Spinning out of the events of this year’s DC crossover Dark Nights: Metal, the publisher’s New Age of DC Heroes introducing new characters and teams to the DC Universe has just lost another ongoing title.
As revealed in DC’s advance solicitation information for January 2019, The Unexpected is coming to an end with its eighth issue. The canceled series joins The Immortal Men which was cancelled after its sixth issue this past September. The solicit info and cover by Yanick Paquette are below:
THE UNEXPECTED #8
- written by STEVE ORLANDO
- art by RONAN CLIQUET
- cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
- In defusing the Nth metal isotope, the Unexpected have accidentally given the Bad Samaritan what he’s always wanted: a doorway to the Dark Multiverse and Mandrakk! But Monitor World isn’t just a doorway, it’s a trapdoor. With the Multiverse on life support, opening it might just be the kill-shot everyone’s feared.
- ON SALE 01.09.19
- $2.99 US | 32 PAGES
- FC | RATED T
- FINAL ISSUE
A quirky love letter to the works of writer Grant Morrison while exploring the Dark Multiverse and ramifications of Metal, The Unexpected launched this past June. Of the eight titles launched this year under the New Age of DC Heroes banner, five titles remain including Damage, The Curse of Brimstone, The Terrifics, The Silencer, and Sideways. New Challengers was launched as part of the initiative but was solicited as a six-issue miniseries ending this week.
Earlier this week, DC Comics announced the final issue of their yet-be-renumbered series, Suicide Squad. There is no reports as to whether it will return in a new, renumbered series or if it will go away for a short time.
The Unexpected #8 is written by Steve Orlando and illustrated by Ronan Cliquet. It is scheduled to go on sale on January 9, 2019 from DC Comics.