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
Following yesterday's big announcements that DC Entertainment will be moving to Los Angeles and that the Wildstorm imprint will be going to be closing down at the end of December 2010, ComicsAlliance had a chance to speak with not only DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson, but also the two Co-Publishers of DC Comics, Dan DiDio and Jim Lee.
The longtime Executive Editor at DC, DiDio was promot
The first DC Comics panel of Fan Expo 2010, "DC Nation," kicked off with DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio, "Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne" artist Chris Sprouse, Brian Azzarello ("First Wave") Jeff Lemire ("The Atom"), and a late appearance from artist Francis Manapul ("The Flash"). They discussed