I caught wind of this on twitter last night. I'm so sad to hear this news... it really felt like things were on the up and up for the series. T___T;;;
How disappointing! I am sorry, I really enjoyed the first one!
Always sad news to hear fun projects being cut. Man, those licensing costs must be absolutely prohibitive if, despite good sales, the book is not bringing in enough.
Also sad to think that no one will ever get to read the end of your story.
I almost feel like screaming "why cut at #1? You will probably gather even more readers the more issues you have!"
Costs costs and more costs. Now books go under the same hatchet as television shows.
It makes one think: how many other companies will dare to try making similar collaboration work if licenses are so costly?
I'm sorry to hear this... It was the only manga I've read this year and I loved it... it's shame we can't see how it ends...
Aw man, I'm sorry to hear about this. I haven't read an X-Men book in quite some time until "Misfits" came out, and I really enjoyed it! Refreshing to see humor and fun injected back into a world that I'd long considered joyless. Now I'm super-bummed to not have the story conclude. Stupid licensing fees...
I hope (very much) that people who have taken the time to download the book on a torrent will take another moment to buy the book. For one thing they can go outside and read it in the park on a sunny day, and for another, that will help prevent more daring and beautiful projects like this from getting axed before they see completion.
Congratulations on your great effort on this book! It was an adventure to watch it unfold. :)
Aw, that sucks to hear! Wished they gave you guys the opportunity to finish the story.
Yeah, licensing well known brands can be cost prohibitive. When I was at Gamehouse, we licensed Milton Bradley games, thinking it was a good thing but turned out to be a nightmare (not just in terms of costs but dealing with the committee that oversees the development of the brands).
Aw, that's awful news. You don't know me or anything - but as a long-time X-Men nerd I found the first book totally delightful, and I'll be sad not to see the story come to it's conclusion. And even sadder that you won't have chance to see your story go out in the world.
that sucks! are you all at least getting paid for the work you had done so far? any chance marvel could decide to put out book 2?
I have no idea if that's an option or not. I imagine it would be a lot of work on Marvel's part to figure out how to make it happen. But I guess if book 1 continued to sell and there was a demand for it? I'm skeptic though.
that's kinda what i figured...
Aw, jeez. Sending huge hugs your way. :(
If it's any consolation, I think you guys came come up with stuff that's way better than anything Marvel can do. Anything after this is going to be even MORE interesting and MORE amazing.
my friends and I were really sad to hear about this, we really enjoyed book one :(
Wow that's a total bummer, guys! I was looking forward to reading the second one. Sorry that you guys got the short end of that stick.
I'm so sad about this. :( I was really looking forward to reading them.
2010-04-12 11:45 pm (UTC)
no lockheed? nooooooo!
I'm really sorry to hear this. That and the news about Yokaiden stalling...what's up Del Rey!?!
I guess it's hard to make money on manga style books where the art isn't already done and paid for. :(
What wait...Nina Matsumoto's Yokaiden? If it is, what is happening?
Boo! I love that book, and did my best to make sure everyone I know bought it, but I know sometimes things just don't work out. You guys are so very professional about it, I'm sure if they decide to come back to it they'll let you wrap it up.
I'm so bummed I won't know what happens next though!
Such a bummer that this got canceled. My friends and I really got a huge kick out of it and were waiting for the next one. We loved it so much!
2010-09-02 01:59 pm (UTC)
But but but WHY!!*Sobs hysterically*I LOVED IT!!!!!I made a fanfic on it to!!!I had heard rumors about it,but i ignored them.NOOOOOOOOOOO!It was so awesome!!i even got my die hard marvel fan little brother to read it and HE liked it!!!!But i hope you guys could make a new one in the future.And i hope i can see the sketches!!!!(David no offense but your jubilee scketh wasnt very good.Funny though!!!)
Signed Kira Malone(Werwwitch(my x-men name!!)
So sad to see this happened, i am a big shoujo collector. And marvel fan, so when i saw this at Barnes and Noble on the release day, i bought 2 copies, one i still read to this day and another i keep wrapped in plastic.