Marvel Comics has canceled Exiles, and the current volume of the reality-hopping series will end will January's issue #12, according to series writer Saladin Ahmed.
"Now some sad news: Exiles #12 will be the last issue of our run," said Ahmed. "It's not unexpected - this was a bizarre book that was always living on borrowed time. I'm just thankful [Javier Rodriguez] and I, with the rest of the crew, got to make something unique."
Now some sad news: EXILES #12 will be the last issue of our run. It's not unexpected -- this was a bizarre book that was always living on borrowed time. I'm just thankful @javiercaster & I with the rest of the crew got to make someting unique. Here are a few of my favorite pages! pic.twitter.com/yQJwptuVGi— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) December 14, 2018
Ahmed also posted a follow-up tweet, in which he listed the characters he is "proud to say canonically exist in the Marvel multiverse now because of our Exiles run." Those characters include Khan (Old Lady Ms. Marvel); Valkyrie, the lone defender of Asgard; Sam Wilson, the Scarlet Falcon; and Mercedes Knight, captain of the Misty.
Starting in 2001, the first volume of Exiles ran for 100 issues and lasted for the better part of a decade. The Exiles subsequent adventures had significantly shorter runs. When the current volume debuted earlier this year, it made headlines for introducing a Tessa Thompson-esque Valkyrie in the wake of Thor: Ragnarok's success. Besides Valkyrie, Khan and Exiles mainstay Blink, the series' core team also included a Peggy Carter Captain America and a cartoonish Wolverine called Wolvie.
Exiles #12 hits comic book shops on Jan. 30, 2019. The full solicitation information, as well as David Nakayama's cover, can be found below.
- SALADIN AHMED (w)
- JAVIER RODRIGUEZ (A)
- Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
- THE CALL OF THE MULTIVERSE!
- It’s the Exiles’ final showdown against those bug-eyed creeps the Watchers! But they’ve underestimated their foe — and the mistake may prove deadly. In a whirl of mishaps and might-have-beens, the champion Blink must keep her wits and rescue her lost companions. What lies ahead for Blink and her team of Multiversal misfits?
- 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99