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DC Shocker: Six Titles Cancelled

Postby LOLtron » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:14 pm

DC Shocker: Six Titles Cancelled

DC has cancelled over 10% of its New 52 Line



Source: CBR

DC announced today that Savage Hawkman, Fury of Firestorm, Sword and Sorcery, The Ravagers, Deathstroke and Team 7 have all been cancelled.  The six series, which comprise most of DC's bottom sellers will see their last issues run in May.   

The announcement came along with a bevy of creative changes in CBR's weekly B&B interview.  Justin Jordan will be taking over Superboy, while the creative team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Grey will be taking over Batwing.  Also, Sterling Gates will be replacing Andrew Kreisberg on the Vibe series in May, despite Kreisberg recently discussing his longterm plans with the series.  We've also learned that Ales Kot will be writing Suicide Squad and Michael Alan Nelson will be taking over Supergirl.

All in all, today's announcements basically mark a further decimation of DC's Dark, Edge, and Young Justice lines, which have been whittled down to a handful of titles.  Bob Harras did hint that there would be more "Teen" titles, so I'm sure we'll hear more about that next month. 

 

 



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Re: DC Shocker: Six Titles Cancelled

Postby GiveWarAChance » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:23 pm

Didn't DC announce last week that they were taking Sword of Sorcery and Ravagers in a new direction? The following week they are both cancelled. Sword of Sorcery is the only title I'm reading out of the six cancelled. They really just did me a favor because I was looking for ways to make cuts in my pull list anyway.

I don't know how I feel about Michael Alan Nelson taking over Supergirl. What has he done? I'm sure Mahmud Asrar will be off the book next, with his recently announced Marvel work on Ultimate X-Men.

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Re: DC Shocker: Six Titles Cancelled

Postby BlueStreak » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:24 pm

Of the six titles, the only one I was reading was Sword and Sorcery, and it was a pretty borderline series, to be honest.
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Re: DC Shocker: Six Titles Cancelled

Postby Juan Cena » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:25 pm

DC is a large kettle of abortion stew.
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Re: DC Shocker: Six Titles Cancelled

Postby Stephen Day » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:51 pm

I'm sad, but not surprised to see Fury of Firestorm go. That series had just begun to seriously improve.
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Re: DC Shocker: Six Titles Cancelled

Postby The Bass » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:02 pm

Show me one person at DC who is happy to be working there.

The only, ONLY positive, is that Grandpa Joe DeFalco is off Superboy, but I dont have a clue who Justin Jordan is to begin with.

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Re: DC Shocker: Six Titles Cancelled

Postby Jubilee » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:04 pm

More cost cutting. DC is moving in an intelligent direction. 52 books is too many. 5 should be closer to what they're publishing in the DCU.

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Re: DC Shocker: Six Titles Cancelled

Postby bkthomson » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:05 pm

I'm sad that this is another book Dan Jurgens has canceled when he just came on board. Hard on creators to stay positive.
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Re: DC Shocker: Six Titles Cancelled

Postby fieldy snuts » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:05 pm

so i guess the big eclipso team 7 story is on hold :lol:

can't believe how badly the wildstorm properties have been regressed to their mid-90's status quo.

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Re: DC Shocker: Six Titles Cancelled

Postby The Bass » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:06 pm

GiveWarAChance wrote:Didn't DC announce last week that they were taking Sword of Sorcery and Ravagers in a new direction?


They ARE taking them in a new direction. They're taking the stories to the shredder, as opposed to the printer.

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Re: DC Shocker: Six Titles Cancelled

Postby Mr. Log » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:05 pm

It's too bad about Sword of Sorcery. I have several friends that will be disappointed by that news.

Juan Cena wrote:DC is a large kettle of abortion stew.

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Re: DC Shocker: Six Titles Cancelled

Postby GLX » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:42 pm

The Bass wrote:Show me one person at DC who is happy to be working there.

The only, ONLY positive, is that Grandpa Joe DeFalco is off Superboy, but I dont have a clue who Justin Jordan is to begin with.


He writes the badass Luther Strode series.
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Re: DC Shocker: Six Titles Cancelled

Postby e_galston » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:13 pm

None of these cancellations really surprise me.
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Re: DC Shocker: Six Titles Cancelled

Postby HNutz » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:17 pm

BlueMole wrote:Of the six titles, the only one I was reading was Sword and Sorcery, and it was a pretty borderline series, to be honest.



Yeah, that last issue really didn't do it for me.

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Re: DC Shocker: Six Titles Cancelled

Postby Amoebas » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:23 pm

These are all mercy killings with the exception of Sword & Sorcery.

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