Warren Ellis Leaving ‘Thunderbolts’
Newsarama reports that Warren Ellis will be leaving Marvel’s Thunderbolts with issue #121.
Ellis spoke about his decision to leave the title on his Whitechapel message board:
It’s as simple as this — if I don’t own it, I’m not going to spend my life on it. Joe Quesada and Dan Buckley know that, they’re fine with that, and they hire me on that understanding.
Or, if you like: you can only paint someone else’s house for so long before you start thinking that it might be nice to own your own house one day.
I’m okay with painting other people’s houses for short periods, because I’m good at it and it pays well and on nice days it’s fun. But I never ever confuse painting a house for owning that house. And if I spent every waking hour painting other people’s houses, I wouldn’t be able to build houses of my own.
The more creators who only took on housepainting as a part-time gig, the healthier this medium would be.
Christos Gage will take over writing duties on the title with #122, beginning a four-part tie-in to Secret Invasion.