DRAWING THE FINAL CURTAIN ON MARVEL NOW!’s ‘THE THUNDERBOLTS…’
FUCK YOU, MARVEL! FUCK YOU, MARVEL! FUCK YOU, MARVEL! FUCK YOU, FUCK YOU, FUCK YOU!!!
So apparently if a comic series reaches under 25,000 sales per month, you have to cancel it because it isn’t worth keeping around? Here’s an eye-opener for you fans. Most of the current popular and critically acclaimed publications right now are close to that threshold and they’re getting lower every month.
The fact is that comics are slumping in popularity and Marvel cares more about the movie box office to simply lower the threshold to 20,000 a month. Not that difficult if you think about it.
So in a few issues’ time, General Ross aka Red Hulk’s covert crimefighting team The Thunderbolts will be no more. After two years of fighting the wars the Avengers consider too small to bother with, domestic and foreign, Bens Acker & Blacker were brought in two issues before Marvel decided to cancel it… TWO ISSUES!!! They were given a chance… but NOT given a chance. How does that work?
So, the Punisher stepping up to the plate to fight all manner of supervillains with a team of his own is over. Deadpool’s wacky adventures having a purpose are over. Ghost Rider having any credibility again, over. Elektra being punished between the sheets (see what I did there?), take a wild guess. Red Hulk will just carry on being a world class dick!
I’ve really enjoyed this series, although having reservations along the way. Most of that involved bad artwork, which was much improved on after Infinity. Some of it wasn’t greatly planned but had some great laughs and kickass action. But it didn’t have to end this way. Marvel could have given it a chance under the new team and it worked so well.
Why could they not have taken on a few new recruits? There are much worse written mainstream titles that the majority love without question. Was it the lack of scantily clad females by any chance? I think so and I think us fans have been bullshitted.
I am very close to giving up on you, Marvel. You take gambles in all the wrong places because your heart is now in the wrong place. You care more about appeasing the Disney fatcat and downsizing your sales quota and prices isn’t going to stop you going bust after the Avengers trilogy is over and done with.
Then I’ll wait another ten years to buy all the comics I wanted to read, just to buy them second hand so that the money wont go to YOUR pockets, because you SUCK!!!
PS - did I tell you YOU SUCK?!!