Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Northern Irish comic news

This just in. DC imprint Wildstorm have cancelled Garth Ennis' series THE BOYS with #6, despite #7-10 having been already solicited. The rotters. This seemingly had nothing to do with the series (healthy, steadily rising) sales, and all to do with the books over-the-top content (once billed as "the book to out-PREACHER PREACHER"). This is a shame, though it looks like the creative team are looking to pursue other avenues together, regroup and continue publishing the book elsewhere (both Marvel Max and Avatar spring to mind as likely suspects). Buggeration. I wonder if this has anything to do with issue six's hamster gag? And what did DC actually think the book was going to be like anyway?

4 comments:

redlib said...

BOOOOO!! I just got all sucked in to The Boys!!

Brandom said...

This sucks ass. Was it really any more over-the-top than certain parts of THE AUTHORITY?

The Mad Mexican said...

DCs full of a bunch of ASS MUNCHERS....who want to keep the world tainted with daisy and shit...wake up and realize we are not in the 50's.SHittttttt

Mark said...

Was it more over the top than THE AUTHORITY? Certainly. But the two situations shouldn't have been comparible. THE AUTHORITY was a racey Sci-Fi comic, that took a turn into deeper controversy when a new creative team took over and took it into more satirical territory and new levels of success. This meant that upper management, previously oblivious to the title, suddenly took notice, and were scared shitless by what they saw. THE BOYS came out of the traps announcing itself as being shocking as all get out, boasting that it was going to be more controversial than Ennis' previous masterpieces of bad taste. DC knew what they were getting into this time. Which makes this decision somewhat more cowardly in my eyes.