History ScheduleSlip / ComicBooks

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.
26th Feb '17 5:09:36 AM Blazer
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** ''[[ComicBook/DoctorWhoSupremacyOfTheCybermen Supremacy of the Cybermen]]'' (2016) was another five-parter, but advertised as a biweekly release, possibly to avoid a repeat of the ''Four Doctors'' delay. Part One arrived on time July 6...and then Part '''Two''' was pushed back to August 10...then August 17...and a miniseries advertised as ending August 31 didn't finish until '''November 9'''. (To make matters worse, it was WritingForTheTrade and had a ForegoneConclusion to boot.)

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** ''[[ComicBook/DoctorWhoSupremacyOfTheCybermen Supremacy of the Cybermen]]'' (2016) was another five-parter, but advertised as a biweekly release, possibly to avoid a repeat of the ''Four Doctors'' delay. Part One arrived on time July 6...and then Part '''Two''' was pushed back to August 10...then August 17...and a miniseries advertised as ending August 31 didn't finish until '''November 9'''. (To make matters worse, it was WritingForTheTrade and had a ForegoneConclusion to boot.))
* ''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.
8th Jan '17 1:23:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheUltimates''. The first 13 issue volume took 26 months from start to finish, the second equally long volume (for which Marvel promised that they had learned their lesson about keeping it on schedule) took 25 months.

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* ''TheUltimates''.''ComicBook/TheUltimates''. The first 13 issue volume took 26 months from start to finish, the second equally long volume (for which Marvel promised that they had learned their lesson about keeping it on schedule) took 25 months.
26th Dec '16 10:26:06 AM Temmere
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* [[Comicbook//UsagiYojimbo Usagi Yojimbo]] took over a three year hiatus as the book's creator, StanSakai, took care of his ailing wife.

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* [[Comicbook//UsagiYojimbo Usagi Yojimbo]] ''Comicbook/UsagiYojimbo'' took over a three year hiatus as the book's creator, StanSakai, took care of his ailing wife.
19th Oct '16 7:09:21 AM Sapphirea2
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** ''[[ComicBook/DoctorWhoSupremacyOfTheCybermen Supremacy of the Cybermen]]'' (2016) was another five-parter, but advertised as a biweekly release, possibly to avoid a repeat of the ''Four Doctors'' delay. Part One arrived on time July 6...and then Part '''Two''' was pushed back to August 10...then August 17...ultimately, for most people a story that was advertised as wrapping up Aug. 31 didn't finish until '''November 9'''.

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** ''[[ComicBook/DoctorWhoSupremacyOfTheCybermen Supremacy of the Cybermen]]'' (2016) was another five-parter, but advertised as a biweekly release, possibly to avoid a repeat of the ''Four Doctors'' delay. Part One arrived on time July 6...and then Part '''Two''' was pushed back to August 10...then August 17...ultimately, for most people and a story that was miniseries advertised as wrapping up Aug. ending August 31 didn't finish until '''November 9'''.9'''. (To make matters worse, it was WritingForTheTrade and had a ForegoneConclusion to boot.)
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