Nick Spencer won’t be taking over Supergirl with January’s #60 after all, according to both DC Comics and the writer himself. In a post ostensibly about Spencer’s ongoing title T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, on official DC Universe blog The Source, the following information slipped in:
On a related note, Nick Spencer will be stepping off Supergirl to concentrate on T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, with writer James Peaty co-scripting issue #60 and then taking over for him from there. (Bernard Chang will stay on as artist for the book.)
Spencer later confirmed the news on his personal Twitter account:
Okay all, breaking some bad news today– I won’t be doing SUPERGIRL after all.
But hey, nobody cry for me! All kinds of cool stuff coming up in 2011, so stay tuned and all that.
Spencer’s arc was intended to include a variety of other younger DC heroes — Batgirl, Blue Beetle, Miss Martian, Static and Robin — and it’s not yet known if Peaty will continue in that vein. Peaty has written Supergirl before, penning issue #33 back in 2008.