Don't Bank With Axel Alonso For Secret Wars?

18721coverTime to put our Daily Show hats on.

You know, the shtick they do when they compare what one person said to what they say now and hilariously point out the difference. You know, like when Brian Bendis guaranteed that the Ultimate Spider-Man relaunch would still be at $2.99 (it was $3.99) or when Rob Liefeld declared that Brigade #1 would be out for a summer convention in 2014? Well let's add another, with Marvel EIC Axel Alonso,

Who, talking to CBR on Friday about the changing artists of Secret Wars: 1872, said,

The fact that Evan took full responsibility for what happened speaks to his character. And I commend him for that. We were disappointed that it didn't work out schedule-wise, but we are thrilled that Nik Virella has holstered up for the gig. She's a major talent. "1872" presents the Marvel Universe through the lens of the Western paradigm so it's a fantastic opportunity for any artist, and Nik is going to really put her stamp on it. Not only are Nik's first pages spectacular, but we are going to ship every issue of this series on time. Bank on it.

But checking in on the schedule sent to retailers the day before, Secret Wars: 1872 #1 had slipped from the 6th June to the 8th July.

So, just this once, I'm not going to bank on it. And that's the word.

No, wait, that was Colbert.


Oh , and in related news, Hawkeye #22 by Matt Fraction and David Aja is now scheduled for the 15th of July 2015, the fourth trade paperback collection from January this year to 29th July, the second hardcover collection from February to September and  the hardcover Omnibus from this month to October.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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