Bryan Hitch Will Stop Writing Justice League Book by 2018

Bryan Hitch, writer on DC’s flagship title Justice League, has announced that he will be stepping down from the book with his last book due in early 2018. Hitch’s previous credits include such iconic series such as writing for Marvel’s Ultimates series and Wildstorm’s The Authority and Stormwatch. Since DC begun the current run of books with their Rebirth event in June of 2016, Bryan Hitch was entrusted with authoring one of comics most important titles in Justice League.

A Rebirth for Hitch?

With a hectic bi-monthly schedule, Hitch worked to produce a Justice League title that would set the tone for the rest of the universe – with mixed results according to fans. In his previous duty, Hitch wrote the Justice League of America with artist Fernando Pasarin. When Rebirth began, DC felt that it had a strong team with Hitch being paired up with fan-favorite Tony Daniel (Daniel would be leaving shortly after the completion of the first story arc).

It seems though Hitch’s run will be coming to an end soon. He tweeted:

According to Hitch, issue 33 will mark the beginning of his last story on the title. Another thing to note is what are fans supposed to make of the John Williams reference? Perhaps one could interpret the tweet to mean that Hitch is planning something truly epic – like the movies that Williams has scored. We will have to wait to find out. As of this writing, no mention has been made as to what Hitch would be working on next or who will taking over writing duties from him.

Who  would you like to see take over Justice League? Did you like Hitch’s run on the book? Let us know in the comment section.

Joseph Marcas

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