BOOM! Studios has announced a couple of big names to join their publishing ranks — including a change-up to one of their Stan Lee superhero titles.
To start off with, in May, the publisher will begin releasing Michael Moorcock’s Elric: The Balance Lost. Moorcock, who has been attributed as a major influence for writers such as Neil Gaiman and Warren Ellis, said in a press statement that “Elric is in inspired hands.” Chris Roberson — writer of Superman, Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love, as well as Starborn and Dust to Dust from BOOM! — will be writing the series.
Meanwhile, in another bit of news, it looks like Soldier Zero is getting a switch-up in its creative team, with Paul Cornell bowing off the book in Issue #5 and making way for Marvel Cosmic enthusiasts Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.
“Paul’s simply a splendid fellow,” the duo said in a press statement. “We are delighted to be following in his footsteps on Stan Lee’s Soldier Zero. Paul generously shared his plans and ideas for where he saw the story going, and they are, as you might expect, far too good not to keep, but we’re also bringing lots of new stuff into the mix. Soldier Zero fans will not be disappointed!”
What do you think about this, Rama readers? You think DnA’s inclusion will make for a smooth transition, or do you think it’s a little too soon for a change in writer? What do you think about Michael Moorcock’s Elric finding a new home? Sound off!