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DAN DIDIO 20 Q&A WITH NEWSARAMA!

Posted by Bob Tilley Monday, 12 October 2009

Newsarama have posted their weekly Q&A session with DCU Executive Editor Dan DiDio, this time with a plethora of Batman related questions including a possible hint to a Batwoman related series!!!

3) ljacone wrote:
You say that you were a fan of The Outsiders back in the '80s. What particular stories/arcs/elements of Barr's title did you enjoy, and do you plan to incorporate Barr's work into your run on Outsiders? Also, how long do you plan to handle the writing chores on the title?

DiDio: Wow. You know, I liked the early stuff with Baron Bedlam and the Markovia storyline. And so much of what's taking place in mine and Philip's run of Outsiders will be taking place in Markovia because it becomes a very central location for events in the DC universe.

Nrama: As for how long you're writing, Phil [Tan] told Newsarama that you've already got things mapped out for the first 12 months. Is that true?

DiDio: Yeah. We've got story laid out for over a year's worth of material, and we've got a lot of bullet points for the things that we're going to be doing, with which characters will be involved in the series and how the team adjusts to some of the challenges that are put in front of them right from the get-go.

Nrama: Since you're the executive editor, there are some readers who are concerned about time constraints delaying your work on this comic. Last time the editor at that other company was supposed to draw a mini-series, it experienced a lot of delays. I know one of the things that Phil mentioned to us was that you'll be writing The Outsiders in a plot-style script. Is that part of why you have a little extra time to work on it?

DiDio: Well, I mean, you know what? For me, if it's something you really enjoy, you'll make the time to do it, and working on this book, and especially working with Philip on it, this is something I make the time for. The bottom line is that this book shouldn't run into any problems at all.

In regards to Philip's schedule or my schedule, we've already got plans in place so that if scheduling gets a little tight, we know how to break the schedule. As you can only imagine, I've got to take this one very seriously and make sure it not only is on time, but is as good as it can be.

6) Kairos wrote:
Will we ever see any of the Grant Morrison "All-Star Superman Specials" that were apparently discussed when All-Star Superman was finished?


DiDio: I don't think so. I mean, what happened was that we wanted to keep the series going, but to be quite honest, the 12 issues that Grant and Frank Quitely had done together was so spectacular, I really didn't a way to follow it up, and I was happy to see them move on to Batman and Robin. Grant has a very full plate between what he has going on with Batman and all the series, not to say that they're off the table, but right now, we're focused on a lot of other big things with Grant.

Nrama: I know Cameron Stewart is on Batman and Robin next, but is it still the plan that Frank Quitely will return to the comic?

DiDio: There's a good chance that he will, but he also has another project with Grant that he's working on as we speak.

7) Ginray wrote:
I've heard that Batwoman's tenure in Detective Comics is a limited engagement. Now, with her first arc complete as of issue #857, how are you seeing the character being received? Would she merit her own on-going after her run in Detective?


DiDio: I think she deserves the level of treatment that we would give any of our star characters. That's all I'll say for now. How's that?

Nrama: Well, since you asked, it's not really that informative, Dan.

DiDio: Sorry. [laughs] This isn't an easy job you've got there, I want you to know.

Nrama: The cover to January's issue is Batman instead of Batwoman, so is that when Batwoman steps out of the comic? Is she completely out of the picture at that point?

DiDio: I think we'll be still seeing her appearing in the series. As a matter of fact, you might be seeing her appear in a couple of the Batman series at the start of the year, and then it's going to be hard to contain her just as a guest star appearance. I feel that she's really proven herself as a solo star.

Nrama: Solo star? OK, that's a fair answer.

8) tdawgmillionare101 wrote:
Will the Batman Beyond mini-series be in continuity or be tied into Batman Reborn or Blackest Night?

DiDio: It's not going to be tied into the current continuity, but it's not impossible to say that it is in the possible future timeline. And we're also going to see Batman Beyond appearing in one of our Annuals that is going to be scheduled relatively soon.

Nrama: Very cool. But help me out here, Dan. Batman Beyond was part of the Multiverse, right?

DiDio: Yes, he was.

Nrama: Okay. So when you say not in current continuity, you mean not in "New Earth" continuity?

DiDio: That's right. Basically what I'm doing right now is I'm being extremely vague about saying whether this mini-series is a Multiverse story or a possible future timeline.

Nrama: As long as we're being vague, are you ready to announce a writer or artist for the Batman Beyond mini-series?

DiDio: Not quite yet.

For the full set of questions, click here...

(Source - Newsarama)

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