The controversial ex-employee named four titles rumored for cancellation.
You know it's a slow news day when one tries to delve into Rob Liefeld's Twitter account, but we have time on our hands, so we'll try it anyways. Two hours ago, The Beat published an article speculating on what DC titles would get the axe next. They listed the fifteen titles with sales less than 20,000 and openly speculated which series would get sent to the great longbox in the sky. They speculated that Firestorm, Blue Beetle, Grifter, Legion Lost, and Demon Knights could be the next to go.
However, six minutes after the Beat published their article, Liefeld made the following tweet:
Legion Lost, Blue Beetle, Grifter, Frankenstein.
He gave no explanation for the tweet nor did he answer any follow-up questions about why he had listed these four titles. Around the same time, Paul Cornell and Josh Fialkov both told followers that their low-selling DC series, Demon Knights and I, Vampire, were not on the chopping block at this time.
So what does this all mean? Was Liefeld speculating on what was getting cut? Was he revealing some of the insider knowledge he's been spouting off over the last week? Or was he simply randomly listing DC titles to prove that he hadn't slipped into a fantasy world in which publishers only printed good comics? The world may never know. However, as we did officially write a four paragraph article about a seven word tweet with no context, you can be assured that we'll keep searching for answers in a quest to
get more hits learn the truth.
UPDATE BEFORE THE ARTICLE GETS PUBLISHED: Liefeld just posted a second mysterious tweet.
Will survive til Feb. 2013
Are the two tweets related? My guess is yes. However, Liefeld is an enigma wrapped in a pouch-filled, muscular, footless conundrum. We can only guess if he's telling the truth, spouting BS, or simply randomly pounding on his keyboard and hitting enter.