DC Comics head honcho Dan Didio hinted at a new book he'll be "writing" along with Keith Giffen on Twitter yesterday:
It wasn't long before Bleeding Cool had a theory, though there's not really any evidence to back it up, and it was more like a guess: a new Kamandi comic.
Though uncomfirmed, this royally pissed off superstar artist Rob Liefeld, who unleashed a torrent of angry tweets in response:
Kamandi was among the most requested DC 52 title by talent. I was told it was off limits because of "media considerations" now it's Didio's?— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) March 3, 2014
After I submitted my Kamandi reboot, I was offered Deathstroke, Hawkman and Grifter the following day. Kamandi was tops.— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) March 3, 2014
I mean Kamandi rates no better than Didio? He's terrible.— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) March 3, 2014
If true, it's certainly pretty shitty that DC would withhold properties creators have good ideas for just so that the boss can write the title himself. Then again, it's the Nu52, they could get Alan Moore to write the thing with a resurrected Jack Kirby on art and DC would still find a way to screw it up.
Actually, scratch that. The dream team on this book would be Didio and Liefeld together. It would break the internet in half.
UPDATE: Didio denied on Twitter that the teased project is Kamandi, making the Liefeld tantrum that much funnier while at the same time striking fear in the hearts of fans of other "cult" characters that Didio might soon be writing. Stay tuned.