This may not come as a shock for most readers of his books as Liefeld has teased and threatened to leave the New 52 behind no less than four times previously. But it seems this time, he means it. The disgruntled writer took to twitter earlier today and began to explain his reasons for his imminent departure from the publisher. Liefeld states that the decision to leave was “his own choice” and that “I believe in what DC is doing, but I had to preserve my sanity.”
Liefeld, whom is also the current co-writer on Grifter and The Savage Hawkman, said today that after September’s #0 issues of his books he would be calling it quits. Leaving the solicits for October and November left in a state of confusion for a while, as both solicits for the books he worked on state that he would be performing his role as advertised. The creator then tweeted to clear up the confusion some time later stating that Scott Clark would be replacing him in his role on Deathstroke while Marat Mycheals will continue his work unaided on Grifter.
Liefeld was originally involved with DC’s New 52 from the outset, working as the artist and then writer on the now cancelled title, Hawk and Dove. He states his reason for parting ways with the publisher as “Massive indecision, last minute and I mean LAST minute changes that alter everything. Editor pissing contests.”
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