When Dan DiDio Fixed Detective Comics #27 Subscription Problems – A Christmas Poem

Two weeks before Christmas,
And all through offices
Not a creature was stirring
Except for some promises.

A letter was sitting
On the co-publisher's desk
From a reader, a subscriber
Who was feeling most vexed.

"I'm appalled" said the letter.
"I live out in Devon.
And I won't get Detective
Comics #27".

I'm far from a shop
I'm far from a store
And the start of Gothtopia
I won't see any more.

I don't have an Android
I don't have iPhone
I don't have a PC
I just stay in my home.

It's an extra sized issue
I know it will cost
But I'm told that subscribers
Should suffer the loss.

But Green Lantern was bigger
With fold outs and things
I got that without problem
I even had the rings.

So this Christmas, co-publisher
Whoever has nixed this
Give them a festive roasting
And get them to fix it.

Or I'll have no choice
I'll just have to go
on Twitter (somehow)
Tagging #FireDiDio.

A moustache, it did quiver
An eyebrow did raise
As the great man did stir
From an eggnoggy daze.

"He does have a point"
Quoth the great mighty Dan.
"There's an unspoken promise
'Tween DC and fan".

"It's there in the spirit
It's there in the fibre.
We must do our best
For every subscriber."

So he picked up the phone
Then bellowed through the door
Shouting "DC 27!
Keep from subscribers no more!"

"Go fix it right now
It won't be a bother
And what's more" said DiDio
"Bring back Miller's cover!"

That's how I like to think it happened. Here's how it actually did. First, from Bleeding Cool, then from Facebook;


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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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