NYCC 2012: Blue Beetle Cancelled & DC Comics New 52 Fourth Wave Looming…

As part of the hype around Keith Giffen’s new outer space DC Comics New 52 title “Threshold”, featuring new Green Lantern Jediah Caul and Larfleeze, the writer let it slip that Blue Beetle was going to be cancelled.

According to an interview at Newsarama, Giffen had this to say about his new series what books it stems from:

Giffen: Our main character is a Green Lantern. Jediah Caul was a deep undercover Green Lantern operating out of the Tenedrian Dominion, until he got exposed. His back-story is told in the New Guardians Annual.

And I’ll tell you right now, as Green Lanterns go, Jediah Caul makes Guy Gardner look like a really nice guy, an upstanding citizen.

So yeah, these characters and concepts will bump up against the New Guardians characters in the Annual. So it’s a New Guardians story, but it will introduce readers to this concept. And then it spins out of the Annual and the last issue of Blue Beetle. We’re trying to make Threshold a success and get as many eyes on this new ongoing series as possible.

That seems pretty certain. Will DC Comics announce their Fourth Wave of new titles to replace existing ones? It certainly appears like Threshold replaces Blue Beetle.

While Blue Beetle’s official last issue hasn’t been officially announced, its December shipping issues does not seem to bode well for our Latino hero:

Blue Beetle #15

• Blue Beetle is stuck in outer space, deep inside Reach Territory. That shouldn’t be a problem, right?
• Will Jaime be pulled into the war between the Reach and…Lady Styx?!

Written by: Tony Bedard.
Art by: Ig Guara, JP Mayer.
Cover by: Ig Guara, JP Mayer.
Color/B&W: Color.
Page Count: 32.
U.S. Price: 2.99.
On Sale Date: Dec 19 2012

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