Over the course of its opening months, DC Comics' New 52 relaunch of its superhero line has comes with a number of creative changes. While some such as Ann Nocenti's stepping on board "Green Arrow" came due to some mystery creative moves, others like Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen's jumping on to "Superman" made the press in surprising fashion. But today, the publisher has announced a creative change who's rhyme and reason falls to one of the classic causes of switch-ups: scheduling.
Starting with issue #7, DC's "Legion Lost" title – which chronicles the adventures of a number of its Legion of Super-Heroes characters in the modern day – will welcome Tom DeFalco as new ongoing writer. In a post on DC's The Source blog, series editor Brian Cunningham explained that current writer Fabian Nicieza had to bow out from the book due to other commitments.
"His schedule just couldn’t keep up with a monthly series right now," Cunningham wrote. "It’s a bummer because Fabian and I had discussed some really cool ideas for the series, but I understood his reasons, and we parted on a positive note with hopes that someday we can reteam on something else down the road."
DeFalco comes back to monthly comics for the first time in over a year since the final cancellation of he and Ron Frenz's fan favorite "Spider-Girl" series at Marvel, though the former Marvel Editor-in-Chief has had plenty of writing gigs of late including stints at Archie and a "Superman Beyond" story for DC earlier this year. "Tom seemed the ideal candidate," Cunningham explained. "He understands how to build characters from the inside out and make us care about them. He makes the fantastic feel gigantic and yet at the same time all too human and flawed. He puts his characters through the wringer, crafting entertaining tales that compel us to keep reading."
The editor went on to tease upcoming stories for "Legion Lost" by saying, "A crossover with 'Teen Titans' involving the organization known as N.O.W.H.E.R.E. — with a revelation that will change the entire course of 'Legion Lost'! A Timber Wolf romance that could rip the team apart! A power struggle for leadership! Tyroc has a deadly secret…and the team isn’t happy when they learn it! And a traitor lurks in their midst!"
For more on the story, check the Source, and stay tuned to CBR News for more on the future of "Legion Lost."