James Robinson Announces Departure From DC Comics

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Writer James Robinson announced Friday that he's leaving ongoing New 52 series Earth 2 — and DC Comics — with September's issue #16.

"So as of today I am leaving Earth 2 with Issue #16. It's been a blast," Robinson tweeted. In a follow-up, he wrote, "Yes, this also means I'm no longer working at DC Comics. Best wishes and regards to Dan, Geoff and everyone."

Robinson has been writing Earth 2 since it debuted in May 2012, as part of The New 52's "Second Wave" of ongoing series. No replacement has been announced yet, but as a strong seller (no. 39 overall in April according to Comichron), the series is a good bet to continue.

In recent years, Robinson has been a regular contributor to DC, with work including the 12-issue The Shade miniseries shortly after The New 52 relaunch, and a stint on Justice League of America from 2009 to 2011. Previous to that, he earned widespread praise for his 75-issue run on Starman from 1994 to 2001 at DC, and in 1999 co-wrote JSA — a Justice Society of America revival — with Batman Begins screenwriter David S. Goyer.

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