Saturday, July 29, 2017

Weekend Headlines - DC Cancelled Series

DC Comics have informed retailers that the miniseries Suicide Squad: Black Files has been "cancelled" - one week before the book's planned August 2 release.

No reason was given for the cancellation, however the publisher says that "these issues will be solicited at a later date."

Black Files was the latest in a string of split Suicide Squad miniseries featuring two serialized solo adventures by members of the team. Here is the original solicitations for the first three issues:

SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK FILES #1
Written by MIKE W. BARR and JAI NITZ
Art by PHILIPPE BRIONES and SCOT EATON
Cover by FRAZER IRVING
Two members of Task Force X are back in these all-new adventures! First up: “REVENGE OF KOBRA” by writer Mike W. Barr and artist Philippe Briones. To oppose the terrorist Kobra is to earn his undying hatred, and that’s what the samurai Katana did when she killed his beloved Eve. Now, Kobra stalks Katana beyond the bounds of the Earth itself, to a supernatural world where he will steal from her everything that she has—including her very soul! And in “SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK,” by writer Jai Nitz and artist Scot Eaton, Sebastian Faust, the U.S. government’s top arcane operative, has gone rogue! To track down America’s most dangerous magician, Amanda Waller assembles a special ops team unlike any other: an expendable coven of dark arts experts including El Diablo, Enchantress and Gentleman Ghost. They are Suicide Squad Black, and they will take you to places where even the dead can die!
On sale AUGUST 2 • 48 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $4.99 US • RATED T+

SUICIDE SQUAD: BLACK FILES #2
Written by MIKE W. BARR and JAI NITZ
Art by PHILIPPE BRIONES and SCOT EATON
Cover by FRAZER IRVING
Trapped inside her Soultaker sword, the soul of Katana is torn between staying with her murdered husband or rejoining the world of the living. Meanwhile, Kobra’s Queen, Eve, makes nefarious use of Katana’s body as she infiltrates the Suicide Squad.
Also in this issue, Suicide Squad Black tries to leave its deadly first mission in the past and get one step ahead of the apocalypse warlock, Sebastian Faust. To beat the sorcerer, this magically fueled task force needs something he covets. But like all things Suicide Squad, their next mission is no ordinary smash-and-grab, but rather a jewel heist on Gemworld!
On sale SEPTEMBER 6 • 32 pg, 2 of 6, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

SUICIDE SQUAD: BLACK FILES #3
Written by MIKE W. BARR and JAI NITZ
Art by SCOT EATON, WAYNE FAUCHER and PHILIPPE BRIONES
Cover by FRAZER IRVING
“KATANA: REVENGE OF KOBRA” part three! Trapped in the mystic dimension within the Soultaker sword, Katana and her husband, Maseo, fight the forces of the mad swordsmith Muramasa, who has amassed an army to invade the world outside—our world!
“SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK” part three! Suicide Squad Black comes face to face with Sebastian Faust, who naturally makes Amanda Waller’s supernatural enforcers an offer they can’t refuse. Will the Suicide Squad make (another) deal with the devil?
On sale OCTOBER 4 • 48 pg, FC, 3 of 6, $4.99 • RATED T+