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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 DoomDoomDoom

Poor Phantom Stranger, all that Blight business really draged your title down.

Edited by trackstar352

Batwing was really good

Posted by Brione

@vitalius said:

@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.

Yeah that team up should be good. I read Batgirl and I like Gail Simone's writing. Maybe they can reboot the title but I'd rather see them give Black Canary her own book. Also, Huntress isn't a mob princess in the New 52. She's Helena Wayne from Earth 2 and Helena Bertinelli was never Huntress she's Grayson's new partner in Spyral.

Posted by BeautifulTemptress

DC, you idiots.

Edited by MadeinBangladesh

SAD TO SEE ALL STAR WESTERN go, but I was surprised and happy to see it last so long.

I will not really miss the other 5 since I haven't been reading them.

Edited by dagmar_merrill

Hopefully some new good titles come.

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Posted by GraniteSoldier

@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.

Agreed I prefer her old costume.

Edited by Xwraith

@longbowhunter: Lemire said that he's going to use Dinah in Green Arrow at some point (but he doesn't want to bring her in until the time is right).

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Posted by Superguy1591

The only Super I care about is Superman.

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Posted by mikep12

Batwing, All Star Western, Superboy :(

Posted by AllStarSuperman

Don't read any, sorry for the fans that do though

Edited by Vitalius

@brione:

No this is Bertenelli the Mob Princess. The dark anti hero that become a better person because Birds of Prey.

Posted by CantDance93

I don't read all-star western but I heard that was good, so i'm bumed out that that's ending, sucks that Superboy's ending, Aaron Kuder just started, had no clue birds of prey was still going, tbh ... Surprised both trinities made it this far, and I heard batwing was okay, too. Always sucks to see comics ending due to cancellation. I think Constantine and World's Finest will end next, just a hunch.

Posted by PapiNacho

Superboy actually got better with Kuder, shame.

Posted by PunyParker
Posted by CaptainHoopla

No shockers here. Shocking is that Catwoman still manages to sell well enough to stay alive. Is it still a fetish book?

Posted by daredevil21134

@daredevil21134: Im on the fence about Dick's new look......

He'll be back as Nightwing soon enough so I say enjoy

Posted by PunyParker

@punyparker said:

@daredevil21134: Im on the fence about Dick's new look......

He'll be back as Nightwing soon enough so I say enjoy

He used to have those Daredevil sticks and wear a mask......now he has a face,and uses a gun.....

It's big.

Edited by Crimsonlord53

BoP was the only one I was reading.

Edited by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

None of these books are more than mediocre so no loss here.

Posted by ZbvmX

Aren't some of these books having 3d covers in September? Hmmmmmm...

Edited by noj

Im super bummed about Phantom Stranger. I dropped it while all that Blight stuff (which I wanted to read but couldnt afford) but I was going to pick it up again eventually. It was one of my favorite books.

Other than that I feel kinda bad for Batwing and All Star Western. I didnt read them but I heard they were good, and Gray and Palmiotti seem like good guys. I bet DC will have them writing a new book before too long.

That being said I'm sure we are going to get that long delayed "phase 3" of the New 52 pretty soon. With the amount of titles that have been canceled they have to be replaced with something. I bet we will get something like 15 new series. Hopefully titles like Cyborg, Shazam, Red Robin, and Booster Gold. I also really wouldnt be surprised seeing a New Gods title, and a 2nd Wonder Woman book. I would also bet on seeing a relaunched Birds of Prey, or a Black Canary solo.

Posted by daredevil21134

@daredevil21134 said:

@punyparker said:

@daredevil21134: Im on the fence about Dick's new look......

He'll be back as Nightwing soon enough so I say enjoy

He used to have those Daredevil sticks and wear a mask......now he has a face,and uses a gun.....

It's big.

Yeah,used to be is a running theme when it comes on to the New 52 lol

Posted by PunyParker

@daredevil21134: Heh...

I mean,Batman,Superman,WonderWoman....significant changes,but not radical,so the characters are damaged.....this.....this is not Nightwing.

Posted by daredevil21134

@daredevil21134: Heh...

I mean,Batman,Superman,WonderWoman....significant changes,but not radical,so the characters are damaged.....this.....this is not Nightwing.

I doubt it will last long.Dick and Jason need to switch places seriously.Jason is in Batman Eternal and Dick is a spy lol

Posted by Brione

@vitalius said:

@brione:

No this is Bertenelli the Mob Princess. The dark anti hero that become a better person because Birds of Prey.

I don't want to argue with you but Bertenelli is a spy with Spyral and in the New 52 she's never been Huntress. Check out the solicit for Grayson:

GRAYSON #2

Written by TIM SEELEY

Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN

DC UNIVERSE SELFIE variant cover

1:25 Variant cover by CHAD HARDIN

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

Retailers: This issue will arrive in stores with three covers. Please see the order form for details.

Grayson digs deeper into the mysterious organization known as SPYRAL and learns more about his new partner – Helena Bertinelli!

Posted by daredevil21134

Hopefully Birds of Prey gets relaunched with Helena Bertinelli, Barbara Gordon and Dinah Lance/Drake with Gail Simone as the writer

Posted by longbowhunter

@xwraith: Yeah I'd like to see her and Ollie back in action. Not necessarily as a couple, but working as partners.

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Posted by Om1kron

All Star Western. Although I was trade waiting

damn. =(

Posted by laabitres
Edited by PunyParker

@punyparker said:

@daredevil21134: Heh...

I mean,Batman,Superman,WonderWoman....significant changes,but not radical,so the characters are damaged.....this.....this is not Nightwing.

I doubt it will last long.Dick and Jason need to switch places seriously.Jason is in Batman Eternal and Dick is a spy lol

Jason?.....(im behind on Eternal,im like on #3)

I thought Tim was strongly in Eternal

Edited by sentryman555

It's sad to see Batwing go. I'm kind of glad superboy is ending. Really it's not even actual superboy anymore. Hopefully the real Kon can come back in teen titans.

Posted by daredevil21134

@punyparker:

BATMAN ETERNAL #18

Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY

Art by ANDY CLARKE

Cover by ALEX GARNER

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

Batgirl, Batwoman and Jason Todd race to find evidence that may save Commissioner Gordon!

It's in August

Posted by Knightfall225

Maybe the huntress becomes nightwing a side kick whenever he returns to the nightwing mantle...if he does.

Posted by Vitalius

@daredevil21134:

Actually Black Canary is Dinah Drake Lance. Lance comes from her marriage with Kurt Lance.

Edited by TheSilverXBlack

ALL-STAR WESTERN. Where else in The New 52! will Jonah Hex appear?!?!

Hex is one of my favorite comic book characters! I just hope DC makes him a regular on another title...

Posted by daredevil21134

@vitalius said:

@daredevil21134:

Actually Black Canary is Dinah Drake Lance. Lance comes from her marriage with Kurt Lance.

ok awesome

Posted by Vitalius

@brione:

She could have got a codename plus she has already a crossbow.

Posted by tparks

All star western!!!! Noooooooo!!!!!! The best ongoing DC book. I'm not a happy camper...

Edited by InFamous_Wolf

NO NO NO!!!!Why tf are they canceling Batwing...please God save this comic!!!

Edited by Pokeysteve

My first thought at seeing the title was Birds of Prey. It hasn't been that good for a while. If they kept Ivy and Starling it might have been better. I'll still miss it.

Happy World's Finest isn't going anywhere. It's a lot of fun and that's what it's all about for me.

Not sad to see any of the others go but I feel bad for those of you that were reading them. That's a bummer.

Can't wait to see what they do with Canary. I thought the Bertinelli Huntress of the main Earth was dead?

Posted by Pperspectiveandreality

good. make room for the books we actually want.

Edited by Brione

@vitalius:

Maybe but I doubt she would be interacting with Batgirl since Barbara still thinks that Dick is dead.

Posted by Fantasgasmic

I actually LIKED Phantom Stranger, but I am HAPPY his story is ending. After Forever Evil tie ins started it felt like his story didn't have anywhere to go. Pandora even MORE so. I didn't really care for her book, but she didn't really have any big impact on Trinity War, and that was supposed to be her BIG THING it seemed.

As for Worlds' Finest, I always liked the CONCEPT more than the WRITING.

Posted by kennybaese

It's too bad about Batwing. I was waiting for the first trade with the new creative team.

Posted by NewComicGuy

Not shocked about All-Star Western but it is disappointing all the same. It was a very well written book and the side stories were fun too.

Posted by Vaeternus

Surprised Phantom Stranger is ending, I liked the more religious and God element to it. All well, hint hint DC MAKE A DAMN SPECTRE SERIES!

Pandora I figured would end at some point, she's a cool character though.

Superboy never had interest in but the multiverse element interests me.

Never read AS Western. No interest. Jonah Hex ehh was never a character that "screamed" at me.

I also never read much Batwing, always saw it as too much of a wanna be Batman Beyond/Terry kind of character. Now that Terry is actually in the N52, not much point of Batwing staying around I guess. He'll probably remain in the N52 continuity though.

Posted by jonny1995

All-Star Western has been cancelled? That sucks.

I was going to start reading the trades soon but it sucks that the series has been cancelled.

Posted by batarang614

gonna miss hex and stranger the most

Posted by kivatt

Superboy actually got really good after the. Author change. I'm mad that it's going.

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