NEWS: Marvel Cancels ‘Victor Von Doom’

Victor Von Doom Teaser

We have word that Victor Von Doom by Nick Spencer with art by Beck Cloonan has been canceled.
The  miniseries that was supposed to start on 11/30 has been canned. It was supposed to feature a teenaged Doom and everything that made him the villain we know and love.

The cancellation may have something to do with Marvel’s recent round of firings which included Victor Von Doom editor Alejandro Arbona and have also seen the cancellation of Iron Man 2.0 and the abbreviated ending of All-Winners Squad.

Writer Nick Spencer confirmed the news on Twitter:

I see word is out about VICTOR VON DOOM. Trust me, no one is more bummed about this than I am.

Really proud of the scripts and hope to get to work with@beckycloonan sooner rather than later. #teendoomforevs#teamdoom#DOOM

Here’s the official solicitation for the now doomed series. (Couldn’t resist sorry.)

Art & Cover by BECKY CLOONAN
The teenaged Victor Von Doom defends his life…in Hell. The undergrad who’ll grow to become Dr. Doom is an abrasive young genius surrounded by collegiate buffoons, wastrels, and dilettantes – like that insufferable Richards. But Doom knows he’s destined for greater things, and from his dorm he journeys fearlessly to Hell to save the spirit of his mom…and his struggle to get there, the trials he faces, and his subsequent failure will make him the man he’s to become. Nick Spencer and Becky Cloonan pull back the cloak to reveal the youthful, angsty, exuberant side of Victor Von Doom!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Our pull lists are sadder now.

UPDATE 11/7/11:

Tom Brevoort’s Formspring sheds some light on the matter:

There were problems with getting the work completed on time, and given that it was a pedigree project that likely wasn’t going to do huge numbers, I didn’t want to have to sausage it up among multiple creators in order to make the ship dates. Better, in my judgment, not to do it in the first place.

So you couldn’t just reschedule it?

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