It’s the Chew and Saga model. They knew the artists couldn’t do 12 issues so they take a one month gap, then release the trade, then one more month and start again. All of it clearly explained in the letters pages.
I mean ideally if you like a book you want as much of it as you can but I think fans are happy with that kind of arrangement. You also have stuff like Jupiter’s Legacy/Circle and Lazarus where they’ve added a mini series with a different artist to plug a gap. Also from Greg Rucka with Black Magick they said they were off to do Wonder Woman for a year and start back again and that’s okay with me.
The frustrating this is when you get radio silence and have no idea if a book is continuing or not and some creators and publishers do need to handle that better. It’s not just about the douchey fans that kick up a fuss being entitled, there’s also good customer service to explain as best you can set the right expectations.