Nick Spencer and Becky Cloonan were teaming up for what Cloonan was affectionately calling a “Teen Doom” miniseries. I was stoked. Cloonan’s artwork sizzles, and Spencer is quickly climbing the ranks with both his own titles (Infinite Vacation, ILU) and work at Marvel. Now it’s getting canceled. Before it was even released.
Nick Spencer and Becky Cloonan’s take on Doctor Doom’s early years is apparently no more at Marvel. The canceled four issue miniseries, Victor Von Doom (a.k.a. “Teen Doom” among fans on social media), would have kicked off at the end of this month and followed the future Latverian dictator on the closest thing to a college roadtrip he ever took — a journey through Hell to save his mother’s soul. Spencer and Cloonan have both expressed their disappointment while thanking fans for their support on Twitter. The cancellation doesn’t seem to be slowing either creator down though, with Spencer continuing to writeUltimate Comics X-Men at Marvel, along with Infinite Vacation and the upcoming Thief of Thieves at Image and Cloonan has her Conan the Barbarian collaboration with Brian Wood out from Dark Horse in February.
As pointed out by Graeme McMillan and Kevin Melrose, the title’s cancellation follows the recent layoff of series editor Alejandro Arbona (who also edited Spencer’s canceled Iron Man 2.0), amid other layoffs and cancellations at the publisher.
No it’s cool. We can’t have this freshness, but we can have Fear Itself: The Fearless #7.15^3. Fucking sucks.