Marvel‘s October 2014 solicitations, released Tuesday, included word that the latest volume of “Thunderbolts” will end that month, with issue #32, by writers Ben Acker and Ben Blacker and artist Kim Jacinto, described as the “final issue of the series.”
Acker & Blacker’s run on the book started with issue #27, released last month. Following multiple one-shot Marvel projects — including “Thunderbolts” and “Deadpool” annuals, and the “Wolverine: Season One” original graphic novel — “Thunderbolts” is the first ongoing series for the duo, best known as the creators of podcast/live stage show “The Thrilling Adventure Hour.”
The current volume of “Thunderbolts” started in December 2012 from the team of Daniel Way and Steve Dillon, as part of the initial wave of Marvel NOW! launches. Though this is the end of this “Thunderbolts” incarnation, Marvel doesn’t seem to go without the title for too long, having published multiple versions of the series since its original debut back in 1997.
Also notable from Marvel’s October solicitations: The publisher confirmed its first “Star Wars” material since this past January’s announcement that the license was moving from long-time home Dark Horse Comic to Marvel (both Marvel and Lucasfilm are under the Disney corporate umbrella). Advance solicited for January 2015, it’s a omnibus reprinting 880 pages of the company’s early Star Wars material, titled “Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years.”
Other noteworthy Marvel new releases in October include the four-issue “AXIS Revolutions” miniseries by Dennis Hopeless and Ken Lashley, a companion to event series “AXIS;” and a “Death of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America” one-shot by Gerry Duggan and Scott Kolins.