When DC released the solicitation for “Suicide Squad” #24, writer Ales Kot’s name was mysteriously missing, replaced by Matt Kindt.
In a statement on his personal Tumblr, Kot wrote the following:
Dear readers —
Since the solicitations for October’s DC titles came out, I was repeatedly asked if I am no longer writing Suicide Squad. Yes, Matt Kindt is writing SS #24 and I am no longer writing Suicide Squad. Matt’s “3 Story” is one of my favorite graphic novels I read in the last few years and I look forward to reading “Mind MGMT” when I finally find the time to buy the first hardcover collection, which you can find here. Matt Kindt is a very capable storyteller who is doing exciting things in the comics medium and I wish him great things.
I killed my deadlines, I wrote my best, and I have no regrets whatsoever.
Thank you for the ride, for your support, for everything.
Have wonderful days and nights.
Whether this is just a fill in issue for Kindt or if he’s taking on the book full time is yet to be seen.
Kot came on board with issue 20, replacing Adam Glass. Kot made a name for himself with Grant Morrison-like work on “Wild Children” and “Change” for Image Comics. But if you’re fan of the writer’s work, fret not, he’s next releasing “Zero” for Image on September 18.