DC’s executive editor Dan DiDio came out the other day to announce that he would be the new regular writer of The Outsiders beginning in January, and he’s bringing Philip Tan with him to do the art.

“This is an exciting time for me both personally and professionally.  I have been a fan of The Outsiders since their inception and with Pete Tomasi moving on to some very exciting projects in 2010, I have been afforded the opportunity to work with some of my favorite characters. Most importantly, this also gives me the chance to work with the immensely talented Philip Tan, and together I hope we can meet and exceed all expectations for this series.”

DiDio is taking the safe route by taking on this title, as the sales numbers are slipping, and if it turns into a complete disaster, at least it’s one of the titles that isn’t prominent on the radar.

The changeover occurs with The Outsiders #26.

via Newsarama

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  1. October 5, 2009 at 9:42 am — Reply

    I’m really not sure if this is a bad thing or not. I do read Outsiders here and there. I pretty much only pick it up if the stories are Gotham/Bat related. Any word on what direction Didio will be aiming at?

  2. Dr. Bolty
    October 5, 2009 at 10:43 am — Reply

    We can only hope that the result is delightfully worthy of mockery.

  3. Dean
    October 5, 2009 at 11:42 am — Reply

    Good for him. His work on METAL MEN was not terrible and OUTSIDERS is a nice low-risk way dip into the scripting waters. After all, Geoff Johns can’t write everything.

  4. Dork
    October 5, 2009 at 1:31 pm — Reply

    Hey, remember when DC had Chuck Dixon writing for them? Le sigh.

  5. Winter
    October 5, 2009 at 9:16 pm — Reply

    @Dork Re: Chuck Dixon on Outsiders
    Yes, I remember.
    …and it escapes me why they’d let go of a very talented writer.

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