2:30pm PT by Graeme McMillan
DC Entertainment to End 13 Comic Series in March 2015
Big changes are afoot for DC Entertainment’s superhero comic book line — something underscored by the fact that in the solicitations for the publisher’s March 2015 releases, no fewer than 13 monthly series are revealed to be ending.
The series that will end with that month’s issues include longtime stalwarts like Swamp Thing and Green Lantern Corps — the latter of which has been running continuously since August 2006 — and recent titles like Klarion and Arkham Manor, both of which launched in October this year.
The final issues come before DC’s entire superhero line is scheduled to take a two-month break, replaced for April and May by the already-announced Convergence event. It will run through a nine-issue central series co-written by television writer Jeff King, accompanied by no less than 40 two-issue spinoffs to be released across the two months. As a result of the mass conclusions, only 32 titles remain in DC’s main superhero line. (The company publishes additional material through its Vertigo and Digital First lines.)
The series concluding in March are Aquaman and the Others, Infinity Man and the Forever People, Klarion, Secret Origins, Star-Spangled War Stories, Trinity of Sin, World’s Finest, Arkham Manor, Batwoman, Green Lantern Corps, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Red Lanterns and Swamp Thing. In addition, the limited series New 52: Futures End, Batman: Eternal and The Multiversity all reach their scheduled conclusions.
Although unconfirmed by DC, it is expected that when the “regular” DC superhero line returns from its hiatus in June, the canceled titles with be replaced by a number of new series.