As an update to stillanerd’s earlier post about the rumored end of Superior Foes of Spider-Man, both Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber have discussed the possibility via social media.
Nick Spencer made the following tweets Friday night:
SUPFOES fans- with any book, the line between cancellation and success is a thin one. Pre-order, buy the trade, buy an extra for a friend
Letters and tweets to @marvel don’t hurt either. Strong fan response is what’s kept it alive so far. Very grateful for that.
That said, we’ve always been driving towards an ending. The book was not designed to be open-ended. We were originally given 12 issues.
No matter where we wrap at this point, you’ll get the ‘right’ ending. But I do love the book and wouldn’t mind doing a little more.
All that said, any book that exceeds its planned shelf life, that’s a big win. And that’s 100 percent due to your support, so thank you.
According to TheOuthousers.com, Steve Lieber took to 4Chan and had the following to say:
All I’m hearing is a lot of “we’ll have to see what the sales do.” If they keep sliding, we probably are gonna get cancelled at 15. On the other hand, if we pick up some award nominations, or if comic buyers pay attention to all the “best of 2013” lists the book was on, we might get a reprieve.
Wish I had a more concrete answer than: “Uh, maybe? Maybe not?” but that’s what I have.
So we’re still waiting to see what will happen with the title. Hopefully Spencer & Lieber get to continue the series, either in ‘Superior’ or in a rebooted title.