IDW Publishing has canceled the Rocketeer Reborn limited series three weeks ahead of its planned debut. The series by Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet, and Javier Pulido was to be released December 26 and run for five issues, but the publisher has canceled it with its distributor.
"IDW has always been a great publisher to work with, and Pierrick and I are looking forward to another collaboration with them," Charretier tweeted. "Even though the Rocketeer is canceled, we're definitely hoping to read more of Cliff's adventures in the future."
In a statement provided to Newsarama, IDW said they canceled the series "with heavy hearts" but intend to do more with the character.
"IDW deeply appreciates the excitement and support received from Rocketeer fans upon the announcement of the Rocketeer Reborn series. Unfortunately, with heavy hearts, we have to cancel this particular series, but never fear — The Rocketeer will return from IDW!”
Earlier this year, Deadline reported that Disney Junior was developing an animated Rocketeer series to debut in 2019.