The DC bloodbath continues. As reported by GamesRadar, the publisher has canceled several titles. The news was revealed in November’s DC Comics solicitations. Teen Titans, Young Justice, Suicide Squad, Hawkman and John Constantine: Hellblazer are all ending in November. Additionally, it seems like Aquaman may be done as well. This comes after the recent cancellations of Batgirl, Batman and The Outsiders.
Though not specifically billed as a final issue, the solicit for Aquaman #65 calls it a “finale,” so this book may be on the way out as well. It seems this iteration of Arthur Curry is washed up. Overall, it’s adding to a larger developing narrative.
DC recently experienced a huge wave of layoffs. Not only on the publishing side, but the collectibles business and the DC Universe streaming service were hit hard. That adds new meaning to what we’re seeing in the latest batch of DC Comics solicitations.
Here is the synopsis for Teen Titans #47.
“Robin betrayed them. Superboy abandoned them. Now the only Teen Titans left are Crush, Kid Flash, Red Arrow, and Roundhouse. As the teen heroes wrap up what may be their final mission, they’re going to get some unexpected encouragement from a group that knows a little about how hard it is to be heroes. Special guest stars the original Titans prove there may still be some good this team can do in the future.”
Here is the synopsis for Young Justice #20.
“For the first time in months, the entire Young Justice team comes together to face a threat bigger than anything they’ve faced before. Just as the team has come to grips with their fractured legacy, someone from Young Justice’s past has come back to murder them! Guest-starring the Wonder Twins, Dial H for Hero, and Naomi—plus some other Wonder Comics surprises too hot to mention here! Don’t miss this final issue from the Eisner Award-nominated co-writers of Naomi!”
Here is the synopsis for Suicide Squad #9.
“The explosive final issue is here! Task Force X has been through hell and back. Now they’re the last thing standing between a human bomb and an island full of innocents. Which means that even if they win the day, there’s nowhere to run when the Justice League arrives to clean house!”
Here is the synopsis for Hawkman #29.
“He’s lived and died and lived again. But now, with just one life left to live and the reincarnation cycle at its end, will Hawkman sacrifice everything to protect the woman he loves from the cursed blade of Hath-Set? Learn the fate of Hawkman and Hawkwoman in a tale that will take you to the edge of time and space!”
Here is the synopsis for John Constantine: Hellblazer #12.
“John Constantine faces his final reckoning with the older version of himself who’s been seeding magical chaos all around England, while the lives of all his friends hang in the balance…and that is not a good situation for John Constantine’s friends. Can the evil in John’s heart ever be contained? Or will it reach out and destroy the one life he would give anything not to corrupt?”
Here is the synopsis for Aquaman #65.
“Villains, heroes, machinations, and long-held grudges from Kelly Sue DeConnick’s definitive Aquaman run all converge in this issue! Arthur is defeated, Mera’s held captive, and Orm’s grand plan is near completion! Together, Mera and Arthur are one of DC’s most powerful couples, and when they send out the call, you better believe that everyone answers. Guest-starring the Justice League in a finale that will amaze you!”