I’m not sure this merits being a separate thread but couldn’t see a good one to sling it into either - still, the Mods can merge threads so…
I think MW might have a refreshingly different perspective on this so let’s see what happens.
Stumbled on these comments by Jimmy Palmiotti on why there can be changes to who works on a specific issue of a monthly Big Two book:
What happens here is life gets in the way. An artist is hired to do a job, a writer to do an issue and someone in their family gets sick, a flood, a natural disaster, a son or daughter in trouble,a water heater explodes, an accident happens, a parent with special needs, depression, stress, injuries, and personal problems, a late script kills the time an artist had to draw, and so on. What a lot of people do not consider is this is a time consuming job, and things happen in life that throw a monkey wrench into the mix all the time, and with this, we hire other people to help and bring in new people that might not normally get a job like this and they soon become the stars of tomorrow. Not one creator wants to be late or lose a gig, but its been happening since the beginning of time to anyone considered an artist where a certain skill in involved.
All it takes is one artist being super late for the above reasons and them having to call in a crew to get the job done so the book does not ship late and is returnable. The good news is some of the fill in crew are amazing artists. In the end you vote with your $$, but I like to open the book and look inside. Thats the way it works for me.
I’ve seen the sentiment that Palmiotti is opposing here on the net for years: That so-and-so is a lazy bastard for not meeting an issue deadline, or that it never happened in the old days (counter-point: It did and with far less warning).
My objection to it remains simple: To believe this requires you to believe the worst of those people whose work you profess to love. So much so you shell out a stack of money every month.
The case here at MW would be Ultimates 2, that took forever, but every time an issue came out? It looked and read so good no one kept caring about the delays, the issue bled quality! Now the current case is Secret Wars concluding Feb 2016. Disaster! Oh, the humanity! But if it means you get great imagery from Ribic, is really that big a deal?
Yet, does that mean there should never be fill-in issues? With the effect that writers and artists might be denied opportunities to try their hand on a title they wouldn’t get the chance to any other way? Which in turn exposes the buyer to new talent they hadn’t previously heard of? Every one has had to start somewhere.