Marvel has decided to cancel the Nebula miniseries. This, according to a new report from GamesRadar. The five-issue book was originally announced by the publisher in November 2019, with the first issues hitting shelves in early 2020. The pandemic delayed the book. However, that delay has now turned into a full-on cancelation.
Per the report, Nebula issues 3 through 5 will not be released. This, despite the fact that the third issue has reportedly been entirely completed. Issue #4 is said to be completely drawn and a script for the fifth and would-be final issue is written. Instead, for whatever reason, Marvel is simply calling it quits. The publisher has yet to comment on the matter.
The book came from writer Vita Ayala and featured art from Claire Roe. The creative team also included colorist Mike Spicer and Travis Lanham handling lettering. Some covers for the scrapped issues have been revealed. Have a look.
Here is the synopsis for Nebula.
“Nebula has grown under the shadows of Thanos and Gamora, but no longer! With her eyes set on a top-secret device, Nebula has big plans for her future—and she’s not about to let anyone get in her way! But her goal may end up costing her more than she’s willing to pay after a showdown with one of the cosmos most feared bounty hunters”
Nebula was a somewhat obscure character in the Marvel Comics canon for years. However, when James Gunn brought her to the screen in Guardians of the Galaxy, as portrayed by Karen Gillan, her popularity soared. That helped pave the way for this solo series. Nebula is expected to return in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Gillan will, additionally, reprise the role in next year’s Thor: Love and Thunder.
Ayala, in an interview with Refinery29 when the book was announced, explained what she hoped to accomplish with the series. Unfortunately, it looks like that will not come to fruition.
“Remember that feeling that you got when you first saw Han Solo be an accidental badass [in Star Wars]? That’s what I want. I want for kids reading this, or teenagers or even adults, to read this and go, Whoa, that’s so cool. I want people, especially little femme people who are angry and who are going through things, to see this character and go, Oh, that’s a thing that other people feel, and I’m a valid person, but also for them to go, All right, I should probably do better than trying to destroy the world, though. I want that moment that’s like, Wow, somebody that I could see myself being is really complex and really cool.”
Nebula issues #1 and #2 are available now.