Dear IDW, as a long time D&D fan, I was hooked on the Fells Five comic line since preview issue 0. The art was stunning, lots of plot hooks, interesting characters, and the dialogue and character banter was so witty and so real for what might actually take place around a game table. So I was pretty crushed when weeks went by without a new issue, then it became months, and I eventually found out it had been "temporarily put on hold".
I don't know whether the decision to shelve the Fells Five stories is really permanant or temporary. If its temporary, I can't understand why. You only lose readers and people will find it harder to pick it up again if or when you do revisit it. I also don't know whether it has been imposed by Wizards of the Coast in favour of pushing their new focus on Forgotten Realms (it would certainly match their structure on focussing on FR for a time and leaving their Nenteir Vale/Points of Light main setting), but I wanted to register my disappointment with this, and provide a place where other fans can comment and add their requests to bring back further story lines. There is a large post in the D&D section under "future of the D&D comic" where a number of readers have already speculated and requested this.
There are a lot of great plot threads that have been set up in previous adventures still to be explored and three story arcs is much too short for the life of the D&D comic.
I've had a look at the FR comic, and - sorry to all those who worked hard on it - it just doesn't match the lofty standards set by the Fells Five D&D comics. The areas that made FF so great - the art, plot hooks, witty dialogue, action and adventure - its just missing. The problem when you set such high standards in one area is that readers want to hold you to it on future products.
Please bring back Fells Five!
And if not, at least thanks for giving us what you did of them.