Tuesday, October 23, 2007

One More Delay

Big surprise - Marvel is having big-time delays on their One More Day Spider-Man crossover story. Those of you who are buying this know that Sensational Spider Man, which was part 2 of the story, was late also. Not sure if it's artist Joe Quesada's fault, or if Marvel is trying to buy time for the "teams" working on the Amazing Spider-Man stories that are set to come out three times per month. Personally, I cannot even vouch for these dates being accurate - it would not be the first time Marvel has delayed a delayed title even more than it was already delayed. Spider-Man fans - have patience.

From newsarama.com:

Marvel has released updated solicitation information for the final two parts of “One More Day” as well as a teaser for the second half of the arc. The publisher released no further text aside from the ordering information.

SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #41 (AUG072202)
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils & 50/50 Cover by JOE QUESADA
50/50 Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
“ONE MORE DAY” Part 3
Rated A …$3.99
FOC—11/08/07, On-Sale—11/28/07

[Newsarama Note: the issue’s original on-sale date was 10/31]

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #545 (SEP072177)
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils & 50/50 Cover by JOE QUESADA
50/50 Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
“ONE MORE DAY” PART 4
Rated A …$3.99
FOC—12/06/07, On-Sale—12/27/07

[Newsarama Note: the issue’s original on-sale date was 11/28]

The publisher did not address the scheduling situation in regards to Amazing Spider-Man shipping three times a month, which was slated to begin with issue #546, which was originally scheduled to be in stores on December 5th, with #547 and #548 in stores on December 12th and 19th, respectively.

1 comment:

ManoDogs said...

Yeah, I got this press release this morning and am about to publish it, along with author, J. Michael Straczynski's post-Spidey plans. They offer absolutely no reason for the delay in the PR; it just lists the new release dates and a nice little piece o' promo art.

As you, I can only speculate, but I have to assume it happened between the artists and the printers (though possibly even further down at the distribution level) because Straczynski is already out of the picture and the new creative team already has about a year's worth of stories plotted (so they said).