Cancelled Comics Commentary for 2014
Avengers Arena #18 (Marvel): if memory serves, it was told
this series, where several would-be Avengers are pitted against
Arcade's Murderworld machinations, was inspired by the Hunger
Games. Be that as it may, it didn't make for a great story. It
would be followed up soon enough by Avengers Undercover, which
followed soon after and was canceled in November.
At this moment, I can't find much of anything, and with the whole
industry in such dire straits, it's hard to be sure if I should
Cable and X-Force #19 (Marvel): So, another series featuring
a character and a team whose series were otherwise pointless and
superfluous when they originally began in the early 1990s. And
judging by how far this volume went with both, I guess by now, most
audiences must've concluded the same, as writing clearly hadn't
improved. Oh well.
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi #5 (Dark Horse): This was, in a
way, part of a series of miniseries, if you'll call it that,
published over 2 years, and I suppose it sufficiently counts to be
included on lists like these. Ultimately, the DH-produced SW comics
came to an end after Marvel re-acquired the license for producing SW
comics, and if these are being reprinted, it'll surely be under
their labels instead.
Life With Archie #37 vol. 2 (Archie): Ever since the 2000s
ended, the Archie franchise seems to be cascading downhill.
Especially ever since they forced the Kevin Keller character, who
was deliberately characterized as homosexual for the sake of SJW
(social justice warrior) agendas, down the throats of the readers.
The books they're producing now have been overtaken to a troubling
degree by leftism, and it sure ain't helping.
Wolverine #12 (Marvel): Just another attempt at launching a
solo book for Logan, with each consecutive effort getting weaker and
weaker than the last. Naturally, it's sad that, thanks to all the
political correctness now flooding not just Marvel, but practically
the whole industry, the X-Men's notable fighter with claws has
basically lost much of the clout that made him famous during the
Bronze Age. Now, he's become a joke nobody's interested in.
Avengers Undercover #10 (Marvel): a series where several
would-be Avengers do what the title alludes to in order to try and
infiltrate a new take on the Masters of Evil, and a followup to the
aforementioned Arena. And not very impressive either, from what I
can tell. Just another of many weak series produced during Axel
Alonso's tenure as EIC for Marvel that they could've saved money by
not bothering about.
Nothing to see here either, and of course that isn't necessarily
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