What a day. It’s been revealed that May will see six more DC titles cancelled, being Deathstroke, Hawkman, Team 7, Firestorm, Ravagers, and Sword of Sorcery. Some of the books have been going since the very start of The New 52 initiative…. some of them lasted for a much shorter period of time.
Team 7, Ravagers and Sword of Sorcery have all been cancelled with issue #7. Deathstroke, Hawkman and Firestorm have all been going since the start, albeit with a number of different creative teams. This follows on from several books being cancelled in April, two of which were part of the ‘New 52’. Presumably DC plan to replace them with more books, but it’s starting to look like an uphill struggle to keep so many books going, really.
Again, this news comes from the new column hosted on CBR, which is becoming a must-read piece simply because each new instalment seems to bring new cancellations and firings.
Elsewhere! DC also announced another abrupt switch in writers today, revealing to MTV Geek that Justice League of America’s Vibe will have a new writer for issue 4. Andrew Kreisberg leaves with issue 3, and Sterling Gates comes in for issue 4. This comes only two weeks after Kreisberg gave interviews about his long-term plans for the series.about his long-term plans for the series.
Hopefully Mr Gates will be able to stay on the book for a little while longer. Geoff Johns retains his credit as co-writer for the series, which spins out of his Justice League of America series with David Finch.
Hopefully by the time I finish writing this nothing else bad will have happened!