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Surprise announcement yesterday on Chuck Dixon’s message board, where he says he is no longer employed at DC Comics in any capacity.  Both sides have declined to comment on the announcement, and it looks like the August solicitations will be the last we’ll see Mr. Dixon on DC titles for a while.

This is kind of sucky news as I was really liking what Dixon was doing to rebuild the Robin title and bring back Stephanie/Spoiler.

No word on who will replace Dixon on the titles he was writing.

More as it develops…

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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6 Comments

  1. Brother129
    June 12, 2008 at 9:12 am — Reply

    This is too bad. I was really enjoying his work on the new Outsiders series. It’s one of my guilty pleasure books…

  2. Baal
    June 12, 2008 at 9:47 am — Reply

    It’s sad when solid, dependable writing that comes in on time and is popular with readers is not wanted by DC editorial. Maybe if he included obscure references to DCU trivia instead of a plot or was concerned with proving to us readers how smart he is he’d have a job…

  3. June 12, 2008 at 10:00 am — Reply

    Baal: you may be closer to the truth than you think….

  4. Mark I.
    June 12, 2008 at 12:22 pm — Reply

    Time/Warner must REALLY hate their comics division. It’s almost like they only keep DC afloat so that they can make Batman movies.

  5. Josh P.
    June 12, 2008 at 12:56 pm — Reply

    I’ve read a lot of chatter on other sites about this. A lot of people are thinking it has to do with Batman R.I.P. and the direction Grant Morrison is forcing the Bat-books towards. Also, a lot of people rail against this idea arguiing that Dixon must have already written his tie-in issues already. From what I can gather, he’s not solicited as writing any tie-in issues.

  6. Mike
    June 13, 2008 at 8:45 am — Reply

    Dammit. Dixon’s return had me buying books I haven’t in a while, and enjoying them as well. And for all the flack he’d gotten previously from fans about his opinions on homosexuality in media (which I disagree with but still like his writing) it seemed like the fans were behind his work since coming back. At least we got Steph back. Still, dammit.

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