X-Men and Spider-Man Get Later and Later From Marvel Comics

Remember when it was Iron Man, Captain America and Fantastic Four that were always late from Marvel? Well, they have some new challengers to the throne…

Jonathan Hickman and R. B. Silva‘s X-Men #5 has slipped four weeks from the 1st of January to the 29th January 2020 – which as well as being late, lifts it out of the January 1st slot that suffered by not being correctly solicited to retailers and giving them another chance to up their orders in the first week of the new year. Similarly, X-Men #6 by Jonathan Hickman and Matteo Buffagni has slipped four weeks from the 15th of January to the 12th February 2020.  And X-Men #7 by Jonathan Hickman and Leinil Francis Yu has slipped four weeks from the 15th of January to the 26th February 2020.

But nothing can touch the JJ Abrams/Henry Abrams/Sara Pichelli Spider-Man #3 is out this week but the final issue #5, originally solicited for the end of January has been pushed eleven weeks to the 15th of April. Currently, Spider-Man #4 is now scheduled for the end of January – if that’s out on time then there will be a two-and-a-half month gap between the fourth and final issue…

Here are the current schedules for both.

  • X-MEN #4 DX
    (W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu
    The Krakoan leaders attend and economic forum to show the humans what real power looks like. Rated T+In Shops: Jan 01, 2020 SRP: $3.99
  • X-MEN #5 DX
    (W) Jonathan Hickman (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
    The X-Men, the most powerful heroes on the planet, deal with an old nemesis’ surprising return… Rated T In Shops: Jan 29, 2020 Final Orders Due: Jan 06, 2020 SRP: $3.99
  • X-MEN #6 DX
    (W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Matteo Buffagni (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
    Mystique goes to extraordinary lengths to get what she wants… Rated T+In Shops: Feb 12, 2020 Final Orders Due: Jan 20, 2020 SRP: $3.99
  • X-MEN #7 DX
    (W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu
    MUTANTS ARE FOREVER!
    The Resurrection Protocols have changed everything for Mutantkind. NO MORE can humans’ hate and fear take their lives from them. But… what ELSE has it changed? Rated T+In Shops: Feb 26, 2020 SRP: $3.99
  • SPIDER-MAN #3 (OF 5)
    (W) J. J. Abrams, Henry Abrams (A) Sara Pichelli (CA) Olivier Coipel
    • J.J. Abrams’ (Star Wars, Star Trek, Alias) comic debut continues, co-written by his son Henry with art by superstar Sara Pichelli (SPIDER-MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY).
    •  The most anticipated comic of 2019 takes a turn you won’t believe.
    •  If you think you know what’s going to happen to Peter and Mary Jane next, you’re wrong. Rated T In Shops: Dec 18, 2019 SRP: $3.99
  • SPIDER-MAN #4 (OF 5)
    (W) J. J. Abrams, Henry Abrams (A) Sara Pichelli (CA) Olivier Coipel
    • Now that issue #1 is out, can we finally talk about this?
    •  Ben Parker, the son of Peter and Mary Jane, has had a lot thrown at him the last few weeks.
    •  Normal high school stuff: met the love of his life, stood up to a bully, found out his dad was Spider-Man and that he has powers, too, and the super-villain that changed everything is out to get him… Yep, normal high school stuff.
    •  However, in ways that we can’t really explain here, this issue turns all THAT onto its head. Rated T In Shops: Feb 19, 2020 Final Orders Due: Jan 27, 2020 SRP: $3.99
  • SPIDER-MAN #5 (OF 5)
    (W) J. J. Abrams, Henry Abrams (A) Sara Pichelli (CA) Olivier Coipel
    • Ben Parker and his dad are cornered and surely beaten.
    •  Their allies that they thought could help them weren’t enough.
    •  The son of Mary Jane and Spider-Man has an unwinnable fight on his hands… have his absentee dad and dead mother taught him enough to know what Spider-Man does in these situations? Rated T In Shops: Apr 15, 2020 Final Orders Due: Mar 23, 2020 SRP: $3.99

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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