Only a few months after announcing the sequel, Dark Horse has canceled the first three issues of Spell on Wheels: Just to Get to You. Originally set as a five-issue arc debuting on October 9, the publisher has decided to change formats and publish the series as a trade instead.
Writer Kate Leth tweeted the news, sharing that the reason behind the switch was “low preorders.”
Welp, rough news tonight – Spell on Wheels won’t be coming out as single issues due to low preorders. It will still be released as a trade, date TBA.
I really hate the comic marketing system. That a book can get half-axed before it’s even released is such a bummer.
— Kate-a-line ✂️ (@kateleth) September 20, 2019
In a reply to her own tweet, the writer continued, “We’ve been working our butts off on this book for a long time, and I’m happy it’s still getting released, but obviously this stings! Sorry, all. I have no control over this.”
Rumors have the trade version coming out in June of 2020 but that has not been confirmed by Dark Horse or Leth.
The original Spell on Wheels followed witches Andy, Claire, and Jolene as they chased down a thief who stole their magical items. The sequel follows the trio again as they face phantoms, family drama, cryptids, crushes, and more. On top of that, Claire finds herself possessed by a dark presence.
Megan Levens on art, Marissa Louise on colors, and Rachel Deering on letters round out the team. Louise also posted on Twitter regarding the changeover.
Can I show this cover? Who knows. I'm just trying to get you all hype for the upcoming Spell on Wheels trade!
— Marissa Louise (@marissadraws) October 1, 2019
Stay tuned for more updates on Spell On Wheels: Just to Get to You.