Tony Daniel has been a name that has been attached pretty regularly to The Batman Universe for almost five years. Daniel started off creating the art for some of the early Gran Morrison stories in Batman. As the events in The Batman Universe changed, Daniel took up writing as well during Batman: Battle for the Cowl. That eventually led to him writing and drawing the last issues of the first volume of Batman as well as the first issues of Detective Comics in the New 52.
Today, Daniel announced through his Facebook page, that he will be leaving Detective Comics. His last issue for writing duties will be twelve and his art will be seen a month later in Detective Comics #0.
My Batman/Detective run is coming to an end. My final written (and drawn) issue is Detective Comics #12. I'll be producing the art only for issue 0. It's been a long and adventurous journey for me, but there are other projects in the pipeline that I've been itching to do and I felt the need to scratch the itch. Next week DC will reveal some information on what one of the projects is I'm involved with. Then I'm gearing up for something I've wanted to do for a while in early 2013, a project where I hope to grow even more as an artist and a professional. It is top secret, and probably won't be revealed until the fall. I want to thank all my friends, family and fans for supporting me through these crazy last few years. Onward and Upward!
According to the post, one of his new projects could be announced as early as next week. While it doesn't seem that it will be in The Batman Universe, one question is left for The Batman Universe. Who will be taking over for Daniel on Detective Comics coming October?
Detective Comics has stayed pretty high in the sales charts since the New 52 launched, and it seems that DC might be announcing who will take Daniel's place in the next few weeks as solicitations and Comic Con edges closer.
Posted by Dustin Fritschel