I kind of love Jim Mroczkowski’s tongue-in-cheek theory behind the scheduling SNAFU that is Uncanny Avengers – That it’s intentional to give fans something to complain about because everything else in comics was going a little too well:
When they first announced John Cassaday as the artist on this book, I thought, “Yowza. That is exciting. Mind you, I can’t imagine how it will work, but it’s exciting. Every time I’ve seen Cassaday’s name in connection with a book, it’s been in an article about that book’s epic lateness, but never mind all that now. Marvel have launched this huge initiative about this bold new direction. Uncanny Avengers is the flagship book of that initiative. I don’t know what’s going on, but if they announced Cassaday on their flagship monthly book, they must know what they’re doing. They must have worked out one helluva plan.”
Life spoiler: hey, whaddya know?, there is no plan at all. Plan equals zero! There apparently never was a notion, vis-à-vis “what we do next.” The first issue of Uncanny Avengers came out on time. The second issue was immediately late. The third issue will be delivered via space-mail to your deathbed.
WTE (“What The Eff?’)? These people want us to focus on their bold new direction, and then their bold new direction doesn’t come out? The flagship is anchored off the coast of the foreseeable future? Ridiculous. This is some bald-faced nonsense. This is… some prime feeding ground for the Red-Faced Outrage.
It’s downright considerate, if you think about it.
Clearly, DC also decided to give back to the outrage-based community with the 52 variant covers for Justice League of America. It’s like community-based outreach for the gripe-starved. Good work, publishers!