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Marvel cancels Destroyers miniseries by Van Lente and Hotz

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Marvel cancels <i>Destroyers</i> miniseries by Van Lente and Hotz

Marvel has canceled Destroyers, a planned five-issue miniseries starring She-Hulk, The Thing, the Beast, Devil Dinosaur and other “monstrous” heroes. Announced in August at FanExpo Canada, along with the upgrade of Alpha Flight to an ongoing series, the project was set to debut in February from writer Fred Van Lente and artist Kyle Hotz.

Word of the cancellation surfaced this morning on Twitter, where Van Lente revealed “that series got the axe weeks ago.”

“There was no announcement,” he continued, in response to a follower’s question. “The book hadn’t been solicited yet, and just wouldn’t have. … The biggest bummer about Destroyers was Kyle Hotz had #1-2 pencilled, and it looked grrrrreat. Ah, well. That’s showbiz for you.”

The news follows the cancellations of Marvel titles Alpha Flight (co-written by Van Lente), Iron Man 2.0, All-Winners Squad and, just last week, Victor Von Doom, axed before its debut.