JOHNS and FRANK Explain DOOMSDAY CLOCK Delays & New Schedule

DC Comics February 2018 solicitations
Credit: Gary Frank/Brad Anderson (DC Comics)
Credit: Gary Frank/Brad Anderson (DC Comics)

Following news that DC Comics' Doomsday Clock was adjusting its schedule to go bi-monthly after two back-to-back skip months, series creators Geoff Johns and Gary Frank have spoken out about the decision.

"A huge huge thank you for your patience with Gary Frank and I. We're shifting Doomsday Clock to bi-monthly. I know how disappointing that is, truly. We are trying to do our best work with 32 pages an issue and going down to 20 pages a month was not an option for us," tweeted Johns. "We hope we'll go back to monthly at some point, but bi-monthly is guaranteed. We'd rather tell you when it's coming out than just be late. Again, thank you to the readers and retailers and apologies. I hope we're delivering a story that's worth your time, money & patience!"

Back in July 2017, Johns said that Doomsday Clock would ship monthly with two planned skip-months - March and August.

"Sorry. It was always foreseen that there would be a break between 4 and 5. But no one wants to miss shipping or have to cut back on the complexity," Frank tweeted after Newsarama's initial reporting. "I'm hoping that we can use this to get enough of a cushion to switch back to monthly at some point."

Doomsday Clock #3 is out this week, with #4 remaining on schedule for February #4. Doomsday Clock #5 is anticpiated for release in May 2018, with #6 following in July 2018, on a new every-other-month schedule. At this rate, Doomsday Clock will end with #12 in July 2019.

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