DC Comics writer Chris Roberson, who has worked on recent projects such as Fables and Superman, has announced via Twitter he is leaving the company. Why? Because he doesn't like the way DC treats writers.
"Having an afternoon cocktail to celebrate the end of my time at DC," he wrote. "Aside from the Fairest arc I already committed to doing, iZombie will be the last time I'll ever write for DC."
In response to questions from some of his fans, Roberson elaborated that he doesn't respect the company's ethics and doesn't want to be a part of DC any longer.
"Sorry. In a better world, characters like the Legion would be owned by a more ethical company, but sadly not in this one," he wrote. "The short version is, I don't agree with the way they treat other creators and their general business practices. I decided quite some time ago, but waited until after the cancellation of my book was announced to discuss it."
Roberson also cited an excellent op-ed over at Comics Alliance by David Brothers, dubbed "The Ethical Rot Behind Before Watchmen & The Avengers," that he said points out a lot of his own opinions.
Free from the corporate system, it should be interesting to see what Roberson comes up with next. We may not have to wait long, as rumor has it he's planning to announce a new project at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con.
(via Bleeding Cool)