New York Comic Con was the platform that DC used to announce they would be launching their new Superman title with writer Scott Snyder and artist Jim Lee at the helm, but it seems they waited until after the show to dish the bad news. Earlier today DC unveiled their January solicitations, which is also our first clue into just what titles won't live to see an issue #18.
According to DC solicits, four of the publisher's lowest selling titles will be canceled following the release of their #16 issues which include: BLUE BEETLE, GRIFTER, FRANKENSTEIN: AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. and LEGION LOST. Two of these four happen to be the lowest selling titles at DC comics (GRIFTER and BLUE BEETLE), but the other two titles rank slightly higher on the list. Clearly, the sales for each individual title does influence the decision of whether or not to cancel a series; but sometimes the decision isn't always solely about the money. It might also have something to do with the creative direction of the publisher.
Yet with the cancellation of these four titles, also comes the introduction of a new one: THRESHOLD #1 is a new series being launched by DC, spinning out of GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS ANNUAL #1. The book which will be written by Keith Giffen and feature art from Tom Raney, will introduce a new Green Lantern as well as an array of "New 52 gallery of space heroes." The reveal of the new title came with release of DC's "The Edge" group solicits.
What do you think of these cancellations? Does THRESHOLD sound like a book you might want to pick up?
Thanks to GamerGeek360 for the tip on the new DC title!