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Bryan Hitch Confirms Hawkman Departure, Teases Two New DC Projects

Spinning out of the character's involvement in Dark Knights: MetalHawkman has been a frequently surprising and engaging series, but it looks like the title is about to go through some serious changes.

Artist Bryan Hitch took to Twitter to confirm that he will be leaving Hawkman after the upcoming twelfth issue of the series. The solicitations for DC Comics' June releases revealed that Will Conrad will be taking over art duties for the series, starting with issue #13. Robert Venditti, who has written the series up to this point, will remain on the title.

Hitch posted to Twitter, saying "So yeah, the beyond epic issue 12 is, sadly, my last issue." But Hitch was also quick to reassure fans and followers that this isn't the last they'll see of the artist at DC Comics.

When fellow comics artist Doc Shaner sent Hitch a message of support, Hitch revealed that he has "two projects out this year" with the publisher. Those two projects haven't been fully revealed yet and could end up being connected to any number of characters or titles. It is also unknown if Hitch will just fill the art duties on the book or whether he'll also serve as the writer, which he has done in the past on titles lie  Justice League.

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Hawkman #11, by Robert Venditti and Bryan Hitch, is set to be released on April 10.

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