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Stu The Disgruntled Greek




Don't know the titles yet but Marvel has a blog up right now for the creative summit that has been going on today and in it they say that 4 titles will be cancelled. They call them MAJOR books.

There be spoilers in the link.... I guess. I don't find anything to be overly spoilerific.

http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.1015

The announcement on 3 titles being cancelled happen in the 2:30pm to 5:00pm link. While the other is 9:00am to 10:30am.

Any guesses on the titles?

The Disgruntled Greek


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Fiasco




> Don't know the titles yet but Marvel has a blog up right now for the creative summit that has been going on today and in it they say that 4 titles will be cancelled. They call them MAJOR books.
>
> There be spoilers in the link.... I guess. I don't find anything to be overly spoilerific.
>
> http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.1015
>
> The announcement on 3 titles being cancelled happen in the 2:30pm to 5:00pm link. While the other is 9:00am to 10:30am.
>
> Any guesses on the titles?


It always sucks when books get cancelled. I hate to piss people off by casting aspersions upon specific titles - but that said, i'll throw out a couple thoughts. (I wonder what they mean by "major" titles? Something long-running? Or by saying that in the press, maybe the title can be saved by a strong push from fans?)

Anyway - I hate to see it go, but I think Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man is likely on that list. Spidey's never needed 3 titles, and sadly, FNSM (to my knowledge) probably is lowest in sales terms. I like the book, myself, and that's too bad.

Heroes for Hire. You guys ever hear of an actor named Ted McGinley? A friend of mine and I used to call him the "show killer." He'd join the cast of once successful shows and see them through to their demises back in the day - Happy Days, Love Boat, and Married With Children all brought ol' Ted into the cast just in time to turn out the lights. Well, the Headmen and Devil Dinosaur and Moon Boy are the Ted Mcginley's of Marvel comics. This is just a total guess on my part, I dont know where the book ranks in sales.

She-Hulk. Poor Shulkie could never carry a series for very long.

Amazing Spider-Girl.

Those are my (probably way-off and wildly uninformed) guesses.

Hey Marvel - stop making so many damn mini series and maybe we'll have money left over to buy the core titles.


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BlakGard




> Don't know the titles yet but Marvel has a blog up right now for the creative summit that has been going on today and in it they say that 4 titles will be cancelled. They call them MAJOR books.
>
> There be spoilers in the link.... I guess. I don't find anything to be overly spoilerific.
>
> http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.1015
>
> The announcement on 3 titles being cancelled happen in the 2:30pm to 5:00pm link. While the other is 9:00am to 10:30am.
>
> Any guesses on the titles?

Note what is actually said:

"I stepped out for about 4 minutes and when I came back, a major
crossover, two deaths and the cancellation of three MAJOR books have
been decided.

Well, no. But when you walk out of the meeting for five minutes
and come back, it feels like you've missed a ton. Things seem to be
at the exact point from when I left.
Maybe a little heated."

Emphasis mine.
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Sandman




> > Don't know the titles yet but Marvel has a blog up right now for the creative summit that has been going on today and in it they say that 4 titles will be cancelled. They call them MAJOR books.
> >
> > There be spoilers in the link.... I guess. I don't find anything to be overly spoilerific.
> >
> > http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.1015
> >
> > The announcement on 3 titles being cancelled happen in the 2:30pm to 5:00pm link. While the other is 9:00am to 10:30am.
> >
> > Any guesses on the titles?
>
>
> It always sucks when books get cancelled. I hate to piss people off by casting aspersions upon specific titles - but that said, i'll throw out a couple thoughts. (I wonder what they mean by "major" titles? Something long-running? Or by saying that in the press, maybe the title can be saved by a strong push from fans?)
>
> Anyway - I hate to see it go, but I think Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man is likely on that list. Spidey's never needed 3 titles, and sadly, FNSM (to my knowledge) probably is lowest in sales terms. I like the book, myself, and that's too bad.
>
> Heroes for Hire. You guys ever hear of an actor named Ted McGinley? A friend of mine and I used to call him the "show killer." He'd join the cast of once successful shows and see them through to their demises back in the day - Happy Days, Love Boat, and Married With Children all brought ol' Ted into the cast just in time to turn out the lights. Well, the Headmen and Devil Dinosaur and Moon Boy are the Ted Mcginley's of Marvel comics. This is just a total guess on my part, I dont know where the book ranks in sales.
>
> She-Hulk. Poor Shulkie could never carry a series for very long.
>
> Amazing Spider-Girl.
>
> Those are my (probably way-off and wildly uninformed) guesses.
>
> Hey Marvel - stop making so many damn mini series and maybe we'll have money left over to buy the core titles.

Blade, I'm betting.


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Psifaxx




> Don't know the titles yet but Marvel has a blog up right now for the creative summit that has been going on today and in it they say that 4 titles will be cancelled. They call them MAJOR books.
>
> There be spoilers in the link.... I guess. I don't find anything to be overly spoilerific.
>
> http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.1015
>
> The announcement on 3 titles being cancelled happen in the 2:30pm to 5:00pm link. While the other is 9:00am to 10:30am.
>
> Any guesses on the titles?

I think Astonishing X-Men is gonna be one of them. It's Whedon's final arc, and I also think Henry McCoy will be killed, thus bringing Astonishing to a respected close. Leaving the X-Universe in the capable hands of Brubaker and Cary in the other two X-Men books.

By that same logic for respect of a writer's run, ending a series, I could see Marvel ending the Ultimate Spider-Man comic in favor of ultimatizing the 616 version.


 PSIFAXX



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Chris





> Heroes for Hire. You guys ever hear of an actor named Ted McGinley? A friend of mine and I used to call him the "show killer." He'd join the cast of once successful shows and see them through to their demises back in the day - Happy Days, Love Boat, and Married With Children all brought ol' Ted into the cast just in time to turn out the lights.

He was on Married with Children for about half the run of the show, I think. He didn't kill it.

Chris



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Stu The Disgruntled Greek




> > Don't know the titles yet but Marvel has a blog up right now for the creative summit that has been going on today and in it they say that 4 titles will be cancelled. They call them MAJOR books.
> >
> > There be spoilers in the link.... I guess. I don't find anything to be overly spoilerific.
> >
> > http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.1015
> >
> > The announcement on 3 titles being cancelled happen in the 2:30pm to 5:00pm link. While the other is 9:00am to 10:30am.
> >
> > Any guesses on the titles?
>
> Note what is actually said:
>
> "I stepped out for about 4 minutes and when I came back, a major
> crossover, two deaths and the cancellation of three MAJOR books have
> been decided.
>
> Well, no. But when you walk out of the meeting for five minutes
> and come back, it feels like you've missed a ton. Things seem to be
> at the exact point from when I left.
Maybe a little heated."
>
> Emphasis mine.

I very well could've misread the blogs. Thanks for pointing out my error.

One series is coming to an end. I did not misread that.

The Disgruntled Greek


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zeus




> Hey Marvel - stop making so many damn mini series and maybe we'll have money left over to buy the core titles.

the minis are the best stuff Marvel's been doing lately!

Beyond!
Annihilation
Agents of Atlas

I haven't read Hine's Quicksilver stuff, but I hear very good things about it.

The ongoings can't TOUCH what Marvels is doing with minis these days.


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Jovian




>
> > Heroes for Hire. You guys ever hear of an actor named Ted McGinley? A friend of mine and I used to call him the "show killer." He'd join the cast of once successful shows and see them through to their demises back in the day - Happy Days, Love Boat, and Married With Children all brought ol' Ted into the cast just in time to turn out the lights.
>
> He was on Married with Children for about half the run of the show, I think. He didn't kill it.
>
> Chris
>


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Fiasco




> > Hey Marvel - stop making so many damn mini series and maybe we'll have money left over to buy the core titles.
>
> the minis are the best stuff Marvel's been doing lately!
>
> Beyond!
> Annihilation
> Agents of Atlas
>
> I haven't read Hine's Quicksilver stuff, but I hear very good things about it.
>
> The ongoings can't TOUCH what Marvels is doing with minis these days.


Yeah, I agree with you 100% here - but that was my point. Why save all this great stuff for mini's when they can do a lot of it in the framework of their ongoing titles? I'm not saying "no minis whatsoever" because I loved Annhilation. But we're inundated with them. Series are cancelled because they AREN'T touching what the minis are doing.
Hines doing awesome stuff over in Silent War, by the way.


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Fiasco




>
> > Heroes for Hire. You guys ever hear of an actor named Ted McGinley? A friend of mine and I used to call him the "show killer." He'd join the cast of once successful shows and see them through to their demises back in the day - Happy Days, Love Boat, and Married With Children all brought ol' Ted into the cast just in time to turn out the lights.
>
> He was on Married with Children for about half the run of the show, I think. He didn't kill it.


No, he didn't kill it (or any of the other shows for that matter - writing and age had a lot to do with that). But he was there when they left the air. Personally, I was a Married with Children fan for the first couple seasons, then it got a little repetitive and dull to me.



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zeus




> > > Hey Marvel - stop making so many damn mini series and maybe we'll have money left over to buy the core titles.
> >
> > the minis are the best stuff Marvel's been doing lately!
> >
> > Beyond!
> > Annihilation
> > Agents of Atlas
> >
> > I haven't read Hine's Quicksilver stuff, but I hear very good things about it.
> >
> > The ongoings can't TOUCH what Marvels is doing with minis these days.
>
>
> Yeah, I agree with you 100% here - but that was my point. Why save all this great stuff for mini's when they can do a lot of it in the framework of their ongoing titles? I'm not saying "no minis whatsoever" because I loved Annhilation. But we're inundated with them. Series are cancelled because they AREN'T touching what the minis are doing.
> Hines doing awesome stuff over in Silent War, by the way.


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Spiffy




> > Don't know the titles yet but Marvel has a blog up right now for the creative summit that has been going on today and in it they say that 4 titles will be cancelled. They call them MAJOR books.
> >
> > There be spoilers in the link.... I guess. I don't find anything to be overly spoilerific.
> >
> > http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.1015
> >
> > The announcement on 3 titles being cancelled happen in the 2:30pm to 5:00pm link. While the other is 9:00am to 10:30am.
> >
> > Any guesses on the titles?
>
> I think Astonishing X-Men is gonna be one of them. It's Whedon's final arc, and I also think Henry McCoy will be killed, thus bringing Astonishing to a respected close. Leaving the X-Universe in the capable hands of Brubaker and Cary in the other two X-Men books.

Won't happen. X-books of all stripes seem to sell too well.

> By that same logic for respect of a writer's run, ending a series, I could see Marvel ending the Ultimate Spider-Man comic in favor of ultimatizing the 616 version.
>
Won't happen. Ultimate Spidey sells too well.


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Spiffy




> > Don't know the titles yet but Marvel has a blog up right now for the creative summit that has been going on today and in it they say that 4 titles will be cancelled. They call them MAJOR books.
> >
> > There be spoilers in the link.... I guess. I don't find anything to be overly spoilerific.
> >
> > http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.1015
> >
> > The announcement on 3 titles being cancelled happen in the 2:30pm to 5:00pm link. While the other is 9:00am to 10:30am.
> >
> > Any guesses on the titles?
>
>
> It always sucks when books get cancelled. I hate to piss people off by casting aspersions upon specific titles - but that said, i'll throw out a couple thoughts. (I wonder what they mean by "major" titles? Something long-running? Or by saying that in the press, maybe the title can be saved by a strong push from fans?)
>
> Anyway - I hate to see it go, but I think Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man is likely on that list. Spidey's never needed 3 titles, and sadly, FNSM (to my knowledge) probably is lowest in sales terms. I like the book, myself, and that's too bad.

Sad to say... you could be right. Its the best Spidey book and yet most likely to get canceled. Damn!

For the most part I think X-books are immune, but despite that I wonder also at the possible fate of X-Factor. Poor Peter David if that's true!

> Heroes for Hire. You guys ever hear of an actor named Ted McGinley? A friend of mine and I used to call him the "show killer." He'd join the cast of once successful shows and see them through to their demises back in the day - Happy Days, Love Boat, and Married With Children all brought ol' Ted into the cast just in time to turn out the lights. Well, the Headmen and Devil Dinosaur and Moon Boy are the Ted Mcginley's of Marvel comics. This is just a total guess on my part, I dont know where the book ranks in sales.

Maybe. Except for the Ted McGinley part, of course.

> She-Hulk. Poor Shulkie could never carry a series for very long.

I thought sales had improved somewhat on this book. But yeah, I could see it. It might explain Slott being given another book as well.

> Amazing Spider-Girl.

And face the same kind of outrage as last time they tried to cancel SG?

> Those are my (probably way-off and wildly uninformed) guesses.
>
> Hey Marvel - stop making so many damn mini series and maybe we'll have money left over to buy the core titles.

I wonder. Would not continuing a book like "White Tiger" count as one of these cancellations? Or just as not rolling a miniseries into a regular one as expected?

I'd be suspicious of the fate of Black Panther as a title if Marvel wasn't pushing the character so hard currently.

Ms. Marvel? How's that book selling?


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BlakGard




> > > Hey Marvel - stop making so many damn mini series and maybe we'll
> > > have money left over to buy the core titles.
> >
> > the minis are the best stuff Marvel's been doing lately!
> >
> > Beyond!
> > Annihilation
> > Agents of Atlas
> >
> > I haven't read Hine's Quicksilver stuff, but I hear very good
> > things about it.
> >
> > The ongoings can't TOUCH what Marvels is doing with minis these
> > days.
>
> Yeah, I agree with you 100% here - but that was my point. Why save
> all this great stuff for mini's when they can do a lot of it in the
> framework of their ongoing titles? I'm not saying "no minis
> whatsoever" because I loved Annhilation. But we're inundated with
> them. Series are cancelled because they AREN'T touching what the
> minis are doing.
> Hines doing awesome stuff over in Silent War, by the way.

Many of those miniseries haven't really had a place in any series and were short stories with a beginning, middle and end, so I can't see how they would fit in the framework of an ongoing title. Beyond! was a hodge-podge of unrelated and mostly minor characters in a "Contest of Champions" way. None of the main characters in Annihilation even had series. Same with Agents of Atlas, Son of M/Silent War, and Omega Flight. Plus, they've been largely experimental, so who could've known they'd be as good as they were/are.
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Fiasco





> Many of those miniseries haven't really had a place in any series and were short stories with a beginning, middle and end, so I can't see how they would fit in the framework of an ongoing title. Beyond! was a hodge-podge of unrelated and mostly minor characters in a "Contest of Champions" way. None of the main characters in Annihilation even had series. Same with Agents of Atlas, Son of M/Silent War, and Omega Flight. Plus, they've been largely experimental, so who could've known they'd be as good as they were/are.


I'm looking at minis like Spider-Man "Reign" or Iron Man "Hypervelocity" and all of the Fallen Son books - For example, Spidey with three titles could have handled Reign somewhere within one of the series, even out of continuity as it is, so to speak. Fallen Son could have easily been used in the Cap title giving Brubaker a brief hiatus. Obviously the books you mention or something like Eternals couldn't have fit into an ongoing series anywhere.


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