CBR TV @ CCI: Dan DiDio on the New 52, Digital Comics, “Watchmen” & More
DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio visited the CBR yacht at Comic-Con International in San Diego to discuss his and Keith Giffen’s contribution to the New 52, “OMAC,” and what it is about the character and concept that he finds so appealing. He also discusses the continuing issue of digital comics, the effects of piracy on sales and what publishers can do to develop and implement digital initiatives.
DiDio then dives into the whole New 52 relaunch, including how far beyond the initial 52 titles the publisher sees as viable, his and Jim Lee’s meet and greets with retailers around the US and what they learned from their encounters. He also explains DC’s approach to the relaunch and its decision to diversify their line with the initiative in hopes of capturing readers who may not be interested in the company’s traditional super hero offerings while satisfying long term fans.
Finally, DiDio addresses the rumors that have been surfacing online over the last several months in with regard to DC’s interest in heading back into the universe of “Watchmen” or even possibly introducing the mythos into the DCU.