Now according to solicits for DC Comics August lineup Batwing #34 will be the last issue of the series. While Dc Comics has not yet announced the cancellation of the book if the solicits are to be believed then it’s the end of the line for the last Black lead book standing from the publisher.
Batwing launched back in 2011 with Writer Judd Winnick and artists the series then starred African superhero David Zavimbe. Over time the writer, artist and then the titular character were all phased out because of either creative differences or declining sales. In Batwing #20 Luke Fox became the titular hero and Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray became the creative team. Some say they enjoyed Luke more others thought David should have been factored into the series in some way. Either way the sales continued to fall. So much so in fact that the series past the magical cancellation numbers long ago. by Batwing #15 the series was selling 14’000+. Most books get dropped around this ballpark or lower. Batwing #26 saw a little over 10’000 issues sold (See Sales Figures Here)
For comparison sake here are the other black lead books which got the ax
If this is the end then Dc Comics must be commended for holding out as long as it did because lord knows these numbers have not been encouraging at all.It was a good run, one that I enjoyed and followed from day one. Hopefully both Luke and David don’t drift off into comicbook limbo but find homes in other DC Comics.
Read the solicits below and brace yourself for the news in the coming months
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by EDUARDO PANSICA
Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
On sale AUGUST 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
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