• BATMAN INCORPORATED – Writer: Grant Morrison. Artist: Chris Burnham. The acclaimed ongoing writer of ACTION COMICS, Grant Morrison, presents a fresh take on BATMAN INCORPORATED, in which the Batman brand is franchised globally in preparation for a major international threat.
• EARTH 2 – Writer: James Robinson. Artist: Nicola Scott. The greatest heroes on a parallel Earth, the Justice Society combats threats that will set them on a collision course with other worlds.
• WORLDS’ FINEST – Writer: Paul Levitz. Artists: George Perez and Kevin Maguire. Stranded on our world from a parallel reality, Huntress and Power Girl struggle to find their way back to Earth 2. Perez and Maguire will be the artists on alternating story arcs.
• DIAL H – Writer: China Miéville. Artist: Mateus Santoluoco. The first ongoing series from acclaimed novelist China Miéville, this is a bold new take on a cult classic concept about the psychological effects on an everyman who accidentally gains powers to become a hero.
• G.I. COMBAT – Writer: J.T. Krul. Artist: Ariel Olivetti. Featuring the return of a classic DC Comics series, THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT, along with rotating back-up stories and creative teams – including THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER, with writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Dan Panosian; and THE HAUNTED TANK, with writer John Arcudi and artist Scott Kolins.
• THE RAVAGERS – Writer: Howard Mackie. Artist: Ian Churchill. Spinning off from TEEN TITANS and SUPERBOY, this series finds four superpowered teens on the run and fighting against the organization that wants to turn them into supervillains.
I am quite sad to see OMAC go as it was an unexpected hit for me, but the rest I have no strong feelings towards.
Newsarama is postulating what other comics are at risk for cancellation, and why readers should check them out.
Here are their picks based on sales behavior and my own two cents on each. For a more detailed and informed opinion, I recommend visiting the link above and talking to your local comic shop owner about what you may be missing out on.
FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. (a cult hit, the world would be a poorer place if this gets the axe. It needs to cross over to a more successful series rather than OMAC. a quirky and unique series, Frankenstein got some stick for being a poor man’s Hellboy, but it’s actually a lot riskier and weirder in many ways)
LEGION LOST (new writer Tom DeFalco could turn this around. I am a big Legion fan, but currently there are three Legion comics on the shelves which is a big impact on the wallet. Maybe the closure of the Origins series and trade paperback release will boost this book’s popularity?)
I, VAMPIRE (the Batman appearance should have given more attention to a comic that was getting plenty of good lip service as it was. Yet it continues to lag in sales. The upcoming crossover with Justice League Dark may help, or it may hurt both titles.)
GRIFTER (The Wildstorm hero that should/could be the coolest of the cool is suffering from editorial interference and the rapidly approaching addition of Rob Liefeld on plotting chores. I met with Edmonson and was intrigued by his ideas for this series but the book is so hampered by editorial tweaks that much gets lost in the execution.)
BLUE BEETLE (reviving the series with the new hero rather than the popular Ted Kord could have been the mis-step here. However, the character has a live action series coming up in DC Nation, so I doubt that this will get cancelled, maybe just overhauled)
So, what are your thoughts? What DC Comics are on the brink of cancellation that deserve a break and what titles should be get cut?