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Saturday, May 30, 2009 

Dwayne McDuffie fired from JLA

No, he didnt quit, he was fired:
McDuffie clarified the situation on his boards later that day. "It was my own doing," posted McDuffie. "I was fired when [rumor column] "Lying in the Gutters" ran a compilation of two years or so of my answers to fans' questions on the DC Comics discussion boards. I'm told my removal had nothing to with either the quality of my work or the level of sales, rather with my revelation of behind-the-scenes creative discussions."
I wouldn't feel too bad if I were him. If Dan DiDio was that rotten towards him, he's better off staying away. It could even have a detrimental effect on DiDio, making him look more like the control freak he clearly is, and damage his own public image even further, which is what he deserves.

The writer who's said to take over is Len Wein. As much as I'd like to feel delighted that a veteran like him is taking up the reins on a book he'd worked on in the mid-1970s, I won't be surprised if he's only going to do as DiDio tells him to, and not muscle for creative freedom. If not, then his ascension is nothing to crow over, and will do little to slow the continuing demise of the pamphlet comic.

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