Dan DiDio Dishes On The New DCU In Pre-Comic Con Q&A

DC Co-Publisher Dan DiDio took to facebook a few hours ago to take questions con-panel-style from people who can’t attend the show. A pretty cool idea, I think — and he dropped a few intriguing tidbits in the process. Here’s a bunch of highlights, copypasted so you can see the Q/A’s more clearly:

Falling into the “Careful What You Wish For” category, since this is San Diego Comicon weekend, I thought it would be fun to run a virtual convention panel and answer questions (as much as I am able) from all people unable to make it to the show. I will try and answer as many questions as possible (whenever I find breaks in my schedule), but please make each question a separate post that way I can answer then directly. Sorry you can’t make it here, but hopefully this is one way to join the party. best, DD

Mathias Hensler Will Stephanie Brown be part of the new DCU?
Dan DiDio Mathias, yes.

Joseph Leven I always thought Billy should “Grow Up” into his adult form and the comic would be called “Batson” The power of Shazam.
Dan DiDio Joseph, we’ve talked a lot about Shazam, now we need some action.

Lou Cabanillas Where’s Stephanie Brown?
Dan DiDio Lou and mathias, Sorry, but we are keeping some secrets, and one of them involves Stephanie.

Gene Hoyle Is Jonn Jonzz a spy within Stormwatch for the JLA?
Dan DiDio Gene, ANSWER DELETED
Gene Hoyle ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
(Mark adds: Sorry I missed this one! What was it, Gene?)

Craig Byrne Will we ever see Adventure Comics again?
Dan DiDio Craig, Possibly.

Roberto Briceno Dan, I took the question down. Ok, I have a question, with is huge push for the DCU, what about the Vertigo line? I feel that Vertigo is being left behind and that line has some of the best creator-own books month in month out.
Dan DiDio Roberto, plenty of Vertigo love in the beginning of next year and the launch of Spaceman by Azz/ Risso in Oct.

Joshua Sprock Will Booster be apearing in OMAC?
Dan DiDio Joshua, No plans for Booster in OMAC but some of his other friends might be stopping by.

Michael Edwards Any word on when Dark Knight: Boy Wonder will come out?
Dan DiDio Michael, Probably when he is The Teen Wonder.

Jerry Whitworth Dan, we’ve seen some of the properties absorbed by DC appear in DCnU such as Wildstorm and Milestone. Are there plans for others (like Red Circle and THUNDER Agents) and maybe a hint? Thanks!
Dan DiDio Jerry, sorry but we no longer have the rights to Red Circle.

Jeff Dzurovcak Will Booster still work with Rip in the timestream post Flashpoint?
Dan DiDio Jeff, after Flashpoint, the Timestream is closed.

Cosmic Booknews any news on the Spectre? -Matt
Dan DiDio Cosmic, Still dead.

C.w. Ballance Also, does the EPIC training that Judd Winick put Ollie through remain part of his skill set? I thought it was pretty awesome seeing him use a sword for close quarters!
Dan DiDio CW, Ollie is more the weapons master now with the bow being his weapon of choice.

Darren Nowell Here’s my question. are we EVER going to see the old Who’s Who that was supposed to happen a year or so ago and are we going to get maybe a 1-3 issue guide to the new line?
Dan DiDio Darren, the question is not who’s who but when’s when.

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