For my own benefit (if I write it out, I’ll learn it) and maybe for yours, here’s what the future of HAWKGUY looks like. It’s changed some and I keep confusing matters by referring to outdated numbering.
Your next seven issues, their correct cover numbering and sequence, and little thumbnails are as follows:
“Fun and Games”
David Aja. A Clint issue. A wacky swap in sequence serves as Steve Wacker’s parting gift to Hawkguy fandom as Clint and Barney hunker down and kill a little time as they figure out just what exactly they’re fighting against. At press. Should be out… i dunno, a week from tomorrow, maybe two weeks. It’s been at the press a bit.
A…nother dog issue, kind of. A little bit of Aja, and a whole lot of Mr. Chris Eliopoulos, our amazing letterer and an extraordinary cartoonist in his own right, finally reveal the details of just WHAT holiday special Simone’s kids wanted to watch so badly in HAWKEYE #6. Might be a metaphor. Going to press this week I think. Mayyyybe next.
A Kate issue. Kate and friends dig into the mysterious life and times of the mysterious man in her mysterious grocery. How does he tie into Madame Masque? How does Madame Masque come after Kate? Sister Annie Fabulous once again arts it up all over the dang place. Underway now.
“All The Stuff What Goes Unspoke”
Clint issue. David A-HA! on art. Clint and Barney and the world of hearing impairment. The “sign language issue” I’ve spoken about here before. I’ve been working with ASL educators, talking to doctors, VERY EXCITING. Underway now.
In which we say goodbye to the Reverend Mother Annie Wu and Kate says goodbye to California.
“The F-Word, Part 1: Rio Bravo”
David. Clint. Barney. The Building. The Tracksuit Draculas. The Clown. Ever seen “Rio Bravo”? Check it out, it’s pretty good.
“The F-Word, Part 2: El Dorado”
David. I wonder if they’ll actually let me call it “The F Word.” We’ll see. And while I know everything that happens here and in 21, I am telling you very little.
TRADE 3 will be called L.A. WOMAN. It will collect Kate’s Summer Fun Adventure:
THE ANNUAL, #14, #16, #18, and #20.
TRADE 4 will be called RIO BRAVO. It will collect Clint’s slow-motion nervous breakdown in the lead-up to his darkest hour
#17, #12, #13, #15, #19, #21, #22
I would imagine those trades will be out just as rapidly as the second trade followed the publication of #11, that is to say, as fast as the printing process will allow. I might be wrong; I have no idea about these things.The shipping guesstimates offered above are just that, guesstimates. That said, none of that is within my realm of understanding or control I don’t know when anything happens or why. Sometimes I think I understand how long a book takes to go from printer to stands and then something like, say, the holidays happen and it takes 7 weeks. Sometimes giant books happen and everything gets knocked off-schedule at the printer. So the answer is always I don’t know. I just write ‘em.
That said: here we are.
I promise, everyone at marvel, I’ll start writing the correct numbers on the scripts now.