Late Friday evening, Green Lantern: New Guardians writer Justin Jordan announced his exit from the title with March's issue #40, which of course will be the last issue before all DC ongoing series take a two-month hiatus as DC moves its editorial offices from New York to Burbank, CA. Jordan began his run with issue #21.
Here's is Jordan's full Facebook post:
Eh, I'm tired of waiting for someone to make the announcement for me, so let me dump this here on a Friday night:
I'm leaving New Guardians as of issue 40 - my decision, and one I (and DC) have known about since about last April.
It's not because I don't like writing the book (I do) or because I've had any kind of DC falling out (I haven't) - basically, I've written about four hundred pages of New Guardians, and I've told the story I wanted to tell, so I figured it'd be a good time to wrap up this stage of Kyle's story and for me to do something else.
I took New Guardians because I wanted a challenge - I'd never written a cosmic book, not anything so sci fi, and I wanted to stretch. And it's been great. I loved working with my editors, with Brad Walker and the rest of the artistic team. And I think we put out a good book.
No book is ever perfect, but I think this is probably the most consistently good work for hire book that I've done. I've gotten to tell the stories I wanted to tell, the way I wanted to tell them. Their weaknesses are mine, and that's not always the case for non creator owned books.
And I enjoyed working with the Four (Eventually) Five Corpsmen, the writer of the various books. It's been about a satisfying a working experience as I can imagine having.
Thanks to DC for letting me write the book and all the fans for reading it.
(And no, I'm not saying what happens to the book after me. You folks are going to need to wait for that)
Of course Jordan referring to "what happens to the book after me" as opposed to 'who takes over the book after me' intentionally or not will open up the floodgates of speculation as to whether the title will return at all in June following the two-month Convergence hiatus. DC has not yet indicated if the New 52 will return in June resembling what it will look like before the break, or if DC is using the opportunity to relaunch (or even reboot) the entire line with significant changes.