Didio's got a LOST-like obsession about that number.
Bleeding Cool reported over the weekend that Dan Didio stressed that DC Comics will always be publishing 52 titles under the main "New 52" line, better known as the DCnU, NuDC, or WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH MY CHILDHOOD, YOU BASTARD! Didio explained that he had originally come up with the completely random number after reading a book entitled "The Number 52" by Topsy Kretts. He then added that he also heard the number on a radio station while flying over the Pacific Ocean.
Didio mentioned that the number has become somewhat of a passion for him, with DC moving to the 52nd floor of the Warner Building in New York, his Brooklyn townhouse having 52 rooms which is occupied by his family and 52 cats he recently adopted.
In my opinion, Didio's obsession over the number 52 only hurts his company. The cancellation of six titles in April coupled with the fact that Scott Lobdell and Rob Liefeld are writing a total of six DC titles currently shows that the company simply doesn't have the talent levels necessary to publish fifty-two books that will sell more than 15,000 copies. Also, what if (and this is a big what) a major creator such as Neil Gaiman or BKV suddenly decides that they want to write a comic for DC? Will Didio say "Sorry, but we have our 52 titles and we're sticking with them?"
Anyways, no word yet if this is all a ploy for Didio to remember his past life or if Didio feels some connection to a mysterious island. Stay tuned to the Outhouse for more as 52gate develops!
Source: Bleeding Cool
Written or Contributed by: ThanosCopter