It's been a long run for writer Jeff Lemire and "Animal Man," but the writer's run will come to a close early next year. Lemire announced via his blog that not only will "Animal Man" #29 be the final issue of his run, but the series as a whole. In addition to writing the final issue of the series, Lemire will contribute to the art side of the equation alongside Travel Foreman.
"As sad as I am to be finished writing the solo stories of Buddy, Maxine, Ellen and Cliff, I am also excited to announce that I will continue to write the monthly adventures of Animal Man when he becomes regular member of the new 'Justice League' book I am writing," Lemire said in his blog. "After finishing the script for #29, I felt I had completed the story I wanted to tell with the Baker family and thought it was a perfect ending for the series. The best way for me to explore new things with the character would be to move him to a team setting and shakeup his status quo, DC agreed, and the 'Animal Man' series will end with my final issue in March."
"Animal Man" is the latest of the surviving titles from the New 52 launch to end its run. Lemire's new "Justice League" title is a relaunch of "Justice League of America" to be retitled "Justice League Canada." Currently, little is known about the series except that it will include Adam Strange, Hawkman, Green Arrow, a new Cree super heroine -- and now, Animal Man. "Justice League Canada" hits stores in April.