Chris Roberson will not write 'Fairest'
Published Apr 21 2012, 15:17 BST
By Hugh Armitage
has been fired from Fairest
The writer will no longer work on the upcoming arc of the Fables spinoff
following his public criticism
of publisher DC Comics
"Sorry to disappoint anyone, but I won't be writing a Fairest
arc after all," Roberson wrote on Twitter
. "It was decided my services were no longer required."Fables
creator Bill Willingham followed the tweet with a show of support for his fellow writer.
"Not decided by me," he said. "I will work with @chris_roberson any time. Any place."
Earlier in the week, Roberson had tweeted that he would no longer work for DC following the conclusion of Vertigo title iZombie
and his run on Fairest
due to the company's business ethics.
He later elaborated on his stance, saying that, having thought that problems between creators and the publisher were a thing of the past, recent events had changed his mind.
"In the course of the last few months, things like the counter-suit against the Siegel estate and the announcement of Watchmen
prequels over Alan Moore's objection made it clear to me that the treatment of creators and their heirs was still very much a concern, and that I couldn't reconcile my own principles with the actions of the publisher," he told Comics Alliance
He added that he had suffered no bad experiences with DC himself, and that he has "nothing but good things to say about the editorial staff at Vertigo".
will conclude with issue #28 later this year.