The world yet to come.

§ February 24th, 2010 § Filed under Uncategorized § 13 Comments

Well said, my Tholian friend.

So with working on the book, trying to help with the launch of The Bureau Chiefs site in my own limited way, dealing with a migraine, and other personal life issues, I just plain ran out of time for good ol’ Progressive Ruin today. I know, I suck. Not that I didn’t work on PR a little bit…mostly more tinkering with some of the pages here as a result of all that stuff I blathered on about yesterday. But I’ve got things in the hopper, like an End of Civilization post, and other goodies, so don’t worry, I still love you, baby. I mean it.

Also, some of you suggested I elaborate a little on my aside in yesterday’s post about the creepiness factor of Alpha Flight, and that’s a darn good idea, so look for that in the future, too.

AND…I had someone ask on the Twitter if I was going to acknowledge the fourth annual Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk Day, which, by the way, was two days ago. I hadn’t thought about it, since the planets aligned, pigs flew, Hell froze over, and Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk finished its run, but I suppose there are some series out there still not officially canceled, but Good Lord A’mighty they’re running late. All Star Batman and Robin is well over a year late at this point, and, well, I’m sure there are other late books out there. Not just a month or two, but like six months or more. Is All Star Batman the current record holder? Shall I begin celebrating a day in that comic’s honor? I mean, I already celebrate the book, because it’s absolutely fantastic, but I’m no fan of its scheduling.

Anyway, thanks for your patience, internet pals, and hopefully soon I’ll get my act together here on the deadline front.

image from Star Trek The Next Generation #72 (June 1995) by Michael Jan Friedman, Gordon Purcell and Terry Pallot

13 Responses to “The world yet to come.”

  • JD says:

    Marvels: Eye of the Camera finally concluded last week, so that’s off the list.

    Maybe Fell ? When was the last time an issue of that was published ?

  • Derek B. Haas says:

    We’re here to be fans and friends, not taskmasters. There’s no need to apologise, or even explain! Hope you feel better.

  • Dave says:

    The last issue of Fell published was #9 on 16 Jan 2008. So it gets the edge on ASB&RtBW, which was last published 24 Sep 2008.

  • Bob says:

    Big Numbers day, maybe? Sometime later this year will be 20 years since #2 came out.

  • philip says:

    You had me at “End of Civilization.”

    Waiting quietly, with my hands folded in my lap, just like my pa told me to.

  • pell says:

    Mike, the flying swine and chilly netherworld you noticed recently were caused by the New Orleans Saints finally making it to the Super Bowl. Sorry for the confusion.

  • Paul says:

    Since I know you are sympathetic to Mr. Liefeld, his and Mark Millar’s Youngblood Bloodsport #1 came out 8 or nine years ago and #2 has been solicited twice, by two different companies, since then (last with Image in 2007, I think) and there’s still nothing. Which I still find hilarious.

  • Bill D. says:

    Maybe we should pick a day for all ridiculously late and/or doomed to never finish their run books rather than celebrate them individually, the way they cobbled together Presidents’ Day to cover for Washington’s & Lincoln’s birthdays and then, by nature of the name, include all the other chief executives whether they deserve a holiday or not (lookin’ at you, U.S. Grant!). Celebrating it on Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk day makes the most sense, since that seems to be most famous example, and no one’s likely to remember the day that the last Sonic Disruptors shipped, anyway.

  • adam ford says:

    I’m still waiting for the next issue of The Maxx… Did that ever officially get cancelled? Like, with an announcement that it wouldn’t be coming out again ever?

  • Jeff R. says:

    If Big Numbers #3 were to count, then D’arc Tangent #2 probably would as well, giving, what, 26 years?

    If, on the other hand, we limit ourselves to things that reasonable people can expect will eventually be published in their lifetime, then the division is probably going to be between those who believe in Miracleman #26 and those who do not…

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  • Todd Murry says:

    Marvel never published 411 issue 3… was it ever officially canceled? I mean, that was July 2003 – not as old as Big Numbers #3 and D’arc Tangent #2, but it was a three issue miniseries from the number one publisher, and I never heard anyone talk about it. Added bonus, the “of 3” on the covers of the first 2 issues.

  • Mikester says:

    Todd – I’m assuming no one wondered what happened to 411 because nobody read it.