"We'll be sad to see Erik go, but his health has to come first," Brevoort told CBR News on Tuesday. "Struggling to work on two or three books a month while the after-effects of the pneumonia persist is a good way to guarantee that you might not be doing anything in the near future. Erik will be departing with issue #12 as both co-plotter and penciller, but 'The Defenders' will continue beyond his involvement. As to who'll be involved, and where things go from here, we should have more information shortly."
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