In recent news, we reported that Gail Simone, writer of New 52 Batgirl, will be stepping away as writer of Batgirl only to be temporarily replaced by guest-writer Ray Fawkes. Now we’re here to report another heartbreaking story from the DC Universe and that is the sudden announcement from Scott Snyder explaining he and Yanick Paquette both will be stepping away from the Swamp Thing title, with their run ending with issue #18. The announcement came directly from Scott Snyder via his own Twitter feed. He was immediately met with support from fans and creators alike.
Based on the current information coming out of the DC Universe and from Scott Snyder himself, it is unclear who will be in the new team taking over to continue with Swamp Thing but we do have some hints that #18 will be the “big ones – the status-quo-changing-mega-ones”.
Scott Snyder is known to work on several industry defining comics such as Batman: Gates Of Gotham, The New 52 Batman (which included the epic story arc “The Court Of Owls”), American Vampire, Flashpoint and of course Swamp Thing. Snyder has received the 2011 Eisner and Harvey Award for Best New Series: American Vampire, 2012 Eagle Award for Best Writer, Stan Lee Award for Best Ongoing Series (Detective Comics), Stan Lee Award for Best Writer and 2012 Stan Lee Award for Man of the Year.
Despite Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette making their departure after issue #18, they will however be continuing with the DC Universe. At New York Comic Con earlier this year, Scott Snyder also announced he will be working on a new Superman ongoing series to be drawn by Jim Lee (who will also be making an appearance at the Amazing Arizona Comic Con) which is scheduled to be published in 2013.
Mr. Snyder has reported that the reason for his departure after #18 is to be able to have more breathing room to focus more on his creator-owned project, The Wake series.
Swamp Thing #18 will be on sale March 6th, 2013 for $2.99.