Last week, Bleeding Cool ran the story that the solicited issues of Miracleman: The Silver Age, reprinting and then finishing the second arc from Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham on the Miracleman series, first begun in the late eighties, has been pulled from the schedules.
Issues 1,2 and 3 had been solicited for 2016 but the 4th issue was missing from May’s solicits and the first issue due in February was till unpublished.
Well this week, Marvel pulled off the plaster and let retailers know that the comics had been pulled, though they would be resolicited.
Marvel didn’t respond when we asked them what was happening, instead, Marvel EIC Axel Alonso responded to CBR popping the question.
A report on Bleeding Cool stated that retailers were informed that the first three solicited issues of “Miracleman by Gaiman And Buckingham: The Silver Age” were canceled and will be resolicited at a later date. Can you give an update behind that decision, and when we might see the issues?
Alonso: We’re just waiting until we have a seamless release from reprint to original material.
Which basically means a) Neil and Mark are late or b) Marvel started soliciting the issues way too early. Maybe Marvel are trying to avoid the situation with Sandman Overture when issues entered the publication process before the creative team was happy with the schedule…