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Jim Starlin to write existing DC Comics series

Veteran creator Jim Starlin, best known for his cosmic stories at Marvel, is taking over as writer of an unnamed DC Comics series beginning this spring.

“I have just completed scripting the first two issues of an on-going series for DC Comics,” he posted Sunday on Facebook. “Can’t say what the title is until DC wants the news out. But I imagine a lot of people will be quite surprised to see me take over the writing chores on this particular property. Been having a (surprisingly) fun time with it so far.”

Starlin later added, “It’s a title I have never before had anything to do with, really from out in left field. Shouldn’t be too long before DC Comics makes the announcement. I believe my issues begin in April.”

That second comments narrows down the possibilities somewhat, as Starlin has worked on such DC titles as Action Comics, Batman, Detective Comics, The Flash, The Legion of Super-Heroes and Superman. OK, maybe that doesn’t help so much after all. However, we do know that it’s an existing series.

Starlin’s announcement comes just as DC confirmed that industry veteran J.M. DeMatteis will join Dan DiDio as co-writer of Phantom Stranger with March’s Issue 6.



Have they said who’s replacing Simone on Batgirl? Could this be it? Her last issue is supposed to be February, Starlin think his first issue comes out in April, so that doesn’t quite match up but…doesn’t rule it out, either. At least it would offer some tiny explanation as to why Simone got the boot.

Swamp Thing?

Green Lantern Corps.

Superboy and the Ravers

Looks like there is a replacement writer (for only 2 issues) on Batgirl after Simone departs, so there is the chance that Starlin is taking over afterwards…

I love Jim. Given his propensity for cosmic stories, one of the GL- related titles would make sense. But, really, since he will only be on it for 12 issues max, like every other decent DC creator, does it really matter?

Yeah, who wants to read a year’s worth of stories by a good writer?

Crap. Quality of his output in last ten years was just plainly bad. Sadly, but he’s standard cliche for veteran writer whose best days are far-far in the past.

Y: The Last Nerd

December 10, 2012 at 4:35 pm

^^^ Which is the gold standard for DC when hiring new writers…

@ Carlos.

Opinions are like arseholes – everyone’s got one. I think Starlin did some great work for DC pre52, especially regarding Captain Comet, the Weird, and Adam Strange. I’ll be interested in what he’s doing next, but
I prefer his cosmic stuff (although I liked his Batman too.)

I feel sad for Starlin. I hate to see great talent throwing away their time with the nuDC. You can’t build a castle out of used toiled paper.

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