Earlier this yr Marvel introduced a 3-issue Luke Cage: Metropolis of Fireplace miniseries from author Ho Ch Anderson and a rotating crew of artists together with Farid Karami, Ray-Anthony Top, and Sean Damien Hill. Initially scheduled for launch in October, the primary situation was delayed to December, not shocking given the present flux state of the comics business with the present worldwide paper scarcity and different provide chain disruptions. Nonetheless earlier in the present day via an Instagram publish Anderson revealed that the miniseries had been canceled.
MAN PLANS, GOD LAUGHS: No straightforward strategy to say this. I bought the phrase Luke Cage bought cancelled this morning, one month away from its premiere. The scripts are all written. The primary situation is finished and is a factor of absolute magnificence. Points 2 and three are deep into manufacturing. Covers have been drawn. Folks have gotten excited, and with good cause so far as I’m involved. I stay as pleased with this as any work I’ve ever performed. Perhaps sometime it will likely be seen. However as of in the present day this comedian is lifeless within the water. If you’d like solutions I’m not the person to ask. My coronary heart is damaged. I’m taking a social media break to lick my wounds. Someplace god is having a chuckle. Take pleasure in it.
Earlier Luke Cage author David F. Walker supplied two potential causes for the cancellation on Twitter, “#1 – pre-orders had been too low to warrant the price of printing. #2 – somebody excessive up on the Marvel/Disney meals chain noticed one thing within the collection that didn’t sit effectively with them, and determined to kill it.”
There are solely two causes a title is cancelled this late within the sport. #1 – pre-orders had been too low to warrant the price of printing. #2 – somebody excessive up on the Marvel/Disney meals chain noticed one thing within the collection that did not sit effectively with them, and determined to kill it. https://t.co/xo8qJEYEmk
— David F Walker (@DavidWalker1201) November 24, 2021
Given the present racial tensions within the nation it very effectively that the powers needed to keep away from any potential backlash. However once more, given the present disruptions in publishing together with the aforementioned paper scarcity, it’s very attainable that after seeing the pre-orders Marvel determined it couldn’t afford to print the miniseries.
With a bit of luck although, the Luke Cage: Metropolis of Fireplace miniseries will by some means, someway finally see the sunshine of day from such a celebrated crew of comedian creators.