Ales Kot Confirms SUICIDE SQUAD Departure

DC's August 2013 Solicitations
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Writer Ales Kot confirmed that he's no longer writing DC's Suicide Squad, in a Tumblr post on Monday.

DC's October 2013 solicitations, released on Monday, revealed Mind MGMT writer Matt Kindt — who's also writing Justice League of America during Forever Evil, among other current and upcoming DC and Marvel credits — was writing Suicide Squad #24.

"Yes, Matt Kindt is writing SS #24 and I am no longer writing Suicide Squad," Kot wrote. "Matt Kindt is a very capable storyteller who is doing exciting things in the comics medium and I wish him great things."

Kot did not specify if it was his decision to leave the book or DC's, but wrote, "I killed my deadlines, I wrote my best, and I have no regrets whatsoever."

The current volume of Suicide Squad has been running since the dawn of The New 52 in September 2011, with Kot coming on board as ongoing writer in May of this year with issue #20, an installment that attracted praise from various outlets, including Newsarama's Best Shots, which gave it a 9 out of 10.

DC declined comment on Kot's departure, and whether or not Kindt is the new series writer of Suicide Squad or just on board for issue #24.

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