Writer James Robinson announced his departure from Earth 2 with issue #16 on Twitter— and added that it meant he would no longer be working at DC.
Yes, this also means I’m no longer working at DC Comics.Best wishes and regards to Dan, Geoff and everyone.
— JamesDRobinson (@JamesDRobinson) May 17, 2013
Robinson will always be remembered for his historic runs on Action Comics, Starman, and Justice Society of America. Also his contributions to the Blackest Night, Flashpoint, and Superman: World of Krypton tie-ins. His last work with the company will be Earth-2 #16, and isn’t due for another couple months. Here’s the cover for the next issue, looks like good jumping on point for new readers.
Captain Steel debuts as the World Army sends the hero into the Fire Pits left over from the war with Apocalypse, but even Earth 2’s newest hero isn’t ready for what is hidden within the burning reminders of the conflict that killed Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
Although there’s been an exodus of DC talent of late, this departure seems to have been more friendly than most.
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