Writer Jim Zub and artist Steven Cummings' Champions series will end with its upcoming tenth issue.
Zub revealed the news on his website, writing, "It’s with a heavy heart that I let all of you know CHAMPIONS will be wrapping up with issue #10. I built this new take on the team as a way to try and bridge classic teen superheroic drama with an eclectic cast of characters – old school Marvel brought to the present with a new generation of heroes. I took a risk with the book and it didn’t click the way we hoped, so my long-term plans for the series have been cut short. That’s the way it goes sometimes."
"It hurts. Dressing that up any other way would be disingenuous," he added. "I wish it had worked out. I’m sorry I let you down."
After thanking readers and reviewers, Zub asked those who didn't pick up the series to consider doing so in the future. He then thanked the creative team involved with the project, and revealed that, although his run will come to an end, there are "big plans" for the teen superheroes in 2020. "It’s exciting, vibrant, and absolutely worthy of the House of Ideas," he said. "I’m a bit wistful that it’s not mine to tell, but also hopeful for the future of these inspiring young heroes."
You can the cover and solicitation for the final issue of Champions , which releases in October, below.
- JIM ZUB (W) STEVEN CUMMINGS (A)
- Cover by KIM JACINTO
- The next generation made a vow to do better.
- Now, they have to live up to it, as the future of the Champions hangs in the balance.
- 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Champions #8 releases August 7.