This was the last time anyone used the #FireDiDio hashtag on Twitter: July 2017.
— Ray Barker (@rbarker227) July 24, 2017
Before that, it was July 2016.
— SamuraiGodzilla (@Samuraigodzilla) June 7, 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.
— Jim Gorr (@thejimg) April 18, 2016
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?