There has been a bit of controversy when it comes to DETECTIVE COMICS and Tony Daniel. I believe people are pretty much in agreement over his artistic skills. It's sometimes been said that when he works on projects where he is both writing and drawing, they suffer a little. Personally, I enjoyed BATTLE FOR THE COWL even though the outcome was predictable. For me, it was about seeing the journey in getting there. DETECTIVE COMICS has been one of the top selling New 52 titles. Frankly, it's been one of the top selling titles period. Despite this, many have questioned the writing.
Today, via Facebook, Tony Daniel announced the final issue he has written and drawn will be issue #12. He will be only providing the art for issue #0.
It's been a long and adventurous journey for me, but there are other projects in the pipeline that I've been itching to do and I felt the need to scratch the itch. Next week DC will reveal some information on what one of the projects is I'm involved with.
Daniel went on to mention that he's also prepping for a something he's wanted to do for a while and is due in 2013. It is currently "top secret" and most likely won't be revealed until the Fall.
No word on who will be replacing Daniel as the writer or artist.