Spinning out of the character's involvement in Dark Knights: Metal, Hawkman 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.
Okay, well, since solicitations are out an noticed, yes, issue 12 is my last issue of Hawkman. I'd hope to be able to let you all know BEFORE solicitations but somebody dropped that ball at her office. So yeah, the beyond epic issue 12 is, sadly, my last issue.— BRYAN HITCH (@THEBRYANHITCH) March 15, 2019
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.
Thanks Doc! (whatever THEY may be. Two projects out this year....)— BRYAN HITCH (@THEBRYANHITCH) March 15, 2019
Hawkman #11, by Robert Venditti and Bryan Hitch, is set to be released on April 10.