Rob Liefeld will have more of a presence in DC's "The New 52" than ever, joining the creative team of three ongoing series in May.
Liefeld will be plotting both The Savage Hawkman and Grifter, as well as writing and illustrating Deathstroke, replacing previous series writer Kyle Higgins and artist Joe Bennett. How this affects the existing Hawkman writing team of Tony Daniel & James Bonny and Grifter writer Nathan Edmondson is currently unclear. Liefeld joins all three series as of their ninth issues.
The news comes just one day after the announcement that Hawk and Dove, The New 52 title that Liefeld had been illustrating and (as of issue #6) writing, was ending with April's issue #8.
"Rob’s always been seen as edgy, both within the comic book industry and by his fans," DC executive editor Eddie Berganza said in the publisher's press release. "That’s a great vibe to bring to these particular books. We really want to push boundaries, and Rob’s the guy to do it.”
On The Source, Liefeld spoke of his upcoming plans for the series, revealing that Deathstroke will be taking on Lobo and that Hawkman will learn more about the Nth metal, plus teasing an appearance from fellow former Wildstorm character Deathblow in Grifter.
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