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.
CAPTAIN ATOM #0
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:
THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #0
Written by JOE HARRIS
Art and cover by YILDIRAY CINAR and MARLO ALQUIZA
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.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.