Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Nightwing, Suicide Squad and Stormwatch Cancelled

Well, today DC Comics finally released their April 2014 solicits and it contains at least two surprise cancellations.  The solicits list Nightwing, Suicide Squad and Stormwatch as the final issues of their respective series.  It was rumoured that Stormwatch was being cancelled so that's no big surprise, but Nightwing and Suicide Squad?

doesn't look good
The solicit for Nightwing #30 says,

"The Bat Family is forced to face the brutal aftermath of FOREVER EVIL, but after everything they’ve been through, can they stand together?"

It doesn't sound good for Dick Grayson.  I actually have a bet with Eric here at Weird Science that Dick would be killed at the end of Forever Evil and I may be collecting that crisp one dollar bill.  When Kyle Higgins announced he had been dropped from the book it just didn't seem right.  The book sells well and Higgins is an awesome writer.  The final issue will be written by James Tynion IV with art by Meghan Hetrick.

The final issue of Suicide Squad is being written by Sean Ryan with art by Ig Guara and Roy Jose.  The solicit says,

"In the ashes of FOREVER EVIL, A.R.G.U.S. and Task Force X leader Amanda Waller must face the consequences of her failure to protect the United States from the Crime Syndicate."

Suicide Squad has had it's problems with changing creative teams, but sales have been good.  Issue #26 in December sold 25,346 issues.  In my opinion, the book has just become redundant in the wake of Forever Evil.

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