Marvel monthlies Captain America, Black Widow, Deadpool, more absent from February 2021 schedule

Children of the Atom #2 cover
(Image credit: Marvel Comics)

Several of Marvel's core monthly ongoing titles are absent from the publisher's February 2021 solicitations, as well as a few limited series halfway through their runs.

Captain America #27 cover (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

Ta-Nehisi Coates' Captain America series is top of the list. Coates' other Marvel title Black Panther is coming in for a landing (i.e. a finale) in summer 2021, but there's been no sign that his Captain America run was also ending. This week's Cap #25 was the end of the current arc, but with #26 and #27 scheduled for December and January, respectively, its hard to see them ending the series like this.

Meanwhile, the Black Widow series doesn't have any new issues planned for February - but does have a collection of the first five issues, including January 2021's Black Widow #5. This could simply be a breather before the beginning of a second arc, but Marvel has ended ongoing series after just the first arc in the past such as with Amazing Mary Jane.

Deadpool #10 cover (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

Another Kelly Thompson-written series, Deadpool, is also absent from Marvel's February solicitations. Deadpool #10 is solicited for January, and that issue is the end of the series' second arc. 

Lastly on the ongoing front, the Children of the Atom ongoing, part of the 'Dawn of X' X-Men line, is apparently skipping a month just after its scheduled debut of #1 on January 6, 2021. It's unlikely Marvel would cancel a series after just one issue, and a second issue was solicited pre-COVID-19 way back in February 2020 so it's unclear what's happening with this series.

On the limited series front, two of those are taking an apparent skip-month - W.E.B. of Spider-Man and Power Pack are both absent from February, after their second and third issues, respectively, were solicited for January.

Following the original publication of this story, Newsarama learned that the W.E.B. of Spider-Man series was being postponed indefinitely, with even its previously-solicited issues canceled at the distributor level.

Marvel has not responded to inquiries about these titles. Stay tuned to Newsarama for more on these Marvel series and their status going forward.

And read Marvel's full February 2021 solicitations here.

[Editor's Note: This story was updated with new information about W.E.B. of Spider-Man learned after the original publication date.]

Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)