Marvel Entertainment is immediately “pausing” work on – and the release of – approximately one-third of its May and June comic book issues, a spokesperson confirmed for Newsarama. Marvel’s representative said 15 to 20% of its solicited titles would be affected, as some of them are twice-monthly in May and June.
The decision to pause work on the affected titles, according to the spokesperson, is “to help spread the amount of publishing product over the coming weeks and months.”
Asked when the publisher intends to resume publishing the issues not affected by the pause, the Marvel spokesperson said “as soon as more information is available, we will outline our longer-term plans.”
Marvel began telling creators involved with the suspended titles of this decision Friday, and the company spokesperson re-assured Newsarama that “all talent will be paid for their work to date.”
[Editor’s Note: The headline of this story has been revised to more accurately reflect the number of affected issues. Additionally, we added a percentage of titles being affected.]