UPDATED: Writer Paul Cornell, who launched the “Stormwatch” series as part of the New 52, announced via Twitter that he is officially off the title after #6. Wishing Paul Jenkins luck with “Stormwatch,” Cornell reassured fans that he will remain on as writer of DC’s “Demon Knights” and plans remain in place for his upcoming Vertigo title, “Saucer Country.”
Today, DC Comics announced that writer Paul Jenkins will tackle the cast of “Stormwatch” for a 2-part story running through issues #7 and 8. There was no word on whether Jenkins will be joined by regular series artist Miguel Sepulveda for the arc.
According to DC’s blog The Source, Jenkins, who also handles scripting chores on the Dave Finch-illustrated “Batman: The Dark Knight” and the series-launching Deadman story in “DC Universe Presents” with artist Bernard Chang, will pit the onetime Wildstorm team against an interdimensional foe with designs to steal Earth’s gravity.
“[Stormwatch never has] simple threats like bloodthirsty monsters or world-dominating supervillains to stop, it’s always some mind-cracking knot that Apollo, Midnighter and the rest of the crew have to untie,” editor Pat McCallum told The Source. “This time out, Stormwatch have to solve the puzzle of dimension-stepping gravity miners, creatures so alien they’re not even technically alive. The last stand of humanity or, as Stormwatch calls it, ‘Monday.'”
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