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NEWSARAMA: Dan DiDio 20 Q&A

Posted by Bob Tilley Wednesday, 26 November 2008

More from Executive Editor Dan DiDio as he answers 20 questions from the fan over at NEWSARAMA...

This time around there was some heavy focus on /superman: New Krypton, but I've consolidated all the Batman Universe related answers for you convenience.

7. Touching on some of the titles that piqued readers’ interest in the February solicitations – in light of Battle for the Cowl, what’s going on with Batman and the Outsiders? Pete Tomasi is writing a special, and there’s an Owl-Man on the cover of the upcoming issue...can you offer some clues here?

DD: What Pete’s doing, and this touches upon the lack of a Bruce Wayne Batman in the DC Universe...one of the ways you’re going to see the story start to unfold is the different fail-safes Batman has put in place in case he was not there to defend Gotham City or the world outside of it. The Outsiders is really a team that is going ot be focused on what takes place outside of Gotham, and operating in a fashion that follows the direction of the team set forth by Batman when he first assembled it. Each one of the team members that are seen or are coming in, all fit into different aspects of Batman’s personality, so the group itself operates the same way Batman would have done as an individual.

NRAMA: So Pete is moving over to Outsiders after Nightwing ends?

DD: Absolutely. Pete’s taking over Outsiders as the regular writer, so his assignment will be that, ,b>Green Lantern Corps and the new series The Mighty he’s doing with Keith Champagne.

12. Getting back into the Batman books – just so we have the lineup correct...Denny in December, Faces of Evil in January, and Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert in February. Is Grant coming back to the main Batman book then?

DD: Grant has so many Batman stories to tell that we have to find an outlet for them, and I’m absolutely sure that we will find one for him.

NRAMA: That’s very committal yet non-committal.

DD: Again, I don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves. There are still a lot of stories that take place before that.

13. Any more details you can give on the Oracle miniseries while we’re talking about Gotham?

DD: The only thing that I can say is that is runs parallel to Battle for the Cowl and spins out of the conclusion of Birds of Prey and Final Crisis.

14. Could Oracle ever become Batgirl again on your watch?

DD: You know what? There’s a lot to be said for a Barbara Gordon Batgirl.

NRAMA: Is there any amount of pressing that will get any more out of you on that front?

DD: [laughs] Not really, no.

15. Batman: Cacophony hit on our off week – is this the start of something more regular, or the one project that we may see from Kevin in comics every few years?

DD: I’m hoping this is the start of something more from Kevin – it was a really wonderful working experience. I had the opportunity to go to one of his store signings, and one of the things that I found most interesting about his audience is that they’re not traditional comic book fans. That’s one of the things that he does well – he helps to expand the scope of our audience, and bring new people in. Hopefully, they won’t just stop at Cacophony, but will go out there and find something else that we’re working on. When I received the third issue of Cacophony from Kevin, we immediately started talking about what the next project could be, so I’m hoping that there can be some more stuff coming.

16. Something about Cacophony that was picked up on by some fans – it had a rather...mature tone to it, from, shall we say, Joker ‘presenting’ to Deadshot taking a bullet right between the eyes – albeit double armored, and he lived. Yet it didn’t have a mature readers label on it...

DD: And I will challenge everybody on that – one of the things I think Kevin does so deftly is that he walks the finest of lines. The implications of certain scenes and certain dialogue, if you read into them further, could be deemed mature, but I think he stops the story right at the right spot, so we don’t have to consider labeling in that fashion. I think that’s what makes him a great writer.

Being the editor on that book, there were a lot of things that we discussed and I felt confident that we were, making the right choices in how we presented the material. But we should always be taking some level of risk – especially with the caliber of writer like Kevin.

For the entire article, head on over to Newsarama...

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GKO: PODCAST #30

This week we cover the amazing release of Batman #700. June 7th to June 13th.
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This week we cover the usual news in the Batman Universe. May 31st to June 6th.
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