Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Petula Neale as they get down and dirty in the four-colour world of comic books, focusing on classic stories, new issues, comic creators and hot button topics.

It’s never fun when the comic series you love stops coming out on a regular basis. If the schedule is interrupted for a month or two, that’s fine. But it goes several months or worse, a year, between issues, there’s cause for concern. There are some fans who ride it out and wait for the issues. But many opt out and wait for the Trade. This week on Bloodbath, we examine Trade Waiting and the reasons a series can go off schedule.

In the breakneck deadline driven world of comics, creators have to work at an alarming speed to stay on time. It’s amazing how many books do actually come out on time. Back in the day, a break in distribution was unheard of thanks to fill in issues. These days, fans are willing to wait so that the creator working on the book’s story is not interrupted. But what are the reasons that creators fall behind?

Join Andrew and Petula as they talk about those reasons and highlight some exceptionally long waits for certain comics to come out. We also discuss if Trade Waiting is good for the industry. Enjoy it now!

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