January 31, 2012

DC's Creative Changes Continues UPDATE

UPDATE: Lemire is leaving FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E.  and Matt Kindt (Lemire's collaborators on SWEET TOOTH and apparently FRANKENSTEIN) will take over the title starting with issue #10.

Last week, something popped up about a project for Jeff Lemire (ANIMAL MAN, SWEET TOOTH) for DC. The company responded by saying an official announcement would be made this week. Well, today DC announced that Lemire is taking over JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK with issue #9. Current writer Peter Milligan will move over to STORMWATCH.

“This is my dream gig at DC Comics, no doubt about it. The characters in Justice League Dark are my absolute favorite in the DC Comics stable, and I can’t believe I’m actually getting a chance to write John Constantine, Zatanna and Deadman (as well as a few new team members!)," said Lemire. "I obviously have my own ideas for the title as well, and can’t wait to share them with readers. One of the things I’m anxious to explore is just why the name “Justice League” is in the title of this book? I want to explore and create new connections between this team of mystical misfits and Geoff and Jim’s big guns in The Justice League. On that note, Geoff and I have had many discussions on how to link our two books and make the Justice League franchises connect in new and unexpected ways."

“Stormwatch has the craziness, the paranoia and the occasional bursts of odd humor that really grab me," said Milligan. "This is my kind of book. In other words, when I re-read Paul Cornell’s excellent first series with a view to taking over the writing duties I was really excited. And I’m excited too by what I have planned, from Stormwatch facing a ferocious character from the Red Lantern Corps, to hidden secrets being revealed about the origin of Stormwatch, and some shocking revelations about the mysterious Shadow Lords. It’s going to be a very intense ride."

The switch happens in May, coincidentally when the six new titles start.