Today’s Top Five features what I think are the top five ongoing comic book titles to be cancelled before they reached a year’s worth of issues!
Steve Ditko’s Shade the Changing Man was a pretty out there title!
Grant Morrison and Mark Millar’s Aztek was a great character, and the book was a lot of fun, but the title itself was not their best work, I do not think.
Still good enough to garner an honorable mention!
Greg Pak’s Warlock was a very interesting take on the character, but the idea was a bit iffy.
Offering an intelligent, thought-inspiring comic book…but one that had nothing but a passing connection to a character whose fan support was niche-y at best to begin with?
And then not market the book at all?
Poor form, Marvel. The book had no chance from the start.
Pure, undistilled Giffen humor – with the Bierbaums along for the ride!
A total classic.
Alan Moore and Steve Skroce teamed up for an awesome two (and sorta three) issues of this new take on Youngblood.
Then the company had some problems.
3. Omega the Unknown
Steve Gerber and Mary Skrenes’ title, Omega the Unknown, was a very unique title. The book was not so much about the superhero, Omega the Unknown, but more about the adolescent boy who had some connection to Omega – what, we never learned in the regular series itself, as it finished with #10.
Jim Mooney’s art wasn’t awesome, but it got the job done.
2. The Incredible Hulk
This should have been mentioned more during Hulk’s big movie debut. “Did you know his original series was cancelled after only six issues?”
This comic book OWNS this category. D. Curtis Johnson and J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray combined to give us an intriguing look at the DC Universe that was quite clearly a few years ahead of its time.
Well, that’s the list!
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