Marvel Comics Cancel Several Ongoing Series – Final Issues In 2018
While the holiday season gives most the tidings of crumpled wrapping paper and way too much fruitcake, Marvel is instead closing the year by announcing the end of several notable comic series. The coming months of 2018 will see Marvel Comics cancel at least seven ongoing titles, including the solo adventures of Luke Cage, Hawkeye and She-Hulk, as well as the X-Men related stories of Generation X, Iceman, Jean Grey, and The Unbelievable Gwenpool.
Revealed via Marvel’s solicitations listing for March, several creatives took to Twitter to verify their comics’ unfortunate cancellations. Among them, She-Hulk was confirmed to be finishing up in 2018. Shortly after writer Mariko Tamaki explained her leaving of the project, editor Christina Harrington announced her departure would see the long-running series close with issue #163, hinting at a satisfying conclusion to come:
Everyone involved with this book poured their hearts into it–and we've been lucky to use the next few months to resolve big beats for Jen. You don't want to miss 162 & 163. They set She-Hulk up for what's next…though I can't say anything about that just yet. https://t.co/qEfGDJi4he
— Christina Harrington (@Coelacanthkiss) December 26, 2017
It’s assumed that several other series could be ending their run as well, given their absence from the March 2018 lineup. This may not necessarily spell death as The Mighty Captain Marvel is one of the few unmentioned titles that has been confirmed to still be in production. Creatives behind Defenders and Secret Warriors have yet to substantiate such a series renewal, but writer Matthew Rosenberg did leave readers with some Lion King-esque wisdom regarding the recent string of cancellations:
There is no bloodbath of cancellations. Some books end so new ones can take their place. That's just the cycle.
— Matthew Rosenberg (@AshcanPress) December 20, 2017
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