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Taylor Out, Buccellato In on DC’s “Injustice: Gods Among Us”

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Taylor Out, Buccellato In on DC’s “Injustice: Gods Among Us”

There’s a new writer on DC Comics“Injustice: Gods Among Us”, as first revealed Thursday by IGN: Tom Taylor, who had been with the digital-first series since the beginning, has left the book, with current “Detective Comics” co-writer Brian Buccellato taking over. According to IGN, DC states that Taylor, who also writes “Superior Iron Man” for Marvel, is leaving the series due to his “increasingly busy schedule.”

Buccellato’s run is stated to start with digital chapter #15 and print issue #8, solicited for release in January. Print issues #8, #9 and #10 had already been solicited for release in January and February with Taylor as writer.

“I think my work on the ‘Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion’ miniseries that I did last year showed my ability to handle a multitude of characters with dramatic tension and humor,” Buccellato said to IGN. “Tom is terrific at navigating those two worlds simultaneously so I do see some similarities in our storytelling sensibilities.”

Buccellato stated that he’ll likely stick to the book’s “broad strokes” for the remainder of “Injustice” Year Three, including a focus on John Constantine.

“Constantine is the Batman of the magic world,” Buccellato told IGN. “You know how Bats is the smartest man in the room and he always has a contingency plan? Well, so does John.”

Based on the video game of the same name, “Injustice: Gods Among Us” — set in an alternate reality where the Joker’s destruction of Metropolis leads Superman down a dark path — launched as a digital-first series in January 2013, with Taylor joined by a variety of artists.

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