James Asmus, writer of Generation Hope, has confirmed that Generation Hope will end at issue #17. Here's what he had to say:
Yes, the book is ending with issue #17. I will say (as I did a month ago) that these were the five issues I planned from the beginning. You can read all the old interviews where I promised to get to the betrayal, and I knew I had to do it before "Avengers vs. X-Men." The book was already under 20K copies when I took over, so while I figured there was a chance to tie into "AvX," the way the market and the event developed, a "Generation Hope" tie-in doesn't make sense.
That said, I have a ton of notes on stories I'd love to do with these kids in the future. So hopefully I'll get that chance. If you're interested, start that letter-writing campaign!
The news of the cancellation comes a day after Moon Knight was announced to be canceled as well a bundle of Marvel cancellations in the last few months, including X-23, Iron Man 2.0, Alpha Flight, Herc, Black Panther plus several mini series.
Is this an example of lack of faith, low sales or to compete with DC's 52 comic schedule?? What does everyone think? Surprised? Sad? Happy?