Whatever happened to Infinite Horizon? The frustration of the comic book reader and awry scheduling.

‘The Inifnite Horizon’, and updating of ‘The Odyssey’ to reflect a modern day America and its troubled relationship with the Middle East, was given much fanfare and attention late last year by Image comics, who were to publish the 6 part series, and the comic community at large.

The initial episodes lived up to the hype, with both the story (by Gerry Duggan) and the art (by Phil Noto) being high calibre and individual enough to stand out from the ranks of superhero titles.

The first 3 episodes had been shipped by Spring 2008, but since then – nothing. No news on the official creator site www.the-infinite-horizon.com. Try googling for news – nothing, just the solicitations for #4 and onwards.

Considering this was a title that justified the hype, it seems a great shame that we may not get the chance to finish reading this story. Or maybe it will come out in another year or so. But will anyone care? You can expect delays when it comes to comic book scheduling and releases. You need to be patient and allow a month or 2 of no releases on a title – but a 6 month delay? Longer than 6 months? It smacks of trouble, and inevitably there will be frustration, and ultimately indifference, on the part of the reader, the person who has put it on their pull list. The person who has been led to believe a 6 issue series should come out in regluar instalments. When issues fail to ship you lose continuity (which can always be remedied by reading the previous issues again), but more fundamentally, the reader can lose faith in the product.

I hope Image and the creative team behind ‘The Infinite Horizon’ can get the remaining issues out. I hope they still get a substantial readership. They deserve it for such an interesting and innovative title. If they leave it much longer though, I think it may be too late. In that case, ‘Infinite Horizon’ may be an apt description on the shipping dates for #4, 5 & 6……

5 thoughts on “Whatever happened to Infinite Horizon? The frustration of the comic book reader and awry scheduling.”

  1. Still searching. Issue #4 came out and cover art for #5 and #6 can be found, but they do not exist as comics. Shades of Gustsville. Why do lousy books come out like clockwork and good ones evaporate? Perhaps its because clockwork produces lousiness.Sadly, the creator's own website has even been converted into a RickRoll. By his own design? Is he THAT frustrated with Image? I know the feeling.

  2. It's a shame. A real shame. As you state quite clearly, lousy comic books are released like clockwork – off the top of my head I can think of 'Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers' and 'Marvel Apes' – yet quality product either gets put into a scheduling limbo (Infinite Horizon, Pretty Baby Machine), or gets cancelled with depressing monotony – Captain Britain & MI13, Young Liars, The Exterminators. *sigh* This is the life we choose to lead 😉

  3. Issue #4 did come out in early 2oo9 and more importantly:I just met Phil Noto (artist of "The Infinite Horizon") last night at an art gallery opening of his work here in NYC and he said the last issue is in process and that there will be a trade-paperback collection out eventually.I know I was glad to hear that the work isn't dead and gone forever. It is such excellent stuff.Jon Gorga

  4. Hi! I found your site as I was checking a google alert I set up for our comic. we apologize for the terrible delay, but the last issue will soon be lettered! In fact 5 is wrapped and in the next issue of Previews! 6 follows to be on stands in November. Thanks for your interest,BestGerry Duggan

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