Bat-Book Delays is back! And with the usual culprits. Most important would be the delays to 'Batman: Arkham City' so I'll cover those first.
As most of you will know, 'Batman: Arkham City' #4 was due for release tomorrow, well Paul Dini has slipped back into his 'Streets of Gotham' habits and that is no longer the case. You can now expect the issue out a week later on the 6th July. As well as this, #5 has also been pushed back a week from the 27th July to the 3rd August. Dini really has to pick up the pace if he wants this series out before the game.
'Batman Incorporated' #8 has also been delayed by four weeks! However, and this is the weird thing, it comes out a week after the solicited #9. Whilst this may lead to confusion, especially if the covers are already numbered, I believe this is down to the content of the issues; #9 is the issue where Batman travels to England for a team-up with Batgirl so the order's probably just been changed to better fit the continuity of Bryan Q. Miller's 'Batgirl'. This makes sense as from now on, the issues all seem to be stand alone stories in 'Batman Incorporated'. Of course you may question why we aren't getting that story released tomorrow instead of #7 but I just had a thought. Aside from the fact that #9 probably isn't completed yet, there may be some stock in that #9 is released the same day as the last ever issue of 'Batgirl' starring Stephanie Brown, could 'Batman Incorporated' tell the story of Stephanie Brown's potential death? Or at least her reasons for not returning to DC after the reboot (as far as we know)? In any case, this is the first time that I've ever seen a delay that I believe to be justified!
In other delay news, Neal Adams finally discussed the absence of 'Batman Odyssey', you can check out the statement here but to sum up, the basic message was that the series will (eventually) continue but DC are too ashamed to promote it.
So, after all that, what can you expect from your local comic shops tomorrow? You'll be able to pick up 'Batman Incorporated' #7, 'Detective Comics' #878 and 'Gotham City Sirens' #24.
Posted by Joe Jinks