@Britt68 : I've been assuming that mindset for the last couple of years now. It's not Dynamite per se, it's just that I've been reading comics too long and seen far too many beloved series end.

@manga4life : What's been unspoken is that "ongoing" has ALWAYS meant "ongoing as long as enough people keep buying it".

The Dark Horse concept of "a series of miniseries" is still the most workable model for titles that fall into a particular zone where they don't sell a LOT of copies, but maybe enough to keep an interested audience buying just above the level of cancellation. Breaks in between miniseries also allow the publisher to line up the best talent, and make sure the issues ship on time. Each new miniseries in the "series of miniseries" is kind of like getting an extension on your unemployment insurance.