Today after the surprise news hit that two writers would be leaving high profile gigs at DC Comics before their first issues shipped, the publisher has responded with the teams that will step in to continue the books.
CBR News learned earlier today that artist Tony Daniel would take over the writing duties of “Action Comics” from Andy Diggle, and we can now confirm both Joshua Hale Fialkov’s exit from “Green Lantern Corps” and “Red Lanterns” and the writers who replace him.
On “Green Lantern Corps,” DC will welcome “Pinocchio Vampire Slayer” writer Van Jensen who will get a co-plotting assist from regular “Green Lantern” writer Robert Venditti. Meanwhile, “Red Lanterns” will soon be under the guidance of new “Swamp Thing” scribe Charles Soule.
The publisher offered no other comment on the reasons for the switch, though Fialkov gave the reason for his departure on his blog, stating, “There were editorial decisions about the direction of the book that conflicted with the story I was hired to tell, and I felt that it was better to let DC tell their story the way they want. I’m grateful for the opportunity and I’ll miss working with the entire Green Lantern team.
“This was not an easy decision to make emotionally or financially, but, I’m sure it was the right decision for both me, and for the Green Lantern books. The outpouring of support, your kind words and well wishes means so much to me and my family.”
Stay tuned for more on CBR as it develops.