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 still… » 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

Read an exclusive preview of DC Comics' quirky new superhero series,…

Here's an exclusive sneak peek of DC Comics' new comic book O.M.A.C. In this series, Jack Kirby's One Man Army Corps gets a 21st century cybernetic update, complete with espionage thrills and battles with Frankenstein. » 9/03/11 9:00am 9/03/11 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

What's With All The Undeath In Superhero Comics?

First, DC Comics unleashed a legion of undead characters in its Blackest Night event. Now, Marvel has announced Necrosha, an upcoming X-Men storyline that will bring back lots of dead mutants. When did zombie superheroes become the hot new thing? » 8/02/09 2:00pm 8/02/09 2:00pm

More Changes And Upset For DC Comics

It wasn't the change that anyone was expecting. When Friday's rumors of a resignation within DC Comics' upper management hit the nets, everyone was thinking executive editor Dan DiDio. But instead, it was Senior VP of Business Development John Nee. Shockwaves felt around the industry tended to be of the confused, "Who… » 6/23/08 7:30am 6/23/08 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 Superman… » 5/13/08 6:30am 5/13/08 6:30am

Decypher DC's White Board Of Doom

It appeared at last month's New York Comic-Con, and then again in last week's DC superhero comics. Later, an easy-to-read version showed up as part of an interview with DC Comics head honcho Dan DiDio over the weekend. I'm talking about the whiteboard of doom. This is DC's latest attempt to tease fans with hints of… » 5/05/08 7:00am 5/05/08 7:00am