#1 Edited by Captain_Superior_Blue (39 posts) - - Show Bio

Article - http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/14/marvel-cancels-journey-into-mystery - It's been announced by the creator of JiM that the last issue will be in August. Good bye to another strong character book. On the bright side though, we still get our 8 x-men books and 8 Avengers books a month. I'm scared to think Captain Marvel may be next after this mini event that's going on right now...

#2 Edited by JoseDRiveraTCR7 (1008 posts) - - Show Bio

Freaking BS.That's such a shame.

Do you have a link to the announcement? I only read rumors so far.

#3 Posted by Captain_Superior_Blue (39 posts) - - Show Bio

I posted it now, iGN announced it.

#4 Posted by Saren (26021 posts) - - Show Bio

So much for "We can haz female lead books too!".....

#5 Posted by Billy Batson (58268 posts) - - Show Bio
#6 Posted by TDK_1997 (15084 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh.Never liked it.

#7 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6521 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh damnit! I was just thinking yesterday about maybe catching up with this series. :/

#8 Posted by TheManInTheShoe (3878 posts) - - Show Bio

The problem with large companies is that they focus on popular characters so most people don't get that much intel on the rest of the characters or titles that can be popular. Take indie companies, their titles are not well known yet, but they don't have anything else so they get the potential and they are not cancelled right away even if the sales are a bit off.

#9 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34336 posts) - - Show Bio

So much for "We can haz female lead books too!".....

Well it would help if pepole bought the books

#10 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6521 posts) - - Show Bio

@citizenbane said:

So much for "We can haz female lead books too!".....

Well it would help if pepole bought the books

Could it be that they now have a much more profitable female led title(X-Men) so they feel they can let a lower selling one go?

#11 Posted by Captain_Superior_Blue (39 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: I personally don't think it is quite as much a numbers game, for books with female leads. I didn't feel like X-men was a forced all female team book. The first issue felt pretty organic in the team makeup. I'm just hoping the Captain Marvel book will make it past the Infinity event.

#12 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6521 posts) - - Show Bio

@captain_superior_blue: I don't mean it's forced, but Marvel do keep bringing up the fact that it's an all-female team, so we at least know that they're focusing on the all-female aspect.

The worrying thing about Captain Marvel is that Journey Into Mystery #655 wasn't solicited as being the final issue, but was later announced as such. That issue is apparently the end of an arc. Captain Marvel #16 is the 2nd of 2 Infinity issues, so that's sort of the end of an arc. My worry is that we could suddenly learn that #16 is the final issue.

It's been outselling Journey Into Mystery, but not by many issues, so hopefully The Enemy Within and Infinity can pull in some new readers that stick with the series.

#13 Edited by SC (13299 posts) - - Show Bio

NOOOOOOOOOO. YIGLKLIUH I knew this was coming but ufjykfvyklgu grrRRrrRRrrRrRRrr. Why don't people buy good books, this book had freaking awesome reviews and was legit good. I can't even blame Marvel based on the umbers the book was getting since all other books selling this much and even a bit higher were all cancelled as well, kifylkygli come on comic fans!! Try and support good books that sell low and average books that are bigger in trade paper back. This will have a better positive effect on the medium.

#14 Posted by sagejonathan (2013 posts) - - Show Bio

This is very saddening. Why couldn't Marvel just let it be?

#15 Posted by mk111 (3141 posts) - - Show Bio

I bet sales dropped once Thor left the title.

#16 Posted by Killemall (18640 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved it when Kid Loki was leading the title, Sif story was just boring.

#17 Edited by ShadowX (1223 posts) - - Show Bio

Dissapointed. When i finally had money i had been planning to try rhis and red she hulk out. Now that im on the verge of getting a job its getting cancelled :/

#18 Posted by The Stegman (25515 posts) - - Show Bio

Not surprising. It doesn't have "X-Men" or "Avengers" in its name.

#19 Edited by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

I knew it was going to happen -- I've kept my eyes on the numbers and so...yeah.

Very, very unhappy. Loved the book -- it had everything I wanted for Sif. They could have at least attempted bringing in the Warriors Three and see how that went considering it wasn't a solo book but an Asgardian one.


make it a double

#20 Posted by dondave (38795 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved it when Kid Loki was leading the title, Sif story was just boring.

#21 Posted by Mercy_ (92996 posts) - - Show Bio

Kieron Gillen put it well.

Kathryn and Schiti had a nightmarishly difficult job, which they nailed. It was funny. It was human and humane. It was great. And people are singing the sadness of its particular loss already (here and here for two).

And let’s spin this to glass half full: 10 issues wasn’t bad at all.

In the same way that there were people saying that my JIM would last 8 issues, I suspect if you were the betting sort, “Sif Solo continuing from a book that was on 20k sales, without a creative team with a huge following, and no new #1” you’d have put your money on it only managing an arc.

It was something special, so beat the odds.

Think of its passing in a way I think Lady Sif may approve of:

This wasn’t a defeat. This was a victory.

And to paraphrase something from my own run:

It’s better to be good fiction for 10 issues than bad issues forever.

I raise a glass to all those who sailed the good ship Journey Into Mystery as it sets sail for Valhalla.

#22 Edited by Killemall (18640 posts) - - Show Bio

@mercy_: I like what Gillen said, but it would have been much better if they decided not to cancel the series and maybe try and give Kid Loki his solo back. I dont understand the concept of cancelling a title, because the lead character isnt attracting enough attention, specially to a title that doesnt have a fixed lead character.

Thor doesnt attract enough attention you cant have another character in place of Thor in Thor solo issue, but you really can have a different character in JIM.

Bringing Loki back or giving the title to Thor, or perhaps even BRB, or anything else would have been fun.

#23 Posted by BR_Havoc (1338 posts) - - Show Bio

Was one of the best books to read if you were looking for fun story telling. I suggest to anyone even if it is getting cancelled please go out and buy the issues you will not be disappointed. I hope that one day the great team that has been working on JIM will get to take a crack at Thor.

#24 Posted by yo_yo_fun (643 posts) - - Show Bio

This really sucks!

I didn't find out about this title until a couple of months ago & I picked up #651 to try it out & I freakin loved it!

Now only to find out it's being canceled?! It's such a shame.

Another great series, gone.


#25 Posted by DonFelipe (1197 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe Marvel plans to launch a new series around November when the next Thor movie hits the theaters. They should have already re-launched JIM as Sif #1 at the end of last year and instead of continuing the numbering.

#26 Posted by TheCannon (19216 posts) - - Show Bio

That sucks. I haven't even gotten to read it yet. Looked awesome. Oh well, this should make it easier to catch up on issue then.

#27 Posted by MaccyD (4941 posts) - - Show Bio

Just as I was about to get into it...

Strange, I thought Marvel kept it due to being one of the "original" titles and that, similar to DCs action comic nonstop from 1930s onwards.

#28 Edited by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

sad, sad, sad day. now all that remains is that BS x-men borefest and captain marvel. capt marvel it is then.

#29 Posted by catfightfan (602 posts) - - Show Bio

The economy is still on shaky ground and hence the comic industry is impacted accordingly.