Monday, October 11, 2004
DC PROMOTES DAN DIDIO
Dan DiDio has been promoted to Vice President - Executive Editor, DC Universe, it was announced by Paul Levitz, DC Comics President & Publisher. DiDio will continue to report to Levitz.
DiDio, who joined DC Comics in January 2002 as Vice President - Editorial, oversees the editorial department for the DC Universe imprint. As the DC Universe Executive Editor, DiDio charts the ongoing adventures of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and scores of heroes and villains; he also works to develop new titles.
"Dan has brought great energy and love of our characters to his work on the DC heroes," said Levitz, "And is already making an important difference in the creative direction of their world. We're pleased to recognize his contributions with this promotion, and look forward to an even more exciting DC Universe in the future."
"I want to thank Paul for the opportunity to work with the best characters and creators in the industry," DiDio said. "We have assembled a closely knit group of writers, artists, and editors and, together, we are working to create stories that will continue to excite and surprise our readers. We have some big, big things in store for the next year and readers who are paying close attention will see that we our laying the groundwork now."
CHRISTOPHER REEVE: 1952-2004
According to the Associated Press, Reeve died complications from an infection caused by a bedsore. He went into cardiac arrest Saturday, while at his Pound Ridge home, then fell into a coma and died Sunday at a hospital surrounded by his family, his publicist said.
Reeve became paralyzed in May 1995 when he broke his neck a horseback riding incident. He turned the tragedy into a mission, becoming a crusader for spinal cord research.
Among his other film credits were "Somewhere in Time" and "Deathtrap."
He returned to the Superman mythos by appearing in two episodes of Smallville as Dr. Swann.
THOMAS JANE VOICES PUNISHER VIDEO GAME
THQ announced that Thomas Jane, star of The Punisher movie, will lend his voice to The Punisher video game, coming to the Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox in January 2005.
The company announced a PC version is being developed in tandem with the console products and is scheduled to launch simultaneously. The Punisher is being developed by THQ's internal developer Volition.
While Jane will contribute his voice, the character model will be based on Volition's interpretation of the classic Punisher character.
"Thomas Jane's contribution to the game reinforces our goal to incorporate the best of everything Punisher," said Dan Cermak, vice president of product development, Volition Inc. "He will help ensure the game rips Frank Castle from the pages of Marvel and brings him to life."
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