Sunday, June 22, 2008

Diddling DiDio

I'm as guilty as the next fanboy and I should know better.

DC Senior VP-Executive Editor is the subject of rumors regarding an imminent departure from the company for a variety of reasons. I'm not going to detail everything here but you can just do a Google News search for "Dan Didio" and you'll be as plugged in as the next know-nothing.

Now, Hollywood journalist and ├╝ber-yentah Nikki Finke has picked up the story, though being a normal-ish person, isn't aware of all the intricacies and politics. And DC, if anything, is a political rat's nest — or so I'm told.

Good luck to DiDio. Hope his parachute is golden. And to Jimmy Palmiotti: be careful what you wish for.

NOON UPDATE Palmiotti says that he's not interested in the job, per Newsarama. You can blame the people who originally reported his "no comment" for their failure to convey his sarcastic and humorous intent, assuming they perceived it.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Planetary 27 is coming!


Who knows? Maybe this year or early next, but at least drawing has commenced on the final "epilogue" issue of the series, the script for which was turned in a year ago.

Per writer Warren Ellis's e-mail this morning:

"late last night, Wildstorm
informed me that John Cassaday has commenced drawing PLANETARY 27. Please don't respond to this -- I don't need the listserv breaking. Just know and be happy. I have no word on what else is on John's plate right now, so I don't know how long it'll take or when it'll see print. It's not the easiest script in the world to draw, as I recall."
These are notes for issue 7 of the series, by the way; the "Vertigo" story featuring, well, that's subject to interpretation.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Margot & Chris?

Valerie D'Orazio thinks this is good. And I guess it's not the worst thing in the world, but... should Lois Lane and Clark Kent (and Superman) look like Margot Kidder and the late Christopher Reeve? They do in Action Comics right now.

It started, if I recall correctly, when Geoff Johns began writing Action with his former boss, director Richard Donner. Adam Kubert was the artist, and though it was a bit... different... having Supes look like Reeve seemed sort of natural with Donner involved. After Kubert fizzled, Gary Frank took over. And it's Margot and Chris. Isn't that nice?

Uh, no. It's starting to creep me out.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


What could be finer? (Wonder what Mort told his shrink about that particular nightmare?)