History ScheduleSlip / ComicBooks

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.)
19th Oct '16 7:08:10 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 July 6...and then Part '''Two''' was pushed back to August 10...then August 17...After that, Amazon Kindle and comiXology readers got issues biweekly (Part Three was Aug. 31, Part Four Sep. 14) but for everyone else, a story that was advertised as wrapping up Aug. 31 didn't finish until October 19.

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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...After that, Amazon Kindle and comiXology readers got issues biweekly (Part Three was Aug. 31, Part Four Sep. 14) but ultimately, for everyone else, most people a story that was advertised as wrapping up Aug. 31 didn't finish until October 19.'''November 9'''.
15th Sep '16 9:05:31 AM Sapphirea2
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* This is an ongoing issue with ''ComicBook/DoctorWhoTitan'', particularly with the annual multi-Doctor miniseries that cross over the various monthly titles and are intended as centerpiece events.

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* This is an ongoing issue with ''ComicBook/DoctorWhoTitan'', particularly with the annual multi-Doctor miniseries that cross over the various monthly titles and are intended as centerpiece events. This might be due to the sheer number of titles under the banner (four monthly titles and ''many'' miniseries).
15th Sep '16 9:02:56 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 July 6...and then Part '''Two''' was pushed back to August 10...then August 17...

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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 July 6...and then Part '''Two''' was pushed back to August 10...then August 17...After that, Amazon Kindle and comiXology readers got issues biweekly (Part Three was Aug. 31, Part Four Sep. 14) but for everyone else, a story that was advertised as wrapping up Aug. 31 didn't finish until October 19.
1st Aug '16 1:22:28 PM 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 July 6...and then Part '''Two''' was pushed back to August 10...

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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 July 6...and then Part '''Two''' was pushed back to August 10...then August 17...
20th Jul '16 9:36:50 AM Sapphirea2
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* This is an ongoing issue with ''ComicBook/DoctorWhoTitan'', particularly with the annual multi-Doctor miniseries that cross over the various monthly titles.

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* This is an ongoing issue with ''ComicBook/DoctorWhoTitan'', particularly with the annual multi-Doctor miniseries that cross over the various monthly titles.titles and are intended as centerpiece events.
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