Just so everyone knows, I have resigned from Static Shock. Before any speculation starts the decision was entirely mine. My issues for leaving had nothing to do with the character or with DC Comics. I plan to continue working for DC long into the future and am developing new projects for them at this time. I'm also open to any other offers, so if you are in the position to give me work, please let me know.
The New 52 project from DC Comics was the only one from Milestone Media that was included in the company's relaunch, and one of very few Black characters involved. Rozum had a long history with Milestone, being trusted by creative head Dwayne McDuffie in a number of arenas, and was the last person from Milestone who was working regularly with DC Comics.
More on this story as it develops.
UPDATE: This just in from Rozum's blog …
My decision to leave was of my own choice. I was not fired.
My decision to leave had nothing to do with the character of Static. I think Static is a great character with loads of potential, which I hope will get exploited. Given a lot of people's suspicious feelings regarding the relationship between DC Comics and Milestone Media, I will also warn not to read into this that my decision was based on any decisions regarding the handling of the character by DC Comics. This is not true. I maintain a belief that the folks at DC also share a belief that Static has a lot of potential as part of the DCnU and that they would like the character to remain true to his origins, and established nature.
My decision had nothing to do with DC Comics. I've been very happy overall with my time at DC over the roughly 15 years that I've worked for them and I plan to continue working with them into the future. The feeling is mutual. I'm developing new material for them even as I write this. DC Comics is in no way responsible for my decision to leave Static Shock, and have been very supportive of this decision.
For now, this is all I'm going to say on the matter.
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