Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Oh, no...

(Via Johanna)
Please note that beginning now, WONDER WOMAN will be published on a bimonthly schedule.

WONDER WOMAN #3 (JUN060222) is available for advance reorder and is scheduled to arrive in stores on October 11.

All orders on WONDER WOMAN #4 (JUL060198) have been cancelled. This issue will be resolicited in the October Previews (Volume XVI #10), scheduled to arrive in stores in December.

15 comments:

  1. stupid....

    and it won't last. Bring on All Star WW.

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  2. I figured this when I didn't see the solicitation for Wonder Woman in the November solicits. Honestly, though, I have no problems with a bi-monthly book as long as it's good. And, so far, this has been great to me.

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  3. At least they made it official instead of keeping up the 'monthly' lie for the next year.

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  4. Wow. I haven't seen an actual bimonthly title in 20 years. Since the direct market started up, it seems like there's been "Monthly", "Quarterly", and "Irregular".

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  5. Now that the initial shock has worn off, I wonder when the same will get announced for Green Lantern.

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  6. Wow. I haven't seen an actual bimonthly title in 20 years. Since the direct market started up, it seems like there's been "Monthly", "Quarterly", and "Irregular".
    They already had that in the works for Heinberg's other series, Young Avengers. Even then I'm wondering if he'll be able to keep to schedule.

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  7. Pathetic. I hope stuff like this is starting to give DC and Marvel pause over their infatuation with TV and publishing superstars. What sounds great and sexy at the summer convention announcements has seldom translated to reliable results. The comic book executives end up looking like dupes, the other-media superstars seem like lazy slummers looking for a fat extra paycheck, and the shop owners are driven mad trying to find out when the @#$# books are shipping. All the while, it's assumed the fans will stay put, gratefully accepting any dodgy excuse for the delays.

    Well, I don't think that assumption can be made any longer. Do you?

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  8. Good God! How long can it take to write a 22 page comic book!

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  9. Actually, I think this'll help it come out on time. ASTONISHING X-MEN has been more regular since becoming bi-monthly, at least that's my impression. Take more time now, save it later, I guess.

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  10. As mentioned above, the same thing happened with Heinberg's other book, Young Avengers...seems funny that after establishing WW as one of the 'big three' at DC, her book is the only one not coming out monthly...hopefully, after Heinberg's initial 6 issue story, they'll be able to go back to a monthly schedule. And not to rain on your parade, but I suspect that Hughes might not be able to keep a monthly schedule on All Star WW...I hope I'm proven wrong, but I'm not optimistic...

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  11. You'd think DC would get a scripter or co-plotter in there to help Heinberg out. But, I guess with their "No worries, mon!" publishing philosophy, they probably don't see the need.

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  12. Yeah, I agree with Chuck -- there's absolutely no way in Hell that Adam Hughes puts out ASWW monthly. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if they haven't been delaying the launch just to get 3 or 4 issues in the can already.

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  13. I know it's been said before, but my basic feelings are:

    blah blah blah I wish the book could come out on time blah blah blah prefer them telling us (and retailers!) it's bimonthly rather than erratic blah blah blah Adam Hughes has specifically said that AS WW CANNOT be even be solicited until he has 5 of his 6 issues in the can, so I DO think it will stick to a monthly schedule...

    I just don't think issue 1 is going to come out for another two years.

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  14. I'm dissapointed but not suprised, considering Heinberg's track record. It's too bad, really.. I was enjoying it. And the Dodson's have really been at the top of their game. It's so nice to see DIFFERENT BODY SHAPES for women! And of course, seeing Giganta in Times Square was just comic book gold. (And I love her shoes)

    Chris: They are. Infact AH! has gone so far as to threaten that if they solicit the series before it's nearly finished he'll quit and go running for the hills. His deal is he turns in 10 completed pages/month. He's shooting to get that up to 11 pages so he'll have an issue ready every 2 months.

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  15. No surprises here, really. And is still better than erratic. And when the fans happily keep buying no matter how great the delays (see Ultimates for a example), this won't change since the only one being screwed here is the retailer that don't have the product to sell. The fans may grumble, but they rarely drop series because of lateness (Spider-Man/Black Cat and Daredevil: Father don't count since people dropped because the story was bad).

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