DC Comics has dropped a two-page story by Warren Ellis and Jim Cheung from the upcoming Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1, the company said in a notice to retailers.  The story will be replaced with a story by Marguerite Bennett and Jamal Igle.

The move came after allegations of sexual misconduct by Ellis were made by numerous women on social media last week.  Last Thursday, Ellis sent a final email to his tens of thousands of subscribers acknowledging that he had "hurt people deeply" and apologizing.  "I have apologised, I apologise, and will continue to apologise and take total responsibility for my actions without equivocation," Ellis wrote in part.  "I am going to be quiet now, to listen more than I speak, for other voices matter far more than my own right now.  I will be closing this newsletter.  Thank you for your past support.  Look after yourselves."

DC is currently in the middle of releasing The Batman’s Grave, a 12-issue series by Ellis and Bryan Hitch (see "Warren Ellis & Bryan Hitch Team Up Again for ‘The Batman’s Grave’").