New York Comic Con: DC Announces Bernardi on Static Shock, Nocenti on Green Arrow

DC Comics had said that there would be some creative announcements made at this weekend's New York Comic Con, and it's already starting to take shape. On preview day today, DC has announced that Marc Bernardin, creator of Syfy's Alphas, will be writing Static Shock when John Rozum leaves the title. That was this morning. Just this afternoon, they further announced that former Marvel writer Ann Nocenti will be taking over the writing reins on Green Arrow, which writer J.T. Krul was recently announced to have left. Solicitations for December's Green Arrow #4 have the title written by Keith Giffen and current series artist Dan Jurgens, who were announced as the ongoing creative team for the title at that time. Whether they will remain on the title in any capacity under Nocenti remains unclear. Giffen and Jurgens have recently been rumored to be taking over Superman from George P rez after February's sixth issue.


While Krul was reported to have left Green Arrow for a special, unannounced project at DC (which may be revealed at this weekend's convention), no reason has been given for Rozum's departure from Static Shock. While Rozum was co-writing the book with artist Scott McDaniel, it appears from a Comic Book Resources interview that Bernardin will be writing the title on his own. After a lot of controversy over the influence that female creators have in the DC relaunch, Nocenti's first ongoing title with the company is likely a welcome change of the subject from rumors over at Bleeding Cool that Gail Simone is ready to leave The Fury of Firestorm over editorial differences. The company recently lost Birds of Prey editor Janelle Asselin, who took a job at Disney.