So, February will see the final issues of Black Panther, X-23, Ghost Rider and PunisherMAX, following on from the recent cancellations/endings of Alpha Flight, Herc, Iron Man 2.0, All-Winners Squad, Victor Von Doom and never-solicited Destroyers mini. And, considering that the full Marvel solicitations haven’t been released yet, there may be even more books ending that we don’t know about. It really does look like, as iFanboy have decided to call it, a Cancelpocalypse, but here’s my obvious question:
What is going to replace all of these books?
I can’t be the only one who’s thinking that we’re months (at most) away from a swath of all-new monthlies replacing these titles, New 52-style, in an attempt to regain market share and find new homes for the talents behind the disappeared books, right? We already know that Marjorie Liu is working on something for Marvel, and isn’t Ghost Rider‘s Rob Williams a Marvel exclusive? He’ll need a new book; similarly, I can’t believe that Francesco Francavilla isn’t going to show up elsewhere at the House of Ideas sometime soon. Things are looking amazingly grim for Marvel right now, but I can’t help but wonder what’s going to happen next.