DC is releasing a ton of news today, including best-selling writer Tom Taylor will be taking over Earth 2 after writer James Robinson left the book under mysterious circumstances. MTV Geek has the news that Taylor will take over starting with October’s issue #17. Nicola Scott stays on as artist.
“I’ve had so much fun working on Earth 2 with James Robinson over the last year. While I’m sad to see him go, I’m really looking forward to exploring the ever expanding mysteries of the title. I’m even more excited about moving forward on this journey with my great friend and fellow countryman Tom Taylor! Not only a charming guy but a great talent to boot. She continued, I can’t wait for everyone to see what we have lined up!” said Scott in a statement.
“I’m a big fan of what James and Nicola have created so far with Earth 2, and I’m honored to be adding to this world, with its rich characters and its many mysteries. Earth 2 is entering a new age, and I’m thrilled to usher in this new age with my good friend, and fellow Australian, Nicola Scott. It was good of DC Comics to give Australia our own Earth to play with. We’ll try not to wreck the joint.” said Taylor.
While you can’t pin all the success for INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG us on Taylor, something has set this video game adaptation apart. It’s been a best seller on Kindle, comiXology, and regularly clocks in in the top 100 of print comics. Taylor, while not related to Tommy Taylor of Unwritten, as MTV Geek pointed out, is an Australian writer who has won awards for both his stage plays and previous comics, which were mostly in the Star Wars realm, and original material for Australian publisher Gestalt. His book THE DEEP has been optioned for a TV show. Just a hunch, but expect to hear a lot more from him.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.