Earlier today writer Fabian Nicieza revealed that he will be leaving DC's LEGION LOST series citing that the series' sixth issue would be his last. According to DC, writer Tom DeFalco will replace Nicieza on the series beginning with issue #7 of the title. Brian Cunningham, the book's editor, revealed on DC's blogthat when Nicieza opted to leave the title, Cunningham had some pretty big shoes to fill.
So I needed to hire a new writer, someone I felt could take the groundwork laid by Fabian and strive for even greater heights. No small task!...A master storyteller, not to mention Marvel Comics’ former Editor-in-Chief, Tom [DeFalco] seemed the ideal candidate. 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.
No doubt DeFalco will indeed have a challenge on his hands penning the series which features complex characters set in the modern world. Nicieza stated in an interview that he left the title due to increase of responsibilities at his two other companies, Starlight Runner Entertainment and FunGoPlay.== TEASER ==
In my non-comics work for Starlight Runner Entertainment and FunGoPlay, which is about 75 percent of my life, a couple things happened at both the companies that has required far more attention on my part. Some of this is positive, specific writing opportunities, and some of it negative, but both have necessitated my increased focus on those responsibilities.
So what's next for the Legion now that DeFalco will be writing the series? Fans can look forward to a LEGION crossover with the TEEN TITANS somewhere down the line. The two teams may face N.O.W.H.E.R.E., an organization that has recently appeared in the TEEN TITANS series by Scott Lobdell. But wait, that's not all! DeFalco has plenty more in store for the Legion including a clash between teammates when it comes to leadership, a "Timber Wolf romance that could tear the team apart," and even a possible traitor within the ranks of their own team! Betrayal, Romance and action, maybe the series in good hands?
With Nicieza off the book, what do you hope for the LEGION title? Are you looking forward to seeing where DeFalco takes these characters?
Source: DC Source