From the Dixonverse forums yesterday:
" I am no longer employed by DC Comics in any capacity."
I'm sort of shocked...
Didn't they just bring him in?
What up? What the bloody hell is going on in that editorial department?
(with thanks to Kansasjin for the tip!)
That's a shame. He's the reason I give a crap about the Bat family.ReplyDelete
He was off those books before the first trades came out. Geez.
HOLY CRAP!!!!!! WTF???? He's been doing BRILLIANT work on Robin and BATO. OMG!!!!!!!!! 8OReplyDelete
Yeah, not a happy camper. Chuck's work has been the only DC comics I've been reading lately.ReplyDelete
I'm about done with DC. Didn't they take off a writer from The Outsiders so they could give the book to Dixon. Does anyone read Paul Levtiz blog at Newsarama? I just get the feeling that no one at DC knows what they are doing anymore.ReplyDelete
Really? Are we talking about the same Chuck Dixon, guys? He HAS had a couple of moments, but by & large, I see his name & I thumbs down at a comic. When I give him another go, I end up agreeing with my initial thumbs down.ReplyDelete
Well Batman and the Outsiders wasn't great anyway - but Robin was going well. Crap.ReplyDelete
"Really? Are we talking about the same Chuck Dixon, guys?"
I used to be a pretty big DC fan, but being that the new Batgirl was my gateway character my relationship with the company has gone south in recent years. In addition to being the only author writing the character, for a couple months Dixon actually made her palatable to me again.
With this news about Chuck and the fact that they're putting the writer who ruined Batgirl for me on a her new miniseries, my interest in the rest of DC's offerings has been aversely affected.
Is this true? It seems too unbelievable. Chuck Dixon was one of the few writers who knew how to write mainstream superheroes in a fun, believable, and accessible way. DC really dropped the ball on this.ReplyDelete
Are we related, Kansasjin? It's like someone stole half my brain and put it in your head. Hope it's the good half!ReplyDelete
What a shocker, though. I thought he was one of the go-to guys with the way the Batman and the Outsiders stuff went down. At least he seems to have cared about Batgirl. I don't agree with everything the guy... or perhaps even a lot of what he did... storywise. Lots of qualms there. But I could say that about most of DC's writers these days.
Still, he had Batgirl in his book. Oh well. I stopped reading new DC stuff a few months back and this just reaffirms me in that decision.
As a brand they're certainly not giving any indication of stability. I guess it hardly matters with that big bat movie looming. Time-Warner will be rolling in money all summer so who cares about the funnybooks themselves?
obviously there is a story here that will at least partially percolate to the surface.ReplyDelete
i wonder just how much the fall out of the RIP storyline was to blame?
Oh, come ON, DC! What the snot? While I have my differences with Chuck Dixon the person, his Robin & BATO were the best things coming out of the DCU lately.ReplyDelete
I feel like doing a Casey Kasem dead dog rant right about now. :(
Yeah, I'm not crazy about Dixon's politics but he writes the best Tim Drake Robin, bar none.ReplyDelete
DC feels like early nineties Marvel sometimes....the stink of desperation, the lack of cohesion...it's scary.
Ha, Joel I've seen you around and sometimes I really have to wonder. ^_^ReplyDelete
You're in JET, too, right?
I'll be picking up the BaTO and Robin trades at least, for what it's worth. They should be out by the time I get back to the States in August. I may start looking to Marvel again for anything else, though.
It's odd what a few years can bring. A few years ago, about three to four, I was all over DC and there was little Marvel you could bribe me to read. However as time passed the tables turned. The X-Line, She-Hulk, the entire cosmic line, Captain America, and random other titles are the Marvel I read, while for the last few months the only DC I was buying was Birds Of Prey (out of habit) and Robin, and that was because of Dixon only. Now I can probably drop Robin as I have no faith that DC will put someone on the book that will be able to properly write the character. Dixon was like a breath of fresh air back on robin after horrible runs by Willingham and Beecher. I do have Manhunter back, but I won't hold my breath that it will still be around in a year's time.ReplyDelete
So yeah this sucks that Dixon is done.
They finally got around to noticing that he un-fucked the Steph Brown debacle and decided that nobody with such dangerously low levels of misogyny, hatred for DC's heritage, or contempt for the audience could be allowed to continue in their employ.ReplyDelete
So how long before Spoiler gets killed off again?ReplyDelete
Kansasjin- You're in Japan? Cool! Small world... or country! I wasn't a JET, though. I came over with Nova then got a job at a private, family-run school where I'm much happier.ReplyDelete
Kind of hard getting comics there, though!
We now return you to your regularly scheduled comics blog commentary.
I've never been a huge Chuck Dixon fan, but I have been enjoying Batman and the Outsiders. I'll be curious to find out (if we ever do) the reason behind such an abrupt decision.ReplyDelete
Sounds like another entry in DC's long line of good decisions on whom to fire.ReplyDelete