I saw that Amazon has the Gaiman/Buckingham Book 1 hardcover priced at 19.99 - this is great news. The Moore hardcovers were an absolutely ridiculous 39.99.
I wonder if that's in response to disappointing sales on the hardcovers for Moore's run...? Maybe they're trying to appeal to a larger audience with cheaper price?
I was looking at only volume one of both. Volume 2 of Moore is $34.99 and volume 3 is $39.99. You'd be better to wait for an omnibus, assuming they don't have that be overpriced as well.
Just checked Marvel's listings for the upcoming issues. Silver Age #1 (#23) came out in April, Silver Age #2 (#24) comes out in September, and Silver Age #3 (the much anticipated and long awaited #25) isn't scheduled until January, 2017...
I'm a bit worried. Hope the delays don't mean a repeat of what happened back in the early '90's (ie, we never see it released).
I think Neil Gaiman is probably a pretty busy guy and the poor sales numbers probably aren't inciting him to jump right into this.
I'd love to be a fly on the wall in any of Marvel's meetings about this title. It has to be frustrating, to have spent the money they reportedly did, then to do almost everything right with re-releasing it, and for sales to be as bad as they were. I wonder if the more recent relays are to give them time to rethink their strategy around this book.
I've been asked about it a lot on Twitter, and have said the same thing, then and now: Miracleman has its own set of legal oddnesses. We thought they were all dealt with and tidied away, and then some contractual things came up that have had to be dealt with. They took us all by surprise. Lawyers have been beavering away for the last six months to get things sorted. As soon as they are, we can resume.
Oh wow, I hadn't heard about that. I thought they were just being lazy.
Hard to imagine what this could be. The rights issues seem to have been cleared up.
And I don't think Buckingham is doing anything right now, is he? Didn't he basically leave Fables for this?