Yesterday we had the announcement of the "Second Wave" of comics with DC's "The New 52." Six new titles were announced along with six that were getting canceled. To add to this news, DC has announced today some creative changes on three existing ongoing titles. Rob Liefeld is going to be a busy guy in the coming months.
Liefeld will be joining the creative teams of DEATHSTROKE, GRIFTER, and THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN. What exactly will this entail? Liefeld will be writing and illustrating DEATHSTROKE (as you can see with the accompanying image and one he teased by making it his Twitter icon). Liefeld will also be plotting THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN and GRIFTER.
How will Liefeld begin his run on DEATHSTROKE? Slade will be fighting none other than Lobo. Lobo? Really? It doesn't really fit in with the current direction but clearly we'll be going with a new direction come May.
Tony Daniel posted on his Facebook that the heavy deadlines is what drove him to making the decision to leave Hawkman and focus on DETECTIVE COMICS. Liefeld plans to put the Thanagarian warrior in an intergalactic arena fighting "alien foes in extreme gladiatorial combat."
Get ready for a lot of changes this May.