I was looking forward to reading the latest issue of Secret Wars. Maybe it’s nostalgia but I’ve enjoyed this as much as anything else from Marvel since MM departed. Aside from the bewildering amount of No. 1 issues on the shelf I was informed that Secret Wars had been delayed. Again. For the umpteenth week apparently.
In the 80’s I cycled to the newsagent little over a mile from my front door once a month when I knew the new comics were arriving. Nothing, ever failed to be there. Month in and month out. Far more recently it’s become a ‘thing’ for comics to be late. This seems to be routinely blamed on either the artist of writer. It seems acceptable now.
If I was expected to turn in some work or a project and I kept coming up with excuses as to why I hadn’t been able to make it happen I would be roundly bounced out of my job.
Why is this acceptable now? I don’t suggest it’s life or death I’m just curious re the why?