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Dido reveals what will be happening to some DC characters next year on Newsarama. Good news for Zatanna and Black Canary fans especially.

enyggma wrote:
Can you give one sentence hints as to what 2010 holds for the following characters?:

DiDio: Wow, and multi-part answer. OK.

-Green Arrow?

DiDio: On the run.

-Grayson Batman?

DiDio: Coming into his own.

- Black Canary?

DiDio: Reunited with old friends.

- Superboy?

DiDio: Once again a team player.

- Raven?

DiDio: Changed, not for the better.

- Zatanna?

DiDio: Finally, a monthly series.

Nrama: Is the Zatanna monthly series being scheduled now? It's Paul Dini that's doing that, right?

DiDio: It sure is. Paul Dini's doing it. Stephane Roux is the artist to start the series, and Chad Hardin will be working with him as well. And that should be coming out beginning this coming April.

Hopefully I'm not too far mistaken in assuming that this means that Dinah will be hanging out with Babs and Hel again. I really can't think of who else he would be talking about...

And the Zee series is finally, officially coming out next year. I'm having a hard time not jumping for joy.

For legality: Dinah hanging out with her buds.

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Date: 2009-11-10 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] siamesa.insanejournal.com
- Raven?

DiDio: Changed, not for the better.


How many times has she turned evil now, again?

Date: 2009-11-10 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aegof.livejournal.com (from insanejournal.com)
Does she do anything else?

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Date: 2009-11-10 01:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nezchan.insanejournal.com
However many she's turned next year, minus one.

Date: 2009-11-10 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlbarnett.insanejournal.com
maybe it'll just be power problems.

Date: 2009-11-10 05:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aaron_bourque.insanejournal.com
Maybe she just breaks out with acne? That would be a change for the worse, wouldn't it?

Wouldn't it?

Aaron "The Mad Whitaker" Bourque; Wouldn't it?

Date: 2009-11-10 04:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] menagerie.insanejournal.com
She's like the Titan's version of Jean Grey in SO many ways. ^_^*

Date: 2009-11-10 01:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottyquick.insanejournal.com
Well, it could mean the JSA, but that would mean going from Winick to Kreisberg to Willingham and I'd sob my issues of BoP into ruin.

Date: 2009-11-10 01:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottyquick.insanejournal.com
Also, I've never seen someone eat Chinese food like that!

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Date: 2009-11-10 01:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluefall.insanejournal.com
Dammit, Zinda, stop being so prescient. ;_;

If they've finally realized how stupid they've been in nuking the Birds and make a serious effort to reverse that, I will be the happiest clam in the ocean. I can't find it in me to be optimistic, though.

That said, the long-awaited arrival of Zee's ongoing is worth a little glee dude going \o/ and a celebratory toast.

Date: 2009-11-10 01:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluejaybirdie.insanejournal.com
Awww, c'mon Blue, be a wide-eyed idealist with me! Optimism and cheerfulness are lots of fun! ;D

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Date: 2009-11-10 01:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thebigapricot.insanejournal.com
Oh, even the hint of BoP returning is enough to make me happy. But I'd want them back only with the right writer. And yeah for Zee!

Date: 2009-11-10 01:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hearthemvoices.insanejournal.com
Like you, I'm getting really sick and tired of Raven becoming EVIL every summer.

Date: 2009-11-10 04:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darkknightjrk.insanejournal.com
I thought she last turned evil in, like, the late 90s? :|

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Date: 2009-11-10 01:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] taggerung301.insanejournal.com
no mention of Cass . . .
and Raven is going to get screwed over again somehow . . .
oh well, at least Zee is getting some time in the spotlight

Date: 2009-11-11 08:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pepperspray101.insanejournal.com
no mention of Cass . . .

Count your blessings!! It could always be bad! a la Raven-bad!

Date: 2009-11-10 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluejaybirdie.insanejournal.com
YESSSSSS! If Dinah gets back with Babs, I will be a happy girl indeed.

Please, please don't crush my hopes and dreams DC...

Also, wouldn't it be awesome if Ollie was on the run because Black Canary finally realized what a asshole he's been lately and sicced Oracle on him?

Date: 2009-11-11 08:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pepperspray101.insanejournal.com
You think Brian Q Miller can write a good Dinah in the batgirl book?

Date: 2009-11-10 01:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ghosty732.insanejournal.com
Zatanna!! And Paul Dini!!

Stephane Roux isn't a bad choice (though I've only really seen his cover work and little to no interior work).

Date: 2009-11-10 12:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] endis_ni.insanejournal.com
It's a good, bordering on classic, combination of awesome. Glee!

Date: 2009-11-10 01:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mullon.insanejournal.com
I like Black Canary's crotch skull.

And I like to think that Didio originally was going to have someone else do the Zatanna series, but Dini ran in and started hitting everybody for going near his wife.

Date: 2009-11-10 02:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] earthelemental.insanejournal.com
Photo covers! Why not?

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Date: 2009-11-10 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] parsimonia.insanejournal.com
D'awww, those scans make me happy. I need an icon of them all hugging.

I miss these Birds and I miss Nicola Scott drawing them. (Though I wouldn't take her off of Secret Six for anything.)

Date: 2009-11-10 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] auggie18.insanejournal.com
As soon as I see a book with Scott and Simone, I buy it. No questions asked.

Date: 2009-11-10 02:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] auggie18.insanejournal.com
So, Superboy is going to be "Once again a team player."? He better mean a new Young Justice. I don't want Kon heading anywhere near the deathtrap that is the Teen Titans. I'd rather see him back with the Legion.

(But, seriously, I would love a new Young Justice.)

Date: 2009-11-10 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darkknightjrk.insanejournal.com
Is there really a big difference between "Teen Titans" and "Young Justice?" YJ always felt like a different moniker because DC wanted the original New team to still be the "Titans."

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Date: 2009-11-10 02:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suzene.insanejournal.com
Mmmm! Stephane Roux is always good news.

Date: 2009-11-10 02:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bjorkubus.insanejournal.com
- Raven?

DiDio: Changed, not for the better.


Date: 2009-11-10 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chipsnopotatoes.insanejournal.com
3 books a month seems a lot for a writer. i wonder if dini will drop sirens.

Date: 2009-11-10 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmdr_zoom.insanejournal.com
"Paul Dini gets to write a monthly book about his wife and the collection of fetishes she exemplifies."

Date: 2009-11-10 03:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottyquick.insanejournal.com
Can we stop this? Seriously? It's getting old, and it was never that funny in the first place.

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Date: 2009-11-10 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaybee3.insanejournal.com
If I had to do some guessing based on Didio's usual (opaque) answers I'd say Ollie becomes a wanted man into hiding and Dinah goes to team up with her pals to help him (hence the big GA story Didio has been promising for 2010 - Green Arrow: Wanted Dead or Alive or something like that.

As for Zatanna, the April date could just be a coincidence as to when they have enough Roux artwork ready but the minute I read I couldn't help but also think that the Search/Return of Bruce Wayne is rumored to be in Summer 2010 and that Dini is also a major player in the Bat-books (and a huge Bruce/Zee shipper). I can't but think Zatanna will play a role of some kind in Mr. Wayne's return.

I am getting a little tired of all the equivocating over the Marvel Family though. It's not like something big is going to happen to them in 2010 (you never hear either Batsons named in the big plans Didio is always talking about for 2010) so just let us know if they'll be showing up after the PoS one-shot. I can't forget that several months back Didio also said Billy and Mary were going to appear in several DC books in the coming months (but wouldn't name them) and now several months later - nada.

I admit I also thought Ivan Reis was going to handle a new Aquaman book with Johns. Geoff has already said he has big plans for Mera and Black Manta and I would be hugely surprised if both Arthur and Tempest weren't back at the end of BN. So how many books is Johns writing in 2010? Flash, GL, possible JLA or Aquaman book (with Gary Frank?) and the Reis book. This in addition to writing the Flash and Shazam screenplays?

Date: 2009-11-10 10:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] statham1986.insanejournal.com
Interesting that you bring up the link between Zatanna's series' launch and the supposed return of Bruce Wayne, especially considering that Zee was one of the miniseries that made up Seven Soldiers, which along with Morrison's JLA Classified three-parter, led into Final Crisis to some degree. So it would be interesting to see that sort-of come full circle and have Zee be the one who screws up the Omega Effect or whatever it was.

That said, I'm not thrilled by the idea of Zee continuing to be lumped with the Bat-Family, personally. Ever since Dini came along, her appearances have primarily been relegated to Detective Comics and anything he writes, barring appearances in JLA, and it just feels... Wrong. Somehow. Like the only validation for her existence right now is some TV episode written years ago, and Dini just wants to keep on mining that for all it's worth.

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Re: -breathes sigh of relief-

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Date: 2009-11-10 03:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kingrockwell
oh god i hope he means the Birds and not JSA and it's a permanent deal instead of just for one story

(as an aside: oh shit! Denny's co-writing Question #37! that means both of the january tie-ins i'm looking forward to the most are written by the series' original writer and one of my current favorites! happiest boy)

Date: 2009-11-10 11:16 am (UTC)
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Date: 2009-11-10 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamubu.insanejournal.com
Yes DC! You made it perfectly clear they don’t care about Titans, especially ones who had something to do with the Wolfman/Perez era. ENOUGH ALREADY!

Date: 2009-11-10 02:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] stig.insanejournal.com
Oh joy, more Dini-written Zatanna. I just cannot wait to experience another dollop of ludicrous cheesecake, ham-handed dialogue, plots that go nowhere and do nothing, and page after page of introspection about how much she likes Batman.

I liked Zee better in Seven Soldiers, when she actually had friends from beyond the super-hero community, the world of magic actually seemed to be its own distinct place, and she was able to prove her skills and abilities even when unable to do magic.

I'm not saying Morrison should be constantly writing her; but at least give her to someone who understands that she's as powerful a figure as Dr. Fate or Madame Xanadu, if not more so, rather than tits, teeth and a couple of glib conjuring tricks. I for one would love to see a spin on her by someone like Greg Rucka, Pete Tomasi or even Kathryn Immonen.

Date: 2009-11-10 04:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] menagerie.insanejournal.com
Seven Soldiers Zatanna was amazing on a number of levels, including it is probably one of my all time favorite magic combats ever.

Date: 2009-11-11 08:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pepperspray101.insanejournal.com
*covers face* Oh lord no, please leave Superboy alone. Better alone than in Teen Titans. I WILL CRY if he joins them.


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