Getting It Coming And Going – DC Announces Final New 52 Cancellations, New #0 Issueson June 11, 2012 at 7:27 pm
As Rob pointed out this past Saturday, DC was in the process of cancelling four titles to make way for new series Talon, Team Seven, The Phantom Stranger, and Sword Of Sorcery. While only Justice League International had been confirmed at the time, DC has now also announced the cancellations of Voodoo, Resurrection Man, and Captain Atom. All four titles will have their own #0 issues in September and then get put to bed. I guess the good news is that Red Hood And The Outlaws and Deathstroke: My Secret Space Romance With Lobo will still continue to be published. I supposed illiterate people need stuff to look at and line hamster cages with, too.
But…but…what do we get in return for this great *cough* sacrifice *cough*?
Meanwhile, DC has announced the #0 issue run for its
Vertigo Lite DC Dark series. Expect secret origin stories for Animal Man‘s Buddy Baker, Deathstroke‘s Slade Wilson, and Grifter‘s ¡Bandana! Man Cole Cash. Now in at least two of those cases, it would appear that being plotted or written by Rob Liefeld moves you off of The Edge and into The Dark. Auspicious.
Also, expect the Justice League Dark #0, written by Jeff Lemire with art by Mikel Janin, to feature John Constantine in his younger years:
Find out what young John Constantine was like in the early days of The New 52, and meet the villain who plans to kill him and the entire team!
Ooooh! Let’s play guess the villain. Hmmm. He’s taken on his dead twin brother, Lucifer, and cancer so far and won. Is the next comer, Lupus?
Nah. It’s never Lupus.
So, I guess an honest to God Constantine: Year One is too much to hope for. Bollocks, as the man would say. On the upside, I’m tentatively cool with the one issue Lemire has put out so far for JLD, so I’ll try to keep an open mind.
DC’s #0 issue extravaganza drops into stores this September.