Updated October 5, 2017: Bryan Hitch has told Newsarama that he never agreed to write Justice League #32 and #33 despite DC soliciting him as writer for those November issues, and that his final issue will be Justice League #31 as he originally intended.
"Justice League #31 is my last issue (Legacy part 6)," Hitch said. "I was never doing the Metal tie-ins on #32 and #33."
Original Story: Robert Venditti and Joshua Williamson are stepping in to write Bryan Hitch's penultimate issue of Justice League, according to a notice DC sent out to retailers. Justice League #32 remains scheduled for Novembr 1, and is the second part in the Dark Nights: Metal "Bats Out of Hell" crossover remains scheduled for release November 1.
Hitch remains listed for the second part of the title's Dark Nights: Metal tie-in Justice League #33, his last solicited issue before the new regular writer Christopher Priest comes onboard.
Here is the updated solicitation:
JUSTICE LEAGUE #32
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI & JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by LIAM SHARP
Connecting covers by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
JUSTICE LEAGUE variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
Chapter one of this story was solicited in the August Previews in THE FLASH #33 under the title “Justice Insurgence.”
A METAL tie-in! “BATS OUT OF HELL” part two! The Justice League have been separated by the dreaded Dark Knights and are forced into twisted Bat-Caves designed to kill them! The Batman Who Laughs and the Murder Machine experiment on Cyborg, seeing how he reacts to the horrors of the Dark Multiverse! Can the Justice League survive their worst nightmares made real?!
On sale NOVEMBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T