In a terse statement posted yesterday on his message board, writer Chuck Dixon announced, “I am no longer employed by DC Comics in any capacity.”
The post followed Monday’s news that Frank Tieri will be writing Batman and the Outsiders #11-12, part of a “Batman R.I.P.” tie-in.
Dixon, a veteran writer of such DC titles as Batman, Nightwing and Birds of Prey, had been working on Robin and Batman and the Outsiders. He was brought on board the latter book in 2007, just before its relaunch, replacing announced writer Tony Bedard.
Dixon wrote the 1991 Robin miniseries, and was the original writer on the ongoing series that launched two years later. He remained on the book until May 2002, and then returned in March of this year.
(Via Heidi MacDonald)