So there I was, on the ol' internets, searching for some Iron Man info, when I came across something I had completely forgotten about: the limited series written by Jon Favreau, the director of the Iron man movies, namely, Iron Man: Viva Las Vegas. Little wonder that I had forgotten about it; according to Marvel's own website, the first issue came out in June 2008 and the second issue came out in August 2008 ... and that's it. Although it's billed as a four issue series, there's no mention on the Marvel site of issue 3 and 4.

So has IM:VLV dropped off the face of the earth? Unlikely, imo. Call me cynical, but I'll bet we will see issues 3 and 4, and either a hardcover or trade collection of the series by May 2010. That's the release date of the Iron Man 2 movie, and having the collection of the one comic story written by the movie's director timed to coincide with the movie itself would give Marvel the most bang for their buck, I would think. I could be wrong (it happens all the time), has anyone heard different?

I would be surprised if this series remains uncompleted. After all, we saw Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk and Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do get completed, even if it took a few years. Then again, I think it's safe to say we won't see another issue of Sonic Disruptors (an 80's DC limited series billed to run for 12 issues but got canceled at issue #7) or Daredevil: The Target (issue #1 cover-dated January 2003, a second issue never materialized). I don't know if Ambush Bug: Year None will be like the former or the latter, or if this is some sort of bizarre joke on the part of Keith Giffen and company (as in, "we billed it as a six issue series, except - bwah ha ha - there's no issue six").

Can you name other series that as of now remain unfinished, or at least took an extraordinary amount of time to come out? I don't mean from small companies that went out of business - I'm sure there are lots of those - but from the major companies (and why the delay if you know). Here's my guesses:

Sonic Disruptors: Really low sales on the first few issues
Daredevil: The Target: Kevin Smith's attention diverted elsewhere
Spider-Man/Black Cat: TETMD: ditto
Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk ditto, except it was Damon Lindelof not Kevin Smith
Ambush Bug: Year None: Giffen is playing a joke on the universe

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Dagwan said:

 #5 and #6 [of Infinite Horizon] have not yet shipped.

 

Thanks, Dag. Jeez, you'd think a wily guy like Odysseus would hightail it right on home, but no...

he's a bit of a dawdler. And you should hear the excuses he gives!

Kidnapped by One-eyed men, indeed!

Horn'd One said:

Wild Cards (Dabel Bros.) Almost a good year & a half after #5 came out, we fans are STILL waiting for #6 & the HC compilation (with a purported additional written story by Melinda Snodgrass).

Um, I know you've been waiting for this one anxiously, but you're off by a little there.

#1 shipped 4/9/8
#2- 5/7/8
#3- 6/18/8
#4- 10/8/8
#5- 4/21/9.

So, 16 months (and counting!) so far.


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You're right, Dagwan, I was off. But delays like that just make it worse.
Back in the '90s (or late '80s), William Messner-Loebs started a new Wolverine McAlistair mini-series: Wardrums. Fantagraphics published the first two issues and then that was it. I was really looking forward to reading that series. The already mentioned Big Numbers is another mini that I regret not being able to read all of it.
Benn Allen said:
Back in the '90s (or late '80s), William Messner-Loebs started a new Wolverine McAlistair mini-series: Wardrums. Fantagraphics published the first two issues and then that was it. I was really looking forward to reading that series. The already mentioned Big Numbers is another mini that I regret not being able to read all of it.

Me too.. though didn't an unpublished 3rd issue of Big Numbers surface somewhere online a while ago. I never looked at it; I wanted to dig 1&2 out first, and then forgot...
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There's a link to issue #3 earlier in the thread...



Rob Staeger said:
Benn Allen said:
Back in the '90s (or late '80s), William Messner-Loebs started a new Wolverine McAlistair mini-series: Wardrums. Fantagraphics published the first two issues and then that was it. I was really looking forward to reading that series. The already mentioned Big Numbers is another mini that I regret not being able to read all of it.

Me too.. though didn't an unpublished 3rd issue of Big Numbers surface somewhere online a while ago. I never looked at it; I wanted to dig 1&2 out first, and then forgot...
Figserello said:
he's a bit of a dawdler. And you should hear the excuses he gives!

Kidnapped by One-eyed men, indeed!

And his wife was probably killed by a one-armed man, as well. Pfft!
Thanks, Figs! I'm such a dope! bang head
Yeah, New Universal: Shockfront is definitely one of those I'm eagerly awaiting the finish of. I hope Warren Ellis gets around to it sometime this century (look how long we had to wait for the final part of Ministry of Space).

I really hate it when I story I've eagerly been following is left dangling in mid-air. Grrrrrr!!!

Mike Williams said:
NewUniversal is Warren Ellis' baby, and the deal is it will be published as he finishes up the miniseries. NewUniversal:Shokfrotn is on hold at the moment, but I remember seeign the pencisl fo rthe pages that re-introduce Kickers Inc - gruesome is one word...
Doctor Hmmm? said:
Rich Lane said:
Did the third issue of Scorpio Rose ever come out?

According to a letter published in the latest CBG ... no.

HOWEVER... the first Coyote tpb contains the first two issues and the script and uninked pencils for the third.
What are they doing to my boy Jack?!

Phil Friel said:
Yeah, New Universal: Shockfront is definitely one of those I'm eagerly awaiting the finish of. I hope Warren Ellis gets around to it sometime this century (look how long we had to wait for the final part of Ministry of Space).

I really hate it when I story I've eagerly been following is left dangling in mid-air. Grrrrrr!!!

Mike Williams said:
NewUniversal is Warren Ellis' baby, and the deal is it will be published as he finishes up the miniseries. NewUniversal:Shokfrotn is on hold at the moment, but I remember seeign the pencisl fo rthe pages that re-introduce Kickers Inc - gruesome is one word...

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