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Marvel Shocker: Avengers Assemble NOT Cancelled

Postby LOLtron » Tue May 14, 2013 12:35 pm

Marvel Shocker: Avengers Assemble NOT Cancelled

A Marvel newsletter revealed that the series is set to be cancelled.



Source: Bleeding Cool

A Marvel newsletter has revealed that Avengers Assemble has been cancelled, although no set date has been given as to when. Here's the official notice:

Avengers Assemble will be ending soon, and all subscribers will roll over to Avengers written by Marvel superstar Jonathan Hickman. Avenging Spider-Man will be ending, and all subscribers will be switching to the all new Superior Spider-Man Team-Up written by Christopher Yost. Last but not least Marvel Universe Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will be changing its title to Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble. Be on the lookout for these exciting new titles!

The series began as an unofficial tie-in to the Avengers movie written by Brian Bendis, and featured the movie cast fighting Thanos in a prequel of sorts to Infinity.  The series also served to reintroduce the Guardians of the Galaxy.   Kelly Sue DeConnick took over the title after Bendis's initial arc was up, the first female writer to ever write an Avengers ongoing series (although Anne Nocenti did write a two issue fill-in arc in 1984). 

As much as I hate to say it, the book was doomed almost out the start.  The series suffered an astronomical 64% drop in sales over the first six months under Bendis, which all but doomed the series.  Although DeConnick's run stopped sales figures from free-falling, the book was still selling under 30,000 going into April. 

While I'll be sad to see Avengers Assemble go, the book was rather redundant, as the book's cast all appear in other books.  Here's to hoping we'll see DeConnick move on to bigger and better books.  She's certainly too good of a writer for Marvel to keep shuttered away on small projects!

UPDATE: Subscribers received a follow up email stating that Avengers Assemble has not been cancelled. 

Whoops! Has Kang been messing with the timestream or have we just been getting confused?

The Avengers keep on assembling! Avengers Assemble is not ending, it’s carrying on its merry way, and its loyal subscribers will stay right where they are.

Marvel Universe Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will also be keeping on track.

We’re so sorry about the confusion! Avengers forever!

So, yeah.  Just never mind this article.



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Re: Marvel Shocker: Avengers Assemble Cancelled

Postby outsider » Tue May 14, 2013 12:37 pm

Remember in the late 70s/early 80s when Star Wars had its own comic series and started taking the post-movie story in a different direction than Return of the Jedi? I wonder if this title was cancelled for similar reasons.
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Re: Marvel Shocker: Avengers Assemble Cancelled

Postby MrBlack » Tue May 14, 2013 12:38 pm

At first I thought this said that Avengers Arena was cancelled. I was impressed that Tumblr had managed to accomplish such a feat.

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Re: Marvel Shocker: Avengers Assemble Cancelled

Postby sdsichero » Tue May 14, 2013 12:39 pm

Oh well.

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Re: Marvel Shocker: Avengers Assemble Cancelled

Postby Sasher McSmasher » Tue May 14, 2013 12:47 pm

No loss the book wasn't that good anyways.
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Re: Marvel Shocker: Avengers Assemble Cancelled

Postby Krypto_16 » Tue May 14, 2013 1:18 pm

Its kind of hard to tell which book you're even talking about because there are just that many Avengers titles . . . LOL I'm serious. Avenging Spider-man is ending . . . uhm, okay, same problem too many spidey books . . . I only got the first few issues because of Joe Mad, and Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble just sounds dumb . . . I hope its a good book, because the title is too much.

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Re: Marvel Shocker: Avengers Assemble Cancelled

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Tue May 14, 2013 1:35 pm

I really liked this book. Possibly the best Avengers book, unless you're a Hickman fanatic and like being confused as fuck.
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Re: Marvel Shocker: Avengers Assemble Cancelled

Postby Johnny Smith » Tue May 14, 2013 1:43 pm

This is a shocker :?

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Re: Marvel Shocker: Avengers Assemble Cancelled

Postby e_galston » Tue May 14, 2013 1:46 pm

Yeah i enjoyed the book... it makes sense to end it, since it is kind of redundant, every one of the characters in it are in other Avengers books...
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Re: Marvel Shocker: Avengers Assemble Cancelled

Postby IvCNuB4 » Tue May 14, 2013 1:57 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:I really liked this book. Possibly the best Avengers book, unless you're a Hickman fanatic and like being confused as fuck.


http://www.theouthousers.com/forum/the-news-stand/shocker-legion-superheroes-cancelled-t94353-30.html#p10185855 :lol:
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Re: Marvel Shocker: Avengers Assemble Cancelled

Postby Keb » Tue May 14, 2013 3:14 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:I really liked this book. Possibly the best Avengers book, unless you're a Hickman fanatic and like being confused as fuck.

That feeling you get when reading a Hickman comic is the same feeling I get when I try using computer things you recommend.

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Re: Marvel Shocker: Avengers Assemble NOT Cancelled

Postby sdsichero » Tue May 14, 2013 3:24 pm

Not? Huh?

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Re: Marvel Shocker: Avengers Assemble NOT Cancelled

Postby Victorian Squid » Tue May 14, 2013 3:46 pm

Well now I'm confused and rebuke the internet for all the lies it tells.

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Re: Marvel Shocker: Avengers Assemble NOT Cancelled

Postby Johnny Smith » Tue May 14, 2013 3:52 pm

sdsichero wrote:Not? Huh?


Kang was messing with the timestream :roll:

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Re: Marvel Shocker: Avengers Assemble NOT Cancelled

Postby IvCNuB4 » Tue May 14, 2013 3:54 pm

Someone didn't verify that the edits made to the Front Page article made it here to the Forum view :groucho:
Victorian Squid wrote:In a DC/Marvel cross-over "all your favorite Marvel characters would catch contextually-transmitted diseases and Steph infections."

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