Re: Uncanny Avengers by Rick Remender and John Cassaday (spoilers!)
Regarding the delays:
Next question, from Word Balloon: Are there “assurances” that #3 and #4 come out on time? Brevoort says that, as always, there are assurances until something goes wrong, and Coipel drawing #5 is part of addressing that. “I know it sucks when the books are late and running behind, and everybody hates that in the moment,” Brevoort says, adding that in 30 to 60 days there likely will be an announcement about another regular artist on Uncanny Avengers.
Brevoort continues, saying that Astonishing X-Men, years later, still sells in collected editions in part because Cassaday’s work is so good, so he has to weigh the long game against the short game. “I don’t think that there is really any step down going from John to Olivier. I’m sorry about it. It sucks, I know. I don’t like it anymore than you do, but what I like most at the end of the day is excellent comics, and sometimes that means I have to give a guy an extra week.”
“As a fan, I would rather have a beautiful John Cassaday comic that ships 10 days later than it was listed to ship, than to have five other artists dog piling on it to make the deadline,” Remender adds. “It’s going to be worth a couple weeks’ wait.”
#5 is currently going to be scheduled for February.