Leaving Stormwatch and Going to Coode Street
I feel I should say something about stopping writing Stormwatch after #6, but there’s not actually a lot to be said. It was my own choice, I wasn’t sacked. It’s not like there’s chaos as a result: the first six issues set up a format for the title, and one of the reasons I chose that point to leave (quite a while back, this hasn’t happened suddenly) was so a new writer can start with a solid foundation.”
The Gap will be filled by Paul Jenkins whom will be writing Stormwatch issue #7 and #8 before Peter takes over starting issue #9. As for what Peter Milligan thinks about leaving Justice League Dark and taking on Stormwatch? DC’s the Source shares with us his thoughts.
Stormwatch has the craziness, the paranoia and the occasional bursts of odd humor that really grab me. 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.
It’s a bit of a wrench leaving JL Dark, of course, and not working with the increasingly outstanding Mikel Janin. But the fact that Jeff Lemire is taking over makes me very sanguine. I think Jeff is great. And I think he’ll be great for this book. It’ll be intriguing to see how he handles the great conman mage, John Constantine, whose twisted life I’m continuing to chronicle over in Vertigo’s Hellblazer.”
You can pick up Milligan’s first issue of STORMWATCH in May.”
You can also pick up Paul Cornell’s story arc for Stormwatch on May 23rd as it is collected in a trade titled STORMWATCH VOL. 1: THE DARK SIDE. From what I’ve read of Red Lanterns I believe that Milligan will be a fine fit with Stormwatch and I look forward to the crossover. What about you? Are you fans of Stormwatch right now? Does this make you more likely or less likely to give it a chance if you’re not already on board? I tend to have issue with comics changing writers after one story arc, I get comfortable if im liking the way it is being written and I get worried when someone else jumps in and has to hit his or her groove. Is that something that concerns anyone else about this sort of change? You can be sure Comic Booked will be following Milligans take on Stormwatch so check back and see what we think.