No, nothing's been announced just yet. This is a speculation based on the most recent sales figures posted.
The next few DC books most likely to be cancelled are:Arrow
- 10,017 (losing 500 units per issue) Stormwatch
- 13,049 (in freefall; losing between 500 - 1000 units a month; recent bump up, but not enough.)Batwing
- 13,302 (in freefall; losing between 500 - 1000 units a month; recent bump up, but not enough.)Katana
- 14,804 (four issues in, has dropped 45% of its sales)Justice League Of America's Vibe
- 14,970 (four issues in, has dropped 45% of its sales)Smallville: Season 11
- 15,442 (losing 500 units per issue)Batman Beyond Unlimited
- 15,822All-Star Western
- 16,184 (averaging a loss of 4 to 5 percent sales each month)
I picked the lowest New52 titles, plus the three Digital First comics that are in the same range. Batman Beyond Unlimited
is already cancelled to make way for the new Batman Beyond Universe
, which will likely see a resurgence of sales for awhile, courtesy of a new #1 issue. Considering that 10,000 units is where DC likes to draw the line, several of these are in imminent danger of being cut.
The next five Marvel books most likely to be cancelled are:Venom
- 21,591 (losing 500 units per issue) Astonishing X-Men
- 24,121 (in freefall; losing approx 1000 units a month; recent bump up, but not enough.)Scarlet Spider
- 24,288 (Low, but holding steady.)Fearless Defenders
- 20,657 (sinking very fast; four issues in with a drop of 61.5% of initial sales)X-Men Legacy
- 25048 (in freefall - after 11 issues, has lost 71% of its initial sales)
Marvel holds the bar a little higher, looking at a cancellation if the title drops below 20,000 units. Fearless Defenders
had a recent Age Of Ultron
crossover issue with a bump up to just under 25,000 copies, but don't expect that to hold when it returns to the regular storyline.
Information here is based on numbers presented in monthly columns by Marc-Oliver Frisch and Paul O'Brien for The Beat