So why do comics get cancelled? Poor sales? Yep, usually. However, occasionally, there may be a different reason:

This editorial from Denny O’Neil in the final issue of Weird Worlds claims that the book is being cancelled due to there being no paper to print it on! It seems that in 1974 DC was spearheading the green revolution, leading the ecological fight by cancelling titles and saving the trees. Hooray!

That the book had recently switched from being a Edgar Rice Burroughs-themed comic to featuring the early work of Howard Chaykin and his Iron Wolf strip was not a factor in Weird World‘s demise. No sir.

Honest.

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