Marvel has announced the cancellation of several titles, including the fan-favourite series Alpha Flight.
The publisher's January 2012 solicitations notably exclude Alpha Flight, Nick Spencer's Iron Man 2.0 and Paul Jenkins' eight-issue miniseries All-Winners Squad.
"Fans and friends, I'm sorry to confirm that Alpha Flight will indeed end with issue #8," co-writer Greg Pak tweeted this week. "The book was originally conceived as an 8-issue mini, so we're still telling the big, fun story we intended from the start."
The cancellation of Alpha Flight may come as a surprise, as it was only upgraded from a maxi-series to an ongoing in August at the FanExpo in Toronto.
Marvel has yet to announce a reason for the title's cancellation. September sales for Alpha Flight #4 were around 23,000.
Alpha Flight #8 will be published in January 2012.