Last week Bleeding Cool reported how El Catalogo had beaten Planeta De Agostini, Spanish and Italian comics publisher, to the rights to all DC comics in Spanish language territories. It was quite a shock, no one seemed to have seen it coming.
This week's announcement suddenly seems less shocking as a result.
That publisher RW Edizioni is to take the Italian language rights away from Planeta De Agostini and start publishing DC titles from January 2012, under their Lion imprint, including the DCU, Vertigo and Mad comics.
Just as with El Catalogo, the numbering and titles of previously published comics will continue under the new publisher.