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Six DC Comics Titles End in August 2014 [Update]

It's time to get ready to say goodbye.

The August covers and solicits just came out from DC Comics. While we can't say some of these were a surprise, there are some some titles we will truly miss.

TRINITY OF SIN: THE PHANTOM STRANGER #22

Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS

Art by FERNANDO BLANCO

Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

On sale AUGUST 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

To atone for his greatest sin, the Stranger must first battle his inner demons – all of them!

TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #14

Written by RAY FAWKES

Art and cover by FRANCIS PORTELA

On sale AUGUST 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

Pandora already has a target on her back from S.H.A.D.E. – the last thing she needs is a nest of savage vampires at her throat! And the last thing Andrew Bennett, vampire killer, needs is Pandora getting in the way of his mission. Unfortunately for Pandora, killing immortals is Bennett’s specialty!

SUPERBOY #34

Written by AARON KUDER

Art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ

On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

Superboy battles an army of Superboys from across the Multiverse!

BIRDS OF PREY #34

Written by CHRISTY MARX

Art by ROBSON ROCHA and OCLAIR ALBERT

Cover by JORGE MOLINA

On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

By Batgirl betrayed! But why is she siding with the Suicide Squad? Find out in this tale from the Birds’ past!

BATWING #34

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by EDUARDO PANSICA

Cover by DAN PANOSIAN

On sale AUGUST 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

It’s the final issue of BATWING – but what is the final fate of Luke Fox?

ALL-STAR WESTERN #34

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art and cover by DARWYN COOKE

On sale AUGUST 27 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+ • FINAL ISSUE

Time has finally caught up with Hex as he battles to the death against his worst enemy: Jonah Hex!

Farewell, Pardner.

Which titles are you going to miss?

Update

We just heard from DC. WORLDS' FINEST is not ending. Hopefully they get the word out to all the other outlets they sent the solicits to.

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Posted by Saint_Wildcard

All Star Western. Although I was trade waiting

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Posted by G-Man

@thesexyloser: Yeah, I'm most bummed about ALL-STAR. BATWING too.

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Posted by TimeLordScience

@g_man: that means Jimmy Palmiotti is only working on Harley Quinn at DC now, right?

Posted by maxicere

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Posted by daredevil21134

Yes no more World's Finest !!!!

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Edited by Jayc1324

Batwing. I'm surprised it lasted 34 issues though, it had a really good run.

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Posted by Delphic
Posted by manwithoutshame

Nothing to shed any tears over.

Posted by laabitres

damn im feeling for all these books except for stranger and pandora :/

Posted by The Lobster

NOT ALL STAR WESTERN!!! Take my arm, but don't cancel one of the best series in the new 52!

Posted by micah

Only one's I'm upset about are Batwing and Superboy

Posted by BR_Havoc

@timelordscience: He and Grey are on the new G.I Zombie book. I do not really know how Batwing lasted as long as it did, its sales were terrible and I mean low even if it was an indie title.

Edited by longbowhunter

I'll be sure to grab All Star Western #34 for the Darwyn Cooke art. Hope Francis Portela lands another ongoing after Pandora. I love his stuff.

Posted by 2cool4fun

NOT ALL STAR WESTERN!!! Take my arm, but don't cancel one of the best series in the new 52!

And The Phantom Stranger...I feel like my soul just disappeared...

Posted by The_jackolantern

I was thinking bout dropping both pandora and phantom stranger so thanks for making that decision for me DC

Edited by GraniteSoldier

Maybe Canary will get a solo with BoP getting cancelled.

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Edited by daredevil21134

@delphic said:

@daredevil21134 said:

Yes no more World's Finest !!!!

HALLELUJAH!!!!!

First look at Helena Bertinelli. PM your thoughts

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Posted by ReverendHunt

Yes no more World's Finest !!!!

Why would you ever advocate the end of a book? If it runs and you don't like it, it doesn't affect you.

Posted by brinkthemoviemyfavoritemovie

I won't miss any of these. Looks like a good move to me.

Posted by G-Man

Apparently WORLDS' FINEST might not be canceled. That's what cbr was told. I'm waiting to hear from DC. I would think they'd send out a correction since they're the ones that sent us all the solicits.

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Posted by MrMazz

World's Finest ending isn't that surprisng. Aren't they supposed to crossover into whatever the Earth 2 event thing is?

Man All Star Western is a bummer never read it besides a couple trades a friend had but it's so different from the current DC stuff that it's novelty was much appreciated.

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Posted by Onemoreposter

All-Star is the only one I'll be missing.

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@granitesoldier said:

Maybe Canary will get a solo with BoP getting cancelled.

I was thinking that same thing. I hope Canary gets her own book, I'd rather read that than BoP.

I'm surprised about Superboy but I didn't read it anyway.

Worlds' Finest didn't really get canceled as the story is ending when they get back to Earth 2.

I'm not surprised about Batwing but now I hope they find a way to keep him involved in Gotham after Eternal. I like Luke Fox and his bat-suit is pretty awesome but the story wasn't really that good.

Posted by Beserkerfury

Nothing of value was lost they all suck. Bad books need to go,they need to dump aquaman too.

Posted by Delphic

@daredevil21134 said:

Yes no more World's Finest !!!!

Why would you ever advocate the end of a book? If it runs and you don't like it, it doesn't affect you.

Daredevil's reasoning lies with Huntress, and mine lies with the treatment of Power Girl. Power Girl was one of the first female characters I read and is also a personal favorite. I have despised how Paul Levitz has written Power Girl, and I even stopped reading it a while back. Honestly I was hoping more for a change in writers, but in my opinion so long as Levitz is no longer writing her then that's fine with me. On the other end of that, more than likely both Karen and Helena will probably move to Earth 2 which Levitz is also writing (I guess you just can't win sometimes).

Edited by NightFang

Crap I was reading all these titles.

Posted by bladewolf

ASW

Edited by 2cool4fun

This is how I feel right now:

The Phantom Stranger, why DC why? First we lose Animal Man, now this? Come on guys, please don't do it, I beg you. With this & Pandora ending, we will only be left with 3 Dark titles...

Pandora:

Well this was never really that big of a tittle, also Andrew Bennet just can't catch a break, he's titles ( which was one of DC's best ) ended, and now this tittles last issue will be with him in it. And with this & Stranger ending, I feel sad knowing that The Question will never get his own series...though maybe Specter could? ( please DC please )

Worlds Finest:

And there goes the best Female duo...I don't understand why DC decided to return them to Earth 2 anyway.

Superboy:

People say that this book got better, but ever since they made the book crossover with Psy war, I stopped reading, and after Lobdel killed him only to put some retard in his place, I stopped completely, and refuse to pick it up no matter how good it gets. I swear we better get Konnor Kent rebooted!!

Birds of Prey:

Not gonna lie, stopped reading this, but that was because of money, not cause it was bad, I just know that this better not be replaced by a solo book, or even worse, solo bat-member book. ( I'm looking at Stephanie & Harper for this one )

Batwing:

Let's be real, this was never going to last, and it's nice to get some batman titles off the shelves and get some new heroes in the spotlight, though I am sad for Jimmi Paltomi, hope he gets to write some other comic that I will be more interested in, love the writer.

All-Star Wester:

Wow...so Jimmi is losing 2 books, and 1 of them is even one of the greatest DC books out there...

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Edited by darkrider

WORLDS' FINEST is not canceled

Posted by Nahuel

I wasn't reading any of this list, so I can't complain, but I was willing to pick up World's Finest again if the characters were replaced by some really fine characters.

Edited by Vitalius

I like all thoose books.

Posted by longbowhunter

@granitesoldier: Even if Dinah doesn't get a solo title I at least hope she shows up in a book I like. And loses that terrible costume.

Posted by Knightfall225

Batwing with luke fox as the main character was pretty good. O well hopefully they replace it with a cyborg comic!!

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Posted by DEGRAAF

Im not really surprised by any of these except for maybe Brids of Prey and Superboy. Superboy wasnt great to start out but i liked it and it just went down hill from there when they replaced him with the original ... THAT WAS SO STUPID

Posted by derf_jenkins

Some good titles, but the sales are what matters and if something else is going to sell more they're going to change it. The Gray/Palmiotti team will write something else that their fans will follow. Hopefully some good titles get added to replace these. Martian Manhunter written by Venditti or Soule or Lemire would interest me greatly.

Edited by bob808

The Phantom Stranger is ending NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Posted by Fastestmanalive

Phantom stranger- Just dropped this but I guess I'll pick it up again just to get the last few issues to complete the series.

Pandora- Didn't ever care about.

Birds of Prey- Deserved to get axed a long time ago. Started reading it when it first started but quickly dropped it. It was bad.

Batwing- About time. This has been DC's lowest selling title for like over a year now.

All star western- Sad but not surprised.

Superboy- Surprised but also not. Didn't think they would cancel such a major characters book but it has been pretty bad for awhile now.

Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18

Gonna get replaced by 6 Batman books because DC.

Posted by NukeA6

All Star Western is the only one I will miss.

Posted by Vitalius

@brione:

Bright side: Batgirl will Team up with Huntress (Mob Princess) and Black Canary written by Gail Simone.

They could reset Birds of Prey (and the others books) like Teen Titans and Suicide Squad did. Titans Secret Six and Birds of Prey were one of best seller of DC.

Edited by kilowog52

@beserkerfury: How dare you commit such blasphemy, sir!

Anyway, the only ones on this list I'm reading are the two Trinity of Sin titles. Neither one is too special. This will just create room on my pull-list for better things. Also, I've been slowly getting issues of All-Star on Comixology. They were pretty good.

Posted by dreamfall31

Glad that All Star lasted as long as it did. I will definitely pick up GI Zombie in support of Gray and Palmiotti!

Posted by mattwing87

NO NOT BATWING!!!! IT WAS JUST GETTING AWESOME!! IT'S BEEN AWESOME THE WHOLE TIME IN FACT!!

Edited by The Stegman

The only one of these I'm reading is World's Finest, and since it's NOT getting canceled, this doesn't effect me.

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Posted by sinestro_GL

NOOOOO!

JONAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!

Posted by iaconpoint

I seriously felt my heart skip a beat when I saw All-Star Western was ending. Blah.

Posted by daredevil21134

@delphic said:
@reverendhunt said:

@daredevil21134 said:

Yes no more World's Finest !!!!

Why would you ever advocate the end of a book? If it runs and you don't like it, it doesn't affect you.

Daredevil's reasoning lies with Huntress, and mine lies with the treatment of Power Girl. Power Girl was one of the first female characters I read and is also a personal favorite. I have despised how Paul Levitz has written Power Girl, and I even stopped reading it a while back. Honestly I was hoping more for a change in writers, but in my opinion so long as Levitz is no longer writing her then that's fine with me. On the other end of that, more than likely both Karen and Helena will probably move to Earth 2 which Levitz is also writing (I guess you just can't win sometimes).

Yup

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Posted by danhimself

so with Superboy ending as he's fighting alternate reality versions of himself maybe we'll get lucky and Jon Kent will be killed and the character some how comes out of this rebooted

both versions of the character in the New 52 have been absolutely horrible so far

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