No one is buying Marvel's lineup of social justice-themed comics. It's no surprise, given that few readers want politics to be forced down their throats. Thus liberal darling Ta-Nehisi Coates and Yona Harvey's Black Panther & The Crew is getting the axe after poor sales, just two issues after its launch. Its cancellation comes just weeks after a Marvel VP revealed that comics with forced messages of "diversity" were responsible for the publisher's sales slump.
Set in a near-future Harlem-turned-police state patrolled by robotic police officers controlled by a private security contractor, the comic has every element you'd expect from a comic attempting to tell a story inspired by Black Lives Matter. The cops beat people up for no reason, too.
Given Marvel's failed forays into "culturally relevant" storytelling, it's clear that any attempts to cultivate a new audience shouldn't come at the cost of alienating existing readers.
If there is any market at all for Black Panther & The Crew, it certainly isn't with the social justice warriors who cry when their stories are canceled but refuse to spend any money on them.