Titan Magazines has announced that it will no longer be publishing its licensed DC Comics range in the UK. All titles on sale now in newsagents are the final issues.
The company sent a brief email to subscribers of its titles earlier this week, thanking them for their loyalty, advising readers all titles would be discontinued after December, although back issues will still be available.
Titles affected, sold in newsagents, include DC Universe Presents (previously known as Superman Legends), featuring Superman, Green Lantern, JLA and the Flash. The most recent issue, Volume 3 #12, was published in November.
Titan’s web site also lists All-Star Batman (#11 the most recent issue, published in October), Batman (#14 was published in November), Batman Superman (Volume 3, #2, released earlier this month), DC Legends (Volume 4, #3, released in November), DC Spotlight (bowing out with a 100-page Aquaman Special, on sale now), DC Super Heroes (Volume 3, #13, currently featuring Flash) and DC Team Up (#5, also released this month) and DC Universe Presents.
Titan says all subscribers will be contacted about the cancellations, which only affect its DC range.
We don’t know at this point if another publisher has picked up the DC Comics license in the UK. Egmont published a short-lived DC Super Hero Girls title in 2017 featuring strip drawn by Ferran Rodriguez, and has published other DC tie-in titles in the past, as has Panini.
UPDATE Friday 28th December: downthetubes reader Alan Russell reports the issue’s of the DC titles affected all seem to say “The End” on the last page of all the strips, suggesting the the titles’ closure was not unexpected as the email sent out in Christmas week might suggest.
We don’t know at this point if Titan’s DC book collections are also impacted by any presumed license changes.
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