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Okay, you asked, so we did, too.

We sent an email to a DC spokesman asking, “Is James Robinson leaving any of his DC titles?”

The spokesman responded as follows:

“DC Comics does not comment on rumor sites.”

We also asked the same of Robinson, and we’ll pass along any of his comments, but don’t hold your breath, as he doesn’t do very many interviews.

For all you citizen journalists: Dan DiDio – A Call for Questions. Speaks for itself, doesn’t it?

This ends our journalistic moment for the day.

Comments

  1. MightyBruce says:

    Damn..this is the worst case scenario…

  2. But didn’t a DC editor already comment to the Superman page you quoted today, confirming Robinson is staying on? You know, a few posts down on this page?

    It is odd they didn’t just say he’s writing the book though, if that is the case. Not to read too much into the response…

  3. Xenos says:

    Funny. Were they calling The Beat a rumor site or that no good Rich Johnston’s Lying in the Gutters over at CBR a rumor site? Oh.. um.. Hi, Rich. Anyway, yeah, I think an editor cleared things up in this article:
    http://blog.newsarama.com/2008/11/19/yes-he-has-no-he-hasnt/

    Though certainly, I’m more concerned about the scuffles with Morrison over Final Crisis Rich reported on. I signed up because of the Morrison story despite DiDio and DC offices pushing the ‘event’. Never mind what ever the hell they’re doing to all the Bat books. This also brings into question Morrison’s previous comments about sticking around on Batman for a while. Ugh. 2009 might finally be the year I quit my DC addiction.

  4. Xenos says:

    Derp. Didn’t scroll down enough to see you already linked to that one.

  5. If they did respond to everything that appears on a rumor site, then their editors would probably have to spend all day Tuesday and Wednesday battling back on whatever sweet drunk talk Rich overheard that weekend. I could start a blog page tonight and post that I heard that Hal Jordan was getting a sex change and becoming the new Wonder Woman. Should DC editorial respond to questions about whether or not that is true? It’s probably just a precedent thing: Idelson has already debunked the rumor, but DC doesn’t want to make a habit of it. I don’t blame them.

  6. Honestly, the funny book response/snarkarama nation on the internet has become the equivalent of a seedy backwater saloon where a bunch of irate ventaholics tickled pink by the latest local/global tantrum wail their misgivings on just about everything and accomplish nothing. The rumor-mongers feed off that and enjoy the attention. For crying out loud (and, yes, I’m venting, too, with the best of you), if you don’t like the comics you’re reading, if you don’t like the direction your favorite superheroes are going in, if you don’t like the delays and schedule hiccups, if you don’t like how the powers-at-be at a particular comic book company are conducting their business, turn the damn internet off, let it just be you and the comics you’re concerned about, open up your Word document or similar software — or, gasp, take up pen and paper — and compose a thoughtful letter to the editor addressing those concerns, then mail it directly to him or her care of the comic book publisher. What’s it gonna cost you? Peace of mind and 42 cents. And who knows? They might REALLY listen to you!

  7. Jim Kingman,

    And where would be the entertainment value in that?

    :)

  8. firefly says:

    “Honestly, the funny book response/snarkarama nation on the internet has become the equivalent of a seedy backwater saloon where a bunch of irate ventaholics tickled pink by the latest local/global tantrum wail their misgivings on just about everything and accomplish nothing”

    Meanwhile, Jim Klingman wallows in irony….

  9. firefly says:

    “Honestly, the funny book response/snarkarama nation on the internet has become the equivalent of a seedy backwater saloon where a bunch of irate ventaholics tickled pink by the latest local/global tantrum wail their misgivings on just about everything and accomplish nothing”

    Meanwhile, Jim Klingman wallows in irony….

  10. The sad part here is that the speculation that DC done fucked up again gets a whole lot of attention and flurry and up in arms-ness and so on, but then when it gets debunked or at least thrown into reasonable doubt, people hardly pay attention to that part of it. It’s like they’d rather believe only DC can fuck up, not, say, Rich Johnston.

    Or is it people find speculation more fun than reading comics these days? Hell, I should probably go find a comic to read now so as to stop being culpable here….

  11. The sad part here is that the speculation that DC done fucked up again gets a whole lot of attention and flurry and up in arms-ness and so on, but then when it gets debunked or at least thrown into reasonable doubt, people hardly pay attention to that part of it. It’s like they’d rather believe only DC can fuck up, not, say, Rich Johnston.

    Or is it people find speculation more fun than reading comics these days? Hell, I should probably go find a comic to read now so as to stop being culpable here….

  12. Argh, double post.

  13. Torsten Adair says:

    Expect the worst and you’ll never be disappointed. Or lack material for your blog.
    Don’t like the current line? Hop in your Waybac machine… read back issues with word balloons on the cover… with a crazy premise that makes you want to read the story so you can understand how Supergirl is fighting her double, or why Jimmy Olsen is affected by Red K, or why Superman is posing as an underwear model.

  14. Xenos: “Anyway, yeah, I think an editor cleared things up in this article:”

    They really didn’t.

    Anun: “It’s like they’d rather believe only DC can fuck up, not, say, Rich Johnston.”

    Except I didn’t.

    Developing. Rich Pachter knows the score.

  15. I do?

    I mean, I do!

  16. then when it gets debunked or at least thrown into reasonable doubt, people hardly pay attention to that part of it.

    Actually, that’s pretty much standard. People go nuts for the sensational, thrilling OMFG! — but “actually, there’s no real story here” is just boring.

    It’s the same reason newspapers run headlines like “SCIENTISTS FIND LIFE ON MARS!” in inch-high type on the front page, then a week later they’ll run a correction in fine print on page 32, explaining that “Actually, the scientists did not find life on Mars. Rather, they were testing an instrument that will identify signs of certain types of life, which will be sent on the next Mars mission.”

  17. Now that Jim Kingman has had a good’s night sleep dreaming of grand, over-the-top superhero teams in ludicrous adventures produced by the right mixture of Gardner Fox and Grant Morrison, I can stop wallowing in irony and throw in my two cents of sub-par wisdom for the day:

    The fun, enthusiasm, and magic that got each of us into comics in the first place has somehow been derailed, from the top, the comics publishers, to the bottom, the lowly, jaded fan. We’ve somehow got to get the fun, enthusiasm and magic back on track, on all levels, to where we’re praising more than complaining or condemning. And we all need to take responsibility in making that happen.

    Damn, do I ever sound cheesy and political!

    Hopefully there’s less irony there in that previous statement and more focus on the entertainment. I am paying attention, Mr. Firefly and Mr. Krause!

  18. “DC Comics does not comment on rumor sites.”

    (To be read using Comic Book Guy’s voice) “La-De-DAH! We’re the Great & Powerful DC Comics and as part of the Awesomely Huge & Important Time/Warner/AOL Empire, we do not *sully* ourselves with confirming or denying facts for such lowly, microscopic non-entities such as yourselves. **snort**”

    How sad is it that I’m old enough to remember attending conventions at fleatraps like the Ramada O’Hare, where DC folk sat behind a fold-out table & actually seemed *pleased* that someone would stop by & talk to them. Now it’s all flying their personal jets at $20,000 a pop to stand there & let a big screen video hawk for them, the latest “event” & its multiple crossovers to the crossover for for $4 a pop.

    Call me crazy, but I think I liked things better when we were under the mainstream radar. :)

  19. ephraim says:

    this seems pretty simple:

    every monday, rich johnston posts his b.s. and every once in a while, when he runs something salacious, we all go “oooh!”

    then at some point–the next day, a week later, months later—it turns out that none of what he wrote was true. and nobody cares. until the next monday, when the same sick process starts all over again.

    what am i missing?

  20. “DC Comics does not comment on rumor sites.”

    They bloody do.

  21. By its very nature as a rumour column, some of Rich’s information will seem like BS in retrospect. However, he does post in good faith and usually attempts to check the facts. There’s a lot more BS coming out of DC than there’s ever been in LITG.

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