One of the gems to come out of the New 52 DC Comics relaunch was Jeff Lemire’s Animal Man, but now the series will end with March’s issue #29.
It’s unknown if sales was a factor in ending the book, but Jeff Lemire offers that he was done telling the story and Animal Man will move over to his Justice League Canada title.
Lemire offered the following on his blog:
My run as the writer of Animal Man, and the series itself, will come to an end with March’s Issue 29, an issue which I will both write and draw along with Travel Foreman.
As sad as I am to be finished writing the solo stories of Buddy, Maxine, Ellen and Cliff, I am also excited to announce that I will continue to write the monthly adventures of Animal Man when he becomes regular member of the new JUSTICE LEAGUE book I am writing.
After finishing the script for #29, I felt I had completed the story I wanted to tell with the Baker family and thought it was a perfect ending for the series. The best way for me to explore new things with the character would be to move him to a team setting and shakeup his status quo, DC agreed, and the Animal Man series will end with my final issue in March.
I’d also like to thank DC Comics for allowing me to finish my story on my own terms, the way I wanted it to end.