UPDATE: Avengers Assemble Cancelled — OR IS IT!?

It’s reported that Kelly Sue DeConnick’s much-loved but low-selling ‘Avengers Assemble’ will be ending. A release in the most recent Marvel subscription newsletter informs customers that the series is cancelled, and all subscriptions will transfer across to Jonathan Hickman’s ‘Avengers’ title.

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This will likely come off the back of the imminent crossover between the book and Captain Marvel, which kicks off later this month. This could perhaps mark a tipping point for Marvel – whilst most of the books relaunched with Marvel Now are selling comfortably enough, the books which weren’t offered that benefit – Gambit, Journey Into Mystery, for example – are slipping in sales.

Avengers Assemble was a book launched to tie into the success of the movie, featuring the movie’s cast and a fight with Thanos. The book wasn’t well reviewed until DeConnick came onboard, however, bringing in other characters like Spider-Woman and Captain Marvel and emphasising a stronger team dynamic and sense of character.

It’s a shame to see it go. It was one of Marvel’s most entertaining – and funny – books.

 

UPDATEDLY! Newsarama report that Marvel have confirmed the book isn’t being cancelled! Phew, that’d be a relief.

Comments

  1. SeanStoltey says:

    That is a bummer, I really was enjoying this book. The market is a little saturated with Avengers books but I have found almost all of them to be worthy reads.

  2. Dan Ahn says:

    “Much-loved”, huh. Really.

  3. “Marvel have confirmed the book isn’t being cancelled!”

    Might update the headline to avoid confusion/annoyance.

  4. Pink Apocalypse says:

    Huuuulk….make me a sandwhiiiiich!

  5. Chuck Melville says:

    Frankly, I thought the title had evolved into the weakest of the Avengers franchise, with no significant team or identity of its own. The Bendis story was fine — and, hey, I thought it was going to be a movie-inspired mini-series anyway — but since then, it just sort of seem to be… there. Not a bad title, per se, but kinda underwhelming. I really wasn’t surprised when I heard it was cancelled. I’m more surprised to hear that it’s not.

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