"Green Lantern: New Guardians" writer Justin Jordan took to Facebook Friday with the announcement that he is leaving the DC Comics series after next year's issue 40. In his Facebook post, the writer said he was "tired of waiting for someone to make the announcement for [him]," and explained that the decision to leave the series was his, and one he has known about since April.
Jordan explained his reason to leave the cosmic book:
"It's not because I don't like writing the book (I do) or because I've had any kind of DC falling out (I haven't) - basically, I've written about four hundred pages of New Guardians, and I've told the story I wanted to tell, so I figured it'd be a good time to wrap up this stage of Kyle's story and for me to do something else."
Jordan, co-creator of "The Strange Talent of Luther Strode" and the follow-up "The Legend of Luther Strode" -- and recently "Deep State" at BOOM! Studios and "Spread" at Image Comics -- also wrote about his motivation to initially write the "Green Lantern" series:
"I took New Guardians because I wanted a challenge - I'd never written a cosmic book, not anything so sci fi, and I wanted to stretch. And it's been great. I loved working with my editors, with Brad Walker and the rest of the artistic team. And I think we put out a good book.
No book is ever perfect, but I think this is probably the most consistently good work for hire book that I've done. I've gotten to tell the stories I wanted to tell, the way I wanted to tell them. Their weaknesses are mine, and that's not always the case for non creator owned books."
Jordan ended the post with: "(And no, I'm not saying what happens to the book after me. You folks are going to need to wait for that.)"
In the comments, when asked if Jordan would be writing another DC title, he replied: "I don't have anything now, but I'm pitching them some stuff."
"Green Lantern: New Guardians" is one of the original New 52 series that launched in September 2011. Jordan took over with issue 21, and has previously written DC's "Team 7" and "Deathstroke" before they were cancelled last year.