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Gerard Way Hypes Unfinished Art From Late Doom Patrol Book

Written by Tim Midura on Thursday, December 29 2016 and posted in News with Benefits

Gerard Way Hypes Unfinished Art From Late Doom Patrol Book

Original solicits have the book out December 14.

Source: Instagram

The fourth issue of Doom Patrol was originally solicited for December 14. Then it was bumped back to December 28. Now the issue is set to be released January 25. Writer Gerard Way posted on Instagram a picture of Nick Derington's inked artwork from the issue, like a proud parent of a truant student. 

January 25 is approaching fast and that artwork is surprisingly unfinished. So, don't hold your breath.

Way also posted on his website regarding lateness, recent events, and Umbrella Academy.

I have been extremely focused and busy with writing Doom Patrol and heading Young Animal. We are a little late at the moment with Doom Patrol, so I am doing my best to stay on top of things and Nick is working hard to make sure we can produce the best possible book for you guys. Through all of the work we still connect every day and fan the sparks of our ideas. The fire is very real there, and the thing that keeps us going and fighting hard is knowing that we have amazing things to share with you guys, so thank you so much for understanding that sometimes things take a little extra time. I have also been able to re-engage with Umbrella Academy as I catch up on Doom. Doom Patrol is a monthly book, so sometimes it forces you to make it a priority, and Umbrella Academy is a series of mini-arcs that come out when they are ready, so you can see the conflict there. Aside from working on myself mentally, I've also had to start adjusting to new ways of working, constantly striving to raise my output. I have always been detail-obsessed and perfection-oriented, so it takes a little learning to let things out into the world. You can only labor over something so long. I don't think I've ever finished an album or a comic, they just come out when they have to.

One month behind is a little late, I'll give you that. If they stick to the third release date, that is. It's a good thing for Way that the comics industry plays fast and loose with release dates; otherwise the issues would've "just come out when they have to" or when they say they will.


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