Grifter, Legion Lost And Blue Beetle Join The DC Cancellations

Posted by October 15, 2012 Comment

Blue Beetle, Legion Lost, Grifter join Frankenstein in the list of comics making their final issues in January, as part of DC’s commitment to refreshing titles and losing books that aren’t gaining sales or high critical reception.

It’s also the lineup that Rob Liefeld predicted would be cancelled.

And while we know that we’re getting Justice League Of America and Threshold in replacement… we need two more to make up the New 52. Time for another mini-Wave?

I understand that Threshold was originally planned for the current wave of new titles but was delayed for personal reasons. Starting an issue early may mean it was originally planned to be a year zero title…

In other news, Ravagers loses Howard Mackie as a writer as reported earlier by Bleeding Cool, replacing him with Michael Alan Nelson. As is Robert Venditti replacing Paul Cornell, also from earlier.

GRIFTER #16
Written by FRANK TIERI
Art by MARAT MYCHAELS and DAVE BEATY
Cover by SCOTT CLARK
On sale JANUARY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
• The conspiracy surrounding Cole Cash has unraveled — and you won’t believe who stands at the center of it all!

LEGION LOST #16
Written by TOM DeFALCO
Art by ANDRES GUINALDO and MARK IRWIN
Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT
On sale JANUARY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
• Superboy and The Ravagers guest-star!
• In order to save billions of lives, the Lost Legionnaires must decide if they are willing to sacrifice millions when they detonate a bomb that will destroy the alien machine from Daggor!
• Plus, more on the origin of Harvest!

BLUE BEETLE #16
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by MARCIO TAKARA
Cover by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II
On sale JANUARY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
• This final-issue epic leads into the new DCU series THRESHOLD!
• Blue Beetle is betrayed!
• What is “The Hunted”?
• The secrets of Sky Witness’s origin are revealed!

(Last Updated October 15, 2012 7:45 pm )