More comic cancellations: Iron Fist, Titans, Thanos and Teen Titans reportedly ending

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Feb 22, 2018

More cancellations are rocking the comic book world with several more titles eyeing the same fate as SupergirlSuper Sons, and Trinity. Teen Titans and Titans are the latest series at DC to be absent from the publisher's May solicitations, reports

The former, written by Benjamin Percy with art by Jonboy Meyers, looks as if it will end with Issue #19 on April 15. This Teen Titans: Rebirth run began with Damian Wayne, the son of Batman and Talia al Ghul and fifth iteration of Robin, recruiting Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy, and the new Kid Flash to fight his grandfather, Ra's al Ghul. Issue #19 is the third part of "The Following" arc where Beast Boy has turned evil, courtesy of the Puppeteer. 

Titans, wrriten by Dan Abnett with art by Norm Rapmund and Brett Booth, has an annual set for April 25, which features the finale to the "Titans Apart" storyline. The run began with Donna Troy, Arsenal, Garth, Lilith, and Nightwing regaining their memories and setting out to destroy the demon who drove them apart. The "Titans Apart" arc centers around the Titans going on a hiatus due to the Justice League.

Over at Marvel, three comics are absent from the list of May releases, reports Bleeding Cool. The first is Iron Fist from Ed Brisson and Mike Perkins. Scheduled for April 18, Issue #80 is most likely the last as "Iron Fist and Fat Cobra's gambit reaches its endgame! As Sin City burns under Mephisto's rule, the odds of survival turn against them. But at stake is not just the lives of Iron Fist and his compatriots…but their very SOULS! All hell breaks loose in the fiery finale!"

Next is the Black Bolt comic by Hugo-nominated author Saladin Ahmed (Throne of the Crescent Moon) and artist Christian Ward. Following the imprisoned king of Inhumans, the solo series is only scheduled up to a 12th issue on April 4 where Black Bolt reunites with his queen, Medusa.

According to Ahmed, he originally pitched the comic as a six-issue arc with a second six-issue arc if Marvel was interested. They were, and Issue #12 "completes the story I wanted to tell," he wrote on Twitter shortly before confirming that he'll be penning a limited Quicksilver series for the publisher. 



Lastly, we have Thanos by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw with an 18th issue arriving on April 11 with an annual slated for April 25. Issue #18's solicit info seems to potentially signal the end of the run:

"At long last...Thanos wins! When there is nothing left to kill, Death comes…to the one who loves her most – King Thanos. How will the fantastic saga of Thanos, King Thanos and the Cosmic Ghost Rider end?"

The annual, which adds a slew of other writers and artists like Katie Cook, Al Ewing, Christopher Hastings, Mike Deodato Jr., and Frazier Irving, follows the Cosmic Ghost Rider as he "he reveals the most heinous deeds ever perpetrated by the Mad Titan…or by anyone else!"

Cates is also busy with two Doctor Strange books at the moment, one an ongoing that recently made Loki a Sorcerer Supreme and the other a four-issue limited series titled Damnation where Mephisto takes over Las Vegas.