“Supergirl” and “Super Sons” Comic Books Cancelled

When DC Comics released the May solicitations yesterday, it was unclear why there was no issue of “Supergirl” amongst the listings, and some speculation that the issue of “Super Sons” was the final one for that series. Today, writers of both titles have confirmed that both comic book titles are coming to an end.

“Supergirl” will end with issue #20, which is scheduled to ship on April 11 (which is also the same day the final issue of “Trinity” is released). Writer Steve Orlando explained via Twitter, “While the story that began in Supergirl: Rebirth concludes in #20, I couldn’t be more grateful for what we’ve accomplished in Supergirl. Wherever Kara goes next will be amazing! Thank you all for your incredible support, for this singular run, and to my co-creators and editors!”

Supergirl #20SUPERGIRL #20
Art and cover by ROBSON ROCHA
Variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
Supergirl must fight both Mokkari and the out-of-dimension Viking Judge to save Director Bones from the fury of the Viking’s magical ax! Meanwhile, with Director Bones out of the picture, Cameron Chase and Lar-On must break into the D.E.O. to save Veritas before the clock counts down to zero and the psycho-redactor erases her memories forever!
On sale APRIL 11. 32 pg, FC. $3.99 US. RATED T

“Super Sons” writer Peter J. Tomasi wrote on Twitter, “Wow! The love and sadness for Super Sons being cancelled is knocking me out! So, before too much time passes let me be the first to tell you that I’m not done with our two favorite boys and new news will be forthcoming soon!” He added, “It is not being cancelled for bad sales. There are plans afoot I can’t share at this early juncture but you will be happy with the results – Super Sons lives! But hey now! Remember, keep your love for the last few issues of Super Sons going, lots of fun to be had with some emotional tugs waiting around the corner, and it shows that you continue to support the book/characters as we prep the new stuff coming yer way!”

Super Sons #16SUPER SONS #16
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“END OF INNOCENCE” part two! The epic battle between the Super Sons and Kid Amazo crashes to a close, and Superboy and Robin must decide how to pick up the pieces of the disastrous Amazo Project. The Super Sons face tomorrow in this latest chapter of their journey together!
On sale MAY 30. 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US. RATED T

All these changes appear to be preparing the Superman family of comic books for new era set to begin when Brian Michael Bendis takes over both “Superman” and “Action Comics” in June.

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February 21, 2018 5:31 pm

Well that’s disappointing. It’s always a sad thing when a comic that is related to superman is cancelled.

February 21, 2018 6:20 pm

According to Bleeding Cool there’s something else to be announced soon regarding the SuperSons. I woud imagine it’s probably the same for Supergirl as it makes no real sense to cancel her title when she’s doing well on TV.

February 21, 2018 7:29 pm
Reply to  MattComics

What about the sales on the New-Superman comic series? How have the sales been since they updated his look?

February 21, 2018 7:32 pm

So Bendis takes over and we lose a bunch of Superman titles and the main Superman books go back to monthly? This is just dumb.

February 22, 2018 6:44 pm
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I’ve always thought they made them bi-weekly at first to match issue #1000 with Action’s 80th birthday. A gigantic event when you have those 2 milestones the same month, the same year.

February 21, 2018 8:47 pm

The 1000th issue of Action Comics is on the horizon and the later Superman Special #1 teases a big change for Superman. I am wondering if the cancellation of these titles has something to do with this big change. Could Kara and Jon be on the cusp of being removed from the DC Universe, once again leaving Superman as the only Kryptonian. One would hope that DC would not kill them off and erasing them would seem wrong even if it were not so soon after rebirth changed continuity again. It could just be sales leading to cancellation. It might… Read more »

February 21, 2018 10:46 pm
Reply to  dragon22a

I believe that DC is throwing most of it’s resources into Superman and related mags with this “New Direction” Intuitive, therefore, shrinking the monthly catalog.

I’m sure Supergirl will be back (revamped / retcon quite possibly) after, Superman Action 1K and subsequent Superman titles have gotten it’s “sea-legs” under them with few issues under hot of the press.

February 22, 2018 6:48 pm
Reply to  dragon22a

If you read again, Super Sons comic hasn’t had low sales and it is not cancelled because of it. They imply something will evolve in that part. As for Supergirl, that may be a different story.

February 21, 2018 10:08 pm

What if the reason for these cancellations is to start a comic series with Superman,Superboy, and Supergirl. The three of them in one comic series working together. It’s just a theory.

February 22, 2018 4:54 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Superman Family?

February 22, 2018 7:29 pm
Reply to  liheibao

Maybe Superman family or the Superfamily? Although I think that title already existed in a previous comic series meant for younger readers. I don’t know if it could happen. I guess it’s too soon to tell. I think it could be done if the stories are done right. Give them a commen cause to team up. Maybe have Superman be the parental figure for both of them. Its just a thought. They most likely have something else in mind for a comic series. Still, I think it would be interesting to see at some point. Here’s a thought. What if… Read more »

February 22, 2018 6:56 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

I hope they don’t go that way. As much as I complain there is too much Jon Kent in Superman’s own comics (in Superman, the main character has become a guest star after his family), Superboy is a character good enough to have his own+Robin comic book. Supergirl…they just should erase her forever from the DC Universe. She is just a redundant character, just a female version of Superman…but there is a much greater female version of him: Wonder Woman. Having Supergirl, Superwoman (specially her), New Super-Man…like I said before, redundant characters that add nothing to this universe nor to… Read more »