Why Is It That No One Tweets #FireDiDio Anymore?

This was the last time anyone used the #FireDiDio hashtag on Twitter: July 2017.

Before that, it was July 2016.

Even heavy critic, retailer Dennis Barger, hasn't called for Dan DiDio's head since February last year.

In fact, there was a spate of it in mid-early 2016. But the campaigns by comic book fans that DC Comics lose their co-publisher seem to have gone away. Indeed, complaints about the two-year story arc for the line seem quaint now.

It is a tribute to the double punch of DC Rebirth and DC Metal that have seen sales — but also satisfaction — rise. Superhero fans seem far more content with a line that has seen the return of marriage and even children to the characters. Batman and Superman are dads, the Justice League have all just met their future children, Batman has been unearthing new DC Comics mysteries, and a batch of new series are launching soon. While in opposition, Marvel made Captain America a Nazi.

Some of this can certainly be placed at the door of Geoff Johns, while Metal belongs to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. But Dan DiDio is at the forefront of much of this, pushing it forward and supporting the changes that have come to DC Comics of late. If the New 52 was the teenage awkward years of DC Comics, after a very long childhood, the hormones appear to have settled down and DC Rebirth is getting all sorts of admiring glances and decent college write-ups.

It appears all has been forgiven? Nothing, as they say, succeeds like success. It's just that you're less likely to get a hashtag for it.

It can also be argued, of course, that all the inherent issues that people took issue with are still inherent when it comes to staffing concerns, micromanagement and waste. But you'd be amazed just how much a lenticular cover with a Watchmen button on it can distract…

Maybe it's time for him to come back on Twitter?

Why Is It That No One Tweets #FireDiDio Anymore?
Photo by John Milewski

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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