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Dan DiDio Won’t Be Leaving DC Comics

It seems that has answered the question about Dan DiDio’s status at DC Comics.

Apparently at HeroesCon it was announced that DC has renewed DiDio’s contract which will keep him firmly in charge of the DC Universe for some time. There was apparently an emergency senior editorial meeting last week and we may see some shake up in editorial, but DiDio isn’t going anywhere.
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It’s important to keep in mind that DiDio has had some success in boosting DCs sales. There’s also the question of who would be a suitable replacement (and actually wants the job). In fact I’m actually curious how DCs sales are now, not compared to Marvel which is how the industry likes to do these things, but compared to DC itself, say 2, 5 and 10 years ago. The sales figures exist, as do comparisons on a titl by title basis, but I’m looking more for an overall figure. Maybe if I have some spare time I’ll play with a spreadsheet.

But anyway, it seems this was just another storm in fandom’s teacup. Somehow my list of Seven Things Sci-Fi Fans Should Stop Doing seems particularly appropriate right now.

The reality is that there are some hardcore DC fans who have whipped themselves into an almost rabid frenzy over some of DiDio’s decisions. Fandom online is a very insulate community. We tend to surround ourselves with people who think much like we do and it’s easy to end up with the idea that the whole world thinks like we do.

Now I’m not saying that everything is rosy over at DC Comics, but I’m not sure things are as bad as some people make them out to be and I’m particularly doubtful that the fans solutions would actually make things better.

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Eoghann Irving is amongst other things the creator and Editor of Solar Flare. He has a life long interest in all forms of science fiction and fantasy and a pressing need to share this interest with anyone who will listen. Find out more at his personal website

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