Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sadly, Vertigo Comics Kills the Unknown

Just a week after Vertigo Comics announced they would end ongoing series Air, another one bites the dust. This time it's Unknown Soldier. Shortly after Bleeding Cool's Rich Johnson speculated the series was on the chopping block, writer Joshua Dysart came clean on Twitter:

"The gig is, literally, up. Since Rich Johnson posted the news yesterday that Unknown Soldier will end with #25 I've been swamped with loving emails from readers. The outpouring of affection and praise has been amazing. Thank you. The book may not have moved "enough" of you to keep it alive, but it moved enough of you for me. Thank you. I promise the book will end in an awesome, natural way and that when read in trades, will feel like it was always meant to conclude this way. I've been preparing for this cancellation for a while and have had plenty of time to sing it out right. I actually really, really like the way the series is going to end and feel like it should end this way. Keep reading! Five more issues! For two years we executed a comic that flirted with both pulp nonsense & real-life genocidal truth. As far as I'm concerned, we won."

Gfest is saddened by the recently cancellation by Vertigo Comics.  Hopefully, this is not an ongoing practice and Vertigo is going to continue to release non traditional comic books that include gritty subject matter. 

No comments:

Post a Comment