DC’s explanation of why Batwoman can’t get married is nonsense

By now, we all know about Batwomangate, in which DC forbade the marriage of Batwoman Kate Kane to her fiancée Maggie Sawyer — causing co-writers J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman to quit the series. DC has been in recovery mode, and DC co-publisher Dan DiDio tried to explain the situation. Here’s why he was… » 9/10/13 9:20am 9/10/13 9:20am

Batwoman Can't Marry, Says DC Pub, Because Heroes Can't Be Happy

Less than three days since the controversy surrounding DC Comics’ refusal, we have a great non-explanation explanation from the DC brass about why the publisher refused to allow characters Kate Kane (Batwoman) and her partner, Gotham City police officer Maggie Sawyer, to marry each other. You ready? (I mean, it’s so… » 9/08/13 1:31pm 9/08/13 1:31pm

A first look at the new issue of DC Comics' Phantom Stranger

Here's an exclusive sneak peek at next week's issue of The Phantom Stranger, which stars both DC Comics' enigmatic supernatural drifter and the Teen Titans' stalwart nemesis Trigon. And just who is that raven-haired woman on the fourth page? This issue hits stands next Wednesday, October 10. Here's the rundown: » 10/05/12 8:45am 10/05/12 8:45am

DC plans to bring a prominent character out of the closet

DC Comics' New 52 has brought plenty of changes to its superpowered characters, but the publisher's policy has been not to change the sexual orientations of any existing characters. That's about to change, however, as DC co-publisher Dan DiDio announces plans to reintroduce an established character as gay. » 5/20/12 9:00am 5/20/12 9:00am

Jim Lee and Dan DiDio reveal the most controversial change of the new…

You may have heard that DC Comics is relaunching their many titles this September. At Comic-Con, io9 had a chance to chat with DC Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio about how they implemented this sweeping initiative. We also learned about those secret editorial debates concerning the merits of Oliver Queen's goatee. » 7/22/11 6:55pm 7/22/11 6:55pm

Meet The New Boss, (Exactly) The Same As The Old Boss

The shock news from this weekend's HeroesCon was the announcement of DC Comics' new Executive Editor for the DC Universe superhero line: Dan DiDio. Yes, after the rumors, the cries for his head on a pitchfork and the resignations of other DC higher-ups, DC surprised the industry by renewing DiDio's contract and… » 6/24/08 7:30am 6/24/08 7:30am

DC Makes Decisions To Bring Superheroes Into Politics

While Green Arrow has never made much effort to hide his particular brand of liberalism - including running for (and winning) the role of Mayor of Star City - the same can't be said of other superheroes. Is Batman really the hardline republican that we all suspect him of being? What kind of "American Way" does » 5/13/08 6:30am 5/13/08 6:30am