Every so often, I get emails from people saying “they heard” [x], asking for my opinion. Which is flattering, but honestly – I have practically no contacts within the comics industry. (I have a few in film and TV, but no, I don’t know what’s going to happen with Smallville this season. Honestly, I’m happy to get to watch secondhand preview DVDs from time to time. It saves me money.) Besides, most of the time these are just people repeating some crap some person on a messageboard told them which they believed for whatever reason.
On top of that, I’ll add that I personally don’t believe that this particular rumor is true; it just seems too implausible to me. That having been said, I thought it was interesting for discussion as a hypothetical scenario, so, in six words:
“Dan DiDio out; Jim Shooter in.”
Discuss the possible ramifications of this occurring… now!