Yesterday, Paul Cornell confirmed what had been rumored for some time – Captain Britain and MI: 13 were getting the axe by Marvel.
Lastly, and this is really important, while we didnâ€™t know this would be the last arc until comparatively recently, I had it in mind that it was possible it would be from the time I started plotting it. Indeed, the end of this arc marks the end of what I had planned for the book when I started. One of the images right at the finish is what I always felt I was heading towards, and Iâ€™m very pleased I got there. So: you will get a real, thorough, proper, ending, not just of â€˜Vampire Stateâ€™, but of the whole run. It hasnâ€™t been rushed to fit the space, it hasnâ€™t been compromised, it wonâ€™t just suddenly cut off: itâ€™s what I intended.I think the Annual and the two remaining issues finish off one of my best stories in any media, and that story is actually the entirety of Captain Britain and MI-13.Youâ€™ll see what I mean a bit more next issue. This is a comic with a proper ending.
It’s interesting Marvel is giving the series the ol’ Heave-Ho as the last couple of months the title has finished in the top half of all comics being sold.Â In April, issue #12 sold an estimated 20,000 issues, while Wolverine: First Class #14 sold a mere 14,000 copies, and it doesn’t appear Wolverine is being canceled any time soon.
At least the series is getting a proper send off.