Saturday, July 23, 2011

Dan Didio has some odd ideas about Superman

From notintehface's blog:

"We've made Superman such an iconic figure over the years that we've lost some of the character and the ability to tell stories with that character," said Dan DiDio, co-publisher at DC. "There's so much continuity that's been built on this character. We really wanted to get a Superman that is more accessible to the audience."

(emphasis notintheface's)
Words fail me.  I mean what the fuck?  DC seriously think that an iconic character is not accessible?  Do they not know what iconic means?  Do they not see the thousands of people wearing S shields on their jumpers, vest and t-shirts, with the key rings?  If they think the story is too continuity heavy you remove the minor stories, - the 1000 yr war on another dimension.  The insect queen.  World of New Krypton. A fortress in the Amazon.  You remove the minor characters, not the main ones.  Not Lois, his parents and his humanity.

Superman too iconic to be accessible my hairy fat arse.

1 comment:

SallyP said...

Yup. It's too hard to tell stories about a happily married man apparently. They need some more "angst" and lots of it.

Good writing has not occurred to them, I suppose.