Sean McKeever Leaves "Birds of Prey"

Mon, February 4th, 2008 at 12:00am PST

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CBR News Team, Editor

"Birds of Prey" writer Sean McKeever announced on his blog Sunday night that he's leaving the DC Comics title after only five issues. McKeever, best known for his work on books including "The Waiting Place," "Countdown" and "Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane," cited stress and commitments to "Teen Titans" as the chief motivators for his decision to leave "Birds of Prey" so soon after his debut.

"It became clear that I was going to be a bit behind on 'Teen Titans' from the outset, and I unfortunately took longer to get up to speed than I would have liked," wrote McKeever. "Because of this, I kept putting off 'Birds of Prey,' where my debut was set for the end of the year. The thing is, I generally pride myself by being timely with my work, so the lateness on 'Teen Titans' was stressing me out. The stress bred more lateness, which in turn bred more stress, and by late fall I was behind schedule on both series."

McKeever's final issue of "Birds of Prey" will be #117, and is set to go on sale April 23.

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