Yesterday, Bleeding Cool reported that Andy Diggle had walked off Action Comics. Today he tweeted;
Sadly, I’ve decided to walk away from Action Comics for professional reasons.
— Andy Diggle (@andydiggle) March 20, 2013
It was the toughest decision I’ve ever had to make, especially with Superman’s 75th anniversary and Man of Steel on the horizon. But it was the right decision. No regrets. Onwards! Sincere thanks to Matt Idelson for inviting me to follow Grant Morrison on Action Comics. I hope we still get to work together someday. Thank you to all the fans who’ve expressed their enthusiasm in anticipation of my run. I wish nothing but the best of luck to whichever new creative team picks up the red boots and cape. Meanwhile find me on DOCTOR WHO for @IDWPublishing, THIEF OF THIEVES for @Skybound, UNCANNY for @DynamiteComics and SNAPSHOT at @ImageComics”
DC’s PR guy Alex Segura has tweeted more.
Regarding ACTION COMICS – artist Tony Daniel will be expanding his role and taking over as writer and artist for the remainder of the arc.
— Alex Segura (@alex_segura) March 20, 2013
Which is one way of saying it. Ironically, all today’s DCU titles have a preview extolling Andy Diggle and Tony Daniel’s upcoming run on the book…
More to come. Possibly today.