At least for the time being, IDW has cancelled the Black Crown comic, Marilyn Manor. From writer Magdalene Visaggio, artist Marley Zarcone and colorists Irma Kniivila and Tamra Bonvillain, the series only managed to put a single issue on shelves back in June, then was hit with several delays. Issues #2-4, along with the series’ collection of Marilyn Manor, are officially cancelled.

The comic tells the story of the president’s rebel of a daughter and her friend Abe, who’s possessed by the spirit of Abraham Lincoln, as they throw an absolute rager while the White House undergoes a 17 day black out. Along the way, they stumble upon scandalous government secrets, take part in séances, uncover secret passages and if it wasn’t already clear that this is a Visaggio script, well, it is now. The writer’s beloved creativity along with interiors from top notch artists brought rave reviews from critics and fans alike.

IDW released the following statement, per Newsarama “We deeply appreciate all the hard work that Magdalene Visaggio, Marley Zarcone, Irma Kniivila, Tamra Bonvillain, and Shelly Bond dedicated to Marilyn Manor, and the enthusiasm and support from the fans. Unfortunately, with heavy hearts, we are cancelling this project. We hope to have the opportunity to work with these talented creators on future projects.”

No official reason for the cancellation has been given, nor have the creators mentioned the cancellation on social media at time of writing.



  1. If this were a Marvel comic, it would be relaunched next month with a No. 1 issue and a higher cover price.

  2. It was cancelled because it was terrible, didn’t sell, and no one cares about seeing another one. Why is Maggs being coddled and treated like she’s good at comics? She’s not, just stop pretending and things like the cancellation make sense. Then, stop hiring her because nothing she’s written has made enough money to justify the virtue signal.

  3. I think I saw the first issue had sales to comic shops around 2500 copies. It just never found a place in this overcrowded market place.

  4. She’s being treated like she’s good at writing comics because she is. Cancellations happen for all kinds of reasons, and there are clearly problems at IDW at the moment, particularly in the relationship with Black Crown. Hopefully Marilyn Manor will come out somewhere else.

  5. “It was cancelled because it was terrible”

    If comics were cancelled for being terrible, the X-Men franchise would have ended decades ago.

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