Saturday, December 13, 2014

DC Comics' Injustice: Gods Among Us Changes Writers

Tom Taylor Out, Brian Buccellato In


If you haven't guessed it already from the headline, writer Tom Taylor is leaving Injustice: Gods Among Us.   In my reviews for the "magical" Year Three I keep saying that I can't wait to see what Taylor has in store, but I guess I'll never know.  His last issue will be the upcoming digital issue #14 (which is print issue #7).  Taylor turned a video game tie-in into a must read book thanks to his excellent characterizations and tension (and corpse) filled stories.  Seriously, he gave readers the greatest Harley Quinn-Black Canary-Green Arrow teamup ever and I'm very sad to see him go.  The reason Tom gave for the departure was he is just too damn busy.  He has been working on some book at Marvel that involves a man who wears an iron suit, but the name of it is eluding me right now and also the animated version of his story "The Deep".

It was also announced that Brian Bucellato will be taking the book over.  Starting with Digital Issue #15, Buccellato will continue the "Year of Magic" and I'm sure he'll kick ass.  The former Flash and current Detective Comics writer has a history with Year Three major new character, Constantine, being the colorist on Hellblazer in the past and is a great writer.  Anyone who wonders if he can handle a group dynamic and anti-hero characters need only look as far as his Rogues Rebellion Forever Evil book.  I loved it and thought it was by far the best of the FE tie-ins.

The minute I heard the news, I was afraid that artist, Bruno Redondo, would be leaving the book as well.  That's not the case. I contacted him and he assured me that he will remain on the book and while he's sad at Tom's departure, the two will work again in the future.  I can't wait to see what on.  

Again, I am sad to see Tom leave the book he shaped from the beginning.  It's easy to write it off, but he turned a tie-in with an already established ending into a weekly must read book.  I'm going to miss him, but I'm also looking forward to seeing what Buccellato has in store.  I guess we'll all have to wait for issue #15.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not happy with this, think Taylor screwed the fans over, he should have left at the end of year 2 if his damn workload was too much.

Jim Werner said...

I love Tom Taylor, but I have to agree with you. I do think the book needs a little spark and maybe Buccellato will deliver it.