Monday, September 10, 2007

Dan Didio New Editor of Teen Titans


from Newsarama: "Asked if he’ll bring elements similar to Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane into his work on Teen Titans, McKeever said that he won’t be going the full romance route at all, but he will be focusing on the characters, and focusing on the interactions between the characters. McKeever pointed out that DiDio is the oncoming editor for Teen Titans. “Basically he’s babysitting me,” McKeever joked. "


From Comic Book Resources: "A "Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane" fan asked Sean McKeever if he would "soap opera it up" in "Teen Titans." "Not going full-on romance angle," McKeever said. "But the important part is the relationships." McKeever said that after the "craziness" of his first four issues he'll be working with his new editor, none other than Dan Didio. McKeever quoted his Myspace and said it'll be "either the greatest collaboration or the worst ever in comics." Didio said he wanted to get back into editing, and that he also considers "Teen Titans" one of their primary franchises."

Is anyone else concerned with this?

I hope Didio isn't a heavy-handed editor, because I trust the book in Sean's hands. I don't want to see:
1. any more death
2. random people adopting the personas of previous Titans (Didio's "new face-old mask" trick)
3. characters doing things out-of-character to move along Countdown/Crisis
4. Crisis/Countdown trampling its muddy feet on the book
5. more membership shake-ups or "forced" characters into the book

As far as I know, Didio has not edited an individual comic, but he has a lot to do with stuff like Identity Crisis, Graduation Day, Infinite Crisis, 52, Countdown and the "big events" of the DCU like the (keeping it Titans related) recent death of Bart Allen and killed Terra2 to introduce Terra3. And he wanted to kill Nightwing in Infinite Crisis.

I wonder why Didio would edit Teen Titans, out of all the books in the DCU? Any thoughts?

2 Comments:

  • At 10:56 PM, Anonymous uss_titans said…

    Nightwing is right!!

    Teen Titans fan beware, I smell more Titans bloods. Dan Didio, the DC UNDERTAKER is here and he is hovering over the TT book. Could Nightwing and Robin be next on his death list.

     
  • At 10:34 PM, Blogger D-Man said…

    I totally agree. Much like with Pariah from the Crisis on Infinite Earths, whenever Dan DiDio is close, DC characters are bound to get killed off. DD, if you're reading this, I want to advise you that longtime fans are sick of the death and dismemberment. Please encourage OTHER ways of handling characters without killing them off.

     

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