OK, cool. I never saw that article.
Here's the one I saw (it preceded your link) http://www.newsarama.com/comics/jms-...el-101110.html
That's where I got the whole "quitting monthlies" and "five years." As far as miniseries go? Personally, I consider them monthlies (just my opinion) because some writers/artists are still working on them before they're wrapped up, unlike the graphic novels which are a one-shot deal.
Sure, but it's JMS's intentions that are important, it's clear he means ongoings by monthlies. At least with miniseries, he has a definite beginning and end for him to plot and refine, even if it's published monthly.
It would be unlikely to be JMS since GL's now a core book for the DC. They'll want a head writer for the main title who can guide the creative direction of those characters for a good few years. I think Lemire would be an adequate replacement although I hope Morrison takes a long good crack at it once he refreshes his batteries.
JMS gets a lot more movie work now than when he was doing Spidey for Marvel and that pays tons more than comics,
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They've also recently interviewed Young Justice's Greg Weisman and have done a lot of work with DC to promote the upcoming Throne of Atlantis storyline. Check 'em out here: http://www.aquamanshrine.com/2012/11...l#.ULqKiWf4Ids and via twitter: https://twitter.com/AquamanShrine
I believe your quote was linked to that announcement and have no doubt that it was a coordinated effort.
I'm still convinced that Johns is leaving after Throne of Atlantis, unless he gets a co-writer.
I just don't see him on four ongoings at once and with this issue of Aquaman, it's clear that this is very much a "full-circle" type arc going back to the very first issue.
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I wouldn't be surprised if Aquaman and JL/JLA become his 2 new long running sagas