Last week, British killjoy, Rich Johnston publicized a tweet by Dan Abnett stating that he and Andy Lanning were no longer working together.
@MikeFitz538 I'd love to write a cosmic Avengers book solo, (I no longer work with Lanning) More cosmic stuff from me TBA soon!— Dan Abnett + Nik (@VincentAbnett) January 6, 2014
Abnett and Lanning, better known as DnA (and friends of the site), was comicdom's favorite couple, collaborating on a number of fan favorite / critically acclaimed series such as Guardians Of The Galaxy, Ressurection Man (you should have read this book, it was awesome,) and Force Works (this you could have ignored.) But now, they are no more. According to a follow-up article (hey, that’s a good idea, we should do those) BleedingCool reported that the two creators are no longer working together due to “personal differences,” with a formal statement from Abnett:
Andy Lanning and I are no longer working together, and indeed haven’t worked together since early last year except to finish commitments. The very long-standing relationship was no longer working, and the split was for the best….
… The one exception to our parting is the GoTG work for Marvel, which is new. I am extremely excited at the prospect of the movie, and flattered that the DnA version has been developed in this way.
Well, that’s boring. C’mon guys, this is comic books where the only other profession with more drama is professional wrestling. We need a Twitter feud, a Facebook slap fight, dirty laundry, SOMETHING! If this were Mark Waid there’d be threats of violence by now.
Have no fear; The Outhousers are here to create drama where there is none with our Top Ten (Made Up) Reasons Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning Broke Up:
10: Lanning was always using “literally” when he meant “figuratively.”
9: Abnett always put the milk in the door of the refrigerator instead on one of the shelves proper, thus not giving the milk a constant temperature due to the door constantly being opened.
8: Neither creator could get over the other’s opinion of Van Halen.
7: Something about soccer we Americans don’t understand.
6: Lanning kept leaving Abnett’s phone number as a “good time” in truck stop bathrooms.
5: Abnett made fun of Lanning’s lack of understanding of the three sea shells one too many times (yes, that is a Demolition Man joke.)
4: Mets vs. Yankees.
3: Dan Didio
2: Philosophical differences regarding the raising, cultivation, and use of soy beans.
1: Control over the remote.
I for one am shocked that (insert option 1 – 10 here) broke-up such a compatible couple (unless it’s the Van Halen one, some gaps just can’t be breached,) and I hope that, in time, these two can remain friends.
To read the entirety of Dan Abnett’s statement to BleedingCool, go to BleedingCool, and stay tuned to the Outhousers as we keep an eye on BleedingCool for any updates.