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Did DC Comics and Grant Morrison Try to do 5G in 2009 as The Fifth World?

Did DC Comics and Grant Morrison Try to do 5G in 2009 as the Fifth World?

Bleeding Cool has established that 5G is DC Comics’ new plan to replace their most iconic characters with other characters taking the role – and not the ones that might, in other years, have expected. Luke Fox as Batman, Jonathan Kent as Superman, a child of Captain Boomerang as the Flash, and either Teen Lantern […]


Jim Lee, Dan DiDio, What in the World Happened to Peter Milligan's Zombistas!?

Jim Lee, Dan DiDio, What in the World Happened to Peter Milligan’s Zombistas!?

Back in the late noughties, Peter Milligan wrote a comic book for WildStorm called Zombistas!, described as a zombie-story set in Mexico and California about an American company who are trying to create the perfect non-unionized labour force, talking about it saying “there’s some politics in there, using the walking dead guys as a way […]


The Daily LITG, 13th October 2019

The Daily LITG, 13th October 2019, Happy Birthday Dan DiDio

Welcome to the pretty-much-mostly-daily Lying In The Gutters. A run around the day before and the day ahead. You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here. The 21 most-read stories yesterday The DC Comics Timeline From New York Comic Con Was Not Ready to Be Published “Star Wars”: John Boyega’s Agent Confirms […]

Dan Didio to Write Svengoolie Crossover for DC's October Comics

Dan Didio Finally Gives DC Fans the Crossover They Deserve

Readers who just can’t enough of the writing of DC Comics Publisher Dan Didio are in for a treat! Didio has teemed with artist Chris Jones to produce an 8-page crossover comic between the DC Universe and Chicago TV host Svengoolie. Didio was a fan of Svengoolie growing up and always wanted to put him […]



DC Goes All In on Reprints with 100-Page Giants, Dollar Comics, Facsimile Editions, Crisis Box Set

DC Goes All In on Reprints at SDCC Retailer Lunch, Didio Be Damned

It seems like it was just yesterday when DC Publisher Dan Didio decried the popularity of facsimile editions and other interest in DC’s back catalog, as he feels the publisher should be able to do a better job of pushing new stories to customers. Actually, it was just yesterday. Hmm. Nevertheless, DC is going all […]

DC Officially Rebrands, Dropping Vertigo

Report: Dan Didio Mad People Are Buying the Facsimile Editions DC Publishes

In what has to be a first for the comic book industry, a high-ranking comic book executive is upset at comic book readers… for purchasing the company’s comics?! DC Comics publisher Dan Didio complained at the Meet the Publishers panel at San Diego Comic-Con that too many people are buying DC’s facsimile edition reprints. According […]


Dan Didio to Write Metal Men with Shane Davis at DC in October

Dan Didio to Write Metal Men with Shane Davis and Michelle Delecki at DC in October

It looks like Rich Johnston’s guess that a whiteboard featuring a bunch of chicken scratch from DC Publisher Dan Didio was a list of DC’s Comic-Con announcements was incorrect. Instead, the whiteboard appeared to represent the outline for a new 12-issue Metal Men series written by Didio, with art by Shane Davis and Michelle Delecki. […]

Dan DiDio Has a New Cover for Frank Miller's Superman: Year One

Dan DiDio Reveals a New Cover for Frank Miller’s Superman: Year One

Dan DiDio, DC Comics publisher, posted a random titbit on Facebook, stating, It’s that time of day for “Random stuff on desk that makes me happy.” And in doing so, showing off a previously unseen cover to Superman: Year One by Frank Miller, John Romita, Danny Miki and Alex Sinclair. It shows the young Clark […]

Diane Nelson, Dan DiDio and Drinks…

Last year, Diane Nelson, formerly president of DC Entertainment, joined Jeffrey Katzenberg’s short-form video publisher/distributor/platform Quibi. She joined former HP CEO Meg Whitman and former co-president and CCO of The Hollywood Reporter Janice Min. And somehow the Hollywood Reporter had that scoop. They have been making lots of announcements over deals for ten minute video […]

News From the Future: Planet Honors Bat Overlords on Anniversary of Batman Day

March 30th, 2029 – World leaders gathered on Monday in New Gotham, the city formerly known as Austin, Texas, capital of the Bat-Empire, to pay tribute to the most powerful and terrifying military force the planet has ever known. Dozens of presidents, prime ministers, and monarchs heaped praise and riches upon his gloriousness winged excellence, […]


DC Comics to End Their Exclusive Walmart 100-Page Giant Comics Line

Over the last year, DC Comics has been publishing an exclusive line of 100 Page Giant Comics through Walmarts- first four a month and recently six a month-  Superman, Batman, Flash, Titans, Swamp Thing and Wonder Woman. Each features reprint material across DC’s line as well as brand new exclusive-to-Walmart stories by some of DC Comics’ leading and […]


DC Meet the Publishers Slide 2

DC Meet the Publishers Panel is Lively as Always at NYCC

by Octavio Karbank It’s that time of year again when comic book enthusiasts converge from across the globe to attend New York Comic Con. It’s when you see major publishers like DC Comics coming down to promote a bunch of their work, both new and old. Today was no different as at the DC Meet […]