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X-Men: Misfits, Wolverine: Prodigal Son Cancelled

posted on 2010-04-12 17:53 EDT
Creators told that 2nd volumes of Marvel/Del Rey projects will not be published

Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier have confirmed this weekend that their X-Men: Misfits graphic novel project with artist Anzu has been cancelled. Antony Johnston confirmed on Monday that his Wolverine: Prodigal Son graphic novel project with artist Wilson Tortosa has also been cancelled. Del Rey Manga published the first volumes of both projects in collaboration with Marvel Comics last year. In each project, the creators had intended to end the first volume's storyline in the second volume.

According to Johnston, "the simple truth is that not enough people bought them. Despite Wolverine being praised by readers and selected for two library YA lists, despite Misfits making it onto the New York Times bestseller list, and not least despite all the efforts of Del Rey themselves and our editors there, there just weren't enough readers to justify the costs. This is, sadly, more common than you might think in comics." Telgemeier adds that the creators did get paid for the second volumes, although the unfinished work for the second volumes cannot be released in any format without the licensors' permission.

Del Rey has not yet responded to ANN's request for comment.

Thanks to kyokun703 and Rachel for the news tips.

Sources: Manga.about.com, MangaBlog


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