I always knew this day would come, but I still tried to keep it from my mind. I had hoped it wouldn’t be so soon. Geoff Johns—one of my favorite writers of the DC relaunch—will be leaving Aquaman with artist Ivan Reis. The duo will leave Aquaman after issue 16 as part of a creative team reshuffle within DC. This move is also set to happen along with possible cancellations and new books commissioned for January 2013.
Bleeding Cool reported previously that Reis will still work with Johns by replacing Jim Lee on Justice League of America. I’m glad the duo will still be making comic book magic together, but…poor Aquaman. You may know of my love for both Johns and Aquaman from reading my “Dear Geoff Johns” fangirl letter, so I really was disappointed to learn about this. Johns really brought Aquaman to life, made him a serious character, and a badass one at that. Ivan Reis couldn’t have been a better choice as an artist; his attention to details, like water droplets and sand, was spectacular. My heart breaks for Aquaman. I can only hope the replacements for Johns and Reis are up to the task.