DC Cancels Border Town and Makes Previous Issues Returnable
Earlier this week comic creator Eric Esquivel was accused of physical and emotional abuse by a former co-worker. Esquivel was an up and coming writer with a recent hit series in Border Town, the lead launch title from the newly refocused Vertigo imprint from DC Comics.
While DC hasn’t had an official statement we now know that Border Town is officially cancelled. A cancellation notice was sent to retailers and fifth and sixth issue of the series will not be published. On top of that, all previous issues are being made returnable.
This isn’t too surprising as Esquivel’s two collaborators on the series quit after the accusations became public and they found out about them.
Esquivel has also been sacked from SBI Press with whom he was writing a series.
Esquivel has still not commented on the accusation and has deleted his social media presence except his Twitter account which he has made private and deleted all Tweets other than two.