Why is Avengers #3 being released this Saturday?

#1 Posted by JakeN7 (11812 posts) - - Show Bio

1/9/13 is this week's comic book release day (also known as Wednesday.) But Avengers #3 is slated to release on the 12th which is this Saturday. Of course there are always exceptions to the release day rule, but I don't see the reason for this one. Marvel's whole release schedule this month is pretty screwed up and I'm not sure why. Wednesday is usually the only day of the week I go out to the LCS, and having to make a second trip in one week is pretty inconvenient (especially for just one book.) Does anyone have some insight into this?

Online
#2 Posted by Reignmaker (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel has the most bizarre shipping schedule of any company in comics right now. Someone needs to slap their decision maker in the face.

#3 Posted by Drummer007 (110 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't realize that about Avengers #3 but that is crazy. I know i've been wondering the same thing about Marvel's release dates too. I like how with DC Comics you can pretty much figure out what week of the month a certin book is coming out and the ones that are released at the same time. Marvel is all jacked up. I think Uncanny Avengers #1 was released several months ago and they haven't released the third one yet. and i agree with

#4 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6267 posts) - - Show Bio

I heard it's supposed to come out tomorrow, the 9th. This Ebay shop seems to agree: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AVENGERS-3-NM-M-NEW-FROM-MARVEL-NOW-/190770760909?pt=UK_Books_Comics_Magazines_US_Comics_ET&hash=item2c6ad2cccd

#5 Edited by JakeN7 (11812 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose said:

I heard it's supposed to come out tomorrow, the 9th. This Ebay shop seems to agree: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AVENGERS-3-NM-M-NEW-FROM-MARVEL-NOW-/190770760909?pt=UK_Books_Comics_Magazines_US_Comics_ET&hash=item2c6ad2cccd

Yeah but it's not listed on comiclist for 1/9/13: http://www.comiclist.com/index.php

These places says it's the 12th: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=14660

http://modernagecomics.com/avengers-3/

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/BatFreak/news/?a=71589

These places say it's the 16th: http://marvel.wikia.com/Avengers_Vol_5_3

http://www.tfaw.com/Profile/Avengers-3___416640

But it's still not listed for the 16th from comiclist: http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/newreleases/next-week

And Marvel's official calendar does not have it listed for this week or the next one: http://marvel.com/comic_books/calendar

It's all very confusing. I remember seeing a date of 1/12/13 at plenty of other places as well but I can't find them now.

Online
#6 Posted by Moouse (1 posts) - - Show Bio

http://marvel.com/comic_books/issue/43533/avengers_2012_3

#7 Posted by JakeN7 (11812 posts) - - Show Bio

@Moouse said:

http://marvel.com/comic_books/issue/43533/avengers_2012_3

THANK YOU! Marvel.com refused to show me the solicitations for that issue. So glad you found it!

Online
#8 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6267 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm confused. If #3 is coming out on the 23rd, but that site says #5 is out February 6th, and #6 is out February 20th, when is #4 coming out?

#9 Posted by Cap10nate (2255 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose: Comixology shows a print and digital release for Avengers 3 on 1/23 and Avengers 4 on 1/30

#10 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6267 posts) - - Show Bio

@Cap10nate: Hmm. That's weird that they're all so close together. Also weird that I've ordered my copy of #3 from an Ebay shop that said it came out on the 9th. Might have to speak to them about that.

#11 Posted by Cap10nate (2255 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose: 1/9 was the original release date I believe. Sadly, they have not been able to stay on schedule with this book or Uncanny Avengers.

#12 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6267 posts) - - Show Bio

@Cap10nate: I'll probably cancel my Ebay order then. I ordered Avengers Assemble #11 too, but it's apparently out on the 16th, and not the 9th as advertised. I was going to a comic book shop on the 23rd anyway for most of my monthlies so I'll just get them then.

Thanks for your help. :)

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.