The comic book industry is in a period of “austerity.” Slumping sales have led both Marvel and DC to announce in the last year that they are canceling a number of titles to scale back production and save costs. Marvel has announced that it is cancelling 33 of its titles, while DC has canceled nine comics, including popular ones such as Justice League United and Green Lantern: Lost Army. But this isn’t the first time that comic books have been canceled. Over the years, many of the most popular characters have disappeared from store shelves due to cancelation. And here are 10 comic book titles we feel deserve to be resurrected.
10. Power Man and Iron Fist (Marvel Comics)
This superhero duo originally came together because each of their own comic book titles was suffering from slumping sales. Rather than cancel the Power Man and Iron Fist books outright, Marvel decided to have the two heroes join forces in their own comic book in the late 1970s. The plan worked until 1984, when the title was canceled due to unsustainable sales—leaving Power Man and Iron Fist to serve as perennial guest stars in other Marvel comic book titles. However, Power Man and Iron Fist was resurrected in 2011 for a five part miniseries, which proved popular. And this duo is now getting the Daredevil treatment from Netflix. So why not capitalize on the momentum and launch a new Power Man and Iron Fist regular series. Nostalgic fans would eat it up and the Netflix series could help drive sales. Win-win.