BUG!: THE FORAGER #5 & #6 ‘Cancelled’ For Now (But Returning Later In The Year)

DC Comics October 2017 solicitationsCredit: DC Comics

Updated August 10, 2017: Following DC’s cancellation of Bug!: The Adventures of Forager #5 and #6 orders at the distributor level, series writer Lee Allred and Young Animal Group Editor Jamie S. Rich provided more information about the situation – and when they expect it to return.

“Relax. 🙂 No cancellation,” tweeted Allred. “They’re just shuffling the schedule a bit. Bug #5 out in Nov, Bug #6 in Dec.”

“#5 is coming in November, #6 in December. Never fear! It’s going to be worth the wait,” Rich added.

They did not specify why the issue orders were cancelled by the publisher.

Original Story: DC Comics has informed retailers that all orders for Bug!: The Adventures of Forager #5 and #6 have been “cancelled” at the distributor level. The final two issues of Lee Allred and Mike Allred’s title “will be resolicited,” according to the publisher.

This follows delays in the previous two issues; Bug! #3 came out a week past its originally-solicited July 5 date, and Bug! #4, which originally aimed for an August 2 release, is now slated for September 6.

Here is the original solicitation for the two cancelled issues.

BUG!: THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER #5
Written by LEE ALLRED
Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
Variant cover by JAMES HARREN
In this issue, Bug’s pursuit of Chagra takes him not to the past but to a strange future: The world that’s coming! The latest reality shard pings Bug into OMAC’s timeline at a point where things look dire for Buddy Blank. Is it possible that Buddy’s family is the key to this whole thing? You could say that Chagra’s scheme just might be a Blank slate!
On sale SEPTEMBER 13 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

BUG!: THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER #6
Written by LEE ALLRED
Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
Variant cover by WILLIAM STOUT
This is it: part six of “The Domino Effect”! Chagra promised he wouldn’t alter reality until Forager returned to New Genesis, but did anyone actually believe him? Seems our beloved Bug might have. Luckily he’s got a savvy teddy bear and ghost girl around to keep him focused, or else he might fall apart like a house of cards!
On sale OCTOBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS