DC Names Didio and Lee Co-Publishers, Johns Also Promoted

Hey all, so there was a fairly big news story released today as it pertains to the future of DC Comics, as Dan Didio and Jim Lee were named Co-Publishers of DC Comics and Geoff Johns was named as Chief Creative Officer according to CBR. The press release from DC has a couple interesting quotes about the move, like this one from Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment:
“DC Entertainment’s new executive team is a creative ‘dream team,’ with accomplishments and talent unrivaled in the business,” said Nelson. “This announcement continues and underscores DC’s legacy as the ultimate destination for creators. We’ll benefit enormously from the deep experience this team represents, while re-energizing the direction and focus of the company. I’m excited and honored to have each of them with me at the helm of DC Entertainment.”

I for one am happy with this move, as Didio seemed like a lock to get the position anyway having him split power with someone as knowledgeable about the business as Jim Lee is a great idea. And I am very happy with what this means for Geoff Johns, one of the best writers in the game and the person most responsible for shaping DC the last decade. Kudos to all three.


I've Given Up - The Office

Well, this is it folks. I've decided today that I'm throwing in the towel on the Office. I can't stomach through this season anymore and at this point I'm just going to resign myself to just flat out not watching what used to be my favorite show on TV. The sad thing is, that I really love the rest of the Thursday night TV line-up on NBC. Community and 30 Rock have both been stellar this year, but Parks and Recreation might possibly be the funniest show on TV right now to me, thanks in no small part to Aziz Ansari who steals every scene he's in. But as soon as Parks and Rec ends, I try and watch the Office in order to get to 30 Rock but the past three weeks I couldn't do it and ended up changing the channel or going off and doing the dishes (the dishes!) instead of watching it. So this is the end the Office. I'll always remember you from Seasons 2 and 3, some of the best episodes of any TV show. Single tear...

Links You Should Know - 2/16

Hey gang, so I'm here today with a news item of note for today's LYSK. Robot 6 wrote an article recapping the whole "Kevin Smith booted from a plane for being too fat" story, so I figured I'd post a link to it so I didn't have to write an article about it. Pretty sneaky sis. I think the whole thing is bullshit. Not that I don't believe it happened, because I do believe it, but I find such a policy to be insulting and flat out rude. What it boils down to is that airlines are too cheap and cash strapped to make seats to fit the average "obese" American, but also the seats are just already too small. I'm not what you would call a "fat" man, I'm by no means ultra skinny and could stand to be in better shape but no one would call me fat, and I have a hard time sitting in coach seats comfortably. The other thing is, it's Kevin Smith. Celebrities get special treatment all the time, and he was flying on Southwest for crying out loud, just cut the man a break. That's what I think.