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Professor Moriarty
05-09-2014, 09:53 PM
it just dropped out of sight.

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k4/greyshirt2/Comics/Dark%20Horse/23842_zpsb35d8483.jpg

Tony Stark
05-09-2014, 10:29 PM
I've been wondering the same thing. I LOVED the first mini. This was supposed to come out last October if I'm not mistaken. Hopefully we will get an update soon.

Power Torch
05-09-2014, 11:51 PM
Oh right...I had almost forgot...

I will ask at SDCC if we don't get it by then.

Blastermaster
05-10-2014, 02:22 AM
Afterlife with Archie happened. It was given an extended run after the massive success of the first couple of issues. combined with Dynamite showering Francavilla with cover comissions, I don't think that he has that much time to work on it. It'll come out when it's finished, i think that he probably has the first couple of issues done.

havok1977
05-10-2014, 03:23 PM
Also been waiting for this, ans its coming in June apparently

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/lists/dark-horse-comics-extended-forecast-for-05-07-2014#more24095

Groo Odyssey
05-10-2014, 03:43 PM
Also been waiting for this, ans its coming in June apparently

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/lists/dark-horse-comics-extended-forecast-for-05-07-2014#more24095


How accurate is comic list? I've seen it posted in a few places that it's coming out on June 25, however it's not listed in previews and in my previews catalogue. It's also no longer on darkhorse's site. No mention of it whatsoever.

havok1977
05-12-2014, 11:07 AM
How accurate is comic list? I've seen it posted in a few places that it's coming out on June 25, however it's not listed in previews and in my previews catalogue. It's also no longer on darkhorse's site. No mention of it whatsoever.

I've found that site to be quite good at keeping up with what publishers announce in terms of release dates, and if delays come up they report it quite quickly. YMMV.

Ying Ko
05-13-2014, 08:17 AM
yeah, previewsworld (http://www.previewsworld.com/Home/1/1/71/914?stockItemID=AUG130053) now says it's coming 6/25/2014.

looking forward to it, the first mini was fun enough.

Tony Stark
05-13-2014, 04:03 PM
Thanks for the update guys. Glad to find out when it's coming out. This really is an amazing new character and I;m looking forward to further stories about him.

Judge Dredd
05-15-2014, 06:50 AM
Yeah I have been wondering what happened to this also glad to see it is still coming back. He really is an amazing artist I wish DC would let him write some batman stories he was posting all kinds of great character designs of batman characters on twitter.

MajorHoy
05-19-2014, 06:42 AM
Last I've heard about this was on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/f_francavilla/status/467384541699526657



John
‏@JohnM_P

@f_francavilla love all things FF, but wondering if theres any necrologue news?

12:19 PM - 16 May 2014 FrancescoFrancavilla
‏@f_francavilla

@JohnM_P Been working on it this week actually :) Not sure about exact release date yet but soon.

12:22 PM - 16 May 2014

Power Torch
05-19-2014, 01:28 PM
Well thats good, glad to see he is working on it still.

gearsofcrabs
05-19-2014, 02:23 PM
Loved the first one. Was way too short though. I want more NOW!

Groo Odyssey
05-19-2014, 03:45 PM
I have no idea how Francesco has any time to work on Black Beetle. If you follow him on twitter, he does a new sketch every day and sells it on his site for like $400-$500 a piece and sells out almost immediately. He's making a killing selling original sketches. People really love his work. I've become a very big fan.

MajorHoy
05-31-2014, 04:18 PM
Just checked the links to Previewsworld and comiclist again . . . while comiclist still has it down for June 25th, Previewsworld has changed it to 7/30/2014 for issue #1. (NOTE: Comiclist has issue #2 coming out on 7/30/2014.)

middenway
09-02-2014, 06:02 PM
Francesco Francavilla addressed the delay at SDCC:


[Necrologue] is going to be the second arc of The Black Beetle. Since I'm doing everything, that's one of the new directions I'm taking myself in this industry, which is to be full creator. So writing, and drawing, and colouring, and possibly lettering at some point. So the whole scripting part, you know, the plotting part, is talking a little longer because I'm still flexing those muscles. But I'm pretty positive it will be coming out this Fall. It's going to be another five issues. It's going to be horror centred. My idea with Black Beetle was to tackle all the genres of those pulp magazines. And so I did the noir with No Way Out. I'm going to do horror with Necrologue, and I'm planning maybe to do sci-fi too at some point.

You can listen to the full panel here. (http://www.comicspodcasts.com/2014/08/22/comic-news-insider-episode-563-sdcc-spotlight-on-francesco-francavilla/)

FiveGhosts
09-03-2014, 08:06 AM
Francesco Francavilla addressed the delay at SDCC:



You can listen to the full panel here. (http://www.comicspodcasts.com/2014/08/22/comic-news-insider-episode-563-sdcc-spotlight-on-francesco-francavilla/)

Good to hear! I just read No Way Out over the weekend, and I'm looking forward to more Black Beetle!

MajorHoy
11-20-2014, 08:02 AM
But the date for when it may finally be out is still not very clear.

On Comiclist (http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/lists/dark-horse-comics-extended-forecast-for-11-19-2014)'s extended forecast, they still have a date of December 31, 2014 (http://www.tfaw.com/Comics/Profile/Black-Beetle%3A-Necrologue-1___433568) for it.

But checking Previewsworld (http://www.previewsworld.com/Home/1/1/71/914?stockItemID=AUG130053), they have it as "In Shops: 9/16/2015".

havok1977
11-20-2014, 02:13 PM
Man, its been such a long time with no release for this mini that my LCS simply erased it from their database; I'll have to re-add it to my pull when and if it gets another proper announcement.

MajorHoy
04-14-2015, 11:12 AM
Anybody heard anything new (like at least since the start of 2015) on the status of this?

:(

FiveGhosts
04-15-2015, 10:50 AM
Anybody heard anything new (like at least since the start of 2015) on the status of this?

:(

Francavilla posted an image of the Black Beetle on his Instagram the other day, but I'm not sure if it's from No Way Out or Necrologue. Is he still doing interiors on Afterlife with Archie?

Bslythegamerguy
04-15-2015, 01:26 PM
This is the main reason why I hate creators owning their own stuff sometimes, you get some good material and then the creators get caught up doing other things and either abandon their project or don't go back to it for ages. It can be frustrating.

FiveGhosts
04-16-2015, 10:49 AM
This is the main reason why I hate creators owning their own stuff sometimes, you get some good material and then the creators get caught up doing other things and either abandon their project or don't go back to it for ages. It can be frustrating.

Speaking of which, there is/was a Bill Sienkiewicz series at Dynamite that was supposed to be out last year...

Oskar Von Strange
04-18-2015, 05:03 PM
Man, seems like you folks have been waiting a while for Necrologue. For some odd and stupid reason I passed on the first mini. I'll have to track down the back issues during the FCBD weekend.

MajorHoy
04-18-2015, 06:13 PM
Man, seems like you folks have been waiting a while for Necrologue. For some odd and stupid reason I passed on the first mini. I'll have to track down the back issues during the FCBD weekend.There is a collected edition.

https://d2lzb5v10mb0lj.cloudfront.net/covers/300/23/23729.jpg
https://www.darkhorse.com/Books/23-729/The-Black-Beetle-Volume-1-No-Way-Out-HC

Oskar Von Strange
04-18-2015, 11:11 PM
There is a collected edition.

https://d2lzb5v10mb0lj.cloudfront.net/covers/300/23/23729.jpg
https://www.darkhorse.com/Books/23-729/The-Black-Beetle-Volume-1-No-Way-Out-HC
Cool, it includes the Night Shift issue too! Thanks!

Just ordered the HC through Amazon for $6 bucks!!

middenway
04-24-2015, 07:59 AM
Updates:
Necrologue should be coming out this year. (https://twitter.com/f_francavilla/status/569919219757748224)

Some drawings...
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8KZvkKCYAQgFOa.jpg
Link. (https://twitter.com/f_francavilla/status/559178347507236866)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCf23syUsAAtdMy.jpg
Link. (https://twitter.com/f_francavilla/status/587709714600828929)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CChU5CWUMAE7_Yv.jpg
Link. (https://twitter.com/f_francavilla/status/587813091204730882)

And a tease... (https://twitter.com/f_francavilla/status/589971718245978112)

havok1977
04-24-2015, 10:39 AM
^ cool, fingers crossed.

MajorHoy
08-13-2015, 07:24 PM
Updates:
Necrologue should be coming out this year. (https://twitter.com/f_francavilla/status/569919219757748224)Still waiting . . . has anybody heard anything further within the past few months? :confused:

HsssH
08-13-2015, 10:15 PM
No, at this point I have given up home on getting more Black Beetle.

GhostlyRetro
08-14-2015, 03:31 AM
This is ridiculous. The thing I hate most about being a comic book fan is that publishers and creators hardly ever give you any specific information about when a book may return and leave you hanging for what actually turns out to be years. It's unfair and a poor way to treat your readers. I hope FF enjoys his poor sales due to lack of interest after almost 2 years of waiting for the new series, he deserves it at this point.

HsssH
08-17-2015, 05:07 AM
I think that sales are precisely why we don't have a sequel for Black Beetle. His work-for hire work is selling way better than Black Beetle did.

rac shade
09-06-2015, 05:32 AM
I think that sales are precisely why we don't have a sequel for Black Beetle. His work-for hire work is selling way better than Black Beetle did.

Francavilla himself said back in early 2014 that the interest in Black Beetle : Necrologue was huge so I don't think sales are a factor.


This is ridiculous. The thing I hate most about being a comic book fan is that publishers and creators hardly ever give you any specific information about when a book may return and leave you hanging for what actually turns out to be years. It's unfair and a poor way to treat your readers. I hope FF enjoys his poor sales due to lack of interest after almost 2 years of waiting for the new series, he deserves it at this point.

It's frustrating but any information at this point will just lead to more broken promises, I guarantee this though, if and when this finally does come out IT WILL SELL!!!

MajorHoy
09-06-2015, 07:03 AM
. . . It's frustrating but any information at this point will just lead to more broken promises, I guarantee this though, if and when this finally does come out IT WILL SELL!!!Not necessarily . . . depending on how long it's delayed, people who would have bought it may have moved on to other things and have lost interest (whether it be in the character / genre, or interest in comic books in general).

middenway
10-30-2015, 09:19 PM
A new update from Francavilla's twitter account: (https://twitter.com/f_francavilla/status/654388122415931392)


Working on getting Vol.2 out in 2016

HsssH
11-02-2015, 07:27 AM
At this point I'll believe when I see it.

middenway
01-02-2016, 08:57 AM
A preview from Francavilla's twitter. (https://twitter.com/f_francavilla/status/682060742238023680)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXciT5bUEAA9q8i.jpg:large

MajorHoy
01-02-2016, 01:19 PM
And something he posted today:
https://twitter.com/f_francavilla/status/683306892945408000


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXuX_4eVAAAzWYm.jpg

Tony Stark
01-04-2016, 06:27 AM
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/01/02/francavilla-teases-the-return-of-the-black-beetle/

MajorHoy
07-08-2016, 05:00 PM
Anybody hearing any new word on this yet?

middenway
08-24-2016, 08:03 AM
Anybody hearing any new word on this yet?
Only this. (https://twitter.com/f_francavilla/status/768285696729546752)
I expect we'll see The Black Beetle in Dark Horse's December solicitations.

MajorHoy
08-24-2016, 12:54 PM
Only this. (https://twitter.com/f_francavilla/status/768285696729546752)
I expect we'll see The Black Beetle in Dark Horse's December solicitations.Now, it would really be sweet if there was a month where we could buy a new issue of Black Beetle AND a new issue of Lobster Johnson, too. :cool:

middenway
09-14-2016, 06:10 PM
The Black Beetle is returning to Dark Horse Presents in December...
http://cdn.bleedingcool.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/DHP3-29-FC-FNL1-600x914.jpg (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/09/14/dark-horse-solicits-for-deemeber-2016-new-from-richard-corben-john-arcudi-and-a-second-zelda-book/)

MajorHoy
09-15-2016, 08:04 AM
But, unfortunately, do I really want to pay for an issue of DHP to get just one story in it? :(

HsssH
09-16-2016, 05:10 AM
I think its reasonable to expect that it will get collected eventually, but thats another 6-9 months of waiting..?

MajorHoy
09-16-2016, 07:52 AM
I think its reasonable to expect that it will get collected eventually, but thats another 6-9 months of waiting..?Or it could be a case of where it gets collected in a tpb with (eventual) issues of Black Beetle itself, which would mean I won't then want to buy issues of Black Beetle if I'm going to be buying the tpb those issues are in as well. I could be damned if I do / damned if I don't.

middenway
10-01-2016, 05:10 AM
So the first issue of Kara Böcek will actually be in Dark Horse Presents #28 in November. (http://previewsworld.com/Article/184624-Black-Beetle-Anniversary-At-Dark-Horse-Comics) This won't be the same as the first eleven pages published on Francavilla's blog in 2009–2010; it's going to be redrawn, reformatted, and completely recoloured (https://twitter.com/f_francavilla/status/782079618224381952). Necrologue will be coming in 2017.

HsssH
10-02-2016, 06:05 AM
Or it could be a case of where it gets collected in a tpb with (eventual) issues of Black Beetle itself, which would mean I won't then want to buy issues of Black Beetle if I'm going to be buying the tpb those issues are in as well. I could be damned if I do / damned if I don't.

Very good point. Honestly this is main reason why I started disliking anthology format.


So the first issue of Kara Böcek will actually be in Dark Horse Presents #28 in November. (http://previewsworld.com/Article/184624-Black-Beetle-Anniversary-At-Dark-Horse-Comics) This won't be the same as the first eleven pages published on Francavilla's blog in 2009–2010; it's going to be redrawn, reformatted, and completely recoloured (https://twitter.com/f_francavilla/status/782079618224381952). Necrologue will be coming in 2017.

So it seams that it will have same publishing set up as Night Shift -> No Way Out did. I'm fine with that, but now thinking about it... stuff from Night Shift didn't really have anything to do with No Way Out either, right?

MajorHoy
12-28-2016, 02:02 PM
Almost 2017 . . . now we'll have to wait and see if/when anything further gets announced.

MajorHoy
01-24-2017, 02:00 PM
Final part of Kara Böcek in Dark Horse Presents is due out in a couple of weeks (issue #31 / February 15, 2017).

Has anybody started hearing if/when this may be getting collected in a single Black Beetle issue or not?

MajorHoy
04-11-2017, 04:54 PM
Still nothing I'm aware of on if/when Necrologue will ever be published. :(

And it looks like The Spirit five issue series Francavilla was doing for Dynamite is also getting delayed. (I have no idea if/when issue #3 for that will actually be published. Previewsworld had a June date last time I checked?)

middenway
05-02-2017, 09:37 AM
Final part of Kara Böcek in Dark Horse Presents is due out in a couple of weeks (issue #31 / February 15, 2017).

Has anybody started hearing if/when this may be getting collected in a single Black Beetle issue or not?
It's getting a hardcover collection in September. (http://www.darkhorse.com/Books/3001-778/The-Black-Beetle-Kara-Bocek-HC)

middenway
07-27-2017, 04:57 PM
It's getting a hardcover collection in September. (http://www.darkhorse.com/Books/3001-778/The-Black-Beetle-Kara-Bocek-HC)
Here's a look at the hardcover. (https://twitter.com/f_francavilla/status/883076335278665728)

MajorHoy
07-28-2017, 01:25 PM
Here's a look at the hardcover. (https://twitter.com/f_francavilla/status/883076335278665728)Thanks for the update.

HsssH
07-28-2017, 02:08 PM
13$ sounds a bit expensive for what was, essentially, one issue.

Joker
07-31-2017, 10:33 AM
You buy a lot of 56 page single issues?

HsssH
07-31-2017, 11:11 AM
Good point, for some reason I was thinking about it being closer to 30 pages.

middenway
09-01-2017, 06:47 AM
Kara Böcek comes out next week. (http://www.cbr.com/the-black-beetle-kara-bocek-exclusive-preview/) Necrologue is still on the way. It'll be resolicited when most issues are done.

MajorHoy
09-01-2017, 12:18 PM
Kara Böcek comes out next week. (http://www.cbr.com/the-black-beetle-kara-bocek-exclusive-preview/) Necrologue is still on the way. It'll be resolicited when most issues are done.So, does that mean it could still get published before the end of the century?

MajorHoy
11-10-2017, 08:03 PM
This past October 23rd marked the four-year anniversary of when the first issue of THE BLACK BEETLE ~ NECROLOGUE was suppose to be available.


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vb5hBVCfzpU/Ue03gYAAs3I/AAAAAAAAAjA/YSUzHExEk1g/s640/bb1.jpg
The Black Beetle is coming back this October with a brand new mini that promises to scare! The 5-issue arc is titled NECROLOGUE and will introduce new villains.
Here’s the solicitation text from Dark Horse.

THE BLACK BEETLE ~ NECROLOGUE, #1 of 5
Written and drawn by Francesco Francavilla
Lettering by Nate Piekos of BLAMBOT®
On sale: 10/23/13

Someone’s murdering the citizens of Colt City, and there’s only one man who can stop this killing spree: the Black Beetle!
But as Black Beetle investigates these grisly murders, questions arise about the masked detective: Is he a daring hero or a reckless vigilante? With a past veiled in the shadow of mystery, Black Beetle takes on a dark mission that will keep you screaming in the thrilling new miniseries Necrologue!
-Necrologue will keep you screaming!
-Horror comes to Colt City!
-From the mind of Eisner Award–winning and New York Times best-selling creator Francesco Francavilla!
http://theblackbeetle.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-black-beetle-in-necrologue-coming.html

middenway
12-16-2017, 09:19 PM
Francesco Francavilla has once again indicated Necrologue is coming in 2018. (https://twitter.com/f_francavilla/status/940666924861739008)

MajorHoy
12-23-2017, 11:22 AM
Oct. 2016:
Necrologue will be coming in 2017.Sept. 2017:
Necrologue is still on the way. It'll be resolicited when most issues are done.Dec. 2017:
Francesco Francavilla has once again indicated Necrologue is coming in 2018. (https://twitter.com/f_francavilla/status/940666924861739008)At this point, I'll believe it if/when it actually ships.
Don't even know if I'll buy it until there's a collected edition of all the issues.
I've become so tired of his delayed publishing "schedule".
Hell, I'm still waiting on issue #5 of his The Spirit series from Dynamite, which might finally ship next month (or not).