Some series just can’t seem to catch a break. After the announcement made earlier this week that Andy Diggle would be leaving Action Comics before a single issue of his run was released, it seems that the new writer/artist Tony S Daniel will be leaving after only one arc. The reason for his leave is due to him taking on a new “massive” project with DC, something he’d been working on since last fall.
Daniel had this to say on his personal Facebook regarding the situation:
“Yes, many have heard, Andy Diggle left Action Comics after the first issue. I can only say I feel bad he made that decision. I think it was the wrong one, but that was his choice to make. For the remainder of the arc I’ll be working off his plots to finish out this first arc. So essentially, I become ‘scripter’ in the credits w/ Andy as ‘plotter.’ As for myself, I end my short run after I complete this first arc, which ends with issue 21. This was preplanned since last fall as there is another project I’ll be taking on, and assisting with, a massive project with DC. I still think people will like this arc and I’m staying as true as I can be to Andy’s plans for this story. In the end I hope he’ll find it somewhat recognizable as something he took part in.”
What are your thoughts on this announcement? Who do you think will take over after Daniel leaves? What is this “massive” project he’s working on? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.