Shocking News : Another DC Creative Team Leaves Book (Amicably This Time!)
November looks like it will be a time of creative shakeups at DC, as another shift comes to a major title. Brian Buccalleto and Francis Manapul will bring their three year stint on THE FLASH to a close. While I haven’t been keeping up with the title recently, their work on the book seemed amazing when I last followed the book, and I felt they were gearing up for an extended run with the scarlet speedster. One of those runs to rival Geoff Johns on Green Lantern. It was Johns after all who brought Manapul into the Flash-fold when he relaunched the book to tie-in with Brightest Day.
Manapul and Buccalleto were quick to point out that this was a decision not hastily made and that they will be each transitioning to a new book at DC in the very near future.
“We were REALLY honored to have the opportunity to usher Barry, Iris, Patty, Lenny, Forrest and the entire Flash universe into the New 52. We’ve lived and breathed Barry and are sorely gonna miss him, but after 3 years and over 30 issues (annuals, zero, Villains Month), we felt it was time to Move Forward and take on a new creative challenge.”
Solicitations for The Flash # 26 indicate that it will be a fill-in issue written by Cristos Gage. No indication has been given as to the permanent creative team replacement.