DC’s now sole publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee has indicated that DC won’t replace former Co-Publisher Dan DiDio, who recently exited the company.
Speaking at his personal spotlight panel during C2E2, Lee told the audience, “There’s continually new things going on, and I look at being sole publisher now and the team I’m working with. Much more in the trenches now than ever before.”
“We’ve been with Warner Bros. for decades,” Lee elaborated. “The actual strategy for DC is to put publishing at the center of what we do. It’s the engine of all the movies, TV, cartoons we do. And so it’s my intent going forward as THE Publisher, to lean into the collective years of my team.”
Lee also vaguely addressed rumors about Marvel acquiring DC publishing, which have made their way into some internet rumors circles of late, shooting down any chance of this.
“To address some of the stuff that is out there, there’s rumors… speculation,” Lee explained. “I wouldn’t put any credence into it. DC has been around for 85 years, and we’ll be around for another 85 years. I hope to be doing this panel in 85 years.”
Lee then made it clear that DC Comics will continue to emphasize social justice, diversity and inclusion when he spoke about the chances DC’s impending 5G initiative would constitute yet another reboot,
“That’s not in the cards. It’s hard to talk about things we haven’t announced. Intention not to do a line-wide reboot,” Lee clarified. “Our focus in talking to editorial team is to continue what we’ve done best: Character-driven stories, pairing right creators on right characters, and developing characters that are inclusive and diverse.“