When his name was missing from October’s solicits as writer of Suicide Squad, and Matt Kindt’s was on, people naturally wondered is Ales Kot was gone from DC?
He confirmed it on Tumblr:
Since the solicitations for October’s DC titles came out, I was repeatedly asked if I am no longer writing Suicide Squad. Yes, Matt Kindt is writing SS #24 and I am no longer writing Suicide Squad. Matt’s “3 Story” is one of my favorite graphic novels I read in the last few years and I look forward to reading “Mind MGMT” when I finally find the time to buy the first hardcover collection, which you can find here. Matt Kindt is a very capable storyteller who is doing exciting things in the comics medium and I wish him great things.
I killed my deadlines, I wrote my best, and I have no regrets whatsoever.
Thank you for the ride, for your support, for everything.
Have wonderful days and nights.
Kot has already made a reputation as one of the more flamboyant newer writers out there, and as part of the “Image INvasion” at DC Comics he fit right in. For a little while.
ZERO, his book for Image, comes out in September. The creative team includes Michael Walsh, Jordie Bellaire and Clayton Cowles.