What If Mike Johnson Walked Off Supergirl And No One Noticed?

Supergirl-20I’ve been dancing around this one for the last few days, but it all came together over the weekend.

This was the solicitation for Supergirl #18.

SUPERGIRL #18
Written by MIKE JOHNSON
Art and cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
On sale MARCH 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• It’s a new dawn for the Girl of Steel after the nightmare of “H’EL ON EARTH”!
• Nothing will be the same for Supergirl as she embarks on a new mission that brings her face to face with one of DC’s deadliest villains!

And even though Johnson and Asrar‘s names were on the cover, the insides were different. Asrar said that it was a fill in and he’d be back for issue 20. So don’t expect #19 to be as solicited either.

SUPERGIRL #19
Written by MIKE JOHNSON
Art and fold-out cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
1:25 MAD Variant cover by The Usual Gang of Idiots
On sale APRIL 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
• In a battle of equals, which girl will reign supreme?

Supergirl #20 sees new writer Michael Alan Nelson take on the book.

SUPERGIRL #20
Written by MICHAEL ALAN NELSON
Art by MAHMUD ASRAR
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
On sale MAY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Supergirl is dead—Long live Supergirl! Or so it seems as the strange connection between the Karas has Power Girl becoming Supergirl again.

So why the change? And why the fuss depriving Johnson of his final two issues? Basically… another walkout., Just one that was tidied up a little less publicly than with Andy Diggle or Josh Fialkov.

 UPDATE: It’s possible that Johnson and Asrar have indeed finished issue 19 together. Let’s see if DC publish it…

UPDATEx2: While Johnson and DC aren’t talking, colourist Ruiz Mereno is. He writes;

 

And Asrar also posted;

We’re taking a break on that one for both personal and professional reasons. Mike will unfortunately leave the book after issue #19 and Michael Alan Nelson will come on board as new ongoing writer.

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