Superstar Marvel writer Saladin Ahmed is launching a new Ms. Marvel series with artist Minkyu Jung following the departure of co-creator G. Willow Wilson, but it looks like sacrifices must be made to make room on the schedule, and that means the end for the only-recently-relaunched Exiles with January’s issue #12.
Ahmed, it seems, will be too busy writing the new series and sifting through thousands of replies to a tweet asking women what pisses them off about men writing teenage girl characters, leaving little time to chronicle the adventures of Blink and her misfit band of dimension-hopping heroes.
Newsarama picked up on the tweet from last week, which slipped by everyone in the furor over Ms. Marvel.
Now some sad news: EXILES #12 will be the last issue of our run. It's not unexpected — this was a bizarre book that was always living on borrowed time. I'm just thankful @javiercaster & I with the rest of the crew got to make someting unique. Here are a few of my favorite pages! pic.twitter.com/yQJwptuVGi
— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) December 14, 2018
R.I.P Exiles. For 12 glorious issues, you contained the very best version of Wolverine to ever exist on a comic book page, and for that, we’ll remember you fondly.
Exiles #11, the penultimate issue, is in stores on Wednesday. And on the cover? Kamala Khan. Isn’t it ironic? Don’t ya think?
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Javier Rodriguez (CA) David Nakayama
THE WRATH OF KHAN!
The Exiles’ beloved Khan-who sacrificed herself to stop the Time-Eater-has miraculously returned! But this time, her gun is trained on her old teammates! And she’s not alone. Meet the evil Exiles-Captain Axis; Shuri, a.k.a. Killmonger; Iron Kang; X 2/3rd and Skele-Thor!
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018