Tom Defalco Comments on New Spider-Girl Leading to his Title's Cancellation

Here’s what former Editor-in-Chief Tom Defalco had to say:

” Thank you for supporting the work the team and I have done.

Nobody knows what the future will bring. I can’t predict the possibly of a Spider-Girl cartoon. I’m sure it is possible. Will it happen? Your guess is as good as mine.

As for Mayday, I know things look extremely bleak at the moment–especially since Marvel is going to try to relaunch Arana with Spider-Girl’s name. Will that trick work? Again, your guess is as good as mine.

However, I think we have all created something very special here and I am convinced that Mayday will eventually return to comic books. (Just to make it absolutely clear–this is just a belief on my part–and not based on anything else! There is no secret plan to relaunch Mayday that I know.)

I really want the sales on SPIDER-GIRL: THE END to send our girl out in style and–please excuse this moment of unprofessionalism–really STICK IT TO MARVEL!”

I don’t have anything positive to say about one of my favorite title’s cancellation to support a thus far failed character. I have no real issue with Arana, but her series failed to do even the level of business Spider-Girl does, and Arana got far, far more promotion than the oft ignored Spider-Girl. I’ll be buying Spider-Girl: The End because it’s excellent, not to stick it to Marvel, but I also won’t be reading the new Arana books, which is a real shame since I enjoy Sean McKeever’s work. And to Marvel, well, I have nothing nice to say about this, so I’ll just move on.

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