It seems like a good day for announcements about leaving DC titles. First news breaks that Andy Diggle has left Action Comics. There are now two reports that Joshua Fialkov has left Green Lantern Corps and Red Lanterns.
Bleeding Cool cites “repeated editorial changes to already-approved directions” and Comic Book Resources cites “creative differences.” Sounds like independent confirmation.
DC has not replied to a query about this, but they may want replacement writers lined up before making a formal announcement.
It’s a little hard to say how far ahead Fialkov was on the scripts, but this makes 3 titles where the writer has left before the first issue hit the stands. This is also not to say Fialkov is hurting for work. He’s been writing the Alpha mini-series for Marvel and will be writing The Ultimates for Marvel’s Ultimate line starting with #25 in June.
That’s all anybody knows at the moment, but it sure does make you wonder if he’s crossing the street to Marvel. It also creates a new context for a two week old tweet:
When deciding on a publisher, don’t look at who’s done A book at a company, look at who’s done TWO books there.Fool me once… #protip
— Joshua Hale Fialkov (@JoshFialkov) March 8, 2013
Although he did have “TWO books” at DC, so maybe it’s related and maybe it’s not. Either way, it’s interesting.
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