Is it the economy? Or did DC overreach with their ambitious relaunch of 52 monthly books? Either way, DC is ending 13 series in March 2015.
Among them, however, are three miniseries that were already slated to end that month, ‘The New 52: Future’s End,’ ‘Batman: Eternal’ and ‘The Multiversity.’
But perhaps more surprisingly, are these ongoing titles:
- Aquaman and the Others
- Arkham Manor
- Green Lantern Corps
- Green Lantern: New Guardians
- Infinity Man and the Forever People
- Secret Origins
- Star-Spangled War Stories
- Swamp Thing
- Trinity of Sin
- Worlds’ Finest
Of those listed, the two Green Lantern books, ‘Batwoman’ and ‘Swamp Thing’ were among the first wave of New 52 books. ‘Worlds’ Finest’ starring The Huntress and Power Girl were part of the second wave, along with the still ongoing ‘Earth 2.’
As far as Green Lantern, the character experienced a huge surge in popularity when Geoff Johns wrote his (pre-New 52) book, which led to the character headlining a live-action movie, which unfortunately bombed. Perhaps coasting on the success, DC decided to give the character a “family” of books– more than Superman even. But perhaps his light has dimmed. Then again, others are speculating that a new Lantern book will surface in the next few months after these cancellations.
Both ‘Batwoman’ and ‘Swamp Thing’ started strong. ‘Batwoman’ was actually DC’s top selling series starring a female lead for a time, but it looks like after the original creative team departed, it plummeted in popularity. ‘Swamp Thing’ follows other supernatural themed books into cancellation, including ‘Demon Knights’ and ‘Animal Man.’ ‘Aquaman’ was a breakout series when the New 52 launched, but part of that may have been the all-star creative team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Ivan Reis. But without them, the spin-off ‘Aquaman and the Others’ faced an uphill battle from the start. But still, it was the first time in history that Aquaman held down two ongoing titles at the same time.
Will you miss any of these ongoing series? Are there any DC concepts that you’d like to see receive monthly books?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter