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Old 10-23-2007, 07:11 PM   #1
MattBrady
 
JOHNS ADDRESSES GL #25 SHIPPING SLIP

In a post at the ComicBloc forms, Geoff Johns notified readers that Green Lantern #25 will ship to stores two weeks late. Johns wrote:

First off, I want to thank everyone reading Green Lantern. It's a book I plan on writing for a long, long time. I hope you'll be reading it.

Now. The record

Green Lantern Corps #18 is a chapter in the Sinestro Corps War that ships prior to Green Lantern #25. If you've seen the cover - you know it's bad ass. Prime vs. Sodam Yat.

As for the conclusion to Sinestro Corps in Green Lantern #25 - it is 54 story pages. FIFTY. FOUR! Ethan Van Sciver is illustrating 11 of those pages - epilogues leading to our third epic - and Ivan Reis is illustrating the remaining 43!

You've all seen the beautiful work Ivan has done. He'll be doing nearly two issues in 6 weeks to get this book out just 2 weeks later than planned - Dec. 12th.

I do not want to sacrifice the quality level we've maintained on Green Lantern. No one at DC does. No one else is going to be drawing pages meant for Ivan. And you should all thank Ivan for working every waking second to deliver this monster of a book. He loves Green Lantern and he knows how important this story is to you. He is sacrificing everything else in his life right now to finish this book.

In a day and age where it's taken at face value that amazing artists can't produce that much material, Ivan defies them. The amount of beautiful work he generates cannot be beat.

I hope we've earned your support to tolerate our need to deliver the absolute best, and biggest, conclusion we can.

Thanks!

Geoff


The information was confirmed in DC's e-mailer, Direct Currents:

GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS WAR RAGES ON

With excitement over the GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS WAR storyline continuing to build, retailers are reminded that all parts of the story to date are available for reorder now. Make sure you have enough copies in stock!

Title Diamond In-store
Item Code Date Part

GREEN LANTERN SINESTRO CORPS SPECIAL #1 (4TH PRINT) JUL078080 9/12/07 PART 1
GREEN LANTERN #21 (2ND PRINT) JUN078026 8/8/07 PART 2
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #14 (3RD PRINT) JUL078085 9/19/07 PART 3
GREEN LANTERN #22 (2ND PRINT) JUL078086 9/19/07 PART 4
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #15 (2ND PRINT) JUL078084 9/19/07 PART 5
GREEN LANTERN #23 (2ND PRINT) AUG078139 10/24/07 PART 6
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #16 JUL070204 10/3/07 PART 7
GREEN LANTERN #24 AUG070225 10/10/07 PART 8
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #17 AUG070226 10/24/07 PART 9
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #18 SEP070163 11/28/07 PART 10
GREEN LANTERN #25 SEP070160 12/12/07 PART 11
GREEN LANTERN #25 VARIANT EDITION SEP070161 12/12/07 PART 11
TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS: PARALLAX #1 (2ND PRINT) AUG078138 10/24/07 TIE-IN ISSUE
TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS: CYBORG SUPERMAN #1 AUG070224 10/3/07 TIE-IN ISSUE
BLUE BEETLE #20 AUG070227 10/24/07 TIE-IN ISSUE
TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS: SUPERMAN PRIME #1 AUG070223 10/24/07 TIE-IN ISSUE
TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS: ION #1 SEP070162 12/12/07 TIE-IN ISSUE
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:39 PM   #2
B|ackPanther
 
I can't wait untill #25 comes out, but two weeks isn't that bad.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:40 PM   #3
whitemarkd
 
Well worth the wait, IMHO.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:43 PM   #4
EMeadow
 
Yeah two weeks is nothing.

Delays like that are always fine and appreciated when explained.

LOL then you go look at the One More Day posts............
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:46 PM   #5
bkwrds
 
I think we've seen enough of the bad kinds of delays.

Advance notice is the solution. Let us know what's happening and we'll buy the book when it comes out. Thanks DC.

Then again, we bought Ultimates in droves anyway, but...
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:56 PM   #6
J.D. Lombardi
 
It was too good to be true, as nearly the whole story came out on time with no bumps. Two weeks really isn't that bad when you take it into consideration all the other late books coming out...or, um...not coming out. lol
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:57 PM   #7
wonder man
 
Nope -totally unacceptable! Comics are a monthly publication industry, and lateness affects fans and retailers, and should not be accepted. There are so many solutions to all of this. First of all, don't hire people for a monthly series that can't produce. Keep them on limited series. Secondly, Johns and crew could very easily NOT do a 54 page book. The story could have been split over two or three issues and come out on time. This is all excuses for bad planning. Regarding "One moreDay," it's a disgrace that the EIC of Marvel himself can't produce a monthly story. It starts at the top......
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:00 PM   #8
JamesSime
 
As a comics retailer I think Johns really deserves a standing ovation. Sure he told us the book was shipping late and gave us new shipping dates, But better than that he made that "it's delayed" sound like the greatest golden gift ever from the comic gods above! Just... beautiful. If only everyone who had late shipping books could make those delays sound half as favorable as Johns does the readers would be a lot less bitter about having to wait for late books.

So, let me say "thanks" to you from us retailers, Geoff Johns. You're a class act.
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:08 PM   #9
artiepants
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by wonder man
Nope -totally unacceptable! Comics are a monthly publication industry, and lateness affects fans and retailers, and should not be accepted. There are so many solutions to all of this. First of all, don't hire people for a monthly series that can't produce. Keep them on limited series. Secondly, Johns and crew could very easily NOT do a 54 page book. The story could have been split over two or three issues and come out on time. This is all excuses for bad planning.
...or their could have been a md-stream plan change and it was decided a plus-size wrap up was the way to go and they got the word out early to the fans and the retailers. Seriously, get over yourself...
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:09 PM   #10
Gamma Charge
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by wonder man
Nope -totally unacceptable! Comics are a monthly publication industry, and lateness affects fans and retailers, and should not be accepted. There are so many solutions to all of this. First of all, don't hire people for a monthly series that can't produce. Keep them on limited series. Secondly, Johns and crew could very easily NOT do a 54 page book. The story could have been split over two or three issues and come out on time. This is all excuses for bad planning. Regarding "One moreDay," it's a disgrace that the EIC of Marvel himself can't produce a monthly story. It starts at the top......

You sound like you're completely overreacting. First off Johns and Reis have shown to be able to do a monthly book and have stayed on schedule OYL. Secondly, a 2 week delay for an issue that is equal to about 2.5 regular sized comics? That is well worth it. If they split it up into regular sized issues we'd have to wait an extra 2 months for the epilogue. 2 weeks for a supersized issue or 2 months for ending just to keep it on schedule? I think I'll take the 2 week delay thank you very much.
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:11 PM   #11
neftones
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by wonder man
Nope -totally unacceptable! Comics are a monthly publication industry, and lateness affects fans and retailers, and should not be accepted. There are so many solutions to all of this. First of all, don't hire people for a monthly series that can't produce. Keep them on limited series. Secondly, Johns and crew could very easily NOT do a 54 page book. The story could have been split over two or three issues and come out on time. This is all excuses for bad planning. Regarding "One moreDay," it's a disgrace that the EIC of Marvel himself can't produce a monthly story. It starts at the top......

Boy I sure hope this is satire.
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:14 PM   #12
wonder man
 
Hey! Just wanted to open the floodgates
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:52 PM   #13
PreCrisisDC
 
Everything this man puts out is top notch. He loves Dc as much as I do. For him to take the time out to say this is in my opinion cool. Thumbs up Geoff!
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:05 PM   #14
newfoundma
 
I can wait for a book I am excited for like this, just as I waited for, and enjoyed, the Ultimates. The delays on One More Day on the other hand are just one more reason to dislkie that story.
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:06 PM   #15
Lemurion
 
I'd prefer it on time-- but a two week delay is nothing-- especially when compared to One More Day.

Lately it's seemed to me that in general while regular monthly titles can slip (and in some cases slip way too much) DC has been pretty good with getting events out on time and riding their momentum.
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:18 PM   #16
SpaceButler
 
Worth the wait.
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:35 PM   #17
summers88
 
Well worth the wait! 54 pages!! Unreal! That's huge! Thank you DC for letting us know a head of time and an honest explanation.
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:28 PM   #18
hlbimage
 
go Geoff Johns go ! You the reason I read mostly DC.
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:29 PM   #19
EMeadow
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lemurion
I'd prefer it on time-- but a two week delay is nothing-- especially when compared to One More Day.

Lately it's seemed to me that in general while regular monthly titles can slip (and in some cases slip way too much) DC has been pretty good with getting events out on time and riding their momentum.

If nothing else DC is learning what to do now that they did not do during the Kubert situation.

But yeah, advance warning, good reasoning, and in the end, small delay time always work out to people not running around proclaiming death to the industry.

Wish it was like this all the time. (Though I am wondering if James Sime brought a little of the snark with him in his post. )
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:38 PM   #20
TheJerkle
 
Well it's at least it's not a month. I NEED my monthly dose of Green Lantern!!
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:24 PM   #21
ajk1988
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gamma Charge
You sound like you're completely overreacting. First off Johns and Reis have shown to be able to do a monthly book and have stayed on schedule OYL. Secondly, a 2 week delay for an issue that is equal to about 2.5 regular sized comics? That is well worth it. If they split it up into regular sized issues we'd have to wait an extra 2 months for the epilogue. 2 weeks for a supersized issue or 2 months for ending just to keep it on schedule? I think I'll take the 2 week delay thank you very much.
I'm gonna have to nitpick and say the book struggled OYL.

04/2006: �
05/2006: Green Lantern #11
06/2006: �
07/2006: Green Lantern #12
08/2006: �
09/2006: Green Lantern #13
10/2006: �
11/2006: Green Lantern #14
11/2006: Green Lantern #15
12/2006: �
01/2007: Green Lantern #16
02/2007: Green Lantern #17
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:27 PM   #22
Zechs
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajk1988
I'm gonna have to nitpick and say the book struggled OYL.

04/2006: �
05/2006: Green Lantern #11
06/2006: �
07/2006: Green Lantern #12
08/2006: �
09/2006: Green Lantern #13
10/2006: �
11/2006: Green Lantern #14
11/2006: Green Lantern #15
12/2006: �
01/2007: Green Lantern #16
02/2007: Green Lantern #17

Yeah but it struggled pre OYL as well. However the storylines hit their stride with OYL.
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:27 PM   #23
Zechs
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajk1988
I'm gonna have to nitpick and say the book struggled OYL.

04/2006: �
05/2006: Green Lantern #11
06/2006: �
07/2006: Green Lantern #12
08/2006: �
09/2006: Green Lantern #13
10/2006: �
11/2006: Green Lantern #14
11/2006: Green Lantern #15
12/2006: �
01/2007: Green Lantern #16
02/2007: Green Lantern #17

Yeah but it struggled pre OYL as well. However the storylines hit their stride with OYL.
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:28 PM   #24
Zechs
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajk1988
I'm gonna have to nitpick and say the book struggled OYL.

04/2006: �
05/2006: Green Lantern #11
06/2006: �
07/2006: Green Lantern #12
08/2006: �
09/2006: Green Lantern #13
10/2006: �
11/2006: Green Lantern #14
11/2006: Green Lantern #15
12/2006: �
01/2007: Green Lantern #16
02/2007: Green Lantern #17

Yeah but it struggled pre OYL as well. However the storylines hit their stride with OYL.
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:43 PM   #25
TheRay
 
Thumbs up

Well worth the wait IMO. This storyline has been a blast to read so far... and though I'm bummed for any type of delay, one in which there's a good reason (many extra story pages with two fantastic artists) is okay in my book!
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