Since it was announced that creator James Robinson would be leaving DC Comics’ ’Earth 2’ with issue #16, speculation has been high as to who would be taking over; and, in fact, if the title would continue at all, given Robinson’s strong influence on the creation of the alternate DC Universe title. Turns out, it WILL be continuing, and with a writer that has a fair amount of geek cred built up over the past few months due to his work on what might be the best regarded video-game tie-in comic ever*. And, he’s a guy who knows a little something about DC’s alternate Earths.
Yup, Tom Taylor, writer of the ’Injustice: Gods Among Us’ tie-in comic will be taking over the adventures of the rebooted don’t-call-them-the-Justice-Society. Not only that, but he’ll be teaming up with series artist Nicola Scott, who will be providing a sense of continuity to the title after Robinson’s departure. Also, sadly, Taylor continues NOT to be the fictional character named Tommy Taylor from Vertigo’s ’The Unwritten,’ which is highly confusing and upsetting, so get right on fixing that DC. Here’s an official statement – and some quotes – from the Publisher and creative team:
INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US scribe Tom Taylor will take over writing duties on EARTH 2 this fall, beginning with issue #17 available in October.
“I’ve had so much fun working on Earth 2 with James Robinson over the last year. While I’m sad to see him go, I’m really looking forward to exploring the ever expanding mysteries of the title. I’m even more excited about moving forward on this journey with my great friend and fellow countryman Tom Taylor! Not only a charming guy but a great talent to boot. She continued, I can’t wait for everyone to see what we have lined up!”
–EARTH 2 series artist Nicola Scott.
“I’m a big fan of what James and Nicola have created so far with Earth 2, and I’m honored to be adding to this world, with its rich characters and its many mysteries. Earth 2 is entering a new age, and I’m thrilled to usher in this new age with my good friend, and fellow Australian, Nicola Scott. It was good of DC Comics to give Australia our own Earth to play with. We’ll try not to wreck the joint.”
What do you think, folks? Is Taylor the right guy to take over the job for Robinson?
*Other than ’Crisis On Infinite A Boy And His Blobs,’ of course.