Anyhoo... to nobody's surprise, DC's New 52 is going to remain DC's 52 as they cancel 6 titles and bring in 6 new titles. Its actually not a terrible plan from a business perspective, I'd guess. It sounds like they had the next 6 titles ready to go, and they're employing the Jack Welch-approved cull the bottom 10% rule to their own titles.
- Static Shock
- Mr. Terrific
- Men of War
- Black Hawks
- Hawk and Dove
I'm not overly surprised by the loss of any of these titles. Aside from OMAC, the other 4 of these I read were a mess from issue 1, and as much as I wanted to support Sterling Gates after his work on Supergirl, I hadn't grown to like this iteration of Hawk and Dove, and Liefeld's art is not my cup of tea.
Its unfortunate to see Static fail once again, when the potential for the character to be DC's Spider-Man seems so high. And as much as I have liked Mr. Terrific in theory, Wallace's take in issue 1 felt so generic and disposable, I abandoned the series immediately rather than deal with hoping that it might improve.
Blackhawks was trying to be like the current GI Joe, which is already a successful franchise elsewhere, so I couldn't figure out why they bothered to try to simply echo an established and beloved property you can already buy, and Men of War seemed simply ill-conceived. Its a war book or its not.
OMAC I've kind of enjoyed, but I don't really care that its vanishing. Its like when that show you catch occasionally disappears and its only months later that you realize its gone. I can certainly live without it.
As replacements, we're getting: