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February 13 2007

(SPOILER) Astonishing X-Men #21 Solicitation. Bad news: Astonishing X-Men is getting delayed, with Issue #21 now coming out in May instead of March 07... also still no cover preview...

Astonishing X-Men artist John Cassaday is also the artist for the one-shot Fallen Son: Captain America.

Actually, I believe Cassaday is drawing Fallen Son: Iron Man.

And, ughh, May!?
F#@%! F#%&! FRACK! but it's not joss's fault, I presume.
All these delays are getting a tad annoying.

Wonder why, I'm sure Joss has mentioned that he's written them all, and yet we keep getting delays, it's something that's plagued this comic since pretty much day 1.

Ah well, at least we know it'll almost definitely be worth it, and we've got Buffy and Runaways in the mean time.
Apparently #22 has also been delayed from April to July. Maybe it's just gone back to officially being a bi-monthly title again??
With a three month delay and all the extra time the creative team has already had, I highly doubt Joss or John Cassaday are to blame for the delay.

The X-editors said the delays were their fault the last time and I'm presuming this is their fault again. My guess is that the timing of Unstoppable needs to be moved until after another event (like this summer's World War Hulk so the Astonishing team can be involved) or so the end of Unstoppable is directly leading into the big X-Event in November.

Even though Unstoppable happens in a short period of time, if someone doesn't come back or there is some other big spoiler, it can't happen before other events.

One of the X-editors commented recently about how Astonishing's chaotic schedule was causing problems for the other X-books, and that makes me think they solved the problem by pushing Astonishing farther into the future.

The bi and tri monthly scheduling ruins the flow of a story like this. I wish it would be delayed six months or whatever time they need and then release it monthly.
Apparently #22 has also been delayed from April to July. Maybe it's just gone back to officially being a bi-monthly title again??

Would have been weird getting #22 in April and then #21 in May. ;)
At least the plan is to go back to bimonthly and not the not this funny trimonthly.
And I thought we will get #24 in June.
I've never read anything by Loeb that I've liked, I normally don't buy single issues, and I have no interest in Iron Man, but Cassaday's so good I'm going to buy that Iron Man one-shot.
I hate Marvel release-issues! and why can't they just have one guy write a story and have another girl write another and have them inked and edited and wtf and released, like any other publishing house in the world, but no, they have to do crossover and crossover and if you love "alias" you have to read daredevil too and have a lot of knowledge of spidey, which isn't even the worst because in worst case you can look that stuff up, but then comes the horrible "pulse" and suddenly there's a pregnant woman who's totally incapable - I call her "the ghost of jessica jones" - and always hanging with the girls and taking every shit from j. jonah jameson and a secret war between a few more or less interesting guys you know very little of interferes with the "ghost-of-jessica's story, whom you used to love, when she was still a swearing, insecure privat eye. f**k f**k, f**k!

This is supposed to be an answer to FaithFan, who mentions something about planet hulk and a big x-men-event in november, of which I don't give a damn about, I just want my fix!

(btw: alias - the pulse: one of the worst declines in marvel history; what did they do with brian michael bendis? replace him with a robot, or what???)
I always had problem with Loeb's work in Marvel, always prefered his work at DC, which is kind of weird now that he's marvel exclusive once more.

Unless Marvel is attempting to emulate the delay between Fray #6 and Fray #7 or how long it's taking for Allan Heinberg's Wonder Woman (see? there's a connection... haha) to come out, I think they're trying to stretch Joss run as much as they can.

By this pace, we'll see the Annual that will conclude Joss run around Christmas time, and the new creative team won't take over before 2008.
Would have been weird getting #22 in April and then #21 in May. ;)


Yes, I figure the new schedule might make more sense. ;)
Seriously, ALL the artists on Fallen Son are so good that I'm getting them even though I don't think much of Loeb's writing. Leinil Yu, David Finch, Ed McGuinness, John Romita Jr... they must owe him lots of money. :)
May? May?? What are Marvel doing to us?

At least we'll have the start of Buffy Season 8 in March, though, won't we? Some exciting Jossy goodness on the horizon, at least.

But...May!
daylight said:

Seriously, ALL the artists on Fallen Son are so good that I'm getting them even though I don't think much of Loeb's writing. Leinil Yu, David Finch, Ed McGuinness, John Romita Jr... they must owe him lots of money. :)


Those guys are all somewhere on my list of favourite artists, but the only person--other than Cassaday--that would make me buy a comic based entirely on the art is Mike Mignola.
I still am a bit baffled how the editors could be holding up Astonishing. I was rather under the impression that normally their job should be done before the pencilling stage more or less. Also since Astonishing more or less is all supposed to be happening within days so any changes to the status quo between issues isn't likely to be a big deal since it would have already been established the previous run through.

That said, maybe I do slightly appreciate these ridiculous delays since reading New X-Men under Morrison was utterly bizarre. They choose fill-in artists with wildly different styles and maybe even mid-storyline. Then again, I assume those all came out on time which I may have preferred now that I reading in singles instead of trades.
Imagine what this does to folks like me who are waiting for the whole Joss run to be compiled into one large trade paperback!

Wait, you don't have to imagine, it makes me to "hhemmmmmm".

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