Combing the previews for clews, CBR deduces that GHOST RIDER has also been canceled:
Launched during the “Fear Itself” event under the guiding hand of writer Rob Williams, “Ghost Rider” provided a new female version of the long-standing hero while keeping original rider Johnny Blaze on as co-star. The character has a new movie — “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” from Columbia Pictures — set to hit theaters this February, though beyond an incoming special re-presenting classic tales of Blaze, the publisher appears to have no plans for a major media tie-in push.
Of course yesterday people were jumping up and down to point to the sex-swapped GHOST RIDER as an example of a Marvel book with a female lead character.
They can all sit down now.
Ghost Rider will appear in next year’s Venom event, however.
Meanwhile, BLACK PANTHER is ending with issue #529 according to cover artist Francesco Francavilla:
It’s not cancelled, but it’s ending with issue 529 – 4 more issue will be still coming out.
iFanboy has been all over this with
a “Cancelocalypse” logo and all.
The solicitation for Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive #529 states that that issue is the “series finale,” which could mean, like Punisher MAX that the story came to it’s planned ending or that the book is canceled. I’m betting on the latter since we just read this week in Avengers #19 where Black Panther turned down Captain America’s offer to join the Avengers, because he still had work to do in Hell’s Kitchen. I guess that work took less time than than he thought.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.