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It really shouldn’t come as any surprise, when I tell you DC has decided to cancel Manhunter with issue #38 in January.  Low sales probably have something to do with it, and as I’ve mentioned before, look for more cancelations of favorite DC titles in the near future.

This is not the first time Manhunter has received the axe, was back at issue #25, DC brought the hammer down, but thanks to a write-in campaign, DC brought the series back for another run.  Sadly, it looks like the comeback lasted only eight issues.  Writer Marc Andreyko has encouraged fans to start another write-in campaign to DC to save the series yet again.

I wish I could say go for it, but I think at this time it is best to let Manhunter shift over to the Birds of Prey team, and let this title rest, and spend more time on saving titles like Blue Beetle and Jonah Hex.

via Comic Related

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4 Comments

  1. October 17, 2008 at 1:40 pm — Reply

    I know DC has to make their money, but it seems like some of their best series — the ones that take real chances — are the always the lowest sellers. I used to love “Bloodhound” and “Resurrection Man” and “Shadowpact.” And now, of course, it’s “Manhunter” and “Blue Beetle” and “Jonah Hex” on the block.

    Maybe someday, if we’re lucky, we’ll get a look inside the Sandman’s library — the one full of all the books that writers never got to finish. I figure that’s the only way I’ll ever see the end of “Negation War” and “Stormwatch: Team Achilles.”

  2. Josh P.
    October 17, 2008 at 2:11 pm — Reply

    I blame it on all the people who buys things like ultimates V3 and All Star Batman and Robin. That money could have gone to buying well-crafter quality books like Manhunter and Blue Beetle.

  3. October 17, 2008 at 7:54 pm — Reply

    I blame it on the fact the story was boring and went on forever and was drawn very badly. Manhunter didn’t deserve to be cancelled the last two times. This time it’s a mercy killing.

  4. October 17, 2008 at 11:03 pm — Reply

    Much as I don’t want to admit it, Baal has a point. The return of Manhunter has been a disappointing muddle, and the artwork of ol’ whatsisname is a huge change from the previous team.

    I find the problem tends to lie with the “let’s change things to make it more popular” school of thought, which usually leads to alienating the existing fans and seldom making a lot of new ones.

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