So DC is changing its staff at last, but it's mixed news
The company named Jim Lee and Dan DiDio as co-publishers of DC Comics.And:
Geoff Johns, a comic book writer who helped resurrect classic characters like the Flash, Superman and Green Lantern, will be DC Entertainment's chief creative officer, the company said.Yes, I think that means he'll take over as EIC. There's more on Newsarama.
The good part would have to be Jim Lee's promotion, since he seems like a reasonable fellow. But DiDio is the bad part of this, because he's done little to deserve it.
And Geoff Johns? I'd like to think that as EIC, he'd be in a position where he'd do less damage, and maybe he'd even allow for writers who want to fix any damage to characters affected by Identity Crisis have the freedom to do so. And with a job so demanding he wouldn't be able to write much more than 1 or 2 books. But I'm not holding my breath. Besides, Jim Shooter, who'd been EIC of Marvel for about a decade, manipulated the writing for 2-3 series back in his time, and was responsible for launching the now dreaded crossovers that finally deteriorated into meaninglessness, so it's not like we can expect Johns to do much better.
So finally, the editors are changing at DC. Yet that doesn't mean the situation will improve. Especially if those terrible crossovers continue.
Update: on Chuck Dixon's board, where they brought this news up, Dixon himself doesn't think he'll get rehired because DiDio is still there, and could nix that possibility.
Update 2: the blogmaster of The Savage Critics provides his thoughts, providing some pretty good points about the problems DiDio created.