DiDio & Davis' METAL MAN #7 and #8 Postponed

DC April 2020 solicitations
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DC has informed retailers that the next two issues of Metal Men are being pushed back on their schedule.

Metal Man #7 was originally solicited to arrive March 18, but is now projected to come out three weeks later on April 8. #8 is similarly moving from April 15 to April 29. The most-recently solicited issue, Metal Men #9, is unchanged with a May 20 release date.

The publisher did not give a reason for this change, however this comes just after series writer Dan DiDio vacated his long-time position as DC Co-Publisher. Shortly after DiDio's surprise exit, Metal Men artist Shane Davis tweeted that he and DiDio didn't anticipate any interruptions with completing the 12-issue series.

"Had a good talk today with Dan about Metal Men," Davis tweeted. "It will finish up with issue 12 as planned. Already working on issue 9."

Here is the updated solicitations for the two affected issues:

METAL MEN #6
written by DAN DiDIO
art by SHANE DAVIS
cover by SHANE DAVIS and MICHELLE DELECKI
variant cover by GEORGE PÉREZ
After Platinum finds out that she is based on a real woman Magnus used to know in college, she sneaks away to search for her human counterpart…and learns the twisted reason for why she “loves” Magnus so much. Meanwhile, back at Magnus Mountain, Nth Metal Man seems to have some bigger plans of his own with someone else from the Dark Multiverse…
ON SALE 04.08.20
$3.99 US | 6 OF 12 | 32 PAGES
FC | DC

METAL MEN #7
written by DAN DiDIO
art and cover by SHANE DAVIS and MICHELLE DELECKI
variant cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
What’s this? There’s an entire new group of Metal Men, except they’re not metal…or men…but…animals?! After the Metal Men left Magnus for Nth Metal Men, Magnus knew the next team he created had to be loyal—and what’s more loyal than animals, right? All this, plus the new Metal Men face the Missile Men in their first epic battle since their conception.
ON SALE 04.29.20
$3.99 US | 7 OF 12 | 32 PAGES
FC | DC

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