Tuesday, December 29, 2009

20 Answers with Dan Didio: Holiday Edition

20 Answers with Dan Didio: Newsarama's video series in which Dan DiDio answers YOUR questions about recent DC news and more.

In part three, Didio tackles questions like "Why Do You Hate The Titans?" and "What makes the maiming of Red Arrow significantwhen he has friends who are capable of replacing his arm?"

Dan says "I really don't hate the Titans," and he questions whether Titans is really the most maimed and killed group in the DCU. He says that because the characters are young, they are often placed in situations above their means.

He talks about Red Arrow, and says the story isn't about replacing an arm with a cybernetic arm. It's a story where there's a "lot of emotional depth going on." Since Roy is an archer, the loss of his arm is the loss of his ability to do what he does best. He loses a part of him that helped define him as a person.

Check out thee video for all the answers in Dan's own words.


  • At 7:16 PM, Anonymous USS_Titans said…

    The World according to Dan Didio!!!!
    He can make up all the excuses he wanted. Thats not what the fan wants. He still dont get it. Its the readers that paid for what they like and want to read. He heard all of our resentment and our dissaproval to his actions in the past. They felted it with their tracking of their loss of profit margin everymonth in their books. So its on with more death and gored. And the hell with what the fan wants. DC new motto.

  • At 10:58 PM, Anonymous Red Robin 0.3 said…

    The man lives in his own little world. The reason fans read the titans is because they are kids who save the world. NOT because the are kids who get over their heads and keep dying. If we want to see kids being victimized we'll read an emo's livejournal post or an episode of law & order. That's why kids read comics. They want to see the hero defeat evil, not be constantly abused. God that man just doesn't understand his audience...

  • At 11:20 PM, Blogger EoRaptor said…

    what? huh? I'm sorry... I couldn't hear anyone over the sounds of a corporatzi abusing a long-dead equine.

    pretty much what Red Robin said. I read comics to see the hero overcome and triumph, not to shop at hot topic and listen to my chemical romance.

  • At 3:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "Why Do You Hate The Titans?"

    OK that was mine, but in my defense I was pissed off about Roy getting his arm ripped off, and wanted Mr. Didio know that many Titans fans (like myself) were sick of this type of story.

    I never expected him to actually respond, but I figured he may read it in passing and get the message.
    I give him credit for actually addressing it, but I still don't feel any better about where these characters are heading.

    Time will tell!

    ~ Rick

  • At 3:24 PM, Blogger EoRaptor said…

    I think it's a damned valid question, Rick. while other characters have just seen their books canceled or reformatted, the various Titan's titles have been a breeding ground for angst plot-bunnies.

  • At 2:24 AM, Anonymous Shades said…

    While there is nothing wrong with what hes trying to do with Roy (the plot concept in general not very happy it was roy.) when you do the same thing over and over it gets boring. Big battle, Hero gets maimed. Has to deal with the aftermath, and learn to deal with it. Its a good story concept but whe used to much its like "Oh, there goes Superboy," or at the moment "wow it sucks to be red arrow right now."

  • At 10:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Asi que Didio dice que no odia a los Titanes. Alegre mentiroso. Esta mas que claro que algo no va bien con los Titanes, y la culpa mayor es de Didio.
    Adelante, Dan, adelante, vuelve a 1983, vuelve al Multiverso, un horror, en mi opinion personal.

  • At 4:15 PM, Blogger thedanofsteel said…

    Happy Holidays!

    Not sure if this is the kind of stuff you are interested in posting on, and excuse using the comments section but I cant find a contact email.

    The Wolfman/Perez Teen Titans comics done for the US Gvt on drugs are up for free download, as part of a full Gvt Commisioned comic library. The link is http://contentdm.unl.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/comics&CISOSTART=1,1 if that doesn't work there is a link on my blog.

    Cheers - and keep up the great work!

  • At 6:43 PM, Anonymous Madame Rogue said…

    He answered all of my questions. Even the one I put up as a joke.

    I'm still in shock over that.

  • At 11:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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