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
"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
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
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
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
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
DC Comics Co-Publisher and artist Jim Lee did a bit of live drawing for the crowd at the DC Comics booth during Comic-Con this weekend, including one very special sketch of Wonder Woman holding out the pants from her recent costume redesign while sporting the more traditional swimsuit cut we'll see in the DC relaunch this fall. It ended with a ver
Guys, you might want to sit down for this one, because I have just received some huge news: Did you know that DC is relaunching their entire line with all-new #1 titles this September?!
You did? Okay, well what about the shocking news that the new Jus
Superman: Earth One, the new graphic novel written by J. Michael Straczynski and drawn by Shane Davis, reboots the classic tale of the hero from Krypton, beginning with his arrival in Metropolis as a fashionably dressed 20-year-old and the choice he must make between living a life as a talented, o