Mercilessly stolen this title from The AV Club, a brilliant website about all kind of pop culture. Are you feeling good about it being the weekend? Happy that you've finally finished work for the week and looking forward to going out tonight, maybe having some drinks? Well hey, did you know that Young Allies has been cancelled? Sean McKeever's fledgling title lasted six issues before being cancelled, which means that we at least got the series concluding without any dangling plot threads. The series, which featured Firestar, Nomad, and some other characters we never personally got to like much, was drawn by David Baldeon and ends before the 'Game On!' crossover story by Paul Tobin begins. So if you liked the title, make sure to catch their last hurrahs in January, February, and March.
Doesn't it feel great to get home after work and sit up on your sofa, with a nice glass of wine and laptop beside you? Zeb Wells is leaving New Mutants. The Emmy-winning writer (for Robot Chicken, natch) will leave after issue #21, apparently wrapping up most of the plot points he's set up over the past few years. The Fall of the New Mutants arc currently going will be followed by a two issue 'Rise of the New Mutants' story, before Wells leaves. While the series will continue, there are no indications at the moment about who will be the new creative team - or if Leonard Kirk will get to continue with the title.
What's great about the weekend is that you can finally sit down and read some of those comics you bought. Isn't it nice to feel like you're encouraging a new title to continue? Buying an issue feels as much an act of support as it does an entertaining way to spend some time. For every comic you buy in a shop, four people will download it online, illegally. Think about that - any series selling 10000 a month (which would usually mean automatic cancellation) would jump up to 40000. Is that the right maths? Probably not. So even though you may well be doing your best to help series like Exiles or SWORD to survive, there are four other people undoing that effort and ensuring that Young Allies never makes it to issue #7.
Have a super weekend everyone!