Next DC Cancellation Announced: Exit Captain Atom

By Todd Allen

There’s some debate, at least in the comment sections, on whether or not DC is going to cut 4 books after announcing 4 new ones and keep their line at “The New 52.”  It looks like there will be at least 2 cuts.  Captain Atom has joined Justice League International in the comic book afterlife.

From the solicitation:


Written by J.T. KRUL

Art and cover by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II

On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

• Captain Nathaniel Adam volunteers for a dangerous experiment that will make him one of the most powerful heroes in the DC Universe!

• How much can man lose before he is no longer human?

This was expected, as the sales on Captain Atom have been really low.  You can’t say DC didn’t give it a chance, either.

Also on the watch list, Firestorm has an ominous description:


Written by JOE HARRIS


On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond try to return to civilian life after losing the power of the Firestorm Protocols…but when danger threatens them, will they be able to survive?

• Is this the end of Firestorm?

Since they announced the final issue of Captain Atom, I’m guessing it isn’t the end of Firestorm.

Finally, Green Arrow #0 has Judd Winick listed as the writer, not Ann Nocenti.

DC tends to roll out the solicits over a couple of days, so we should know what else is going away by Tuesday or Wednesday.  At the very far end of the watch list, Batwing #0 has been announced, with nothing to suggest it’s ending.


  1. jonboy says

    “DC tends to roll out the solicits over a couple of days”

    No. They tend to roll them out over a couple of hours. They’ll all be out by the end of the day today (Monday). They always release them the 2nd Monday of each month.

    Like Gary wrote, Resurrection Man is the 3rd one. Just one more to go.

  2. GaryArmstrong says

    my money’s on voodoo being cut…the artist is being wasted on that book…

  3. GaryArmstrong says

    and voodoo is cancelled…my earlier predictions were on the money!

    06/09/2012 AT 7:23 AM
    i would bet on resurrection man, voodoo, captain atom and then justice league int’l being the four….

  4. Evan says

    We’ll see if there’s a 5th book ending so they can just say National Comics is part of the 52.

    As for Winnick writing Green Arrow #0, I wouldn’t think much of it. Odds are the 0’s were in the pipeline before they hired Nocenti, or she’s still getting enough of a feel for the character so she’s not writing the backstory.

  5. Naveed says

    Too bad…Resurrection man is not bad… many cancellations, hard to understand how DC Is still a couple points away from Marvel. At least some of the newer stuff replacing the cancelled books is interesting. (Dial H is an example). I like the fact that DC Is giving a chance to second and third tier characters. Sure alot of Batbooks but many others were or are being given a chance. Too bad most dont survive past the first 12 months. All that is a safe sell is Batman and Avengers/X-Men related books…..(which are super redundent in the long run.)

  6. Argent says

    The New 52 was a ridiculous gimmick and utterly needless. The Jim Lee “armor” outfits for all the JLA are easily the most movie-pandering crap out there.

    DC and Marvel want to increase their sales and of course hope movie companies will turn their characters into film which they think will boost sales. But for every hit there are tons of misses. Here’s a thought: stop this inane “parallel world” nonsense. DC had purged their production of this mess with the Crisis story line back in the 80s, only to have slowly brought all these copy-cat characters back. Newer readers can’t follow any kind of coherent history of the characters today, and older readers nostalgically look back to when there was at least a semblance of order. Now, people are killed and brought back and killed again and brought back again. Retcon after retcon, reboots up the yin yang….it makes no sense and simply is not enjoyable reading anymore.

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