Friday, December 22, 2017

Friday Headlines - BREVOORT Addresses MARVEL Cancellations

Big shake up for Marvel Comics...

Over the past seven days, six Marvel Comics title have been cancelled (Jean Grey, Unbelievable Gwenpool, Generation X, Hawkeye, Luke Cage, and Iceman), and now Marvel's Senior VP of Publishing/Executive Editor Tom Brevoort is addressing that news.

"It is worth pointing out again: Incredible Hulk was cancelled once. X-Men was cancelled once. Thor was cancelled once," Brevoort tweeted. "Being cancelled is not necessarily the end of the story, nor does it necessarily reflect the value of the work."

In addition to the six confirmed cancellations, speculation has arisen about the status of four other titles given their absence from the March 2018 solicitations - or the dour solicitations their March issues carry. The writers of both Champions and Captain Marvel have shot down that speculation however, saying both titles will continue.

Defenders, which is not solicited for December, could be attributed to the delays happening as a result of series writer Brian Michael Bendis' illness.

The status of the fourth, America, has not been clarified. Series artist Joe Quinones has signed on to draw a multi-issue art of Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, but no one in the creative team has spoken about its absence from the March 2018 solicitations.