Just for the record, we received a little note from Dave Gibbons saying that as far as his recollection goes, only the LAST issue of Watchmen shipped late and it still hit the schedule they had given DC Comics. Before that, it shipped monthly. We’re going with Dave on this one, so watch out how you play that WATCHMEN card….it may just be a joker!
UPDATE: We’ve had a private communication with ANOTHER member of the Watchmen creative team who confirms that only the last issue shipped late. Combined with Brian Hibbs’ indicia evidence from the comment section, we think this provides solid, solid evidence, that WATCHMEN, the late great comic, the one that everyone uses as a shining example of a book being late but good, wasn’t really all that late by today’s standards. One issue, one month late.
We suspect that the memories of lateness may be because it was just so damned good you were standing at the comics shop peeing your pants in anticipation waiting for it. BECAUSE IT WAS SO GOOD YOU JUST DIDN’T WANT TO WAIT.
So, to all you latenicks out there, if you really want to use WATCHMEN as an example of the schedule you can keep… KNOCK YOURSELF OUT!