Not too long ago, Jeff Lemire (writer of Animal Man) announced that he will be ending and leaving the Animal Man series on March 2014. Now, Gregg Hurwitz (writer of Penguin: Pride & Prejudice) will also be leaving and ending his current series, Batman: The Dark Knight. Hurwitz blogged about his leaving and gratitude to the fans, see below what he had to say:
Batman is forever, but sadly not all of his titles are. Batman: The Dark Knight will be ending with Issue 29. When I first signed on to do a single arc with David Finch, I never imagined I’d stay this long. DC has been great and gracious about accommodating this, and because of their flexibility, I wound up writing on the title for two (really damn fun) years.
It was you guys who picked up Penguin and through word of mouth turned it into the commercial and critical success it was. It was you who put TDK consistently way up there on bestsellers charts, landing us at the top of the New York Times hardcover graphic novel list. And it’s been your enthusiasm and energy that’s made my run on the title one of the most gratifying jobs I’ve ever had.
Gregg Hurwitz started his run on Batman: The Dark Knight on Issue #10. According to Hurwitz, Batman: The Dark Knight will be ending with Issue #29 on March 2014. But, before the series ends he will do a two-parter story with Alberto Ponticelli (artist). For the finale issues, he rejoin with Ethan Van Sciver (artist) to introduce a Man-Bat you've never seen before.
Posted by Kristina Collins