Writer changes for two of edgier DC’s New 52 titles. Peter Milligan is taking over Stormwatch from Paul Cornell with issue 9. Jeff Lemire is taking the reigns of Justice League Dark with issue 9 – after the Justice League Dark, I Vampire crossover. Milligan is staying on Red Lanterns and Hellblazer.
“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,” Milligan told The Source.
“It’s a bit of a wrench leaving Justice League 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.”
Lemire is leaving Frankenstein Agent of SHADE. Matt Kindt is taking over the series.
This Geek’s Take: I wonder if Stormwatch will evolve into The Authority like it did under the Wildstorm banner? I highly recommend The Authority trades by Warren Ellis and Mark Miller. I loved Jenny Sparks – can we reincarnate her into the New 52?