[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6227:]]With yesterday's news surfacing that Andy Diggle was no longer on Action Comics - before his run was even set to begin - the writer now has confirmed his departure.
Via Twitter, Diggle stated:
Sadly, I’ve decided to walk away from Action Comics for professional reasons.
It was the toughest decision I’ve ever had to make, especially with Superman’s 75th anniversary and Man of Steel on the horizon.
But it was the right decision. No regrets. Onwards!
Sincere thanks to Matt Idelson for inviting me to follow Grant Morrison on Action Comics. I hope we still get to work together someday.
Thank you to all the fans who’ve expressed their enthusiasm in anticipation of my run.
I wish nothing but the best of luck to whichever new creative team picks up the red boots and cape.
Diggle was annnouced as the new writer on Action Comics back in October, with his first issue, Action Comics #19, to debut next month.
It's unknown how many issues of the book will be written by Andy Diggle, but artist Tony Daniel will still be on Action Comics.
Diggle's work can still be found on Doctor Who (IDW), Thief of Thieves (Skybound), Uncanny (Dynamite) and Snapshot (Image).
A number of industry veterans have voiced their support for Andy on Twitter as well:
Sorry it wasn't a good fit. Looking forward to all the rest. - Ron Marz
been there. Was very much looking forward to your run. - Rob Liefeld
Thumbs up, sir. Eager to see your work wherever. - Kurt Busiek
Apparently, what happens in Charlotte stays in Charlotte--including promises to freelancers. Condolences, but best of luck! - Mark Waid