This is a tough one.
Hero Code artist, Jonathan Rector, contacted me recently and told me that the combined pressure of day to day work on top of working on the mini-series, The Standard, and The Hero Code has been telling upon him recently.
He is worried that the work will be slow, the work will be impacted.
And so here we are...
We've agreed to put The Hero Code on hold for a short while, to allow Jonathan to finish up the last three issues of The Standard.
It means that there will be a bigger gap between issue one and two than originally hoped.
I quite simply do not want to bring another artist onto the title, even as a fill in artist. The story is as much Jonathan's as it is mine.
It does mean that, once The Standard is completed, Jonathan will be able to give The Hero Code his full attention.
In the meantime I will be focussing upon the other MPS projects in production - Department O, with Andrew Ross MacLean, The Black Wraith, by Brett Williams and M. Lee Harris, and Intranauts, by Josh Gorfain and David Brame.
There is another Hero Code story, set in the past, which might work as a limited series, that is if people are interested in such a thing, as well as a possible one shot/annual story to fill the gap between issues. Please let me know if such a thing sounds appealing in the comments section.
Thank you all, I hope you understand, and assure you that The Hero Code will continue soon, bigger and better than ever!