Counting down to DC Comics-The New 52: A note from Dan DiDio
Mon, 08/29/2011 - 12:00pm
You might not know this, but I am not a very patient person. I couldn’t wait till Christmas morn to open gifts, never knew the need to savor a fine wine, and on most days, fast food isn’t fast enough. So, as you could imagine, the anticipation for the midnight kick-off of FLASHPOINT #5 and JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 is killing me. Even though its less than two days away.
When we decided to re-launch the entire line, I couldn’t wait to get started. There were books to be assigned, costumes to be re-designed, and continuity to be... reconsidered. I was on the phone daily with Jim Lee and Geoff Johns on the direction, look and tone of the new DC Universe, and an hour didn’t seem to go by without having Bob Harras and Eddie Berganza in my office, or me in theirs, to look over the latest sketches and scripts submitted. And when I wasn’t with them, I spent the time with Mark Chiarello talking covers and costumes, or getting the latest update from John Rood on the Publicity and Marketing juggernaut they had planned. And no day would ever be complete without me checking in with Bob Wayne for the latest sales numbers, which was particularly annoying to him since the comics weren’t even solicited yet.
So here we are, less than two days away. Costumes are locked, scripts are polished and all the first issues complete and ready to be shipped. My mom told me time and again that good things come to those who wait, and I feel like I’ve been waiting for this moment my entire life. This is going to be spectacular.
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