Harras: Jim had a great pitch for "Birds Of Prey," but as things came together in discussion and the creative churn, we all saw what Christy was doing on "Amethyst," and we were looking at "Birds Of Prey" and internally and editorially we were thinking of taking it in a different direction. The decision was made that we were going to go in a different direction than what Jim had originally envisioned. We definitely, definitely want to continue working with Jim, but at this moment, we wanted to go in a particular direction. Bobbie started working with Jim months ago --
Chase: He's a great writer. He's a great idea guy, and I look forward to working with him again.
Let's see, they have a great idea guy, with a great pitch. So, naturally, they decide not to use it, instead going with an internal idea, which I'm assuming somehow involves jackets.
Oh, and I love the term "creative churn." DC's Editor in Chief actually described their treatment of creators with a word that describes an agitated feeling you get in the pit of your stomach right before you vomit.
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