New York Comic Con has officially wrapped up, and most of us are getting back to our normal lives. The weekend provided quite a bit to be excited about, a lot of which involved brand new books.

DC dropped a bombshell on us by giving us a super-team on a Super-book. They also announced that a new book from Keith Giffen, Threshold, will be coming in January. But when there are new additions to DC’s lineup, there is usually not so good news to follow.

With the solicitations for January, out now, came the news of the next round of cancellations. Legion Lost, Grifter, Blue Beetle and Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. will officially end at issue #16.

Frankenstein and Blue Beetle have been really strong additions to the New 52, but just didn’t ever sell too particularly well.

DC has been fairly adamant about keeping 52 books in rotation. With the loss of these four books and recently canceled G.I. Combat, DC has some holes to fill. Threshold is set to take one spot come January, and Snyder and Lee’s Superman book will also set to drop in 2013. But that still leaves room for new books to be announced. No word on what they will be, though.

It’s never fun to lose a book that you enjoy. But that does allow for new opportunities. How does this make you feel? What books would you like to see in their stead? Let us know in the comments below!

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6 Responses

  1. Mr_Parfitt

    I’m always slightly puzzled that DC seem to do a cancellation shortly after a crossover.

    Resurrection Man with Suicide Squad, OMAC with JLI and now Frankenstein with Animal Man and Swamp Thing. Crossovers can be a way to boost sales with people finding new characters they hadn’t read before appearing in their favourite book. But I’m fairly certain that the cancellations are planned before DC find out if the crossover helped boost sales.

    I find it puzzling.

  2. tmccollum

    Hmm…not really surprised by any of these cancellations. I mean I guess I’m kinda surprised by Frankenstein but I never really put a lot of time into the book besides just reading the first trade recently which wasn’t my cup of tea. But it does have a fanbase so I feel bad for those who do love the series.

    Legion and Beetle are no surprise. I kinda wish they’d throw in Hawkman and Firestorm just for good measure but its hard to come up with a ton of series really quickly so that’s probably why they haven’t pulled the trigger.

    The only one I’m slightly bummed about is Grifter since its one of my favorite books, but with him being in Team 7 and with a possible Wildstorm book on the horizon, chances are we havent seen the last of Cole Cash.

  3. Yorke

    Was really digging Frank. There is a lot of heart in that book, and the relationships between the characters was pretty engaging. I hope Frank tears it up in Rotworld!

  4. David Short

    Luckily, almost everyone has another outlet to read the character. From what I’ve heard, Legion Lost’s cast could move over to Legion of Superheroes, Frankenstein will be in JL Dark for a bit.

    That leaves Beetle and Grifter out, but there has been rumors of a WildCATS book. Who knows.

  5. Alexander Añé

    You might argue that Frankenstein could be a surprise, because it’s wrapped into Rot World, or that it’s an expected move because it’s wrapped into Rot World.

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