Sean McKeever announced on his website Sunday that he was leaving DC’s Birds of Prey with issue #117, due out in April.
I was offered both Teen Titans and Birds of Prey at the same time. It became clear that I was going to be a bit behind on Teen Titans from the outset, and I unfortunately took longer to get up to speed than I would have liked. Because of this, I kept putting off Birds of Prey, where my debut was set for the end of the year. The thing is, I generally pride myself by being timely with my work, so the lateness on Teen Titans was stressing me out. The stress bred more lateness, which in turn bred more stress…and by late fall I was behind schedule on both series.
Due to these circumstances, I’ve had to leave Birds of Prey. My last issue will be April’s #117. I miss the characters already, especially considering the long-term plans I had for the title, but I’m pretty proud of the five issues I did write.
Birds of Prey #117
Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazelwood
Cover by Stephane Roux
Misfit and Manhunter are captured by the man responsible for the bizarre magical technology that has been threatening the Birds and all of Metropolis…leading Oracle to decide to relocate the team to try to take this new nemesis down for good.
Word on the street is Tony Bedard will be returning to the series as writer for issue #118 (cover after the jump.