The DC Comics Rotating 52 is about to rotate again, friends. DC has announced five titles that will be cancelled and replaced with new books in just a few more months: G.I. Combat, Legion Lost, Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E., Blue Beetle
shall soon be no more. It’s always a bummer if a book you’re enjoying gets the axe, but fortunately, many of these characters already have new homes lined up. Frankenstein is joining Justice League Dark
, the Beetle will be part of the cast of Keith Giffen’s upcoming Threshold
series, and presumably, the “Lost” Legionnaires can be folded back into their parent title. Still, by locking the number of ongoing DC Universe titles at 52, DC has created a very strange environment in which their titles are literally in direct competition with one another for a specific number of slots. Never before has such a state existed in comics, at least not so publicly, and if you’re a creator on a lower-selling DC book, you must get nervous each time the Cancellation Buzz starts humming again, a process that begins approximately 12 seconds after each slate of cancellations is announced.