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Thursday, May 23, 2019 

Tom King reportedly off of Batman, but not out of DC

It looks like King's fallen out of favor to the point they decided to take him off the Masked Manhunter's title well before the 100th issue of the relaunched volume:
Batman writer Tom King will be departing DC’s ongoing Batman series ahead of schedule. King previously shared that his original plan was to tell his Batman story over 105 issues, but IGN has learned from a source with knowledge of the situation that King will be leaving the title by the end of 2019.

However, King still remains under his DC exclusive contract, and the source said King has several new DC projects planned for this year and next that will be revealed in the coming months.
We should hope it's just Vertigo-based stories he's turning to, and not more superhero stories, because Heroes in Crisis already angered more than enough people for the right reasons. There's a suggestion now that DC's backing off what it set up, which hopefully means they're reversing the fate of Roy Harper too, along with any other characters who were unjustly slaughtered for the sake of it. King managed to establish himself as a pariah pretty fast, and no matter how Heroes in Crisis ends, it's  clear DC already alienated more than enough people who aren't going to forgive Dan DiDio for bringing about yet another waste of resources that could've been avoided.

And it's obvious few enjoyed King's take on Batman either. His pointless attacks on Donald Trump were another big problem. People like that don't belong in entertainment.

Update: now it's reported King's getting a possible miniseries, Batman/Catwoman, in which to finish his worthless story. By now, let's hope the audience knows better than to waste money buying it.

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