George Pérez Off SUPERMAN Writing Duties as of Issue #7

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Newsarama has confirmed with multiple sources that George Pérez is off as writer and breakdown artist of Superman.

The new creative team as of Superman #7 will be writer Keith Giffen and Dan Jurgens on layouts and/or pencils. Pérez may remain on the title as finisher/inker.

Pérez, a comic book industry veteran, had been doing Superman double-duty, both writing the book and handling breakdowns and covers. Jesus Merino provided finished art. Superman #1 debuted in comic shops this week.

This is the second of DC's The New 52 titles that Giffen has taken over as writer. Last week, he was announced as replacing J.T. Krul on Green Arrow as of December's #4, a book which also includes Pérez and Jurgens on the creative team. This is the third DC New 52 writing change as of this point — earlier this month, John Rozum stepped down as co-writer of Static Shock.

DC Comics declined comment Friday afternoon.

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