Marvel Comics Cleans House, Cancels Several Low-Selling Titles

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The changes keep coming at Marvel Comics. Mere weeks after announcing C.B. Cebulski as editor-in-chief, the publisher is apparently cancelling several of its lower-selling (and, some would say, overly-political) titles in what appears to be an attempt to streamline their offerings.

According to CBR, The Unbelievable GwenpoolGeneration XCaptain MarvelDefendersLuke Cage and America are missing from the March solicitations and are believed to be cancelled.  Some of the cancellations have been confirmed by many of the creators working on the affected titles.

Also seemingly cancelled is X-Men spinoff Iceman, per the series writer…

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… as is Hawkeye.

https://twitter.com/79SemiFinalist/status/943267669834215424

So what is Marvel up to? Are they simply culling lower selling books to focus on flagship characters like Spider-Man and The Avengers? Or are they making room for more X titles and the Fantastic Four, thanks to Disney buying Fox?

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It’ll be interesting to see where Marvel goes in 2018, as the comic industry needs a shot in the arm if its to survive into the 21st century.

[Source: CBR]


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