Is Marvel's Secret Wars writer Jonathan Hickman going to join DC Comics' Rebirth initiative? If you believe his own social media, it appears that way. On Wednesday, the creator tweeted that he's agreed to solicitations from DC's editorial staff to join them. Take a look:
DC editors, you can stop emailing me. The answer is, yes.— Jonathan Hickman (@JHickman) March 23, 2016
I've destroyed one superhero universe, don't think I wouldn't love to do another.
While it would be uncharacteristic of both DC and Hickman to informally announce a working relationship on Twitter, there doesn't seem to be any reason to question Hickman's sincerity.
Hickman signed a three-year exclusive deal with Marvel Comics in 2009, but it does not appear as if he's currently exclusive to them. The writer currently has no announced Marvel projects, and has begun accepting outside work-for-hire work at other publishers including a recent variant cover for IDW's Transformers series as an artist.
Hickman has spoken on several occasions in the past about his interest in DC's Legion of Super-Heroes, once revealing that it was the first comic book he'd ever read.
Newsarama was unable to reach DC or Hickman for further comment.