Paul Cornell to Write Action Comics; Guggenheim Off

The HUGO award nominated writer with Dr. Who experience will take over the chores on Action Comics!

DC has announced that Paul Cornell will be joining Pete Woods as the writer on Action Comics. Cornell will be taking over int he aftermath of the War of the Supermen storyline. Here is what he had to say on the project:

“I’m proud and honored to be taking on such a historic title. It’s
particularly great to begin by featuring Lex Luthor, who’s always been
one of my favourite characters. So many legendary creators have written
this title in the past that I’m giddy and frankly terrified at the
prospect of following in their footsteps.”

But what happened to recently announced writer Marc Guggenheim? Editor Matt Idelson speaks on that matter:

“I’m very bummed to be missing out on this chance to work with Marc who I think would have kicked some serious butt on ACTION. The story he pitched began to evolve into something quite different, something Marc knew would be great, but he had concerns about whether he was the man to write this tale. Rather than do a disservice to the book, the readers and himself, Marc decided to step away from ACTION, and we both know that sometime in the future, we’ll be collaborating on Superman for sure.

“With Guggs out of the picture, there was only one person to turn to, one writer who could bring this book to those Guggian heights while still making it his own—Paul Cornell. Shockingly, he accepted the challenge. In the short time we’ve been working together, his enthusiasm has blown me away!

Happily, no sooner had Marc stepped off than another editor swooped in to work with Marc on a project that will be announced in the near future.”

Source: The Source
Syndicated from The Outhouse – The Greatest Comic Book Website
Posted originally: 2010-04-13 14:19:29

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