As of Thursday there's another big shake-up coming for DC Comics, with six books being cancelled including three of the original "New 52" titles coming to an end.
According to DC Comics' Editor in Chief and Senior Vice President Bob Harras, and Editorial Director Bobbie Chase, the six DC books to be cancelled will be "Deathstroke," "The Fury of Firestorm," "Ravagers," "Savage Hawkman," "Sword of Sorcery," and "Team 7."
Of the cancelled titles, “Firestorm,” “Deathstroke,” and “Savage Hawkman” were all original DC “New 52” titles, debuting in September of 2011. "Deathstroke" and "Savage Hawkman" were both coming off critically-despised stretches under the direction of Rob Liefeld.
Of the original 52 titles published, eighteen have now ended.
Harras said the characters will continue to make appearances in the DC Universe, perhaps taking larger roles in other books such as Hawkman’s appearances in “Justice League of America” and Amethyst in “Justice League Dark.”
The cancellation wave also comes with some creative shake-ups. Among them writer Justin Jordan, formerly on “Deathstroke” and “Team 7,” will be replacing Tom DeFalco on “Superboy.” “Batwing” will be taken over by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, who were great on “All-Star Western.”
-- Reid Kerr isn't surprised at Deathstroke and Hawkman, but Team 7 is a puzzler. Follow Reid on Twitter and yell at him.