It’s reported that Kelly Sue DeConnick’s much-loved but low-selling ‘Avengers Assemble’ will be ending. A release in the most recent Marvel subscription newsletter informs customers that the series is cancelled, and all subscriptions will transfer across to Jonathan Hickman’s ‘Avengers’ title.
This will likely come off the back of the imminent crossover between the book and Captain Marvel, which kicks off later this month. This could perhaps mark a tipping point for Marvel – whilst most of the books relaunched with Marvel Now are selling comfortably enough, the books which weren’t offered that benefit – Gambit, Journey Into Mystery, for example – are slipping in sales.
Avengers Assemble was a book launched to tie into the success of the movie, featuring the movie’s cast and a fight with Thanos. The book wasn’t well reviewed until DeConnick came onboard, however, bringing in other characters like Spider-Woman and Captain Marvel and emphasising a stronger team dynamic and sense of character.
It’s a shame to see it go. It was one of Marvel’s most entertaining – and funny – books.
UPDATEDLY! Newsarama report that Marvel have confirmed the book isn’t being cancelled! Phew, that’d be a relief.