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James Robinson to Leave EARTH 2

The writer announces his departure over Twitter.

If you're a regular listener to the Comic Vine Podcast, you know we usually have James Robinson on each month after the latest issue of EARTH 2 comes out. In a bit of shocking news, it looks like those days may be over. James Robinson made the following Tweet moments ago:

No official announcement has been made. This was followed by a second Tweet:

"Yes, this also means I'm no longer working at DC Comics. Best wishes and regards to Dan, Geoff and everyone."

What this means for James or the future of EARTH 2, we'll have to wait and see. We all here at Comic Vine wish him the best of luck in whatever his next venture may be.

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Edited by The Stegman

My goodnesss, writers are dropping DC like a bad habit. Though hopefully, they can get someone better, he was okay, but the writing was a bit corny at times.

Posted by grayrick949

NNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOO

Posted by comedyknight
Posted by the_fallen11

Soooo, I'm no dectective, but it seems like if you're not Geoff Johns, Scott Snyder or Jim Lee...DC comics is not a fun place to work

Edited by AllStarSuperman

NO NO NO ON ON NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Posted by AllStarSuperman

Jay Garrick better still have a big role or its gonna suck!

Edited by The_Soverighn

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

demon knights now this i might give up on dc completely

Posted by longbowhunter

So much for that new Starman we were supposed to see.

Posted by The Stegman
Posted by czechoslovakia

Hmm I wonder why

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

One by one DC writers are dropping like flys, I wonder why?........

Posted by Outside_85

Another light dims in DC... wth are they doing over there?

Edited by bob808

NOOOOOO!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Can someone make a list of all the writers that have left DC since the New 52 started?

Posted by SolthesunGod

Very said to hear to this. I actually hadn't read one New 52 title until hearing James on the podcast. He responded to my critiscm of DC's editorial policies so well that I gave Earth 2 and Wonder Woman a try and I love both books. Not sure if I'll say on once he leaves.

Posted by ccraft

I've heard good things about this title, and it seems James was happy writing Earth 2. Must be DC crap again..

Didn't James and Geoff made plans for a cross over?

Posted by The_Tree

Dammit, and we haven't even seen the team fully form. Hope we don't get some terrible replacement.

Posted by sj_esposito

Man.. This is an interesting turn of events. I wish James the best of luck and I'm eager to read what he puts out next, wherever it may be.

Posted by Nightwing_Beyond

He had so many plans though. What about developing the new Batman and the crossover with the main universe down the line. I'm sure the show will go on but.... Well here's my feelings on the subject summed up in about 14 seconds.

Posted by doordoor123

Leaving DC? WHAT?! Why?

Edited by SavageDragon

Wow really? Just saw this on twitter and I have to say this was pretty shocking. I might top reading after 16. That leaves just Talon for my DC reading since Demon Knights and I, Vampire are both gone. Im interested to see whos replacing him.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

Now go and write a Ninjak ongoing at Valiant

Posted by ShadowSwordmaster

Well at least it's not cancelled.

Edited by wisesonAC

sad to hear dc hates good writers huh? wonder will mr.terrific will get more play now?

Posted by Zeeguy91

Wow. Bob Harras has to leave DC. Right now.

Posted by wisesonAC

sad to hear dc hates good writers huh? wonder will mr.terrific will get more play now?

Posted by AngeTheDude

James IS Earth-2 as far as I'm concerned. I liked it way more than the main Justice League title. Looks like I'm dropping after issue 16.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

That is sad news. I hope who ever takes his place continues the story as well as he delivered it

Posted by ccraft

Now go and write a Ninjak ongoing at Valiant

Ninjak is getting an ongoing?! Sweet

Posted by Destinyhero20

Nooo, why!? This news make me so sad

Posted by mightypug78

Edited by notarandomguy

Then they'll cancel Justice League Dark after the trinity war and change it for a book with an 'all new creative team', then more Superman, then more Justice League, by january Superman Unchained will go too but books like Catwoman and Red Lantern will stay oh, and they'll put Snyder on yet another book and he'll drop Batman and just like Deathstroke, when things were getting good? they'll cancel RHATO too !! :'D let's face it, I don't know anyone that's picking up more than 5 DC books, not everyone gets the sames book but people are actually dropping DC bit by bit..

Edited by EnSabahNurX

O_O This really just shot my day T___T

Mr. Robinson was doing such a great job on this title and I was really looking forward to he had planned for where all these character's and stories were going. I don't even understand who would even be able to handle continuing what he setup thus far. Way to drop the ball DC. I'm already seeing this title dropping from my list after he leaves, especially if the writer to follow can't at least keep this title breathing.(If it becomes like World's finest I'm out.)

Well where ever James lands I'll pick up whatever he writes next and wish him the best of luck.

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Edited by mikeyar19

This doesn't necessarily mean Robinson is leaving because of DC editorial issues or whatever. Earth-2 was his only book. 17 issues (+ the annual) is a substantial run, and it allowed him to build up the world from scratch. A good writer could very well pick it up and take it to good places.

Edited by johnny_spam

He revamped several concepts making the old feel new exactly what The New 52's goal has been the whole time. Yet he leaves. After so many writers and artists just leaving it seems obvious to blame DC again.

Edited by The Stegman

I don't know why everyone is so upset by this, he started out great but the writing has severely dropped in quality to the point where we have giant dialogue bubbles giving out forced exposition and many times the writing is just bland, I think a change of pace is what the title needs. That Doctor Fate arc was painful.

Posted by InkInk

Earth 2 was the only thing stopping DC from reverting about the old universe with Robinson off the book and gone from the company. I guess his crossover planed for next year is off and to me this means DC is rebooting again after Trinity War.

Edited by Samwritescomics

Holy fuck.

Posted by Mrfuzzynutz

I would love to be a fly on the wall for these meeting where they decide to cancel books and why writers leave so abruptly.

Clearly the powers that be at DC have a plan, and have a certain mindset with their books....I just dont understand it, and the entire line is suffering and wish they never did the New 52 reboot.

Aside from Aquaman and RHATO, I can't think of any books that enjoyed greater success since the change. Your looking at the same, or plummeting quality and what was the point if that is all you accomplished 2 yrs later?

Edited by MatKrenz

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by bloggerboy

Sad to hear.

On related news: is Rex a gimp or have I been listening too much of James podcasts?

Posted by Zeeguy91

Aside from Aquaman and RHATO, I can't think of any books that enjoyed greater success since the change. Your looking at the same, or plummeting quality and what was the point if that is all you accomplished 2 yrs later?

Seriously? That's your paragon of success? I agree that there's mismanagement, but that's more so Bob Harras than anything else. He ruined Marvel in the 90s and now he's wreaking havoc on DC.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

@mrfuzzynutz:

Nightwing

Earth 2

and Action comics are all awesome

Edited by Mucklefluga

What!!! But he spoke about his massive crossover with the regular Earth and his huge long term plans! DC Editorial sucks balls. Have to say it bluntly

Posted by Zeeguy91

@inkink said:

Earth 2 was the only thing stopping DC from reverting about the old universe with Robinson off the book and gone from the company. I guess his crossover planed for next year is off and to me this means DC is rebooting again after Trinity War.

Um....that's really interesting logic, but I don't think it'll hold up.

Posted by MatKrenz
Posted by Cavemold

Earth -2 better get a star replacement

Edited by Avengers_4everXX

He better leave extensive notes for his replacement and train him really well so whoever picks it up after him does the job right, otherwise I'm dropping this book and DC as a whole along with it. I think this speaks to how horribly the editorial at DC probably treats their writers. Robinson was one of their best and they're idiots to let him go. Maybe Johns was just jealous that Robinson is without a doubt a far superior writer. Here's hoping he gets hired at Marvel and sells better than all of Johns's titles.

In all seriousness, DC needs to get it together. I hope they success of Marvel Now and the plummeting sales of N52 titles make them realize that they made a huge mistake. Marvel did their relaunch right. So who needs to get fired at DC to actually fix things?

Posted by InkInk

@zeeguy91 said:

@inkink said:

Earth 2 was the only thing stopping DC from reverting about the old universe with Robinson off the book and gone from the company. I guess his crossover planed for next year is off and to me this means DC is rebooting again after Trinity War.

Um....that's really interesting logic, but I don't think it'll hold up.

Was my opinion and my logic tells me that DC is losing all of what was accomplished with the new 52 there market share is lower then it was before the new 52 had started and they have this thing Trinity War coming up with an all powerful box involved my logic tells me there will be a huge shake up to the universe that is desperately needing it. Its time to save the sinking ship if not the new 52 will be remembered as DC's Heroes Reborn.

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