Tuesday, November 18, 2008

What's Going On At DC?

Rich's LitG this week seems to be pointing at Dan Didio as the source of a lot of disgruntlement for the writers at DC.

Making Grant Morrison change the ending to Final Crisis that is, supposedly, exactly what was approved at the beginning (have some doubts on that one)?
Writers having to put their own stories on hold because of the Final Crisis changes?
Having a stand-up shouting match with James Robinson (who, IMO, is writing like a guy back from Hollywood that thinks comic book scripts are kids' stuff)?
Winding up with Tony Daniel on your big follow-up to BATMAN R.I.P. (any bets on whether this winds up worse than Countdown: Arena?)?

I have no idea what is actually going on, but it doesn't look good for DC at all.


  1. Scooped again, eh Khuxy?

  2. "I have no idea what is actually going on, but it doesn't look good for DC at all."

    I'd add that it doesn't look good for fans or in fact the industry at all. How are DC meant to entice new customers with all these cock-ups and surely when are they going to realise that even the most hardened DC fan has a breaking point.

    Marvel are laughing all the way to the bank...literally. They are dominating the market which means they get to set the precedence such as ripping comic book fans off with its ludicrous price increases.

    Now I don't follow any DC books, but looking from the outside these sorts of fiascos seem to be nothing new. Surely some of the higher-ups must be calling for Dan Didio's head. If this was any other industry like say sports, for example, and these sorts of results were produced on a consistent basis, he would have been gone long ago. The industry needs competition and at the minute there simply is none.

  3. Superman coeditor Matt Idelson says otherwise on the Superman Hompage:


  4. Thanks for the link, Anon. I'm glad, if only because I want to see how his Justice League series turns out.

    And Paul? You said it all.

  5. You know what's even more telling about the sad state of affairs at DC? The behind the scenes drama at DC is more entertaining than most of the books they're putting out.


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