Here’s the story so far:
Civil War 4 has been pushed back to September 20th, FCW 5 to Novemeber.
There will be an additional Civil War: Frontline, bringing it to 11 issues insted of 10.
Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, and FF have all been pushed back as well, since they are the main tie-in books.
This is beyond infuriating. Marvel pulls this shit over and over and over. This was supposed to be their huge event, something to rival (and to this point, in my opinion, surpass) Infinite Crisis. It was selling huge numbers of the main title and bumping sales of the tie-ins by, in some cases, double and even triple.
(For example, my shop usually sells around 6-8 copies of She-Hulk. We sold 30 of the CW issue.)
This kind of thing shoud be FINISHED before the first issue is released. But Marvel, in their rush to get something, anything on the shelf went with a slow writer and penciller, both of whom felt the need to attend the Convention in San Diego instead of getting their fucking work done.
This is the only form of media where this is tolerated. Movies come out on time. There’s a new episode of Scrubs every week. But comic books come out whenever they come out.
The truly sad thing is that Civil War was bringing people back into comics that had been gone for years and this is exactly the kind of bush league bullshit that will remind them why they stopped reading funny books.