Pete Woods Exits DC's "Vibe" With Issue #6

Thu, May 23rd, 2013 at 6:01am PDT

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Woods is leaving "Justice League of America's Vibe" with issue #6

Though he was listed as the artist on the series' seventh issue in last week's DC Comics solicitations for August-shipping product, Pete Woods announced his exit from the series last night, saying issue #6 would be his last. Woods leaving "Vibe" is the second high-profile exit from a DC title in the past week, following James Robinson's surprising departure from "Earth 2" late last Friday.

In his announcement, Woods made it clear that though he is leaving "Vibe" for work at another unnamed publisher, he bears DC Comics no ill will. "With all the sensationalism that goes on these days I feel I should make several things clear," he stated. "DC Editorial is not a pack of megalomaniacal egotists out to dictate their sexist, violent, high-collared view of what the DCU should be. They are in fact a group of dedicated professionals working hard to bring you the freshest, most exciting comics they possibly can. It's been an absolute pleasure to work with these people and I hope that I can again in the future. They have been my family and I love them."

When contacted by CBR, DC had no comment on Woods' announcement.

Woods' entire statement is presented below.

I was kinda reserved about this last week and mentioned it in a thread, but this is more of an official thing.

I'm currently halfway through drawing issue 6 of VIBE which will be my final issue. The next major project I do will not be a DC project.

With all the sensationalism that goes on these days I feel I should make several things clear.

First- I LOVE working on VIBE and hate to leave it. It's a fantastic book and exactly what fans always say they want. Sterling Gates is doing a kick-ass job and there's plenty more fun in the future of the character. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE- if you haven't tried VIBE then give it a shot. It's fantastic. Even without me drawing it ;)

Second- DC Editorial is not a pack of megalomaniacal egotists out to dictate their sexist, violent, high-collared view of what the DCU should be. They are in fact a group of dedicated professionals working hard to bring you the freshest, most exciting comics they possibly can. It's been an absolute pleasure to work with these people and I hope that I can again in the future. They have been my family and I love them.

Third- I am leaving VIBE of my own volition. No big, mean editor fired me. They didn't ignore my service of over a decade because they're heartless and cruel. DC has been good to me and committed to keeping me employed. They are good people. I am leaving VIBE because I was presented with an opportunity from another publisher to help launch a property that I have loved since I was a kid. It was an opportunity that presents itself once or twice in a lifetime and I simply could not turn it down.

I am sorry to those who might feel let down by me leaving VIBE. As I said it was not an easy decision to make. Brian Cunningham is a great editor and I'm sure whoever he gets to take my place will make you a happy camper.

If you stuck through all that then thank you. I hate seeing all the bashing DC

TAGS:  dc comics, vibe, pete woods, justice league of ameicas vibe, justice league, sterling gates, james robinson

 
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