COMICS: Another One Bites The Dust. Marvel Now Plan On Ending Daken: Dark Wolverine!
The casualties keep on coming! Yet another Marvel comic book will be coming to an end sometime in the near future, with Axel Alonso confirming that Daken: Dark Wolverine will be joining the recently cancelled Black Panther...
It was only yesterday that we learned of Marvel's plans to cancel Ghost Rider and Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive and Comic Book Resources have now learned that Daken: Dark Wolverine is to be added to the ever increasing list of cancelled titles. Talking to the site, Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso revealed that the series (penned by Rob Williams) will come to an end sometime in the near future, with February's issue #21 the beginning of the end.
On the recent cancellations he said: "It’s always disappointing when a title comes to an end. I’ll bet everyone reading this column still mourns the death of a title or two they loved – and wonder why the book didn’t stick. And I guarantee you that as frustrated as a fan might be, there’s a writer, artist and an editor who are even more disappointed. That’s just the way things go sometimes. The market won’t support it. That said, I’m proud of X-23’s run," he continued. "Two successful limited series and an ongoing series ain’t bad. Ditto for Daken [who is also ending his series]. From a supporting role in Wolverine: Origins to the lead of ongoing series that included him slicing Frank Castle to bits – enter Franken-Castle. Both were characters that gained traction in a market that, well, doesn’t really have a great track record of supporting new stuff. And both characters anchored legitimate monthly titles. We don’t do R&D at Marvel. We’ll stick by a title for a while – like we did with Spider-Girl – but there comes a point where that title has to earn, usually sooner than later."
And so there you have it. It's hard to argue with Marvel's decision to cancel books which we aren't buying (the site point out that Daken: Dark Wolverine has fallen from selling more 48,000 copies to less than 20,000) but at this rate, we'll be left with nothing more than Avengers, Spider-Man and X-Men titles on the stands! As usual, share your thoughts on this news below.
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