Kid Chris Versus Dan Didio!

§ March 18th, 2007 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on Kid Chris Versus Dan Didio!

My man on the scene, former employee Kid Chris, called me from the Wizard World convention in Los Angeles yesterday to inform me he was going to have a chance to speak to DC Comics bigwig Dan Didio, and if I had any questions for him.

Well, even though I already knew the answer (from this WonderCon panel I noted a few days back), I asked the Kid to inquire into Swamp Thing’s return to the regular DC Universe. I figured, hey, what the heck, let’s put into Didio’s head the idea that people across the country are clamoring for a non-Vertigoized Swamp Thing. But Kid Chris informed me that had already been asked, and that one of the reasons that the Vertigo editors don’t want to let Swampy loose is due to his connection to, and occasional appearances in, the Hellblazer comic. Which is strange, since I don’t think Swamp Thing had even been in Hellblazer for quite some time.

Anyway, I’ll try to puzzle that out later. Since that question was out, I asked Kid Chris to confront Didio about the possibility of Sugar & Spike reprints (I believe I specified “Archives,” as in the fifty-dollar hardcovers, even though I’ll take darn near anything at this point). When the Kid called back, he said the answer was “not anytime soon,” which made me sad.


In other news:

A reminder to you folks to keep checking what pal JP has to offer for your entertainment. Cool old magazines, Japanese Batman, disturbing animations…let Batfatty please your eyes.

Tom Spurgeon reports that Jay Kennedy, King Features editor-in-chief and writer of one of my favorite classic comic book references The Official Underground and Newave Comix Price Guide, has died. My condolences to his friends and loved ones.

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