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Bendis arrival at DC Comics spurs cancellation of several 'Super' titles

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Feb 21, 2018

A bunch of Super-titled books are going the way of the dodo over at DC Comics in the wake of the arrival of Brian Michael Bendis from Marvel. Among the runs being shown the door are Superwoman, Supergirl, Super Sons, and Trinity. In particular, Supergirl writer Steve Orlando shared the sad news via Twitter writing:

"While the story that began in Supergirl: Rebirth concludes in #20, I couldn't be more grateful for what we've accomplished in #Supergirl. Wherever Kara goes next will be amazing! Thank you all for your incredible support, for this singular run, and to my co-creators and editors!"

The Rebirth iteration of Kara Zor-El centered around her joining forces with the Department of Extranormal Operations in order to regain her lost powers. There's also a Kryptonian werewolf. Supergirl #20 will be available on April 11. 

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Super Sons, which features the sons of Batman and Superman, will end with Issue #16 on May 30. "Wow! The love and sadness for Super Sons being canceled is knocking me out! So, before too much time passes let me be the first to tell you that I’m not done with our two favorite boys and new news will be forthcoming soon!," tweeted the comic's author Peter J. Tomasi. 

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Superwoman, by Phil Jimenez, a comic focused on a superpowered Lois Lane, looks like it ends with Issue #18 (out now), the finale to the "Midnight Hour" arc. However, a collection of Issues #13-18 goes on sale May 23. Meanwhile, the Trinity book of a Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman team-up finishes up with its 22nd issue on April 25 by writer James Robinson.

Earlier this month, it was announced that the 50-year-old Brian Bendis would be taking over the Superman: Action Comics banner, the first being a backup story in the landmark Action Comics #1000 (out April 18). In May, the publisher plans to release the first of a six-issue limited Man of Steel run written by Bendis, which promises to "shake up" Superman's origin story. As a result, the cancellation of the above-mentioned titles means the company is making room for Bendis' contributions to the Superman mythos, which could possibly cross streams with the stories that were being told by Orlando, Tamasi, Jimenez, and Robinson.