Six DC Series to End in April, Including "Superman Unchained" and "Nightwing" [UPDATED]

Tue, January 21st, 2014 at 1:58pm PST | Updated: January 21st, 2014 at 3:58pm

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Albert Ching, Managing Editor


UPDATE 1/21/2014 3:55 PM PT: Scott Snyder took to Twitter to address the end of "Superman Unchained." His comments, slightly edited for format, follow.

"The 1st big arc has always been 9 issues. While I adore Clark, and love working with Jim Lee, and would have been thrilled to continue, we both have a lot on our plates after 'Unchained,' and I can tell you that what's coming in the Superman group is going to make you all SO happy. Can't wait for you to see! Deeply grateful to you for being so supportive of me and Jim on this one. Blown away. I really did hope to continue, and Jim did too, and we talked about it -- we STILL talk about it! -- but getting it together in time is too much."


There are quite a few debuts in DC Comics' April 2014 solicitations -- including "Justice League United" and weekly series "Batman Eternal" -- but with the launches come the end of a half-dozen ongoing series.

"Superman Unchained," which had a splashy launch with a preview in DC's Free Comic Book Day 2013 offering and the high-profile creative team of Scott Snyder and Jim Lee, is scheduled to wrap in April with issue #9. DC confirmed in October that Snyder and Lee's initial arc would end with issue #9, but that the fate of the series beyond that point had been unrevealed.

"Nightwing" also ends in April, with issue #30. One of the New 52 launch titles in Sept. 2011, the final issue is by writer James Tynion IV and Meghan Hetrick. Original series writer Kyle Higgins confirmed last week that his last issue of the book is March's #29, though it wasn't known until the solicitations that the book -- or at least this current volume -- would be ending imminently.

Higgins Says Goodbye to "Nightwing" in March

Three more New 52 launch books come to a close in April: "Suicide Squad, "Teen Titans" and "Stormwatch." The end of "Teen Titans" has been known since series writer Scott Lobdell announced the news last week, and the end of "Stormwatch" was made official back in November. The final "Stormwatch" issue will be written by Sterling Gates, taking over from previous series writer Jim Starlin.

The end of "Suicide Squad" is more of a surprise, though writer Matt Kindt informed CBR last month that his run will end in March with the conclusion of event series "Forever Evil." April's "Suicide Squad" #30 will be written by Sean Ryan, whose writing credits include the "Flashpoint: Grodd of War" one-shot.

The sixth book ending in April is the latest iteration of "Justice League of America", capping its run with issue #14 by Kindt, Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira. It's been known since August that the book would be replaced post-"Forever Evil," with the series originally known as "Justice League Canada" -- now titled "Justice League United."

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #14
Written by MATT KINDT
Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
1:25 MAD Variant cover
On sale APRIL 9 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US •
FINAL ISSUE
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.
In the wake of FOREVER EVIL, the Justice League of America’s mission has come to an end – so where do they go from here? No one’s survival is assured! This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

NIGHTWING #30
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by MEGHAN HETRICK
Cover by EDDY BARROWS
1:25 MAD Variant cover
On sale APRIL 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T •
FINAL ISSUE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The Bat Family is forced to face the brutal aftermath of FOREVER EVIL, but after everything they’ve been through, can they stand together?

SUICIDE SQUAD #30
Written by SEAN RYAN
Art by IG GUARA and RUY JOSE
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
On sale APRIL 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+ •
FINAL ISSUE
In the ashes of FOREVER EVIL, A.R.G.U.S. and Task Force X leader Amanda Waller must face the consequences of her failure to protect the United States from the Crime Syndicate.

SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #9
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and wraparound cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
Backup story art by DUSTIN NGUYEN
1:25 Variant wraparound cover by DAVID FINCH
1:50 Variant wraparound cover by BRYAN HITCH
1:100 B&W Variant wraparound cover by JIM LEE
On sale APRIL 30 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US •
FINAL ISSUE
Retailers: This issue will ship with five covers. Please see the order form for more information.
This is it – the extraordinary finale of Scott Snyder and Jim Lee’s Superman saga, surrounded by an epic wraparound cover! It’s a battle in the sun as Superman and Wraith accept their destinies…and Lex Luthor pulls the trigger on his ultimate weapon!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

STORMWATCH #30
Written by STERLING GATES
Art and cover by JEREMY ROBERTS
On sale APRIL 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ •
FINAL ISSUE
A “FUTURES END” prelude! The original Stormwatch team returns, as this story sets up the organization’s role in the future of the DC Universe!

TEEN TITANS #30
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by TYLER KIRKHAM and ART THIBERT
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
1:25 MAD Variant cover
On sale APRIL 23 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T •
FINAL ISSUE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
In the wake of FOREVER EVIL, The Titans return to learn that Harvest has grown more powerful in their absence! And with the body of Jon Lane Kent gone from its chamber, Harvest is marshaling all the resources of N.O.W.H.E.R.E. to get it back! All this and the return of Bunker and Beast Boy!

TAGS:  dc comics, superman unchained, nightwing, justice league of america, teen titans, stormwatch, suicide squad

 
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