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Marvel has just announced the final issue of Secret Invasion will now arrive in stores on December 3, 2008.  Seems the extra pages and the hectic schedule were just too much for Leinel Yu.

“Anybody who pored over the artwork from #7 a week ago can easily see how he and Mark Morales have been putting their all (and then some) into every page and every panel, and that effort has finally caught up with us. Hopefully, retailers and fans will forgive us these extra two weeks as we make sure that everything is in the shape it should be in for the extra-sized climax—and from there, it’ll be smooth sailing straight into DARK REIGN,” said Executive Editor Tom Brevoort in a prepared statement.

Considering the size of the Secret Invasion event, spilling into almost every other Marvel title, I’m impressed Marvel was able to keep the schedule going for this long. Considering many Comic Wednesdays were flooded with Marvel titles (not necessarily a result of Secret Invasion), many local comic shops were overwhelmed, and I’m sure there were many fans who had to make a choice between what issues they could afford that particular week.

David Gabriel, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Sales, added, “In speaking with retailers, Marvel decided it was more important to preserve the creative integrity of the series, rather than rush out the final issue. This not only creates a stronger product for our loyal readers, but also for our retailer partners, whose support helped make Secret Invasion a huge success.”

Secret Invasion #8 arrives December 3, 2008 and will sell for $3.99.

SECRET INVASION #8 (of 8) (SEP082358)
SECRET INVASION #8 (of 8) YU VARIANT (SEP082359)
SECRET INVASION #8 (of 8) YU SKETCH VARIANT (SEP082360)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Variant Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Sketch Variant Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC—11/13/08, On-Sale—12/3/08

SECRET INVASION: FRONT LINE #5 (of 5)
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by GG STUDIO’S MARCO CASTIELLO
Cover by JUAN DOE
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC—11/13/08, On-Sale—12/3/08

SECRET INVASION: DARK REIGN (OCT082339)
SECRET INVASION: DARK REIGN VARIANT (OCT082340)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by ALEX MALEEV
Variant Cover by CLASSIFIED
One-Shot/Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC—11/20/08, On-Sale—12/10/08

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #8 (OCT082343)
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #8 VILLAIN VARIANT (OCT082344)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Villain Variant by DAVID AJA
Rated A …$2.99
FOC—11/20/08, On-Sale—12/17/08

MIGHTY AVENGERS #20 (SEP082368)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by KHOI PHAM
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Rated A …$2.99
FOC—11/20/08, On-Sale—12/17/08

SECRET INVASION: REQUIEM (OCT082349)
Rated T+…$3.99
FOC—11/20/08, On-Sale—12/17/08

via Marvel

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4 Comments

  1. Andy Battaglia
    October 28, 2008 at 3:32 pm — Reply

    Marvel management is being completely irresponsible by withholding all information about these these titles. Retailers don’t even know if it’s new material, reprints, vanity books like Marvel Spotlight or in any way, anything worth ordering. There is no possible way for any retailer to make a sound judgment on ordering these titles. Marvels management has continuously gotten more erratic and irresponsible. They need replacing immediately.

  2. December 2, 2008 at 3:43 pm — Reply

    It’s all good – 2 weeks is better than 2 months… (see: One More Day).

  3. December 2, 2008 at 6:16 pm — Reply

    …and you see how that (One More Crappy Day) turned out!

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