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Dan Didio Blames Social Media for Bad Reputation

Written by Jude Terror on Thursday, June 20 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

Dan Didio Blames Social Media for Bad Reputation

A girl can do what she wants to do, and that's what he's gonna do.

Source: The Beat

DC Comics has gotten some bad press the last decade or so due to the comically Dilbertesque corporate blundering that seems to cause multiple well known creators to walk off DC books approximately once every three week. Somewhere in one of the 52 known universes, a composed and savvy Dan Didio is listening to the criticism of fans and the press and reacting with positive changes. That's not this universe, though.

As Sun Tzu once said, "if all else fails, blame it on the Twitter," and that's just what Didio has chosen to do. According to the beleaguered Co-Publisher, DC's creator walkoffs are totally normal, and it's only the prevalence of social media that gives it the appearance of being an endemic problem. From The Beat:

Co-publisher, Dan Didio gave a boisterous speech about admitting that DC’s “new 52″ had only been planned up for a first act, and they had all been surprised that the “new 52″ would have garnered so much momentum two years ago. He also confided that with any raising momentum, there inevitably a decline in momentum and DC is now prepared to unveil their second act. He also addressed that creative changes are common place in the business of comic books and the seeming severity of it now is only much more apparent due to social media. Didio’s admission and affirmations had re-instilled confidence amongst the retailers, but only time can officially tell how successful this “second act” will be.


Wait, what? Retailers actually bought that horse shit? I'll be damned. Maybe Didio isn't as dumb as we thought.

"Never doubt the wisdom of a Chinaman," Didio told us, kicking off a new round of negative press coverage. Goddamn it.


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Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.

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