with ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer''[='s=] and ''[[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate End]]''[='s=] last issues being released in ''December'', long after all of the other titles were done and over with.

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* ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' had an ambitious schedule of doing 8 issues between May 2015 and October 2015 to kick off the ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel''. Things went well until issue 4 dropped in July, then the mini-series gained a ninth issue and pushed itself all the way to January 20'''''16'''''. By this time, most of the ANAD titles have already released and the only thing we don't know is how it all ended. This had the misfortune of pushing back other titles as well with ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer''[='s=] and ''[[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate End]]''[='s=] ''ComicBook/UltimateEnd''[='s=] last issues being released in ''December'', long after all of the other titles were done and over with.
29th Dec '17 3:56:28 PM nombretomado
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* GeoffJohns, Richard Donner, and Adam Kubert's "Last Son" storyline in [[{{Superman}} Action Comics]]. It was five parts and took ''nineteen months'' to finish. Part of the reason was Kubert needing to take some time off because of health issues. Because of the delays, by the time it was finished not only had Johns and Donner finished their ''second'' arc before their first but Johns had already switched to collaborating with artist Gary Frank. In fact, DC had a huge problem regarding this around 2007, especially in all of their Superman books. The promised conclusions to several storylines wound up being delayed for either a future issue or a giant-sized annual, causing stories to get wrapped up months later than intended.

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* GeoffJohns, Creator/GeoffJohns, Richard Donner, and Adam Kubert's "Last Son" storyline in [[{{Superman}} Action Comics]]. It was five parts and took ''nineteen months'' to finish. Part of the reason was Kubert needing to take some time off because of health issues. Because of the delays, by the time it was finished not only had Johns and Donner finished their ''second'' arc before their first but Johns had already switched to collaborating with artist Gary Frank. In fact, DC had a huge problem regarding this around 2007, especially in all of their Superman books. The promised conclusions to several storylines wound up being delayed for either a future issue or a giant-sized annual, causing stories to get wrapped up months later than intended.
21st Dec '17 6:27:51 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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* During the 1970s, this became endemic at Marvel Comics. When Jim Shooter took over as editor in chief in 1978, his first priority was making sure the books shipped on time. He introduced a dummy title "Marvel Fill-in", which basically made inventory strips that could be put out as the next issue of any given title if the regular creative team missed their deadlines. The system lasted throughout his tenure in the role, leading to a long period of the company completely averting this trope.

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* During the 1970s, this became endemic at Marvel Comics. When Jim Shooter took over as editor in chief in 1978, his first priority was making sure the books shipped on time. He introduced a dummy title "Marvel Fill-in", which basically made inventory strips that could be put out as the next issue of any given title if the regular creative team missed their deadlines. The system lasted throughout his tenure in the role, leading to a long period of the company completely averting this trope.trope.
* The ''Dark Matter'' imprint spins out of the 2017 ''Dark Knights: Metal'' event. It was originally planned to launch in September 2017 with ''Sideways'' and ''The Silencer'', but slipped to December 2017, launching with ''The Immortal Men'' and ''Damage''. Then ''every'' Dark Matter title was resolicited in February 2018's solicitations... ''The Immortal Men'' #1 was ''then'' moved ''further'' back to ''March''.
9th Oct '17 6:49:19 PM Pinokio
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* Creator/KevinSmith might as well be the trope namer. Various comics series of his have been met with ridiculous delays, with ''Spider-Man/Black Cat'' having a 40 month gap between issues 3 and 4 and ''Daredevil/Bullseye'', having been started in 2002, remaining unfinished to this day (Ten Plus Years!). In addition the second part of the Widening Gyre has yet to come out.

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* Creator/KevinSmith might as well be the trope namer. Various comics series of his have been met with ridiculous delays, with ''Spider-Man/Black Cat'' having a 40 month gap between issues 3 and 4 and ''Daredevil/Bullseye'', having been started in 2002, remaining unfinished to this day (Ten Plus Years!). In addition addition, the second part of the ''The Widening Gyre Gyre'' has yet to come out.
18th Jun '17 12:28:03 PM DaibhidC
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* ''Comicbook/{{SHIELD}}'' by Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver. The second volume started in 2011, and four issues were published, bi-monthy. But Hickman had been so busy as one of the architects of the MarvelUniverse, he didn't have time to write #5. Then Weaver had medical issues that killed his productivity. In mid-2012, they decided to create #5 together, Marvel method. It was completed in 2013, but Marvel understandably decided to hold off on publishing until #6 was ready. Meanwhile, Hickman's role as linchpin of Marvel events was getting bigger, and he wasn't able to write #6 until he'd finished the ''Comicbook/{{Infinity}}'' crossover. As of January 2014, the script is complete, and Weaver is working on it. In October 2014, Weaver reported he'd completed the art. As of June 2017, nothing further has been heard.

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* ''Comicbook/{{SHIELD}}'' ''[[Comicbook/SHIELD2010 S.H.I.E.L.D.]]'' by Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver. The second volume started in 2011, and four issues were published, bi-monthy. But Hickman had been so busy as one of the architects of the MarvelUniverse, he didn't have time to write #5. Then Weaver had medical issues that killed his productivity. In mid-2012, they decided to create #5 together, Marvel method. It was completed in 2013, but Marvel understandably decided to hold off on publishing until #6 was ready. Meanwhile, Hickman's role as linchpin of Marvel events was getting bigger, and he wasn't able to write #6 until he'd finished the ''Comicbook/{{Infinity}}'' crossover. As of January 2014, the script is complete, and Weaver is working on it. In October 2014, Weaver reported he'd completed the art. As of June 2017, nothing further has been heard.
18th Jun '17 12:25:57 PM DaibhidC
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* ''Comicbook/{{SHIELD}}'' by Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver. The second volume started in 2011, and four issues were published, bi-monthy. But Hickman had been so busy as one of the architects of the MarvelUniverse, he didn't have time to write #5. Then Weaver had medical issues that killed his productivity. In mid-2012, they decided to create #5 together, Marvel method. It was completed in 2013, but Marvel understandably decided to hold off on publishing until #6 was ready. Meanwhile, Hickman's role as linchpin of Marvel events was getting bigger, and he wasn't able to write #6 until he'd finished the ''Comicbook/{{Infinity}}'' crossover. As of January 2014, the script is complete, and Weaver is working on it.

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* ''Comicbook/{{SHIELD}}'' by Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver. The second volume started in 2011, and four issues were published, bi-monthy. But Hickman had been so busy as one of the architects of the MarvelUniverse, he didn't have time to write #5. Then Weaver had medical issues that killed his productivity. In mid-2012, they decided to create #5 together, Marvel method. It was completed in 2013, but Marvel understandably decided to hold off on publishing until #6 was ready. Meanwhile, Hickman's role as linchpin of Marvel events was getting bigger, and he wasn't able to write #6 until he'd finished the ''Comicbook/{{Infinity}}'' crossover. As of January 2014, the script is complete, and Weaver is working on it. In October 2014, Weaver reported he'd completed the art. As of June 2017, nothing further has been heard.
31st May '17 6:33:30 PM nombretomado
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** YoungAvengers had to be bi-monthly and still had problems.
** During his run on WonderWoman, his lateness was a problem in the making of ''ComicBook/AmazonsAttack''.

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** YoungAvengers ComicBook/YoungAvengers had to be bi-monthly and still had problems.
** During his run on WonderWoman, ComicBook/WonderWoman, his lateness was a problem in the making of ''ComicBook/AmazonsAttack''.
28th May '17 4:18:30 PM nombretomado
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* This happened with the last ''Spike'' issue of the Season 9 ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' comics.

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* This happened with the last ''Spike'' issue of the Season 9 ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' comics.



* ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}'' by WarrenEllis and John Cassady released 27 issues in TEN YEARS. The script of the final issue was apparently written over two years before it was published. This was in large part due to both creators working on other titles for other companies at the same time; Ellis was by far the worst offender, as during ''Planetary's'' run, he worked on at least '''twenty''' other books.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}'' by WarrenEllis Creator/WarrenEllis and John Cassady released 27 issues in TEN YEARS. The script of the final issue was apparently written over two years before it was published. This was in large part due to both creators working on other titles for other companies at the same time; Ellis was by far the worst offender, as during ''Planetary's'' run, he worked on at least '''twenty''' other books.
20th Mar '17 1:48:20 PM StevieG
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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' has been suffering this since 2016, first with a three month delay in early 2016, followed by a seemingly similar length delay in 2017. The first reason is thought due to Archie's overhyping (and overshooting) it's ContinuityReboot of its original ''Archie'' titles and the second is rumored to be a ScrewedByTheLawyers issue on Sega's part.

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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' has been suffering this since 2016, first with a three month delay in early 2016, followed by a seemingly similar length delay in 2017. The first reason is thought due to Archie's overhyping (and overshooting) it's ContinuityReboot of its original ''Archie'' titles and the second is rumored to be a ScrewedByTheLawyers issue on Sega's part.part.
* During the 1970s, this became endemic at Marvel Comics. When Jim Shooter took over as editor in chief in 1978, his first priority was making sure the books shipped on time. He introduced a dummy title "Marvel Fill-in", which basically made inventory strips that could be put out as the next issue of any given title if the regular creative team missed their deadlines. The system lasted throughout his tenure in the role, leading to a long period of the company completely averting this trope.
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