By Todd Allen
DC sure is coming on steady with these writer changes. On Wednesday, you had Paul Cornell off Stormwatch (though DC really only announced Paul Jenkins writing a 2-parter, Cornell was the one announcing he was off). On Tuesday, you had Joe Harris replacing Gail Simone as Firestorm co-writer. On Monday, you had Tom DeFalco replacing Fabian Niceiza on Legion Lost. Are we seeing a pattern pattern here?
So today, Thursday, we have an announcement about Men of War:
James Robinson and JT Krul will contribute individual stand alone stories in MEN OF WAR issue #7.
Exactly like the Stormwatch announcement, it does not address what’s up with the regular writer. Unlike the Stormwatch announcement, Ivan Brandon has not taken to Twitter to address whether or not he’s still on the book. Yes, that would be the same Ivan Brandon who had an issue with people discussing which books were selling few enough copies they might be in trouble roughly three weeks ago.
Is Brandon out? We don’t have confirmation one way or the other, but the way DC handled the issue #7 announcement makes it an open an legitimate question.
Tom DeFalco, Paul Jenkins and Joe Harris (as well as earlier replacement Ann Nocenti for Green Arrow) were all Harras era Marvel writers. I’m seriously waiting for Howard Mackie and Terry Kavanagh to pop up for at least a fill-in issue tryout. Is that going to be the Friday writer-change announcement? Tune in tomorrow and see if it happens.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.