Thursday, February 01, 2007

DCU Updates

Whilst answering twenty questions posed by readers about DC Comics' purposefully cryptic new promotional poster, DC Universe Executive Editor Dan Didio dodged a direct question about Barry Allen's apparent presence. Didio also indicated that the poster "is not about one book or one story but about the major events that will unfold throughout the year" and, perhaps unsurprisingly, that "some of these images are literal and some are symbolic." Make of that what you will and visit Newsarama to read the rest of his connect-the-dots responses.

Q: Is that the ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Barry Allen as the Flash?

DIDIO: If that was Barry, shouldn’t he be lying on the ground with the dead instead of standing with the heroes?

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the vast DC Universe, Geoff Johns has announced that he will be leaving Teen Titans following the current "Titans East" arc. When Newsarama asked why he's departing, the writer compared the situation to his run on The Flash and indicated that, ideally, he'd like to do work on both books again given the opportunity. It goes without saying that we'd love to have you back, Geoff! In fact, it's wild dreams like that that have prompted some readers to stick with The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive through its shaky start.

"It’s never easy leaving a book, but after nearly four years on Teen Titans, I felt it was time to let someone else take the teens on.Some of my friends have asked, 'Why not stay on until Teen Titans #50?! You’re so close!' But it’s like when I left The Flash after 'Rogue War'--even though I found out later there were only a few issues of the series left because of what they wanted to do, I felt it was the right time to go. That doesn’t mean I’ll never write Teen Titans or The Flash again if I have the opportunity. I hope I do."


West said...

For whatever it's worth, Didio also said those weren't Elseworlds/alternate universe versions of characters, so maybe I was off-base.

Kelson said...

Yeah, I was calling multiverse, too. So much for that theory...