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Yes to Timothy Hunter, No to Renee Montoya: DC Comics’ The Dark & The Edge Panel [SDCC]

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The first major DC Comics panel of the Comic-Con weekend in San Diego, celebrating the publisher's Dark and Edge lines, kicked off early Thursday morning with moderator Bob Wayne (VP - Sales) and panelists Jeff Lemire, Jimmy Palmiotti, Rob Liefeld, Brent Anderson, Adam Glass, Joshua Hale Fialkov and Rachel Gluckstern. While it largely consisted of displaying solicitation material and writers and edit

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War Rocket Ajax #118: The Crew Breaks Down Dan DiDio’s Favorites, Part Two [Podcast]

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Back in March, DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio made a list of his ten favorite titles published during his tenure with the company. This week on ComicsAlliance, Chris Sims, Matt Wilson and Andy Khouri sit down for the second half of their discussion of DiDio's list, featuring Superman: Earth One, Batman R.I.P., and the New

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War Rocket Ajax #117: The Crew Breaks Down Dan DiDio’s DC Favorites, Part One [Podcast]

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Back in March, DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio made a list of his ten favorite titles published during his tenure with the company. This week on ComicsAlliance, Chris Sims, Matt Wilson and Andy Khouri sit down for the first ever two-part episode of War Rocket Ajax, as they break the list down, give their reactions to each title, and discuss what this means for the direction of the company -- and you can listen to the whole episode right here at ComicsAlliance!

Plus, don't miss information on this year's Live CA/War Rocket Ajax Panel at HeroesCon!War Rocket Ajax #117: Dan DiDio's Top Ten, Part One
(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)

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‘Before Watchmen’ Character Designs and Pages Surface [Art]

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A number of press outlets have been invited to visit the DC Entertainment offices in New York and Los Angeles to inspect material pertaining to Before Watchmen, DC Comics' controversial expansion of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' hugely popular an

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DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio Lists his 10 Favorite Projects of the Last 10 Years

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It's been ten years since Dan DiDio first walked into DC Comics as a Vice President of Editorial, beginning a chain of events that led to the native New Yorker ascending to the position of Co-Publisher of the storied comic book house. Among the notable events DiDio's presided over in his time with DC

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Alan Moore And ‘Before Watchmen’ Creators Comment On The Ethics Of ‘Watchmen’ Prequel

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"Completely shameless" is what comics writer Alan Moore had to say about DC Comics' announcement of Before Watchmen, an ambitious programme of prequel miniseries based on Moore and Dave Gibbons' hugely popular and influential graphic novel, Watchmen. For his part, Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons was more forgiving. He and the principals of Before Watchmen, including DC Comics Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, have been making the media rounds t

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DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio: No ‘Crisis’ Events In DCnU

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Compounding many longtime DC Comics fans' confusion with respect to the revised histories of the publisher's superhero characters, Co-Publisher Dan DiDio confirmed that tent-pole storylines Crisis On Infinite Earths, Infinite Crisis, Final Crisis and all such universe defining Crises did not occur in DC's New 52 universe. In a posting to his Facebook page, DiDio explained that "major events" like the Crisis stories are "difficult to place" in the compressed histor

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‘Justice League’ #1 Scores More Than 200,000 Pre-Orders

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With DC Comics' line-wide relaunch kicking off next week, the industry has been holding its collective breath wondering whether the publisher's gambit will be rewarded with sales proportional to the event's robust marketing efforts

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‘We Hear You’: DC Comics Responds to Concerns About Few Female Creators

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A few days ago, I wrote an editorial about DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio's response to fan concerns about the extremely low numbers of female creators involved in the DC Comics relaunch this September -- and, to be fair, mainstream comics more generally -- and the impact that such a disproportionate gender split has both on a company's culture and creatively, particularly if it is trying to reach outside an insular audience to a broader one.

Last night, DiDio and fellow Co-Publisher responded to the concerns that had been raised by f

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Answering Dan DiDio: The Problem With Having Only 1% Female Creators at DC Comics

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Last Thursday at Comic-Con International, during the first of four New 52 panels held by DC Comics to discuss their line-wide relaunch of superhero titles this September, a fan walked up to the microphone and posed a question to Co-Publisher Dan DiDio about the demographics of the New 52 creators:

"Why did you go from 12% in women to 1% on your creative teams?"

To which DiDio replied in a startlingly aggressive tone, "What do those numbers mean to you? What do they mean to you? Who should we be hiring? Tell me right now. Who should we be hiring right now? Tell me."

It seems like a bit much t

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