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Monday, December 21, 2009 

Dan DiDio is writing Weird Western Tales and Outsiders

The Colorado Springs Gazette writes sugarcoatedly about more of DC's Blackest Night schedule, but what really has me shaking my head here is the news that Dan DiDio is going to be making his official writing debut on a revival of Weird Western Tales, the series where Jonah Hex first appeared, and even The Outsiders:
DiDio said he personally is excited about the return of “Weird Western Tales” — namely because he’s writing it. “I threw my hat into the ring to do it,” DiDio said. “It was so different, so quirky.”

Look for the return of a lot of DC’s Western heroes.

“We get to see the Trigger Twins Bat Lash, Super-Chief, Firehair and, of course, it wouldn’t be a weird Western tale without Jonah Hex,” DiDio said.

DiDio is also the new writer on “The Outsiders,” a DC team book whose roster includes Geo-Force, Black Lightning, Metamorpho, the Creeper and others. DiDio’s first issue hit stands in January as well.

While a new writer often means a big change, DiDio wants to keep the team intact and continue some story lines from the past year.

“You’ll see the return of some classic villains, you’ll see some new villains introduced to the mix and you’ll see some characters introduced to join the team — but later in the run.”
No I will not, because after all the insults to everyone's intelligence this disgraceful would-be editor has been putting out for the past couple years, to buy these books he's writing would only be putting money chiefly into his pockets. No one who's been offended by all the damage he's done even before Identity Crisis should reward him for his self-appointed run as writer. I don't expect much from this, any more than Bill Jemas's publicity stunt called Marville several years ago (thankfully, he's gone from Marvel, but the harm is still being inflicted there too). We can only hope the audience will avoid what is clearly another publicity stunt, and not put money into DiDio's pockets for what he's now writing.

Reading this made me think - what if he were a ghostwriter on more stories than previously thought in the past years? There was a rumor that Bob Harras may have even ghostwritten some X-Men stories at the time he was Marvel's EIC, and it's possible DiDio has done the same. Someday, maybe we'll get the answer to that.

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Ugh, leave the classics alone, you morons! Who knows what Daddyo will do to the coolest Western hero in comics history.

Didio must be stopped! *pulls out gun*

Bad enough Didio and DC have completely screwed up the super-heroes. Now they have to (forgive the term, but I can't resist using it) wee-wee all over DC's western heroes, too.

yay! Didio is trying to attach himself to the Hex movie by proxy! yay! He so awesome he so cool yo!

Sigh.

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