Turns out that when writer Chris Roberson up and quit on DC Comics, he wasn't just sitting round twiddling his thumbs. Today, the creator sent out a cryptic message promising more information on what he's doing on July 2nd, as well as a few teaser images... And if you head to his comics website at monkeybraincomics.com, you get the above graphic.
A recap of the situation. Roberson was working on a few titles for DC, including Vertigo's iZombie, issues of Fables, and even a spin-off series focusing on Cinderella. But a few months ago, Roberson left DC, saying he was no longer working for the Publisher. According to Roberson, in an interview with The Comics Journal this had to do with DC's decision to publish Before Watchmen without creator Alan Moore's permission, as well as a few other fractious decisions made by the Publisher. Saying:
Well, this has been building over the last few months, and mostly had to do with what I saw DC and Time Warner doing in regards to creator relations.
In kind, DC responded by immediately pulling him off any and all upcoming books, which, given that he quit, didn't seem that rash an action.
Still, with a creator well on the rise, one was left to wonder whether sticking it to the man would end up with Roberson sticking it to himself, or whether like the phoenix, he would rise again and inhabit the body of a red-haired teenage girl. Though probably without that very last part.
Turns out, Roberson is returning, if the countdown and teasers are any indication. And if we were to speculate, which thanks for asking, we'd love to do, we'd guess Roberson is probably setting up a similar digital publishing deal to Mark Waid's recently launched Thrillbent. Whether this turns out to be wholly accurate or not, we say that creators banding together and taking control of their destinies is never going to be a bad thing. In fact, it probably is a good thing.
Anyway here's the teasers, and we'll know more after Roberson's press conference on July 2nd: