It pays to monitor Diamond’s weekly “Product Changes” list — some big news often slips in there, like today’s announcement that Marvel Comics series Young Allies has been canceled with issue #6.
That means that issue #7, previously solicited and scheduled for December, isn’t happening. It also means that the Young Allies annual — announced earlier this month as part of the Paul Tobin-written “Game On” crossover between Spider-Girl and Avengers Academy — will actually ship two months after the last issue of the series. (And that story may have changed names — it was called “Arcade: Death Game” at NYCC.)
Sean McKeever is the writer of Young Allies, and it was revealed at New York Comic Con past this weekend that he’s working on something for Marvel called “Onslaught Unleashed,” starting in February. As Comics Alliance pointed out, Young Ally Nomad/Rikki Barnes is tied to the whole original Onslaught deal — she’s from the same Heroes Reborn Earth created by Franklin Richards in the Onslaught: Marvel Universe one-shot — so maybe McKeever is picking up on Young Allies plot threads in that books.
To read Newsarama’s interview with McKeever on Young Allies from March, head over here.