Bad new for Thunderbolts fans?

#1 Edited by Danial79 (2333 posts) - - Show Bio

I was just looking at the sales figures for Thunderbolts (Cage era), and it looks like it might reach Marvel's dreaded 20k cut-off by the end of the year :(

#2 Posted by labarith (670 posts) - - Show Bio

That is bad news. 
 
Maybe they'll ax Luke Cage, and give us better writing... 

#3 Posted by DMC (1550 posts) - - Show Bio

I would've kept reading, if Songbird was in charge and they didn't mess with her hair and personality. But things might have changed. It's been a while....

#4 Posted by Danial79 (2333 posts) - - Show Bio

@DMC said:

I would've kept reading, if Songbird was in charge and they didn't mess with her hair and personality. But things might have changed. It's been a while....

Someone was saying the other day that Cage is leaving after Fear Itself and Songbird is taking over as leader, so perhaps it's a good time for you to jump back in :)

#5 Posted by Baddamdog (2223 posts) - - Show Bio

Noooo, it's so rare that a non-Avengers/X-Men title goes on for as long as Thunderbolts has! And yes, Songbird's hair and personality needs to return!!

#6 Posted by DMC (1550 posts) - - Show Bio
@Danial79 said:

@DMC said:

I would've kept reading, if Songbird was in charge and they didn't mess with her hair and personality. But things might have changed. It's been a while....

Someone was saying the other day that Cage is leaving after Fear Itself and Songbird is taking over as leader, so perhaps it's a good time for you to jump back in :)

apparently they're in the midst of recruiting a Beta Thunderbolts team that Songbird will lead.
#7 Posted by Cafeterialoca (1502 posts) - - Show Bio
@DMC said:
I would've kept reading, if Songbird was in charge and they didn't mess with her hair and personality. But things might have changed. It's been a while....
She IS leading right now and Cage is barely in the book now!  This is what I hate.  People jump off, then miss when they're getting what they want!  KEEP UP!!!!
 
And I'm going to be so pissed if T-bolts is canceled.  Hell, I might stop reading comics!
#8 Posted by Citizenv (30 posts) - - Show Bio

Count me in as one who dropped the book. Crossbones, Juggernaut, Man-Thing and Shocker off; Songbird, MACH V and Warden Walker on the backburner and none of the replacements are as good or interesting enough to make me care and endure a series of time traveling stories.

I only hope the titles survives time enough to shift directions again.

#9 Posted by Pbott (210 posts) - - Show Bio

I doubt it will be cancelled, Daken is bellow 20,000 and no word of it being cancelled. Marvel does not have a rule, its a combination of several things. Alpha flight was cancelled and was several thousand above 20,000. As far as the book goes, I do think it is a bit over rated, however i still think it is a great book. I do though like Jeff Parkers Hulk better.

#10 Posted by Citizenv (30 posts) - - Show Bio

But Daken will have some guest appearances that might raise his numbers a bit, while Thunderbolts new direction isn't friendly to new readers and the tiny boost it got from Fear Itself is already gone.

#11 Posted by SickAlice (65 posts) - - Show Bio

Thunderbolts has been to good of a longtime earner. They'll revamp when worse comes to worse and call in the pro's.

#12 Posted by Danial79 (2333 posts) - - Show Bio

As of issue #170, Thunderbolts is now below the 20k line. I guess this is why they're attaching the "Avengers" label, to try and attract new readers.

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