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The DC Comics Real White Board Of Doom

The DC Comics Real White Board Of Doom

In the DC Comics offices, on one particular wall, sits a white board, tracking each of the new 52 series, split into a number of sections.

Whether the writing and the art are comic in on schedule, the nature of the reviews the book is receiving and any perceived tone or story problems.

As simple as it sounds, books are marked Green (good to go), Yellow (needs fill-in issues to stay on schedule, editorial review), Red (on the chopping block) or 'X' (cancelled).

There's absolutely a whirlwind of creative staff adjustments happening behind the scenes. Existing creators and unattached freelancers are  being approached to pitch storylines on books that just came out. Multiple writers are pitching on series, but at least this time they are being told up front that they're in competition with other people.

And everyone signing non disclosure agreements…

Say, anyone visiting the offices shortly with a camphone?

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Rich JohnstonAbout 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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