Kabooooom has gotten word that Thanos: Son of Titan has been cancelled. Joe Keatinge (Glory, Hell Yeah) and Richard Elson (Thor, 2000AD) had been tapped as the creative team. The series was set to debut in September.
The cancellation comes as a surprise as Thanos is positioned to become a major player in the Marvel cinematic universe but hasn’t been seen much in the comics lately. We’ll update this story as more comes to light.
Here’s the solicit information for the series:
Thanos: Son of Titan #1 (of 5)
Joe Keatinge (W) • Rich Elson (A)
COVER BY Ed McGuinness
Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
• Find out the story behind the biggest surprise cameo from the Avengers movie!
• Learn the brutal, violent secrets behind the galaxy’s greatest villain courtesy of Joe Keatinge (Glory). and Rich Elson!• It’s called the Marvel “Universe” for a reason.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
UPDATE 7/27, 2PM:
Here’s the news from the Marvel Mailer sent out to retailers by Diamond Comics Distribution.
THANOS SON OF TITAN #1 (OF 5) & VAR (AUG120580-1, $2.99, FOC 09/24/12) has been cancelled.
Still no word from any Marvel representatives.
UPDATE 7/27, 3:50PM:
Editor Stephen Wacker addressed the Twitterverse regarding Thanos. It seems this was just a matter of timing.
For those interested, plans have indeed changed on Thanos. Nothing too dramatic, we just jumped the gun a bit.(cont.)
@joekeatinge and Rich Elson both have projects coming up in the Spidey office that we’ll be announcing soon. They’re bloody great!