So I'm back in the US after a loooong vacation (since mid-September - I haven't read anything of the New 52 yet) and already they've got creative turnover on a Legion book.
Via The Beat:
What is it about the Legion of Super-Heroes that pulls in ex-Marvel editor-in-chiefs. Roy Thomas wrote it. Gerry Conway wrote it. Jim Shooter came back for another run. Now Tom DeFalco is taking over Legion Lost with issue #7. Writing changes announced on Superman, Green Arrow and Legion Lost before the 4th issues hit the stands? You can’t say DC is averse to change.Writes Brian Cunningham at DC's The Source blog:
His schedule just couldn’t keep up with a monthly series right now. It’s a bummer because Fabian and I had discussed some really cool ideas for the series, but I understood his reasons, and we parted on a positive note with hopes that someday we can reteam on something else down the road.I haven't kept up with Marvel in a while; I thought DeFalco was still in charge over there.
So I needed to hire a new writer, someone I felt could take the groundwork laid by Fabian and strive for even greater heights. No small task!
... So Tom came into my office with his infectious enthusiasm, and we just talked about LEGION LOST for over an hour. I really loved what I heard. And then we got on the phone with series artist Pete Woods, and the ideas kept flowing. Carrying over subplots that Fabian had been developing, Tom’s inclinations felt so completely fresh that we were sold instantly. Here’s a taste:
- A crossover with TEEN TITANS involving the organization known as N.O.W.H.E.R.E. — with a revelation that will change the entire course of LEGION LOST!
- A Timber Wolf romance that could rip the team apart!
- A power struggle for leadership!
- Tyroc has a deadly secret…and the team isn’t happy when they learn it!
- And a traitor lurks in their midst!