It’s been a long wait, but Flash: Rebirth #6 is on Diamond’s upcoming releases list — meaning it’s almost guaranteed* to ship next week! The second half of the miniseries has been plagued by delays, which artist Ethan Van Sciver has been willing to own up to…but he only recently talked about the health problems that threw off his work schedule.
So here’s the final (okay, maybe I’m being a bit trusting!) schedule for the miniseries:
|Issue||Orig. Date||Actual Date||Gap||Delay|
|Flash: Rebirth #1||April 1||April 1||3 months†||On time|
|Flash: Rebirth #2||May 6||May 6||5 weeks||On time|
|Flash: Rebirth #3||June 10||June 10||5 weeks||On time|
|Flash: Rebirth #4||July 22||Aug. 26||11 weeks||5 weeks|
|Flash: Rebirth #5||Aug. 26||Nov. 18||12 weeks||12 weeks|
|Flash: Rebirth #6||Sep. 30||Feb. 24‡||14 weeks||21 weeks|
Blackest Night: The Flash finishes this week, and next month sees the release of Flash Secret Files 2010. A new ongoing series launches in April with the Brightest Day-linked The Flash #1.
*It’s rare for a book to drop off Diamond’s schedule between “next week” and “this week,” but it does happen occasionally.
†Since Flash v.2 #247
‡Well, scheduled date, but unlikely to change at this point.