Magic Pushed Back

As reports today, the Magic: The Gathering comic I’m writing for IDW has been pushed back about five weeks. Rather than having the first issue ship on December 28, it’s now slated to be in stores on February 1. The given reason is “unforeseen printing challenges.”

Creatively, I’ve had a great time working on the series. I’ve seen proofs for the completed first issue, and the artist (Martin Cóccolo) and colorist (J. Edwin Steven) have created something beautiful and fun and even better than I imagined it all in my head. While I hate to see it delayed, it clearly falls under the banner of “getting it done right,” so I can’t complain, and once you see the end results, I don’t think anyone else will either.