Warren Ellis says “Wildcats isn’t coming out”

Wildcats

In May, DC Comics announced a new Wildcats series written by Warren Ellis and featuring art by Ramon Villalobos, and color by Tamra Bonvillain. Now, that project “isn’t coming out” according to Ellis.

The series solicitations were recently canceled leading speculation of a delay but Ellis in his most recent newsletter writes something a bit more dire with blame seeming to focus on Villalobos’ schedule and missed deadlines.

From the newsletter:

Oh. yeah.  WILDCATS isn’t coming out.  There is hope that it will be resolicited at a later date, but, for right now, it’s cancelled.  As you know, I was two scripts into it, with chunks of other parts done and a full and lengthy treatment for six issues, so it’s kind of frustrating for me too. (RIP my bills.)  But, here’s DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee:

So there’s hope for the future of the title.  Maybe someone will want to draw my tired old man shit, who knows.

Villalobos Tweeted:

So, there’s hope we’ll eventually see the series with the original creative team attached. Better than a few issues out and long delays between issues.