Batgirl series artist Christian Wildgoose is leaving the title early to work on a secret new DC project.
"I was offered art duties on a new project for DC which I took on, sadly they needed the work to begin on the new project as soon as possible and so I had to move off of Batgirl just as we’d started the new arc," Wildgoose told Newsarama. "It was all completely mutual and no ill will at all. It is merely an overlap of deadlines and new projects starting. I knew that I wouldn’t be doing issue 20 for a while but the solicitation for that issue had already been put into print."
Previous guest artist Sami Basri is stepping in to draw February's Batgirl #20, while subsequent solicited issues already have other artists advertised. A more permanent series Batgirl series artist has not been named.
"I wish nothing but the best for Hope Larson, and the whole Batgirl team," Wildgoose continued. "They’ll keep Babs kicking ass without me. I had such a blast with them and hope to work with them all again before too long."
Here is the updated solicitation for Batgirl #20:
Written by HOPE LARSON
Art by SAMI BASRI
Cover by DAN MORA
Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
As the temperature drops even lower, Batgirl feels the pressure to find the maniac behind the worst blizzard that Gotham has seen in years! All signs point to the city’s latest villain turned hero: the Penguin. Could his efforts to help be a front for a greater crime in the making? What does his brilliant yet corrupt son, Black Sun, have to do with it? Find out in the thrilling conclusion to our wintry tale!
On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T