With only two episodes — both Christmas specials — of Doctor Who airing since Season 9 ended in 2015, superstar writer Dan Slott has had a tough time coming up with "inspiration" for the stories in his and Mike Allred's Silver Surfer comics. Coincidentally,
a solicitation on comiXology an email sent to retailers has revealed that Silver Surfer is suffering from massive delays, with Silver Surfer #9, originally planned for November, pushed back to March 9. Subsequent issues #10, #11, and #12 are pushed back to April 12, May 10, and June 14, respectively.
Silver Surfer #12, solicited for April earlier this week even though it is now delayed until June, has a solicitation Doctor Who fans might find a but familiar:
SILVER SURFER #12
DAN SLOTT (W) • MICHAEL ALLRED (A/C)
"The Only Secret in the Universe"
• There is only one secret in the Universe worth knowing. And when it is revealed, the story of the Silver Surfer and Dawn Greenwood will never be the same.
• A trip to a familiar planet, the return of old friends and a fight Norrin Radd cannot afford to lose.
• After what happened last issue, you need to read this story. Trust us.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Of course, the situation could also be explained by Slott's involvement as an Executive Producer on Disney XD's upcoming Spider-Man cartoon. Allred, for his part, has taken on other work to pass the time. Allred will be drawing April's Doom Patrol #7, finally getting to work on a book where he can be assured of reliable monthly output without these kinds of long, unforeseen… oh. Oh crap.