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Six DC Comics Titles End in August 2014 [Update]

It's time to get ready to say goodbye.

The August covers and solicits just came out from DC Comics. While we can't say some of these were a surprise, there are some some titles we will truly miss.

TRINITY OF SIN: THE PHANTOM STRANGER #22

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Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS

Art by FERNANDO BLANCO

Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

On sale AUGUST 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

To atone for his greatest sin, the Stranger must first battle his inner demons – all of them!

TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #14

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Written by RAY FAWKES

Art and cover by FRANCIS PORTELA

On sale AUGUST 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

Pandora already has a target on her back from S.H.A.D.E. – the last thing she needs is a nest of savage vampires at her throat! And the last thing Andrew Bennett, vampire killer, needs is Pandora getting in the way of his mission. Unfortunately for Pandora, killing immortals is Bennett’s specialty!

SUPERBOY #34

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Written by AARON KUDER

Art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ

On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

Superboy battles an army of Superboys from across the Multiverse!

BIRDS OF PREY #34

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Written by CHRISTY MARX

Art by ROBSON ROCHA and OCLAIR ALBERT

Cover by JORGE MOLINA

On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

By Batgirl betrayed! But why is she siding with the Suicide Squad? Find out in this tale from the Birds’ past!

BATWING #34

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Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by EDUARDO PANSICA

Cover by DAN PANOSIAN

On sale AUGUST 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

It’s the final issue of BATWING – but what is the final fate of Luke Fox?

ALL-STAR WESTERN #34

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Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art and cover by DARWYN COOKE

On sale AUGUST 27 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+ • FINAL ISSUE

Time has finally caught up with Hex as he battles to the death against his worst enemy: Jonah Hex!

Farewell, Pardner.

Which titles are you going to miss?

Update

We just heard from DC. WORLDS' FINEST is not ending. Hopefully they get the word out to all the other outlets they sent the solicits to.

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Posted By Apparatus_Unearth

Batwing, that sucks.

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Posted By andrewwann7

DAMN!!! I was so proud of Jonah and the Stranger, they were hidden gems in DC, Batmans my favorite superhero and all, but he could do to lose some titles, the western thing WAS SO DAMN UNIQUE!!! I really hope these characters don't disappear and come back in some form....and hopefully Question will finally get a book.

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Posted By BaneStrokeLoboGrundyBatArrow

Ahh Jonah

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Posted By timelord

@spydey said:

Waaaait wait wait wait. So, Batwing and BoP are ending but,...World's Finest isn't?

Batwing...and Birds of Prey are ending. Yet, World's Finest is going to continue putting out books?

World's...Finest...is outlasting...so many titles. HOW?

Powergirls unique "powers" outlast all

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Posted By Denn979

There gonna relaunch Superboy when they bring Kon back to life

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Posted By Extremis

"Superboy battles a bunch of Superboys..."

Hm, can't tell why they'd cancel this one -.-

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Posted By Spydey

Waaaait wait wait wait. So, Batwing and BoP are ending but,...World's Finest isn't?

Batwing...and Birds of Prey are ending. Yet, World's Finest is going to continue putting out books?

World's...Finest...is outlasting...so many titles. HOW?

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Posted By Andhaira

so with Superboy ending as he's fighting alternate reality versions of himself maybe we'll get lucky and Jon Kent will be killed and the character some how comes out of this rebooted

both versions of the character in the New 52 have been absolutely horrible so far

Maybe we will see Superboy Prime :D

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Posted By livefastest13

As far as Bat titles goes I enjoyed Birds of Prey somewhat but Batwing I thought was terrible. I can see why these series are ending, I have read a few issues from each series and the stories were not that good!

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Posted By Testla1

Wasn't reading any of these, buuuut let's see what replaces them =] Not really looking forward to Grayson... but the solicit was funny!

"You may think you know Nightwing, but you don't know Dick!"

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Edited By Vitalius

@captainmarvel4ever:

She was suposed to be another adition to JLA with Captain Atom and Atom as more professional and with exprience members. My lost is that we might not see Condor or Strix that soon and Gail Simone write the tittle that soon. Black Canary and Batgirl are known characters, they can be add to another team or solo series.

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Posted By COBRAMORPH

They should have just had Trinity of Sin be a combined double feature or something, or alternate one one month, the other the other month. Plus, is there a TOS series for the Question?

Superboy, this is what happens when you reboot & change stuff. Kon-El was just fine, but then making him be a clone from an alternate future's son of Supes & Lois, no. Pick a character, & stick with that character.

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Posted By RowdyFromScrubs

I liked Phantom Stranger. It got kinda screwed by being in all those cross-over & never really got it's own legs.

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Edited By ms-lola

Aww. Birds of Prey I intended to catch up on soon. I guess I'll wait for the trade for their ending arc. I am way too behind to have touched either Phantom Stranger or Pandora so I'll be doing the same with them.

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Posted By Queso6p4

Hmm. Well, I'm surprised it's taken this long for The Phantom Stranger to get cancelled. In my opinion, it's not been written well since the New 52 started, even after Didio stopped writing it. Me thinks he functions best as a team character than a solo one nowadays. That being said, that teaser cover is pretty cool looking.

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Posted By neiliusprime

All-Star Western and Batwing ending... no :(

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@beserkerfury said:

Nothing of value was lost they all suck. Bad books need to go,they need to dump aquaman too.

HECK NO!!! Not my Aquaman! >:(

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Posted By Herx

I shed a tear for all-star western, its been one of my favouret pick-ups since september 2011 and never failed to deliver a good story. :,(


Batwing, although i pick it up and i do enjoy it i thought that this series had lost the plot when they decided to swap out the interesting David and the potential stories he could have had in Africa (a bloody continent) for Luce fox and another gotham centered title. Nothing bad by Palmiotti's doing, but it just wasn't a good move.


Birds of Prey: i've just been picking it up in trade and my general thoughts of it were "meh, its alright". It'll be back again soon.

Superboy: Dropped it a couple of issues back, but as with the titans book it was misshandelled from the very beginning with conviluted plot and wibily-wobilly-timie-wimey etc. and so many crossovers. It was hard to keep a trac of where the series was going and it never (after the 20-something issues i read) established a status quo for the character. hopefully we can get a soft reboot of the character which returns him more to his pre-52 self rather than the mess presented here.

Phantom stranger: - didn't read.

Pandora: - willingly chose not to read. though i do laugh at the fact that the title given to this "big" character who caused the new-52 reboot has been cancelled after 14 issues (most of which from what i could see were tie-ins to trinity wars and forever evil, had they not been there i'd have expected this book to have been canceled earlier. They had so much high hopes for this character and nobody cared.

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Edited By Vitalius

@kilowog52: So how do read comics ?

New 52 Canary is like Sarah Lance on Arrow. Isnt the original but she is almost like Pre New Black Canary

Justice League. But Black Canary only mention Hawkman to Zatanna plus on JL she seemed like old Black Canary as she was showing good tactician mind like she was the chairwoman of JLA on Pre New 52.

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Posted By kilowog52

I think it's good that the Bat family has been trimmed down to the size of the other families. Hopefully it stays that way.

@vitalius: Yeah, she is an amalgamation, but she has the mother's name. I still don't like it, but of course I don't like anything that reminds me that the reboot happened. But what series did Black Canary, Zatanna, Hawkman, and Firestorm all appear in?

@the_tree: I was thinking the same thing about BOP.

@lyrafay: What do you mean? The New 52 is DC's equivalent of Marvel NOW.

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Posted By laabitres

tbh i didnt see pandora or phantom stranger lasting long after after forever evil, and idk why so many people hates worlds finest, its a solid book imo, i do feel for all star and batwing, i loved those books as for birds of prey i hope we get to see these characters somewhere else, the book wasn't bad but people betraying the group is annoying, as for superboy, there's not much to say, the book started off good and now its w/e to me hopefully he'll join the titans again.

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Posted By abejarano12

BoP coming to an end is not really a surprise to me. Canary became almost a secondary character with Batgirl taking the lead. Hopefully she get her own series.

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Posted By Twentyfive

Hopefully something good can take their places. I know I don't say much nice about DC these days, but I still have a childlike hope whenever we get new comics that they will be worth picking up.

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Posted By CaptainMarvel4Ever

I am sad about Birds of Prey ending. I am glad that World's Finest is not cancelled. I hope Canary ends up on a team at the very least.

Don't worry, DC knows the fans love Black Canary, so they won't let her go to was't. I have a felling we may see her on the new JLU team, or something equally as important.

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Posted By CaptainMarvel4Ever

DC, you idiots.

The people at DC aren't the idiots, it's the people who didn't bother to buy these books.

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Posted By tensor

Batwing noooooooooooo.Superboy drop the ball once the orginal superboy became a herald for oracle.

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous

NOOOOO!

JONAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!

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Posted By 2cool4fun

@the_stegman: I can only hope we get 5 or more books, and I agree, with Phatnom Stranger ( and meh-dora ) leaving, we are left with only 3 magic/dark titles. I would really like to see The Question & The Specter get their own titles, and if we are lucky zattana & Shazam as well.

P.S. You have to find it Funny how Andrew Bennett is finally appearing again, and the title is being canceled ^^ ( also no matter how good the artist is, unless it's Andrea Sorrentino who is drawing him, Andrew just looks weird to me >__> )

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Posted By The Stegman

@the_stegman said:

I Vampire

I love you man!

And yeah I agree, though I am still pissed of for All-Star Western. But hey, as long as they don't replace any of these with a batman title ( except maybe I guess Batwing ) I will be okay.

I don't know if they are still sticking to the "We must have 52 titles" thing, but if they are, then we should expect around 5 or so replacements, I want Books of Magic or something like that. Also Shazam needs a title cause we were kinda left hanging with Sivana in that back up (unless I missed something).

But yeah, I Vampire was great and oddly, funnier than I thought it would be.

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Posted By 2cool4fun

I Vampire

I love you man!

And yeah I agree, though I am still pissed of for All-Star Western. But hey, as long as they don't replace any of these with a batman title ( except maybe I guess Batwing ) I will be okay.

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Posted By The Stegman

@paul2814 said:

Forever Evil Blight massively killed my interest in the characters, resulted in me dropping those 4 titles, shame as I enjoyed Phantom Stranger and JLD. I like Constantine as a character but Fawkes writing is uninteresting. Pandora came to late to gain any interest and did she really have that much of a major impact on the New 52?

Ditto. I was reading all of the "dark" titles, but Blight was so long and boring...I wasn't about to keep paying all that money to read that mess, so I dropped them all.

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Posted By The Stegman

People keep blaming DC, when really, it's other people who should be to blame. Frankly, I'm surprised All Star Western and Birds of Prey lasted as long as they did, DC isn't ending titles to piss off fans, they're doing it because of low sales, it's a business move, why keep pumping out money for titles that aren't selling? I mean sure, a bunch of titles I loved were canceled (I Vampire and Demon Knights were my favs) but I'm not gonna say "YOU SUCK DC!!" because of it. Who knows, maybe we'll get titles that we've been wanting now.

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Posted By SanoHibiki

@danhimself said:

so with Superboy ending as he's fighting alternate reality versions of himself maybe we'll get lucky and Jon Kent will be killed and the character some how comes out of this rebooted

Superboy:

People say that this book got better, but ever since they made the book crossover with Psy war, I stopped reading, and after Lobdel killed him only to put some retard in his place, I stopped completely, and refuse to pick it up no matter how good it gets. I swear we better get Konnor Kent rebooted!!

This and this.

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Posted By Paul2814

Forever Evil Blight massively killed my interest in the characters, resulted in me dropping those 4 titles, shame as I enjoyed Phantom Stranger and JLD. I like Constantine as a character but Fawkes writing is uninteresting. Pandora came to late to gain any interest and did she really have that much of a major impact on the New 52?

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Edited By Vitalius

@kilowog52: New 52 Black Canary is fusion of two Canaries. (It makes sense if you know that second Black Canary was only create to replace her mother since she was too old to join JLA but Dinah Lance always earn our love anyway). On New 52, she is born as Dinah Drake and become Dinah Drake Lance because she married Kurt Lance but she "kills" him with her sonic scream. Penguin gives her codename Black Canary after she is hired to be his new bodyguard but she was there to get information about Basilisk. She meets for the first time with Batgirl and Starling. She tries to form Birds of Prey and dubs her sonic scream as Canary Cry and BOP happens.

Se so far didnt meet Green Arrow officially. She probably knows that he exist, she seems very friendly with Zatanna as she comment with her, that is a good thing that Hawkman is on sateite with them because he has short temperament and both laughs and she knows that how Zatanna´s magic works since Firestorm was heating up the water and creating vapor and Zatanna could see or talk because of it (she obivious has some knowelge about heroes that isnt on JL or dont appear much on camera). And she is presente on Future Ends series.

P.S: She has decreased mother since she mention to Batgirl on issue 8 of Batgirl.

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Please DC. P-please keep All-Star Western....

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Posted By PunyParker

Batgirl, Batwoman and Jason Todd race to find evidence that may save Commissioner Gordon!

It's in August

Holy...

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Posted By anandak47

Loved The Phantom Stranger, Pandora and ASW. Have been enjoying Superboy lately. Sad that they got cancelled :(

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Posted By The_Titan_Lord

hmmm.....

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Posted By feedonatreefrog
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Posted By KaraZorL

It's time to say: "Goodbye DC."

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Posted By StarSapphireLove

Why DC closes the Birds of Prey and Superboy?

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Posted By feedonatreefrog

Batwing and BlueBird should be a thing.

Make it happen Snyder.

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Posted By RustyRoy

All Star and Batwing had a great run, I hope we'll see Batwing in Eternal more.

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Posted By feedonatreefrog

Hopefully Batwing will make frequent appearances in Batman Eternal.

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Posted By Fallschirmjager

not reading any of these, :3

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Posted By Rubear

What can i say...? NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOO!

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Posted By charlieboy

I am sad about Birds of Prey ending. I am glad that World's Finest is not cancelled. I hope Canary ends up on a team at the very least.

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Posted By the_tree

Can't say I didn't see any of these coming. I wouldn't be surprised if Birds of Prey gets relaunched like Teen Titans and Suicide Squad, though.