Joshua Hale Fialkov Quits ‘Red Lanterns’ and ‘Green Lantern Corps’; New Writers Announced


Only moments after Andy Diggle‘s announcement that he would be stepping down as writer for “Action Comics” due to “professional reasons,” Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, Vampire, Alpha: Big Time) made a similar announcement that he would be also stepping down from “Red Lanterns” and Green Lantern Corps” due to “creative differences.”

Hey guys,

Just a quick note to confirm what everyone knows, I am no longer the writer of GLC and Red Lanterns for DC Comics. There were editorial decisions about the direction of the book that conflicted with the story I was hired to tell, and I felt that it was better to let DC tell their story the way they want. I’m grateful for the opportunity and I’ll miss working with the entire Green Lantern team.

This was not an easy decision to make emotionally or financially, but, I’m sure it was the right decision for both me, and for the Green Lantern books. The outpouring of support, your kind words and well wishes means so much to me and my family.

In the meantime, I’ll be writing ALPHA: BIG TIME and THE ULTIMATES over at Marvel, and THE DEVILLERS at Dynamite. I’ve got a couple more projects in the works, so stay tuned.

Thanks again,

via JHF‘s blog

It was only a couple of weeks go when DC Comics announced JHF as writer for “Red Lanterns” and “Green Lantern Corp.” There have been many interviews/podcasts expressing his excitement for his new projects. Now, a couple weeks later he announces his departure. Something is going on at DC, one can only wonder what?

Right now, DC Comics has announced “Swamp Thing” writer Charles Soule (27) will be handling writing duties for “Red Lanterns” and Van Jenson (Pinocchio Vampire Slayer) will write “Green Lantern Corps” with Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Demon Knights, Green Lantern) co-plotting. Nothing was mentioned if the same artist will be on-board.

"Green Lanterns Corps" #21

“Green Lanterns Corps” #21

"Red Lanterns" #21

“Red Lanterns” #21

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Source : CBR